Jamie Rose

Jamie Rose (born November 26, 1959)[1] is an American actress and acting instructor. Born in New York City, Rose was raised in Southern California, where she began her career as a child actor, first appearing in commercials. She made her feature film debut in the cult horror film Just Before Dawn (1981), and subsequently had supporting roles in Clint Eastwood's Tightrope and Heartbreakers (both 1984).

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Rose in 1977 yearbook photograph
Born (1959-11-26) November 26, 1959 (age 60)
Alma materCalifornia State University, Northridge
Years active1968–present
(m. 1986; div. 1988)
Kip Gilman
(m. 2006)

Rose has numerous television credits, including the role of Vickie Gioberti on the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1983), as well as the lead on the crime series Lady Blue (1985–1986). Later film credits include Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012), as well as guest-starring roles on the series Jane the Virgin (2015) and Grey's Anatomy (2016).

Since 2007, Rose has operated her own acting studio workshop, JRose Studio, in Los Angeles. She has also written a book, Shut Up and Dance! The Joy of Letting Go of the Lead--On the Dance Floor and Off, published in 2011.


1959–1980: Early lifeEdit

Rose was born November 26, 1959[2] in New York City[1] to Stewart, a singer and dancer, and Reta Rose, a former Radio City Rockette.[3] Shortly after her birth, Rose's family relocated from New York City to California, where she was raised in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles.[3] She began acting at age six,[4] first appearing in commercials for Kool-Aid, and later, Mountain Dew as an adolescent.[3] When Rose was fourteen, the family relocated to Fresno, where her father accepted a job as a building contractor.[4] Rose graduated from Bullard High School in Fresno,[3] and subsequently attended Fresno State University before transferring to the University of California, Santa Cruz.[4] After a year, Rose decided to return to Los Angeles, and transferred to California State University, Northridge, where she majored in theater; she eventually dropped out, however, to begin acting professionally.[3]

1981–present: Acting careerEdit

She made her feature film debut in Jeff Lieberman's slasher film Just Before Dawn (1981), and subsequently had supporting roles in Clint Eastwood's Tightrope and Heartbreakers (both 1984).[5]

Rose portrayed Vickie Gioberti on the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–1983), as well as the lead on the crime series Lady Blue (1985–1986).[6] She would go on to hav guest-starring roles on various series in the 1980s, including Hotel, Columbo, and Murder, She Wrote.[5] She also had a supporting part in the 1996 television film Lying Eyes,[5] as well as guest appearances on Chicago Hope (1994–1995), Renegade (1994–1996), Ally McBeal (1997), and Walker, Texas Ranger (also 1997).[5]

In 2012, Rose guest-starred on the series Criminal Minds and had a supporting role in the film Atlas Shrugged: Part II.[5] She subsequently had guest-starring roles on Jane the Virgin (2015) and Grey's Anatomy (2016).[5]


Jamie Rose's memoir/self-help book about her experiences learning the tango and how it affected her relationship, Shut Up and Dance! The Joy of Letting Go of the Lead--On the Dance Floor and Off, was released September 15, 2011.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Rose married filmmaker James Orr in 1986,[3] though they later divorced. In 2006, Rose married actor Kip Gilman, whom she met on a blind date in 1997.[8] Since September 2007, she has been teaching acting through her JRose Studio in Los Angeles, California.[9]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1981 Just Before Dawn Megan [5]
1981 Twirl Lisa Hines Television film
1982 In Love with an Older Woman Debbie Television film [10]
1984 Tightrope Melanie Silber [5]
1984 Heartbreakers Libby [5]
1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac Marilyn Nichols Television film [11]
1984 Never Again Abby Cartwright Television film [12]
1985 Rebel Love Columbine Cromwell [13]
1989 Chrome Hearts Dede
1989 Playroom Marcy [14]
1989 Happy End
1990 Voices Within: The Lives of Truddi Chase Truddi's mother Television film
1991 Copper Chicks in Zombietown Dede [5]
1991 To Die Standing Constance Bigelow Alternate title: Crackdown [15]
1991 Brotherhood of the Gun Kate Television film
1996 The Chain Ellen Morrisey [13]
1996 Terminal Sheila Adamson Television film [5]
1996 My Son Is Innocent Joann Brodsky Television film
1996 Lying Eyes Elizabeth Bradshaw Television film [13]
1999 The Test of Love Judith Evans Television filn
2001 Holiday in the Sun Judy [13]
2006 Murder 101 Muriel Coe Television film
2007 Murder 101: College Can Be Murder Muriel Coe [13]
2007 Primal Doubt Dr. Marianne Thorne Television film
2012 Atlas Shrugged: Part II Sara Connelly
2012 Route 30, Too! Dot
2014 Route 30 Three! G-Woman
2016 The Father and the Bear Joyce Redman


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1967 Family Affair Girl Episode: "Fat, Fat, the Water Rat"
1968 Green Acres Girl #4 Episode: "My Mother, the Countess"
1983 Fantasy Island Virginia Smith Episode: "The Other Man - Mr. Roarke/Forbidden Love"
1981–1983 Falcon Crest Vickie Gioberti Hogan 44 episodes [16]
1984 Jessie Kit Parnell Episode: "Flesh Wounds"
1984 Matt Houston Rhonda Episode: "Caged"
1984 Paper Dolls Connor Crossland Episode 1
1985 Simon & Simon Stephanie 2 episodes
1985 Amazing Stories Mrs. Northrup Episode: "Vanessa in the Garden"
1986 St. Elsewhere Dr. Birch 4 episodes
1985–1986 Lady Blue Katy Mahoney 14 episodes [5]
1987 Duet Rachel 2 episodes
1985–1988 Hotel Kate Marris / Brooke Hastings 2 episodes
1988 Valerie Peggy Hayes Episode: "Dad's First Date"
1988–1993 Murder, She Wrote Laura Martin / Lisa McCauley / Anne Lowery 3 episodes [5]
1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth Laura Rowlands Episode: "Something to Bank On"
1990 Hardball Episode: "The Angel of Death"
1989–1990 My Two Dads Sarah 4 episodes
1990 Broken Badges Sarah Bakum Episode: "Strawberry"
1991 Columbo Nancy Brower Episode: "Death Hits the Jackpot" [5]
1992 Civil Wars Adriana Chase Episode: "Drone of Arc"
1993 The Second Half Toni Episode: "Same Bet Next Year"
1993–1998 Silk Stalkings Jacqueline 'Jackie' Webster / Patricia Van Barrow / Jasmine / Catherine Hayworth 3 episodes [5]
1994–1995 Chicago Hope Stacey Halmora 3 episodes
1994–1996 Renegade Jill Tanner / Jody Whitley / Tanya Mason 2 episodes
1994–1997 Viper Marian Franklin / Gloria 2 episodes [5]
1995 The Watcher Lauren Episode: "Heartburned" [5]
1995–1998 Weird Science Agent Molly 2 episodes
1996 Nowhereland Claire Hilliard Episode: "Doppelgänger"
1996–1997 The Sentinel Sheila Irwin 2 episodes [5]
1997 JAG Liz Holst Episode: "Rendezvous"
1997 Ally McBeal Sandra Winchell Episode: "The Promise" [5]
1997 Walker, Texas Ranger Sarah Rose 2 episodes [5]
1999 Crusade Cynthia Allen Episode: "The Rules of the Game"
2000 NYPD Blue Nicki Cameron Episode: "The Irvin Files"
2002 The Court Mrs. Rockland Episode: "A Wing and a Prayer"
2003 Dragnet Andrea Furnell Episode: "Redemption"
2005 ER Marilyn Bracken Episode: "You Are Here" [5]
2007 Cold Case Melissa Canter '07 Episode: "Thick as Thieves" [5]
2008 Two and a Half Men Sloane Jagov Episode: "Fish in a Drawer" [5]
2008 House Patty Michener Episode: "Dying Changes Everything" [5]
2008–2009 In2ition Mrs. Fox 9 episodes
2012 Criminal Minds Linda Nelson Episode: "God Complex" [5]
2013 Franklin & Bash Judge Helen Daniels Episode: "Good Lovin'"
2015 Jane the Virgin Therapist Episode: "Chapter Twelve"
2016 Grey's Anatomy Lena Episode: "Odd Man Out" [5]


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  2. ^ "Today's Birthdays". Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery, Alabama. November 26, 2003. p. 33 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Grant, James (December 8, 1986). "Snagging a Steady Job on TV Turns Out to Be a Real Thorn in Jamie Rose's Side". People. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Smith, Stacy (July 3, 1983). "Jamie Rose: Actress now goes with flow of life". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Green Bay, Wisconsin. p. 81 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Jamie Rose Credits". TV Guide. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020.
  6. ^ O'Connor, John J. (November 18, 1985). "TV REVIEWS; ABC SERIES 'LADY BLUE' SWITCHES TO SATURDAYS". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-01-22.
  7. ^ McMartin, Susan (December 11, 2011). "Meet the Author of 'Shut Up and Dance'". Patch. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Morris, Chris (August 26, 2015). "Oscar Madison saved my marriage". Orange County Register. Anaheim, California. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020.
  9. ^ "Los Angeles Acting Schools & Coaches". Backstage. Archived from the original on March 20, 2020.
  10. ^ O'Connor, John J. (November 24, 1982). "TV: "In Love With an Older Woman"". The New York Times. New York City, New York. Archived from the original on April 3, 2020.
  11. ^ Berard & Englund 2009, p. 362.
  12. ^ Terrace 2020, p. 170.
  13. ^ a b c d e "Jamie Rose". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on April 3, 2020.
  14. ^ Weldon 1996, p. 432.
  15. ^ Weldon 1996, p. 122.
  16. ^ Berard & Englund 2009, p. 89.


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