DeWitt at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt
(1971-10-26) October 26, 1971
Flushing, Queens, New York, United States
|Alma mater||Hofstra University|
|Spouse(s)||Chris Messina (m. 1995; div. 2006)
Ron Livingston (m. 2009)
Rosemarie Braddock DeWitt (born October 26, 1971) 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.
DeWitt was born in Flushing, Queens, New York, the daughter of Rosemarie (Braddock) and Kenny DeWitt. She is a granddaughter of boxer James J. Braddock, 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. She performed in several high school productions. She attended the New College at Hofstra University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in creative studies. While at Hofstra University, she also joined Alpha Phi. She had additional training at The Actors Center in New York.
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 as Tara’s sister, Charmaine. She appeared in Season 1 of the AMC series, Mad Men, 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. She played FBI hostage negotiator Emily Lehman. DeWitt has also appeared on television in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Sex and the City, Rescue Me, and Love Monkey.
DeWitt is featured in the film, Margaret opposite Anna Paquin and Mark Ruffalo. Additional film credits include Purple Violets, Off the Black, Shut Up and Sing, The Great New Wonderful, Blackbird and How I Got Lost. 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. In 2011 she played Hannah, one of the three lead characters in the critically acclaimed Your Sister’s Sister, opposite Emily Blunt and Mark Duplass. In 2011, she played Renee Blair in the film A Little Bit of Heaven starring Kate Hudson.
She was married to actor Chris Messina from 1995 to 2006. She married actor Ron Livingston, her co-star in Standoff, on November 2, 2009, in San Francisco. In May 2013, they announced that they had adopted a daughter. Gracie James Livingston was born on April 29, 2013. In December 2016, the couple announced they adopted another daughter, Esperanza Mae Livingston, the previous year.
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Gloria Palmera||1 episode|
|2003||Sex and the City||Fern||1 episode|
|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||HBO miniseries; 2 episodes|