Who is Andrea Roth?
If you were a fan of the Primetime Emmy-awarded series “Rescue Me”, then you must be familiar with the character Janet Gavin, wife of Tommy Gavin, who had a love-hate marriage with her husband, portrayed by Andrea Roth. She stood out from the rest of the cast thanks to her acting skills, and people immediately wanted to know more about her.
If you are one of them, let us tell you all about this talented actress. Andrea has nearly 100 acting credits to her name, and besides the aforementioned role, she’s perhaps known best for her performance in “Dark Places”, “War” and “The Collector”, among others.
Early life and education
Andrea Roth was born under the zodiac sign of Libra on 30 September 1967, in Woodstock, Ontario Canada, thus she holds Canadian nationality although she comes from a family of mixed ethnicity, of Scottish and Dutch descent.
Andrea was raised in her hometown by her parents Roth Adriana Jannigje and Roth Hans, about whom little is known. She also hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, thus it is assumed that she’s an only child. She respects her family’s privacy, so there’s no information regarding her parents and her early life.
Speaking of Andrea’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1985, she enrolled at college to study advertising, however, she hasn’t disclosed which college she attended, and if she graduated, but it’s known that she studied acting at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Los Angeles, California.
Roles in series
Andrea made her acting debut portraying Anna in the 1988 series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”. In the same year, she was seen as Hope in “Night Heat”, and then she guest-starred as Penny Galen in “Friday the 13th: The Series” in 1990.
In the early ’90s, she was seen in numerous series, and since the list is too long to enumerate, we will only mention her notable roles, such as her performance in “My Secret Identity” (1990-1991), “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” (1992), “E.N.G” (1992-1993), and “RoboCop” (1994).
In the following year, she was cast to play Eleanor in the TV mini-series “A Woman of Independent Means” in 1995, followed by her role as Dr. Dana Elwin in “The Outer Limits” in 1996, before she made an appearance as Shelby Carter in an episode of the Primetime Emmy awarded series “Nash Bridges” in 1999.
From 2000 until 2010, she was seen in various series, including “Bull” (2000) and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2003-2004), and then from 2004 until 2011 she starred in “Rescue Me”. The series follows the story of a fireman who besides facing the fears of his job, is also dealing with the fact that his ex-wife began seeing other men.
Concurrently, Andrea acted in “Numb3rs” (2007) and “Blue Bloods” (2010), a crime-mystery drama which was nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama.
In the following decade, she had a supporting role as Avery Cullman in “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” in 2011. Next, she was seen as Catherine Martin in the popular series “Ringer” in 2012, also starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ioan Gruffudd and Kristoffer Polaha, followed with her guest role as Kiana Thompson in the series “Hawaii Five-0”.
From 2017 until 2020, she played Noelle Davis in the popular Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”, which follows the story of a teenager in his quest to uncover the story behind the girl named Hannah who decided to end her life. The series had numerous accolades, including the Muse Creative Award for Social Media Campaign. Concurrently, Andrea was seen as Melissa Bowen in “Cloak and Dagger” (2018-2019).
Roles in movies
Andrea made her first movie appearance as Gang Gal in “The Jitter” in 1989, before appearing as Marlene in “Princes in Exile” in 1990. In the following year, she was seen as April Harris in “The Psychic”, and then as Heidi Tucker in “Seedpeople” in 1992.
In the following years, she was cast to play in numerous movies, including “The Good Fight” (1992), “The Club” (1994), “A Change of Place” (1994), and “Divided by Hate” (1997) among others.
In the early 2000s, Andrea had numerous supporting roles, and since the list is too long to enumerate, we will only mention her notable ones, such as her performance in “Personally Yours” (2000), “All Around the Town” (2002), and “Her Perfect Spouse” (2004).
In 2007, she was cast to play Lynn Bartlett in the movie “The Adventures of Two Weeks with Wife”, a romantic comedy, also starring Brian McNamara and Dan Payne. Although the movie had no nominations, it was critically acclaimed and well accepted by the audience.
In the following year, Andrea was seen as Victoria Chase in “The Collector”, and then as Teresa in the 2009 movie “Courage”.
From 2010 until 2019, she made appearances in various movies, including “Stay With Me” (2011), “Forever” (2013), “A Wife’s Suspicion” (2016), and “Thicker Than Water” among others.
In 2019, she starred as Catherine Oxenberg in the movie “Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother’s Fight to Save Her Daughter”, based on the novel “Captive: A Mother’s Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult” by Catherine Oxenberg and Natasha Stoynoff.
In the same year, Andrea was cast to play Dianne Walker in “Goliath”, which was her most recent movie role.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning both Andrea’s love life and her sexual orientation, one of the rumors saying that she was in a secret relationship with her co-star from “Diagnosis Murder”, Hamilton von Watson, however, this was only an on-screen match-up, which they both confirmed.
It’s widely known that Andrea is married to Todd Biermann, a director and actor, perhaps known best for his roles “Wrecked”, “Liza on Demand” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.
The two met on the set of the series “Rescue Me” in 2007, and soon began dating. Andrea gave birth to their daughter on 29 March 2010, and the couple exchanged their wedding vows on 7 October 2011. Although the wedding was planned to be held in the Dominican Republic, but because of Andrea’s mother’s illness (stage four brain cancer), they had an intimate wedding, with only 12 people present, near her parents’ home in Vineland Estates Winery in Ontario, Canada.
As of August 2022, Andrea and Todd are still together, and they have one child.
Age, height, and net worth
Andrea’s age is 54, and has blonde hair and blue eyes; she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and she is 5ft 7ins (1.71m) tall, with vital statistics of 36-26-37.
According to sources, as of August 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $4 million.