Rumer Willis

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Rumer Willis
Rumer Willis.jpg
Willis at the Push premiere in Los Angeles in January 2009
Born Rumer Glenn Willis
(1988-08-16) August 16, 1988 (age 27)
Paducah, Kentucky, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1995–present
Home town Hailey, Idaho, U.S.
Parent(s) Demi Moore
Bruce Willis
Relatives Scout Willis (sister)
Tallulah Willis (sister)
Mabel Willis (half-sister)
Evelyn Willis (half-sister)
Ashton Kutcher (ex-stepfather)
Emma Heming (stepmother)

Rumer Glenn Willis (born August 16, 1988)[1] is an American actress and singer. She is the oldest daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, stepdaughter of model Emma Heming and former stepdaughter of actor Ashton Kutcher. Willis won season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. She went on to make her Broadway debut in 'Chicago' as Roxie Hart on September 21, 2015.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Paducah, Kentucky, while her father, Bruce Willis, was filming In Country. She was named after British author Rumer Godden.[1] Her mother, actress Demi Moore, hired a cameraman to videotape her birth.[2] She has two younger sisters, Scout LaRue Willis (born 1991), and Tallulah Belle Willis (born 1994), as well as two younger paternal half-sisters from her father's marriage to model Emma Heming, Mabel Ray Willis (born 2012) and Evelyn Penn Willis (born 2014).[3]

Raised in Hailey, Idaho,[1] Willis enrolled as a freshman at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. In January 2004, she enrolled as a sophomore at Wildwood Secondary School in Los Angeles, California.[2] She attended the University of Southern California for one semester before dropping out.


In 1995, Willis made her film debut alongside her mother in Now and Then. The following year she appeared in Striptease (1996). She has worked with her father twice: in The Whole Nine Yards in 2000 and Hostage in 2005.

In 2008, Willis ventured into the role of spokesperson for Ocean Pacific.[4] That same year, she was featured in the comedy The House Bunny[5] and the horror film From Within. In 2009, she co-starred in Sorority Row. It was announced she joined the cast of the independent film Wild Cherry, starring opposite Tania Raymonde and Kristin Cavallari.[6]

Willis' television credits include guest appearances on Miss Guided, Army Wives, CSI: NY, Medium, 90210, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Hawaii Five-0 and Workaholics.

In May 2013, it was announced that Willis would portray Zoe, an organizer in a worldwide charity, in the fourth season of Pretty Little Liars.[7]

She gave a standout performance in the film 'The Odd Way Home' where she takes on the gritty role of Maya. Huffington Post raves that Rumer "delivers an exquisite performance as Maya, a young woman, battered and bruised and at the very end of her rope, who meets Duncan, an autistic young man perfectly portrayed by Chris Marquette. She transforms from a broken and beaten victim into a radiant singer. (

From September 21 to November 1, 2015, Rumer starred as Roxie Hart in "Chicago" on Broadway. Willis was supposed to start her run on August 18th, but was forced to delay her opening due to a foot injury.

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

On February 24, 2015, Willis was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Valentin Chmerkovskiy.[8] Her performance during week 1 earned her the highest score of the night (32 out of 40), and her performance during two rounds of competition in week 8 landed her two perfect scores.[9]

On May 19, 2015, Willis and Chmerkovskiy were crowned the season's champions, winning over singer and actor Riker Lynch and army veteran Noah Galloway who took second and third place, respectively.[10] Willis joined partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and other Dancing with the Stars professionals on the 40-city "Dancing with the Stars: Perfect 10 Tour" during the summer of 2015.

Dancing with the Stars performances
Week # Dance / Song Judges' score Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "Take Me to Church" 8 8 8 8 No elimination
2 Cha-cha-cha / "Rumor Has It" 8 8 8 8 Safe
3 Salsa / "Turn the Beat Around" 8 9 8 8 Safe
4 Waltz / "Turning Tables" 9 8 9 9 Safe
5 Samba / "Poor Unfortunate Souls" 10 9 10 10 Safe
6 Jazz / "Bootylicious"
Team Freestyle / "Trouble"
7 Jive / "Dear Future Husband"
Foxtrot Dance-Off / "Orange Colored Sky"
Last to be called safe
8 Rumba / "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"
Paso doble (Trio Challenge) / "Scott & Fran's Paso Doble"
9 Viennese Waltz / "Earned It"
Contemporary Fusion / "Theme from Swan Lake, Op. 20"
Last to be called safe
10 Foxtrot / "Take Me to Church"
Freestyle / "Toxic"
Foxtrot & Paso Doble (fusion) / "Big Jet Plane"


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Now and Then Angela Albertson Credited as Willa Glen
1996 Striptease Angela Grant Credited as Willa Glen
2000 Whole Nine Yards, TheThe Whole Nine Yards Girl running between Jimmy and Oz
2005 Hostage Amanda Talley
2008 From Within Natalie
2008 House Bunny, TheThe House Bunny Joanne
2008 Streak Drea Short film
2008 Whore Smoking girl
2009 Wild Cherry Katelyn Chase
2009 Sorority Row Ellie Morris
2012 Six Letter Word Zoe Short film
2012 Diary of Preston Plummer, TheThe Diary of Preston Plummer Kate Cather
2013 Ganzfeld Experiment, TheThe Ganzfeld Experiment Lucky
2013 The Odd Way Home Maya Completed
2014 Return to Sender Post-production
2014 There's Always Woodstock Emily
2015 The Escort Dana
2016 Hello Again Emily Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Miss Guided Shawna Episode: "Frenemies"
2008 Army Wives Renee Talbott Episode: "Transitions"
2008 CSI: NY Mackendra Taylor Episode: "My Name Is Mac Taylor"
2009 Medium Bethany Simmons Episode: "The First Bite Is the Deepest"
2009 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Heather Episode: "Knocked Up, Who's There?"
2009–2010 90210 Gia Mannetti 10 episodes
2012 Workaholics Lisa Episode: "True Dromance"
2012–2013 Hawaii Five-0 Sabrina Lane 2 episodes
2013, 2015 Pretty Little Liars Zoe Recurring
2015 Dancing with the Stars Herself / Contestant Season 20


  1. ^ a b c "Rumer Willis". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b AskMen Editors. "Rumer Willis". AskMen. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bruce Willis' Wife Emma Heming-Willis Gives Birth, Couple Welcomes Second Girl, Baby Evelyn Penn". Us Weekly. May 7, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ New York Daily News, April 30, 2008
  5. ^ "Rumer Willis Hopes First Lead Role Convinces Critics She's Not Interested In Riding Her Parents' Coattails". MTV News. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Rob Schneider, Rumer Willis in Wild Cherry". Entertainment Weekly's Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  7. ^ Ng, Philiana (May 22, 2013). "'Pretty Little Liars' Recruits Rumer Willis for Season 4 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ ABC News. "'Dancing With the Stars' 2015: Season 20 Celebrity Cast Announced". ABC News. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  9. ^ ABC News. "'Dancing With the Stars' 2015: Rumer Willis Gets Two Perfect Scores In Week 8 of Season 20". ABC News. 
  10. ^ Kubicek, John (May 19, 2015). "'Dancing with the Stars' Season 20 Finale Recap: Who Wins the Golden Mirror Ball?". BuddyTV. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alfonso Ribeiro & Witney Carson
Dancing with the Stars (US) winners
Season 20
(Spring 2015 with Valentin Chmerkovskiy)
Succeeded by
Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough