Dr. David Rooklin is the husband of his celebrity wife, Ilana Glazer. She was born on 12 April 1987 in New York, the US, to Sandi and Larry Glazer, a Reform Jewish family in St.James, New York, on Long Island, and of Ashkenazi, Jewish descent. Ilana is a writer, an actress, a director, a producer, and an American comedian.
She partnered with Abbi Jacobson, her co-star and co-creator in the comedy-based series Broad City. She has also worked on shows like The Boys Presents: Diabolical and her brother Eliot Glazer, a writer, actor, and producer. Eliot even acted as her brother in Broad City.
Early Life and Education
David William Rocklin was born and brought up by his Christian parents in the Suburbs of Pennsylvania. There’s no information about David’s family members, but he comes from a middle-class family. So David had to attend a local high school and excelled in his academics because David was intelligent.
After he finished high school, he proceeded to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, in 1998, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 2002. He then went to New York University to do his Ph.D. in Computational Biology from 2006-to 2012.
Meanwhile, his star actress wife Ilana was born and brought up in New York City by Sandi and Larry Glazer, her insurance and finance workers’ parents. Her family is a Reform Jewish family. Ilana, alongside her brother, spent their early years at St.James, New York, in a Reform Jewish home.
She schooled at Smithtown High School in Smithtown, New York. Then in 2009, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New York University. While in college, she was in the same room with comedian Rachel Bloom who rarely takes alcohol but smokes marijuana practically every day.
Top 10 Facts About David Rocklin
- David Rooklin and Ilana Glazer did not disclose their relationship and private wedding ceremony information. Phoebe Robinson and her friend uploaded their wedding photos on social media, congratulating them for making people aware of the wedding.
- David is a committed feminist. He proudly supports feminism which makes his wife love him the most. And she has once uploaded a picture of him wearing a cap that had the caption “feminism.”
- Dr. David Rooklin is a scientist and the co-founder of the Redesign Science Company. He does a lot of research and develops drugs for recent diseases.
- He has American nationality and White Ethnicity with the zodiac sign “Cancer.”
- David appears very humble, lives a simple lifestyle, and keeps beards. He has lovely grey eyes. In most of his images, he wears hoodies and T-shirts.
- His wife, Ilana Glazer, is the co-creator of Broad City, who acted as Ilana Wexler. The movie received positive responses and solid ratings from its viewers and became the highest-rated among young people and adults, with about 1.2M viewers. The film received condemnatory applause from both fans and critics. Based on the reviews from critics, Metacritic gave season 1 a score of 75/100 and 89/100 for season 2.
- His LinkedIn profile says he knows how to speak Spanish.
- He and his family live in Brooklyn, America.
- On his bio on Instagram, he noted down “Black Lives Matter.”
- Even though he is a scientist and his wife is an actress and a comedian, he still fully supports his wife, and his love for her is obvious.
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David Rooklin was among the three Chemistry grad students (along with Ashley Modell and Joseph Katigbak) who won 1st place in the Technology Division of NYU’s 2015-2016 $200K Entrepreneurs Challenge. According to the school’s website, the team would get $75,000 to support their startup, which is now a company named Redesign Science.
Rooklin’s team beat 231 teams made up of more than 800 entrants from 16 schools to the prize. They had eight months of intensive training and four rounds of judging before the grand final.
The company, Redesign Science, specializes in virtual molecular design and focuses on disease-related protein-protein interactions. It uses a newly-developed molecular modelling platform, AlphaSpace, to carry out its mission.
Rooklin’s startup partners with key players in Biotech and Pharmaceutical fields to develop drug design that solves issues in new therapeutics.
As of the last update we heard of him, the company is still doing well and Crunchbase says that it has secured a total funding of $17 million as of September 2022. In addition, the company is a for profit organization, which means that it has likely started making money in its five years of existence, or it is on the verge to do so.
So, what do we know about David Rooklin personal life? Not much.
A recurring theme throughout this article has been the fact that Rooklin is Ilana Glazer partner. Glazer is queer, which could mean that she is not heterosexual or cisgender, although, she has not applied any definitive label on her queerness.
His personal life is not so boring as he is also active on social media as well.
How did Ilana Glazer and husband David Rooklin meet?
In an interview, the Ilana Glazer revealed that she had met her husband in Washington Square Park. They had allegedly just made eye contact and felt instant connection.
“I met him after FX passed [on Broad City] and before Comedy Central picked up the show. We just made eyes and it was like, ‘Damn,’” she said.
They got married secretly in 2017 after they had been dating for five years, since 2012. They had their honeymoon in Iceland and welcomed their first child, a daughter, in 2021.
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When Ilana Glazer talks about her partner, it always seems like she lights up and they appear so much in love. We only wish that their are publications of him gushing about his wife in the same manner. However, it is understandable that he stays away from the cameras because he is not in that line of work. Unlike his celebrity wife.
Let’s take a brief look at just how popular Glazer is.
His star actress wife Ilana was nominated twice for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009 from New York University.
Ilana since 2006 started taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Alongside Abbi Jacobson, in 2009, Ilana started shooting a web series that starred a fictionalized version of the two of them, Broad City. The series became popular that it received positive attention from significant channels like Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal after fans nominated it for Best Series for an ECNY Award.
Based on her Television series, Ilana has played the role of Ilana Wexler in the series she created, Broad City, in 2010. She acted as an unknown character in a College Humor in 2013. Between 2014-2019, Glazer continued the series Broad City of which Glazer is the creator, writer, director, executive producer, and main character. In 2015 she acted as herself in Inside Amy Schumer “80s Ladies” Episode and Lip Sync Battle between her and Abbi Jacobson.
Ilana, the multitalented entertainer, has played some roles in short films like Nature Boys in 2012 and Elle and Little Horribles as Lindsay. In 2013 she acted as Ellie in How To Follow Strangers, becoming a prominent actress in a short genre. In 2014 she served as a vet assistant in High and Dry’s short film. Furthermore, from 2015-to 2020, she acted in three episodes of BoJack Horseman as Penny Carson’s voice and played the protagonist in Time Traveling as Sharee.
Also, in 2016 she played various roles in Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio and played the role of Ms. Noodle in two episodes of Sesame Street. In 2018, she acted as herself (a guest judge) in the Breastworld episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race and was the main cast in Green Eggs and Ham in 2019 to date as a voice EB. Also, as Rebecca Grinch in The Night Before in 2015 and as Frankie in Rough Night in 2017. She was the writer and producer of False Positive in 2021, where she played the role of Lucia Lucy Martin. In addition, she was the main cast Chelsea in The Afterparty in 2022.
On Instagram, he’s @rooklin, where he noted, “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” He has about 3K Followers. He posts pictures of his funny sketches and work-based images on his handle and has published the “black lives matter” peaceful protest.
His wife Ilana has a verified Instagram account @Ilana with about 1.3M Followers. She is also on Twitter @ilanaglazer, with more than 300k followers. While her co-creator of Broad City, Abbi Jacobson, has a verified Instagram account, @abbijacobson with 1M Followers
David Rooklin Net Worth
As a scientist and a drug developer, David has an estimated net worth of $2M, while his wife Ilana, as an actress, a comedian, and a writer who has been in many shows, has a net worth of $6M.
David Rooklin’s wife, a renowned actress, has a fantastic career in the entertainment industry. David is a scientist and co-founder of Redesign Science. Irrespective of his profession, he still creates Time to go to movie shows with his wife and supports her career. And the two are living happily together. We hope that they continue to live in harmony and achieve more feats.
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