Mattea Roach is regarded as one of the most successful Canadians to play the legendary game show Jeopardy! She participated in the 39th season of the show this spring.
— CityNews Kitchener (@CityNewsKIT) October 24, 2022
She held a 23-game winning streak on the game show and became the game show’s longest-running and highest-winning Canadian champion. Moreover, she holds the fifth-longest streak in the show’s history.
With these wins, she collected $560,983 in her pocket, equivalent to 720,000 Canadian dollars.
Roach with now appear again on TV for Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions this November. The show is a special 2-week tournament that features returning winners from the past season who are all competing for the same top prize.
Apart from Jeopardy!, she has appeared on several shows following her popularity. Similarly, she has hosted a biweekly political interview podcast The Backbench.
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Mattea Roach Partner: Is She Married?
Roach describes herself as a lesbian. She is vocal about her sexuality.
However, Mattea is yet to reveal her partner in public. She has not opened up about her love life to the media.
Despite being active on social media, there is no hint regarding Roach’s possible girlfriend or partner. She has more than 50k followers on her Twitter.
Wanted to highlight this interview I did with @glaad earlier in the week – I don't really talk about being a lesbian in any of my contestant anecdotes on the show, so I appreciated the opportunity to discuss what being a queer person on Jeopardy means to me https://t.co/naRL8ocBbp
— Mattea Roach (@mattearoach) May 2, 2022
The Jeopardy contestant has talked about her sexuality on Twitter. She regards that her sexual identity is irrelevant when it comes to her performance on the show, but that it is relevant when it comes to LGBTQ visibility in media.
Mattea Roach Parents & Siblings: Family Life Insight
Roach was born to Canadian parents on 26 October 1998 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her father is Phil Roach and her mother is Patti MacKinnon.
Doubt anyone was that invested in my Jeopardy anecdote about going to Kraftwerk with my dad, but in case anyone was: after ten years of talking about it I am finally going to see Kraftwerk with my dad pic.twitter.com/tRop8ouDlw
— Mattea Roach (@mattearoach) June 6, 2022
The 24-year-old is the only daughter in the family. She grew up with three brothers which helped shape her competitive nature.
Mattea shares close bonds with her parents and siblings. Her family always supports her and watches every show. Moreover, her parents even decorated their glass front door with a sign that reads: “This is Jeopardy!”.
Mattea Roach Job & College
Roach is a tutor by job and now works as a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) in Toronto. Moreover, she has mentioned herself as a freelance writer and podcaster on her Linkedin account.
Previously, she worked as a crew leader at Statistics Canada.
Mattea pursued her high school education at Sacred Heart School of Halifax. Later, he went to the University of Toronto and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sexual diversity studies, political science, and women and gender studies.