• Joe Tippet is an actor with a net worth of over $500,000.
• He gained prominence with his role in the television series “Rise” and the musical “Waitress”.
• He is in a relationship with singer Sara Bareilles.
• Sara Bareilles is known for her hit single “Love Song” and her advocacy for feminism and the LGBT community.
• Joe and Sara met during a tryout for the musical “Waitress” in 2015.

Who is Joe Tippett?

Joe Tippett was born on 1 March 1982, in Washington, D.C. USA, and is an actor, probably best known for his role in the television series  “Rise”, in which he plays the character Sam Strickland. The show aired for a season as a part of NBC programming. He’s also known for his relationship with singer Sara Bareilles.

The Wealth of Joe Tippet

Joe Tippett has a net worth estimated to be over $1 million, as of mid-2024, earned through success in acting. He’s appeared in television, film and stage productions.

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Acting Beginnings

Joe grew up in Washington, D.C., and from his early years became set on pursuing an acting career. His first role came in 2006 when he was given a minor role in the romantic comedy film entitled “Gray Mattes”, which starred Heather Graham and Tom Cavanagh, and premiered in 2006 at the Hamptons International Film Festival. He wouldn’t gain any other significant acting project until four years later, in the documentary “Doctors of the Dark Side”; the show showcased how psychologists and physicians assisted in torturing prisoners.

Experts working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the US Army were used to help create techniques, and cover up signs of torture on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, as well as those in Abu Ghraib Prison. The documentary also used government memos to show how these doctors were essential to continue with the torture proceedings. After a few independent projects, he was cast as a guest in a few high-profile productions, including “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Blacklist”.

The latter aired on NBC, and follows a former Navy officer turned criminal who surrenders to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and uses a blacklist to help him gain immunity from any form of prosecution.

Rise to Prominence

In 2015, Joe starred in the musical entitled “Waitress”, which is based on a book written by Jessie Nelson. The book also takes inspiration from the film of the same name released in 2007. The music of the play was created by Sara Bareilles, and its story is about a waitress who i’n an abusive relationship.

The waitress then finds herself in an affair, and tries to make her way out of her situation through winning a pie contest. The initial run of the play was successful, leading to it going to Broadway the following year. Around the same time, he also worked on the off-Broadway play entitled “Familiar” , written by actress Danai Gurira. In 2018, he had one of his most notable television roles in “Rise”, appearing for a total of 10 episodes.

The show is based on the book entitled “Drama High” written by Michael Sokolove. During the same year, he had a guest role in “Dirty John”, and a minor role in “Monsters and Men” which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, then in “Patsy & Loretta” and “The Act”, both in 2019.

Most recently, in 2022 Joe was cast in “Alaska Daily” in the recurring role of Jamie, and in the main role of Tm in “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters”, in 2023.

 ” Partner – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles rose to fame following her breakthrough hit single entitled “Love Song”, released in 2007.

The song reached fourth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and would become the start of many successful hits for the artist. Over the years, she expanded her work to include theatre, television and books. She was a celebrity judge during the third season of “The Sing-Off” and is also responsible for composing the songs for the musical “Waitress”, which would lead to nominations for Tony and Grammy Awards.

She’s sold over a million albums during her career since 2003, while selling over nine million singles digitally.

She has a total of seven Grammy Award nominations, with her release “The Blessed Unrest” responsible for her latest – VH1 listed her among the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music. She released a New York Times bestseller memoir entitled “Sounds Like Me: My Life (So Far) in Song”. In 2018, she received considerable critical acclaim after she joined the cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”, playing the role of Mary Magdalene, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Personal Life

Joe met Sara In 2015, through a tryout for the musical “Waitress”, which led to him being cast for the role. The two started dating shortly afterwards, and made their relationship public during the 2017 Tony Awards. Prior to their relationship, she was previously romantically involved with one of her guitarists, Javier Dune. While Joe mostly keeps to himself, she’s known for advocating feminism and the LGBT community. She ‘s been critical of feminists who are hateful, as her belief is that feminism should be about celebrating women, and helping them become more productive.

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