Emmy Rossum

Birth Day September 12th, 1986
Birth Place New York City, New York
Age 37 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Emmy Rossum is an American actress, director, and singer-songwriter widely known for her role as Fiona Gallagher in the television series, Shameless. Her other notable movie roles are in Passionada, An American Rhapsody, The Day After Tomorrow etc.

How did Emmy Rossum become famous?
  • An American actress, director, and singer-songwriter.
  • Her role as Fiona Gallagher in the television series, Shameless.

Emmy Rossum Shameless

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When was Emmy Rossum born?

Emmy Rossum was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is mixed (English, Dutch, and Ashkenazi Jewish).

She was born as Emmanuelle Gray Rossum to single parent Cheryl Rossum in New York. Her folks had isolated when her mom was pregnant. Her mom functioned as a corporate picture taker.

Raised as a Jewish, she swung to singing at a youthful age. By seven, she turned into an individual from the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus. When she turned twelve, she began creating enthusiasm for acting.

To seek after a vocation in acting, she enlisted for classes with Flo Salant Greenberg at The New Actors Workshop in New York City. In the interim, she proceeded with her standard learns at Spence School in Manhattan. She dropped out of the same later on.

When she was fifteen, she acquired her secondary school certificate from Stanford’s University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth through online expansion courses and later went ahead to go to Columbia University.

Emmy Rossum's Career

She made her acting debut in a guest role in the television program, Law & Order, as Alison Martin, in 1997. Following this, she bagged a recurring role in the long-running daytime soap opera ‘As the World Turns’ as Abigail Williams.

Meanwhile, she played the guest role of Caroline Beels in ‘Snoops’. The same year, her work in the made-for-TV movie ‘Genius’, earned her a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance in a TV Movie.

In 2000, she was seen portraying the role of young Audrey Hepburn in the ABC TV movie, ‘The Audrey Hepburn Story’. The same year, she made her debut on big screen with the movie, ‘Songcatcher’. In it, she played the role of Deladis Slocumb, an Appalachian orphan.

Her acting skills in the film, ‘Songcatcher’ were much appreciated as she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance. She even had the opportunity to display her vocal talent in the movie as she sung a duet with Dolly Parton.

Following this, she was cast in the film Nola in 2003 where she played the lead character. Her major break in films came with Clint Eastwood's ‘Mystic River’, where she played the character of Katie Rossum.

The magnum opus of her film career was her portrayal of the role of Laura Chapman in Roland Emmerich eco-disaster film, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’. The film was much appreciated and so was her acting.

Eventually, she bagged the coveted role of Christine Daae in the on-screen adaptation of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. Her perfect portrayal of the role earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical or comedy. With this, she became the youngest actor to be nominated for the award. She even won the Critics' Choice Award and Saturn Award among others.

The year 2006 was a significant one in her career calendar as Wolfgang Petersen's high-budget remake of the disaster film ‘The Poseidon Adventure’, ‘Poseidon’ was released. The same year, she performed as Juliet Capulet in Williamstown Theatre Festival production of William Shakespeare's ‘Romeo and Juliet’.

She followed this up with her role as Dragonball in ‘Dragonball Evolution’. Simultaneously, she served as one of the members of the Broadway's 24 Hour Plays in which actors, writers, and directors collaborate to produce, and perform six one-act plays.

In 2010, Rossum sang a song called "Cruel One" on singer Alex Band's debut solo album We've All Been There. On the track, she sings with Band and Chantal Kreviazuk. The song is available on the album's

In 2011, she starred in the DJ Caruso’s social film, ‘Inside’. It was an online film and had fans make guest appearances through Facebook video. Following year, she appeared in the third season of ‘Shameless’.

In 2013, she appeared in two films, ‘Beautiful Creatures’ and ‘You’re Not You’. Additionally, she shot for two more films the same year - ‘Comet’ and ‘Curfew’.

In addition to her acting career, she did not give up on her musical abilities and post her role in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ started working towards releasing her debut album which she eventually did in 2007 under the name, ‘Inside Out’. She turned a songwriter as well with the album.

In 2013, she came out with her second album, ‘Sentimental Journey’. Unlike the former album, is comprised of a collection of covers of classic songs that spanned from the ‘20s to the ‘60s. The album was more of a musical calendar that helped the listener take an emotional journey of time.

In August 2018, she announced that her departure from ‘Shameless’ after ninth season.

Emmy Rossum Awards and Achievements

n 2004, at National Board of Review, she won ‘Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress’ award.

Her role in the film, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ won her a couple of awards including the Saturn Award for Best Performer, National Board of Review’s Best Breakthrough Performance, BFCA’s Best Young Actress and Young Artist Award’s Best Performance in Feature Film.

In 2009, the Savannah Film Festival bestowed upon her the Young Hollywood Awards for the film, ‘Dare’.

In 2014, at Catalina Film Festival she won ‘Avalon Award’.

In 2014, at Northeast Film Festival she won ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Feature’ award.

Who is Emmy Rossum's husband?

Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail

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The 31 years old actress and singer, Emmy Rossum is married twice in her life. She was previously married to a musician Justin Siegel. The couple tied the knot on February 17, 2008, but they publicly presented themselves as unmarried. However, on September 25, 2009, Justin filed a divorce and was finalized on December 28, 2010.

Currently, Rossum is living with her husband Sam Esmail, a screenwriter. Rossum and Sam got engaged in August 2015 and finally shared their vows after two years in May 2017. Although the couple is already married, they do not have any kids yet. They have managed a peaceful relationship without facing any rumors of divorce.

Besides this, Rossum previously dated several guys including Tyler Jacob Moore, Adam Duritz, Topher Grace, and David Wildenstein. Moreover, she was also rumored to be in a relationship with Chris Evans and Milo Ventimiglia.

How much is Emmy Rossum worth?

Being such a renowned actress, Emmy Rossum earns a decent amount of money from her acting. Moreover, she further adds money from her singing career. As of now, Rossum has an estimated net worth of $12 million.

In March 2017, Rossum put her New York City, NY house on sale for $1.1 million. The house featured 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom situated in the area of 800 square feet. Likewise, Rossum owns several luxurious cars including Mercedes E class worth $34,475 and a Jaguar F-Type worth $59,900 - 125,000.

Moreover, Rossum further owns a Mercedes ML class worth $52,200 - 111,860 and a Lexus Rx worth $50,115-$52,250. Similarly, she also owns two dogs of Yorkshire Terrier bred worth $1200-$1500.

Emmy Rossum Body Measurements

Observing her body statics, Emmy has been standing with a perfect height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) and weighs around 55 kg. Her body size is 34-24-35 inches and Bra size is 32B. Her dress size is 4 (US) while shoe size is 9 (US). She has a dark brown hair color with light brown eye color.

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