Entertainment News: Hollywood Actress Tiffany Rothman Talks Her Story for AAPI Month!

The Journey to the Entertainment Industry.

Tiffany Rothman is originally born in Hue, Vietnam. She moved to the US in 1975. Then shortly in 2 years Tiffany moved from Pittsburgh,PA to Brookline, Massachusetts where she attended Brookline High School. She took up acting and dance in high school. Tiffany the moved to New York and earned an MBA in Human Resources Management. Shortly after, Tiffany gained a masters in educational psychology. In 2017, Tiffany Rothman obtained her doctorate in Counseling Psychology and she performed a play called “ Flowers: A Thorny Romance’ for her doctoral thesis. The play was about domestic violence. From there, Tiffany Rothman pursued a professional career in acting. She has had great and rising success in the industry by starring in TV- Series and films including appearing recently on the popular Blue Bloods TV-Series in 2022!

Member of Isadora Duncan Dance Institute & Acting


While being a pro at acting, Tiffany is also a member of the Isadora Duncan International Institute and sites on the board of advisors. In a recent interview, Tiffany explained more on the dance institute, read below a quick Q & A.

As a professional dancer, can you share with us a little more on your role at Isadora Duncan International Institute?

“ I am happy to be able to dance with I.D.I.I. and to have performed belly dance prior to the pandemic. Isadora Duncan International Institute, I am on the advisory board and received the title of Artist -In- Residence. I earned certificates in Choreography and Performance as well as Movement Analyst. “ – Tiffany Rothman

Tiffany Rothman also details her favorite part about acting. She said in a recent interview with On Air, “ All of it. Rehearsal is great as you get to work with your colleagues and get to know them. Being on set is always wonderful, it gives a sense of lift for your spirituality as well as your overall well being. Red carpet is always fun to go and see others, good chance to get out and socialize with the ones who really understand your passion.”


“I was a political refugee from Viet Nam. The last time I was there was in 04-28-75.
My late father dropped us off at some American diplomat’s home near where we were in Saigon and drove away; that was also the last time I saw my father.

Since being highly privileged citizens at the time and without realizing it, my pregnant mother, her sister, my younger brother and I were driven by a bus along with other privileged citizens and passed through all security at the airport. The bus stopped by an American military Cargo plane that was readily opened up for entry at the bottom of the plane. All we had to do was just walk in and sit down.

We flew out peacefully a couple of hours before the airport was bombed. We landed at Taichung Airport. It was an American military base and we remained there. We were supposed to go directly to California from there since some of us already had family living there.

After two days, when Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese, we were dropped off at Guam, Orote Point’s refugee camp. There was some running water but no real bathroom.

I should have realized that this was the turning point of my life since we were war refugees. But I didn’t, since I was still a child just entering middle school. I didn’t realize that not only was the struggle beginning to learn a new language and culture but also adapting to the new weather of the northern part of the U.S. as well as the adjustment of the brutal emotional/economic situation.

I was at an age that I was not young enough to lose my accent in learning the new language but not old enough to understand that this was a new situation that would be filled with hardship.

After moving around from one refugee camp to another, we finally settled in a house in Pittsburgh, Pa. where we were sponsored by a church. One of my aunts was already living there and was going to college in the same city. One would think that we should have felt more at peace there. However, we found out that my father was never able to escape even though he was with the very last government with the title of Minister of Defense. His helicopter was destroyed on the day of 04-30 1975. He ended up in a concentration/re-education camp. He wrote to us apologizing for letting us down. Somehow his sorrow didn’t do us much good. He died in Saigon in early May 1988.

There were other letters from my mother’s family. I didn’t read them but I saw there were tears shed by those who read them (all letters were censored and send to another country first ).

Whenever we heard of someone we knew who had escaped Viet Nam and was living in one of the refugee camps just outside of the country, they would ask if we could find a way to send money to those who had been unable to escape.

This covered the first two years after Saigon fell to the Communists. 

Tiffany Rothman has found success in the entertainment industry. She is currently rising in film by starring in tv-series and films! Make sure you check out all her social media sites and follow her IMDB for the latest filmography updates.