Oona Roche ’17
Oona Roche ’17 starred opposite Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in the award-winning Apple+ series The Morning Show as Lizzy, the daughter of Aniston’s lead Alex Levy. A third season is in production, but a release date has not been revealed.
She recently appeared in the 2023 film Maggie Moore(s) opposite Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, and Michael Stock ’11.
Roche also played opposite Edie Falco ’84 in comedian Pete Davidson’s series BUPKIS on NBC’s Peacock.
Roche also had a role in the Sean Durkin feature movie The Nest (2020) with Jude Law and Carrie Coon. She’s had roles in Christmas, Again (2014), and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017).
As well as acting, Roche performs musically with her musician father, David Roche. She’s performed with her aunts (Maggie Roche, Terre Roche, and Suzzy Roche ’05), who were the vocal group known as The Roches. (Suzzy Roche attended Purchase in the 70s, then returned to finish her degree in 2005.)
“I knew I wanted to be an actor when I was: born. My grandfather was an actor. He died in June of 1995, and I was born in August in the same year. I kind of have always felt like he went out, and I came in. I grew up with badass feminist role models on stage too—my aunts were this folk trio called The Roches. I would watch them perform, and before I could even understand what the theater was, I had so many theatrical acts in front of me all the time.”
Roche starred in the short film Does Bigfoot Dream of Wildflowers along with Shayan Sobhian ’17, who co-wrote and produced the project with Max Mooney ’17 (film).
Oona Roche grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and splits her time between Brooklyn and Los Angeles, California.