Rosemarie DeWitt

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Rosemarie DeWitt
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DeWitt at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards
Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt

(1971-10-26) October 26, 1971 (age 51)
Alma materHofstra University
Years active2001–present
(m. 1995; div. 2006)

(m. 2009)

Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt[1][2] (born October 26, 1971)[3] is an American actress. DeWitt played Emily Lehman in the Fox television series Standoff (2006–07), co-starring with her future husband Ron Livingston, as well as Charmaine Craine on United States of Tara. She also was the title character in 2008's Rachel Getting Married, garnering several awards and nominations for best supporting actress. She starred in the horror/thriller Poltergeist (2015), a remake of the 1982 film of the same name.

Early life[edit]

DeWitt was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, the daughter of Rosemarie (Braddock) and Kenny DeWitt. She is a granddaughter of former World Heavyweight Champion James J. Braddock,[4] and played the role of neighbor Sara Wilson in the film Cinderella Man, which depicted James J. Braddock's life.

DeWitt lived in Hanover Township, New Jersey, and is a graduate of Whippany Park High School.[5] She performed in several high school productions.[6][7] She attended the New College at Hofstra University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in creative studies.[8] While at Hofstra University, she also joined Alpha Phi. She had additional training at The Actors Center in New York.[6]


In 2016, DeWitt appeared in Damien Chazelle's musical romance La La Land opposite Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Other film credits include Jason Reitman's Men, Women, & Children, Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger opposite Jeremy Renner, Gus Van Sant's Promised Land opposite Matt Damon, Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister opposite Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass, and Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married. DeWitt appeared in the indie-thriller Sweet Virginia, directed by Jamie Dagg, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2018, DeWitt starred opposite Danny McBride in Arizona as well as in the second episode in the fourth season of the British series Black Mirror for director Jodie Foster.

On television, DeWitt was seen in three seasons of the Showtime comedy series United States of Tara alongside Toni Collette. In addition to her role on United States of Tara, DeWitt also recurred on the AMC series Mad Men, playing Midge Daniels, Don Draper's (Jon Hamm) bohemian mistress, in the show's first season.


Year Title Role
2004 Fresh Cut Grass Actor
2005 The Great New Wonderful Debbie
2005 Cinderella Man Sara Wilson
2005 Buy It Now Mom
2006 The Wedding Weekend Dana
2006 Doris Doris
2006 Off the Black Debra
2007 Purple Violets Murph's Hamptons fling
2008 Afterschool Teacher
2008 Rachel Getting Married Rachel
2009 Tenure Beth
2009 How I Got Lost Leslie
2010 The Company Men Maggie Walker
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven Renee Blair
2011 Your Sister's Sister Hannah
2011 Margaret Mrs. Marretti
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Brenda Best
2012 Nobody Walks Julie
2012 The Watch Abby Trautwig
2012 Promised Land Alice
2013 Touchy Feely Abby
2014 Men, Women & Children Helen Truby
2014 Kill the Messenger Susan Webb
2015 Digging for Fire Lee
2015 Poltergeist Amy Bowen
2016 La La Land Laura Wilder
2017 Sweet Virginia Bernadette
2018 Arizona Cassie Fowler
2018 Song of Back and Neck Regan Stearns
2018 The Professor Veronica
2019 Wyrm Margie
2022 The Estate Beatrice
2023 Out of My Mind Diane
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gloria Palmera 1 episode
2003 Sex and the City Fern 1 episode
2005 The Commuters Trisha TV-Film
2005 Rescue Me Heather 2 episodes
2006 Love Monkey Abby Powell 1 episode
2006–2007 Standoff Emily Lehman 18 episodes
2007, 2010 Mad Men Midge Daniels 7 episodes
2009 Wainy Days June 1 episode
2009–2011 United States of Tara Charmaine Craine 36 episodes
2014 Olive Kitteridge Rachel Coulson Miniseries; 2 episodes
2016–2017 The Last Tycoon Rose Brady 9 episodes
2017 Black Mirror Marie Episode: "Arkangel"
2020 Little Fires Everywhere Linda McCullough Main role
2022 The Staircase Candace Hunt Zamperini
Pantheon Ellen Voice
2023 The Boys Hughie's mom


Rachel Getting Married

Your Sister's Sister


  1. ^ "2006 Fall". 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  2. ^ Phi, Alpha (2012-01-03). "Alpha Phi International: Famous Phis: Rosemarie B. DeWitt". Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  3. ^ "Good Morning!". 1980-01-01. Archived from the original on 2014-04-19. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  4. ^ "Cast Archive - Rosemarie DeWitt". 1974-10-26. Archived from the original on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  5. ^ "The Star Next Door", June 15, 2010, New Jersey Monthly. Accessed May 8, 2011
  6. ^ a b "Rosemarie DeWitt- Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Rosemarie DeWitt". Buddy TV. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  8. ^ Bio
  9. ^ "SBIFF '09: Rosemarie DeWitt Named Virtuoso". Santa Barbara Independent. January 28, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  10. ^ "Dallas critics love 'Slumdog'". Variety. December 17, 2008. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  11. ^ "6th Annual ICS Award Nominees". AwardsDaily. January 17, 2009. Retrieved October 26, 2012.
  12. ^ "2012, 18th Annual Awards". Chlotrudis Society for Independent Films. Archived from the original on December 13, 2021. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  13. ^ "The Master, Holy Motors Dominate ICS Award Nominees". January 19, 2013. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2013.

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