|A.K.A.||Rumer Glenn Willis|
|Is||Actor Television actor Model Film actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Field||Fashion Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||16 August 1988, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky, USA|
Rumer Glenn Willis (born August 16, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She is the oldest daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Willis won season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. She went on to make her Broadway debut in Chicago as Roxie Hart on September 21, 2015.
Willis was born in Paducah, Kentucky, while her father, Bruce Willis, was filming In Country. She was named after British author Rumer Godden. Her mother, actress Demi Moore, hired a cameraman to videotape her birth.
She has two younger sisters, Scout LaRue Willis (born 1991), and Tallulah Belle Willis (born 1994), as well as two younger paternal half-sisters from her father's marriage to model Emma Heming, Mabel Ray Willis (born 2012) and Evelyn Penn Willis (born 2014).
Raised in Hailey, Idaho, Willis enrolled as a freshman at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan. In January 2004, she enrolled as a sophomore at Wildwood Secondary School in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California for one semester before dropping out.
In 1995, Willis made her film debut alongside her mother in Now and Then. The following year she appeared in Striptease (1996). She has worked with her father three times: in The Whole Nine Yards in 2000, Hostage in 2005 and Air Strike in 2018. She portrayed Joanne in the comedy film The House Bunny (2008) alongside Emma Stone, Colin Hanks and Anna Faris. The film was a commercial success, grossing $70 million worldwide. She played Natalie Wilburn in the horror film From Within (2008), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2008. In 2009, she appeared in two films, the slasher film Sorority Row and the high school comedy film Wild Cherry. She won "Breakthrough Performance Female" award at Young Hollywood Awards for her performance in Wild Cherry. She was nominated for "Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller" at Teen Choice Awards for Sorority Row. In 2013, Willis landed the lead role of Maya in the drama film The Odd Way Home. She also appeared in films There's Always Woodstock (2014), Return to Sender (2014), The Escort (2015) and Hello Again (2017).
She had guest roles in television shows Miss Guided, Army Wives, CSI: NY, Medium, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Hawaii Five-0 and Workaholics. Willis portrayed Gia Mannetti in ten episodes of the teen drama television series 90210 (2009–2010). In May 2013, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Willis will portray Zoe in the fourth season of Freeform's teen drama series Pretty Little Liars. She was a judge at Miss USA beauty pageant in 2014. In May 2015, Willis and professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy won season 20 of ABC's dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars. From September 21 to November 1, 2015, Willis starred as Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway. W magazine noted that the past six months have been "a major breakout" for Willis." W magazine praised "her astonishing routines on the spring season of the show Dancing with the Stars, which she won with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, that propelled Willis to new heights of fame. It also revealed the actress-singer to be a triple threat."
In 2016, she had a voice role on the stop-motion sketch comedy series Robot Chicken, in the episode "Yogurt in a Bag." On March 22, 2017, she had a recurring role in the third season of FOX's musical drama series Empire as Tory Ash. She became a series regular in Empire during the show's fourth season. In 2019, she appeared as a guest co-host in three episodes of CBS' talk show The Talk. On February 20, 2019, she was revealed to be the Lion on the first season of Fox's reality singing competition series The Masked Singer. Entertainment Weekly wrote that "Willis had commanded the stage with her vocal prowess and magnetic presence during the last eight weeks of the competition, proving time and again how powerful and versatile her singing skills truly are." Willis portrayed Joanna Pettet in the comedy-drama film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film has grossed $368.9 million worldwide, with The Hollywood Reporter writing that critics had "an overall positive view" of the film, calling it "Tarantino's love letter to '60s L.A."
She has appeared on the cover of several magazines, such as Page Six, Prestige and Us Weekly, and pictorials for Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar and The Sunday Times. In 2008, Willis ventured into the role of spokesperson for clothing brand Ocean Pacific.
Dancing with the Stars
On February 24, 2015, Willis was announced as one of the celebrities to compete on season 20 of Dancing with the Stars. Her professional partner was Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Her performance during week 1 earned her the highest score of the night (32 out of 40), and her performance during two rounds of competition in week 8 landed her two perfect scores.
