Jessica Rogan is a former American cocktail waitress and now a famous TV producer who has worked on many comedy shows and stand-up events. She also tried her hand at modelling while struggling to make it big in the industry. Her life changed after she met and married Joe Rogan, the famous comedian and actor. She hails from Arizona and her parents were active in show business for many years. Her father, Robert Schimmel, was a popular comedian back in his days. She grew up in a huge family, along with five siblings. Once she was done with her high school, she moved to California in an attempt to make a career in show business. She started modelling to make both ends meet and got into a relationship with Joe Rogan in the mid-2000s, which culminated into wedding. She works mostly behind the screen and produces her husband’s television shows. Through her hard work and dedication, she has managed to come out of her star husband’s shadow and has made a name for herself in the industry.
Childhood & Early Life
Jessica Rogan was born on 28 June, 1978 in Arizona, USA. She was born into a huge family and was raised along with five siblings. She completed her high school education in her hometown. She then went on to pursue her higher education from University of Arizona, majoring in Psychology.
Before attending University of Arizona, she studied in the California State University. Coming from a family that was involved in show business, she was always interested in making a career in the same industry.
Her father, Robert Schimmel, was a popular stand-up comedian and she considers him to be her role model.
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After completing her education, she started off her career as a cocktail waitress. While she was making both ends meet by working as a waitress, she was also on a constant look out for an opportunity in the world of entertainment.
She was always interested in TV shows and using her father’s influence, she worked as an assistant on the sets of the popular comedy animated show, ‘The Simpsons’. She was given credit as the production assistant for 15 episodes.
She also worked as an assistant in the production of the documentary film, ‘Hollywood and Divine: Beauty Secrets Revealed’. Also, while her father was being featured in ‘The Howard Stern Show’, she appeared alongside him in a few episodes.
In May 2010, she started modelling for a Chinese company named ‘EM Model Management’, but soon found out that modelling wasn’t the profession that she wanted to be in. But as she had no other choice, she went on to feature in some modelling assignments for a Korean company named ‘Wholesome’.
She continued modelling for several other companies and by 2010, she was married to Joe Rogan. In 2013, she started working at Volvo Motorsports as a product analyst, a position which she holds to this day.
Although most of her professional details haven’t been made public for certain reasons, it is a known fact that she works with her husband and oversees the production of his shows.
Personal Life & Family
Jessica started dating Joe Rogan in 2008 and the couple got married in 2010. While their first daughter was born when they were still dating, their second daughter was born in 2010 after their wedding. Joe is also the step-father of Jessica’s daughter from her previous relationship with a Canadian man. The family lives in California.
In July 2004, she revealed that her father married her 25-year-old friend at the time she was 21. She admitted that her relationship with her friend became awkward when she became her step-mother, being just four years older to her.