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Overview (3)

Born in Flushing, Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Nickname Rose
Height 5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rosemarie Braddock Dewitt who is also known as Rosemarie Dewitt is one of the most popular American actresses. She was born on 26th October 1971 in Flushing, Queens that lies in New York, USA. Her parents are Rosemarie Baddock and Kenny Dewitt. She has been featured in various roles in a number of movies and TV shows. She was raised in Hanover Township, New Jersey and she graduated from Whippany Park High School. She also used to perform in many high school productions. She is a granddaughter of former World Heavyweight Champion Jimmy Braddock, and played the role of neighbor Sara Wilson in the movie Cinderella Man (2005), which depicted Jimmy Braddock's life. DeWitt performed in numerous off Broadway plays. Most notably, she starred in John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Second Stage Theatre; George S. Kaufman's The Butter and Egg Man at the Atlantic Theater Company; and Craig Lucas' Small Tragedy, for which the entire cast won an Obie Award. From May 4-23, 2010, DeWitt appeared in MCC Theater's Off Broadway play Family Week, written by Beth Henley and directed by Jonathan Demme. In its review of the play, the New York Times stated that DeWitt's lead performance "has many affecting moments as the beleaguered Claire. DeWitt appeared in Showtime's series United States of Tara (2009) as Tara's sister, Charmaine. She appeared in Season 1 of the AMC series, Mad Men (2007), as Midge Daniels, lead character Don Draper's bohemian mistress, and returned for one episode in Season 4. She co-starred with Ron Livingston in the 2006-2007 Fox series Standoff (2006). She played FBI hostage negotiator Emily Lehman. DeWitt has also appeared on television in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Sex and the City (1998), Rescue Me (2004), and Love Monkey (2006). DeWitt is featured in the film Margaret (2011), opposite Anna Paquin and Mark Ruffalo. Additional film credits include Purple Violets (2007), Off the Black (2006), Shut Up and Sing (2006), The Great New Wonderful (2005), The Commuters (2005) and How I Got Lost (2009). She plays the role of Rachel in the Jonathan Demme-directed movie Rachel Getting Married (2008) alongside Anne Hathaway, for which she won several critics' awards and a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress. DeWitt played Ben Affleck's character's wife in the corporate drama The Company Men (2010). In 2011 she played Hannah, one of the three lead characters in the critically acclaimed Your Sister's Sister (2011), opposite Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass. In 2011, she played Renee Blair in the film A Little Bit of Heaven (2011) starring Kate Hudson. In 2012, she played Alice in Gus Van Sant's film Promised Land (2012), released on December 28, 2012. In 2016 she appeared in the multi award-winning La La Land (2016) as Laura, the sister of Ryan Gosling's character Sebastian.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sam013024

Spouse (2)

Ron Livingston (2 November 2009 - present) ( 2 children)
Chris Messina (1995 - 2006) ( divorced)

Trivia (11)

Is the granddaughter of Jimmy Braddock, the fighter, by Jimmy's daughter, Rosemarie. Rosemarie DeWitt had a supporting role in the film based on Jimmy's life, Cinderella Man (2005).
Graduate of New College of Hofstra University with a degree in creative studies. Additional training at the Actors Center in New York.
Graduated from Whippany Park High School in Whippany, New Jersey, in 1989.
Won an OBIE for Small Tragedy at Playwright's Horizons.
Was a member of Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University.
Met husband Ron Livingston on the set of Standoff (2006).
Sister-in-law of John Livingston, Jennifer Livingston, Nick Livingston and Jenni Blong.
She has eight half-siblings from her father's previous marriage.
She has Irish, and 1/8th German, ancestry. Her German-American paternal great-grandfather was born under the surname "Witt", and the family surname later became "DeWitt".
(November 2, 2009) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Ron Livingston. This is her second marriage.
Mother of Gracie James Livingston (b. April 29, 2013) & Esperanza Mae Livingston (b. December 2015), both adopted with husband Ron Livingston.

Personal Quotes (10)

In real life, I don't fall in love with the guy who wines and dines me, I fall in love with the flaws and the humanity.
I like exploring both the light parts and the dark parts of a single person. And all of those shades tend to come out most acutely in stories about families.
I don't want to put a pause on the rest of my life; I'm really enjoying getting older and the wisdom that comes from that.
And I think a lot of us have fantasies of going back to where we're from, or when we do go back we're so nostalgic about it.
I feel lucky to be an actor because you always learn something from each part you play.
I think actors always have that fear of unemployment so when the opportunities are there, you just jump on them.
I kind of moved out of the town I grew up in as quick as I could. I left right after high school.
I grew up in the suburbs.
I'm always studying something or trying to learn something, keep myself creatively occupied, because I think that energy can get kind of destructive if it doesn't have somewhere to go.
I know that every actor that I know, when Daniel Day-Lewis does a film, and he doesn't work that often, but we run to the theater to see what he's up to, and with such delicious excitement. The same goes for Meryl Streep.

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