Emmy Rossum Bio
|Emmanuelle Grey Rossum was born on 12 September 1986. She is an American actress, director, and singer-songwriter. She is renown for her acting role as Fiona Gallagher in the TV series Shameless. On 30 August 2018, Emmy Rossum announced that she is leaving ‘Shameless’ after nine seasons. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody (2001) and Passionada (2002). Her role in Mystic River (2003) garnered her much wider recognition. She starred in the science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball Evolution (2009), Dare (2009), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Before I Disappear (2014), You’re Not You (2014) and Comet (2014).|
|Born||September 12, 1986|
|Age||31 Years old as of 2018|
|Net Worth||$12 million as of 2018|
|Albums||Sentimental Journey, Inside Out, Emmy Rossum EP (International Audio Version), Carol of the Bells|
Emmy Rossum Biography
Emmanuelle Grey Rossum was born on 12 September 1986, in New York City, New York, United States. She was raised as a single mother, Cheryl Rossum, as the only child. Her mother worked as a corporate photographer. The parents of Emmy Rossum separated while her mother was pregnant; as of 2007, she had met her father twice. Rossum’s mother is Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent), and her father is Protestant (of English and Dutch ancestry). Rossum identifies as Jewish, and has stated that her mother instilled in her the “Jewish code of ethics and morals.” She was named after her great-grandfather, whose first name was Emanuel, using the feminine spelling. She is a relative, by marriage, of designer Vera Wang (Wang was married to Rossum’s cousin).
At the age of 7 years old, Emmy Rossum sang “Happy Birthday” in all 12 keys, and she was welcomed to join the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus by chorus director Elena Doria. Over the course of five years, she sang onstage with the chorus and had the chance to perform with great singers such as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. For anywhere from $5 to $10 a night, Rossum sang in six languages in 20 operas, including La bohème, Turandot, a Carnegie Hall presentation of La damnation de Faust, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She also worked under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli in Carmen. An increasing interest in pursuing acting led to taking classes with Flo Salant Greenberg of The New Actors Workshop in New York City. She also has worked with acting coach Terry Knickerbocker.
Rossum went to school at the Spence School, a private school in Manhattan, she dropped out to pursue other opportunities. She received her high school diploma at fifteen-years-old via online-extension courses offered by Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY). She later attended Columbia University, where she studied art history, French, and philosophy.
Emmy Rossum Leaves Shameless
On 30 August 2018, Emmy Rossum announced that she is leaving ‘Shameless’ after nine seasons. She played Fiona Gallagher in the TV SHow. In an open letter to fans of the series posted on Facebook Thursday, Rossum wrote, “I know you will continue without me, for now. There is much more Gallagher story to be told. I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, think of me as moving down the block.”
Emmy Rossum Justin Siegel (2008- Div. 2009)
Rossum was married to music executive Justin Siegel on 17 February 2008, but publicly presented themselves as in a relationship but unmarried. The couple later divorced after a year 25 September 2009, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on December 28, 2010.
Emmy Rossum Sam Esmail 2017-to date
In August 2015, Rossum became engaged to writer/director Sam Esmail after two years of dating, and the couple married on May 28, 2017.
Rossum has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body cannot tolerate any foods containing gluten.
Rossum is quoted describing herself as “a spiritual person, but I’m not especially religious.”
Emmy Rossum Charity work and public service campaigns
Rossum was a YouthAIDS ambassador. In 2008, she was signed as the spokesperson for Pinkitude, an apparel line inspired by the Pink Panther character, to help raise breast cancer awareness. She appeared in public service announcements for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund in 2010. She also works with Global Green USA to raise money for environmental protection and awareness of ecological issues. Rossum campaigned with the Best Friends Animal Society to encourage animal adoption in 2015.
On May 26, 2009, Rossum attended a march in West Hollywood California protesting the California Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold Proposition 8.
Reaction on Twitter on Emmy Rossum Announcement
Breaking: Emmy Rossum’s character on Shameless, Fiona, is being written off of the show.
Live look at me right now: pic.twitter.com/djGGWvXXZW
— Nathan Wiseman (@NathanWisemanTV) August 30, 2018
miss emmy rossum is about to exit shameless never having gotten the recognition she honestly deserved playing fiona gallagher and that's so upsetting so here's a thread of all the scenes/episodes she should've been at LEAST nominated for
— lani (@felicitysdinah) August 30, 2018
Emmy Rossum deserves all the awards. Fiona Gallagher will go down as one of my all time favorite fictional characters because of the life Emmy gave her. Shameless shouldn't go on without her tbh. pic.twitter.com/0aXMUGRbyJ
— just Josh for now (@BatcaveBruce) August 30, 2018
Emmy Rossum Movies and TV Shows
|2000||It Had to Be You||Young Girl|
|2001||An American Rhapsody||Sheila – age 15|
|2001||Happy Now?||Nicky Trent / Jenny Thomas|
|2003||Mystic River||Katie Markum|
|2004||The Day After Tomorrow||Laura Chapman|
|2004||The Phantom of the Opera||Christine Daaé|
|2013||Beautiful Creatures 2013||Ridley Duchannes|
|2014||Before I Disappear||Maggie|
|2014||Comet||Kimberly||Also executive producer|
|2014||You’re Not You||Bec|
|2018||A Futile and Stupid Gesture||Kathryn Walker|
|2018||That’s Harassment||Journalist||Short film|
|1996||Grace & Glorie||Luanne||Television film|
|1997||As the World Turns||Abigail Williams|
|1997||Law & Order||Alison Martin||Episode: “Ritual”|
|1998||A Will of Their Own||Young Sarah||Miniseries|
|1998||Only Love||Lily||Television film|
|1999||Snoops||Caroline Beels||2 episodes|
|1999||Genius||Claire Addison||Television film|
|2000||The Audrey Hepburn Story||Young Audrey Hepburn||Television film|
|2001||The Practice||Allison Ellison||Episode: “The Candidate”|
|2011–present||Shameless||Fiona Gallagher||Main cast (Season 1-9; 96 episodes); director (2 episodes)|
|2017||Animal Kingdom||N/A||Director; episode: “Broken Boards”|