Rosemarie DeWitt

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

(1971-10-26) October 26, 1971 (age 47)
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
Alma materHofstra University
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Chris Messina
(m. 1995; div. 2006)

Ron Livingston (m. 2009)
Children2

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 movie 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]

Career[edit]

After a series of acclaimed turns in film, television and theatre, Rosemarie DeWitt’s grace, style and charm are at the heart of several highly-anticipated projects in which she collaborates with some of the industry’s most honored talent.

DeWitt is currently in production on Arizona starring opposite Danny McBride and stars in the season three premiere episode of the acclaimed British series, “Black Mirror” for director Jodie Foster. Most recently, DeWitt was seen in the indie-thriller Sweet Virginia, directed by Jamie Dagg, which premiered 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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 Gettting Married.

On the small screen, DeWitt was seen in the third season of the Showtime comedy series, “The United States of Tara” alongside Toni Collette. In addition to her role on “The United States of Tara”, DeWitt also recurred on the critically acclaimed AMC series, “Mad Men”, playing Don Draper’s (Jon Hamm) bohemian mistress in the show’s first season.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Fresh Cut Grass Actor
2005 The Great New Wonderful Debbie
Cinderella Man Sara Wilson
Buy It Now Mom
2006 The Wedding Weekend Dana
Doris Doris
Off the Black Debra
2007 Purple Violets Murph's Hamptons fling
2008 Afterschool Teacher
Rachel Getting Married Rachel Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Virtuoso Award[9]
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress[10]
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated – International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actress[11]
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (3rd place)
2009 Tenure Beth
How I Got Lost Leslie
2010 The Company Men Maggie Walker
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven Renee Blair
Your Sister's Sister Hannah Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated – International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actress[12]
Margaret Mrs. Marretti
2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green Brenda Best
Nobody Walks Julie
The Watch Abby Trautwig
Promised Land Alice
2013 Touchy Feely Abby
2014 Men, Women & Children Helen Truby
Kill the Messenger Susan Webb
2015 Digging for Fire Lee
Poltergeist Amy Bowen
2016 La La Land Laura Wilder
2017 Sweet Virginia Bernadette
2018 Arizona Cassie Fowler
Song of Back and Neck Regan Stearns
Richard Says Goodbye Veronica
Television
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
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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Fall". Issuu.com. 2010-06-01. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  2. ^ Phi, Alpha (2012-01-03). "Alpha Phi International: Famous Phis: Rosemarie B. DeWitt". Alphaphi.blogspot.ca. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  3. ^ "Good Morning!". Kwtx.com. 1980-01-01. Retrieved 2012-10-05.
  4. ^ "Cast Archive - Rosemarie DeWitt". M.cineplex.com. 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. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  8. ^ Bio TvGuide.com
  9. ^ "SBIFF '09: Rosemarie DeWitt Named Virtuoso". Santa Barbara Independent. 2009-01-28. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  10. ^ "Dallas critics love 'Slumdog'". Variety. 2008-12-17. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  11. ^ "6th Annual ICS Award Nominees". AwardsDaily. 2009-01-17. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  12. ^ "The Master, Holy Motors Dominate ICS Award Nominees". icsfilm.org. 2013-01-19. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2013-01-22.

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