Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum (full name Emmanuelle Grey Rossum) was born on September 2, 1986, in Manhattan, New York City. She was brought up by her mother only, who worked as a photographer.

At the age of 7, she joined the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus. For the five years of singing in the chorus, Emmy sang in 20 operas in 6 languages and cooperated with Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. At 12, she started to take acting lessons at The New Actors Workshop in New York City and worked with acting coach Terry Knickerbocker. She got her education at the Spence School, online extension courses offered by Stanford University and Columbia University.

In 1997, Emmy Rossum made her acting debut in soap opera “As the World Turns”. In 2000, she first appeared on the silver screen in “Songcatcher”. Her role as Laura Chapman in “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004) is considered to be the breakthrough one. For the major role in “The Phantom of the Opera” (2004), the actress got a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Actress, a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor as well as nomination for the Golden Globe. She also starred in “Mystic River” (2003), “Poseidon” (2006), “Beautiful Creatures” (2013) movies and TV series “Shameless” (since 2011).

In 2007, Rossum released her debut album “Inside Out”. In 2013, her second album “Sentimental Journey” was introduced. In addition, she does a lot of charitable work. The actress is a YouthAIDS ambassador, a spokesperson for “PiNKiTUDE” and supports Global Green USA and The Best Friends Animal Society.

In 2008, Emmy got married to music executive Justin Siegel, but in 2010, they got divorced. In 2015, she got engaged to writer/director Sam Esmail.