Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Jessica Rothe grew up studying theatre and dance. She went on to Boston University where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting. Shortly after graduating, Jessica made her way to New York where she joined the Roundabout Theatre. Prior to, she had been involved in other theatre productions including The Cherry Orchard (Huntington Theatre) and Kevin Moriarty's HAIR (Hangar Theatre). Jessica transitioned quickly to television with appearances on Happy Endings, CBS's Emmy nominated series "Blue Bloods" and the CW's hit show, "Gossip Girl."
Recently, Jessica wrapped production on Lionsgate and Damien Chazelle's highly anticipated musical, LA LA LAND, co-starring opposite Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling; James Franco's THE DISASTER ARTIST; Gabriele Muccino's (Seven Pounds, Pursuit of Happiness) SUMMERTIME, as well as Bart Freundlich's, WOLVES, alongside Michael Shannon. Jessica is also set to appear in several independent films, including 'Juveniles,' starring Stephen Moyer and Beau Knapp; a post-apocalyptic thriller, 'All is Vanity;' "Please Stand By," starring Dakota Fanning and Toni Collette; and coming-of-age drama, 'Trust Fund.' Known for her comedic abilities, Jessica co-starred in the comedy "The Hot Flashes," alongside Brooke Shields, Wanda Sykes and Eric Roth and had a recurring role on the popular web series' "Next Time on Lonny" and "High Maintenance."