On May 19, 2015, Willis and Chmerkovskiy were crowned the season's champions, winning over singer and actor Riker Lynch and army veteran Noah Galloway who took second and third place, respectively. Willis joined partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy and other Dancing with the Stars professionals on the 40-city "Dancing with the Stars: Perfect 10 Tour" during the summer of 2015.
|Week #||Dance / Song||Judges' score||Result|
|1||Foxtrot / "Take Me to Church"||8||8||8||8||No elimination|
|2||Cha-cha-cha / "Rumor Has It"||8||8||8||8||Safe|
|3||Salsa / "Turn the Beat Around"||8||9||8||8||Safe|
|4||Waltz / "Turning Tables"||9||8||9||9||Safe|
|5||Samba / "Poor Unfortunate Souls"||10||9||10||10||Safe|
|6||Jazz / "Bootylicious"|
Team Freestyle / "Trouble"
|7||Jive / "Dear Future Husband"|
Foxtrot Dance-Off / "Orange Colored Sky"
|Last to be called safe|
|8||Rhumba / "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"|
Paso doble (Trio Challenge) / "Scott & Fran's Paso Doble"
|9||Viennese Waltz / "Earned It"|
Contemporary Fusion / "Theme from Swan Lake, Op. 20"
|Last to be called safe|
|10||Foxtrot / "Take Me to Church"|
Freestyle / "Toxic"
Foxtrot & Paso Doble (fusion) / "Big Jet Plane"
Willis is a teetotaler and has described it as a "lifestyle choice." In 2017, she told People that her "decision to become sober wasn’t out of a need necessarily, it was more just that I did ‘sober January’ and I just decided to keep going."
She has several tattoos, including wings on her wrist and a feather on her shoulder blade.
|1995||Now and Then||Angela Albertson||Credited as Willa Glen|
|1996||Striptease||Angela Grant||Credited as Willa Glen|
|2000||The Whole Nine Yards||Girl Running Between Jimmy and Oz||Uncredited|
|2008||The House Bunny||Joanne|
|2009||Wild Cherry||Katelyn Chase|
|2009||Sorority Row||Ellie Morris|
|2012||Six Letter Word||Zoe||Short film|
|2012||The Diary of Preston Plummer||Kate Cather|
|2013||The Ganzfeld Experiment||Lucky|
|2013||The Odd Way Home||Maya|
|2014||Return to Sender||Darlene|
|2014||There's Always Woodstock||Emily|
|2018||Woman on the Edge||Susan|
|2018||Da hong zha||Julia|
|2019||What Lies Ahead||Raven|
|2019||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood||Joanna Pettet|
|2008||Miss Guided||Shawna||Episode: "Frenemies"|
|2008||Army Wives||Renee Talbott||Episode: "Transitions"|
|2008||CSI: NY||Mackendra Taylor||Episode: "My Name Is Mac Taylor"|
|2009||Medium||Bethany Simmons||Episode: "The First Bite Is the Deepest"|
|2009||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||Heather||Episode: "Knocked Up, Who's There?"|
|2009–10||90210||Gia Mannetti||Recurring role; 10 episodes|
|2012||Workaholics||Lisa||Episode: "True Dromance"|
|2012–13||Hawaii Five-0||Sabrina Lane||Guest role; 2 episodes|
|2013||Pretty Little Liars||Zoe||Episode: "The Guilty Girl's Handbook"|
|2014||Miss USA||Herself / Judge||Television special|
|2015||Dancing with the Stars||Herself / Contestant||Season 20 Champion|
|2016||Robot Chicken||Lila, Kathy, Clawdeen Wolf||Voice role; episode: "Yogurt in a Bag"ko|
|2017||Lip Sync Battle||Herself / Competitor||Episode: "Rumer Willis vs. Bryshere Gray"|
|2017–2018||Empire||Tory Ash||22 episodes|
|2019||The Masked Singer||Lion||7 episodes|
|2020||Floored||Herself / Guest Judge||Episode: "Tapped Out!"|
|2020||Barkitecture||Herself||Episode: "Rumer Willis: Canine Camper"|
|2020||9-1-1||Georgia||Episode: "What's Next"|