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Born (Date & Place) 12 September, 1986 in New York, United States
Full Name Emmanuelle Grey Rossum
Nicknames Em, Emmy, Grey
Height 5’8
Age 33 Years
Popular Movies/TV        Series You Are Not You (2014), Mystic River (2003), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Comet (2014), Nola (2003), Grace and Glorie (1998), Inside (2011)

Series- Shameless (2011), The Practice (1997-2004), Snoops (1999), Law and Order (1990-2010), As The World Turns (1956-2010), A Will of Their Own (1998)

Debut Song-catcher (2000)
Awards/Honors Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Movies or Pilot – Supporting Young Actress (2000)

Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Performance (2001)

Circuit Community Awards for Best Ensemble (2003)

National Board of Review for Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress (2004)

Saturn Awards for Best Performer by a Younger Actor (2005)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Young Actress (2005)

Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress- Motion Picture Comedy or Musical (2005)

Gold Derby Awards for Breakthrough Performance (2005)

Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical (2005)

Young Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film- Leading Young Actress (2005)

International Online Cinema Awards for Best Breakthrough (2005)

Online Film and Television Association for Best Breakthrough Performance -Female (2005)

MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Female (2005)

Hampton’s International Film Festival Breakthrough Performer (Rising Stars) (2009)

Savannah Film Festival Young Hollywood Award (2009)

IGN Movie Awards for Best TV Actress (2011)

Online Film and Television Association (2011)

Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Drama Series (2012)

Prism Awards Performance in a Comedy Series (2012)

Gold Derby Awards for Drama Lead Actress (2012)

Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series (2014)

Catalina Hollywood Awards- Fan Favorite Actor- Female (2014)

Northeast Film Festival – Avalon Award (2014)

People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress (2016)

Shorty Awards for Best Actor (2019)

Address MGMT Entertainment

9220 Sunset Blvd.

Suite 106

West Hollywood


Family Mother- Cheryl Rossum

Former Spouse- Justin Siegel

Spouse- Sam Es-mail


Emmy Rossum is a popular American Actress. Along with acting in films she is also popularly known as a television director, singer and a song writer. Rossum is best known for her role in television series ‘shameless’ (2011). In this series she portrayed as Fiona Gallagher. The film through which she got the most recognition is ‘Mystic River’ (2003). Rossum debuted with her film ‘Song-catcher’ in 2000. When she entered with her first film she was 13 years old. She is very good at music too that she applied her skills in her films.

For her music schedule she says “I have been spending 12 hours a day in the studio”. Russom considers Sarah McLachlan, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Faith Hill as her influences for music. She is the one who sang the National Anthem at the Toyota\ Save Mart 350 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

She also sang few solo albums such as ‘cruel one’. According to her she is a lyric soprano while she is still working on her voice. She is married to a writer and director, Sam Es-mail in 2017. Rossum is also an ambassador of Youth AIDS and also she is a spokesperson for Pinkitude. It seems that Rossum not only is an brilliant actor but she is also a multitasking and does a lot of work with lots of effort.

Early Life & Family

Emmy Rossum was born on 12 September,1986 in New York. Her full name is Emmanuelle Grey Rossum but she mostly uses her short name for her profession. She is the only child of her parents. Her parents got divorced when her mother was pregnant. Rossum met her father twice and she is raised by her mother only. Her mother, Cheryl Rossum worked as a corporate photographer. Her first name is on her great grandmother whose name was Emanuel. At the age of seven she was very talented in her music and singing skills plus she sang on stage for five years when she was small.

Rossam is capable of singing in six languages in 20 operas. She soon developed her interest in acting which made her took the classes in the New Actors Workshop in New York. In kindergarten she was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She took prescribed Ritalin to control her behavior since then. She completed her high school degree when she was just fifteen through online courses. Later she studied history, arts, philosophy and French.


Emmy Rossum is currently married to Sam Es-mail. They got married in 2017. But Rossum has a long list of her ex boyfriends. She was involved in many relationships before really getting married. Rossum dated, Tyler Jacob Moore, Adam Duritz, Justin Siegel, Chris Evans, Milo Ventimiglia, Topher Grace, David Wildenstein. Rossum was in a relationship with Moore in 2011 and broke up with each other after two years in 2013. They both were co-stars in ‘shameless’. She dated Justin Siegel and was also married to him in 2008 to 2010. But later Justin filed for divorce after one year of their marriage.

Rossum moved on and dated Adam Duritz just after getting divorce procedure done. According to her, Adam was a extremely kind, incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, creative and respectful. After breaking up with him silently she said that they are still close friends to each other.

Adam is known of dating Jennifer Aniston and Courtney Cox. Finally after having so many relationships she got married to the director Sam Es-mail. They got engaged in 2015 and got married in 2017. For her wedding she says that ” I don’t care what the plates look like, I don’t care what the dress looks like, I don’t care what the invitations looks like. The only thing that’s really important to me is that we get married and there’s some kind of party”.

Popular Movies/TV Series

Emmy Rossum debuted with her first film ‘song-catcher’ in 2000 and she debuted with her first album ‘inside out’ in 2007. She gave many great performances in her many films. In the movie ‘Nora’ she played the character of of an song writer in 2003. Rossum gave audition in New York for the role of Christine Daae for the film ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in 2004. In 2009, she joined the cast of her more popular series ‘shameless’ which is based on the ‘same title’ British series.

Her performance in this particular series was widely appreciated and won many Academy awards for this series. Along with handling her acting career she managed her music and discography. She released few music videos and few solo such as ‘slow me down’ (2007), and ‘pretty paper’ in 2012. Rossum’s popular films includes- ‘You are not you’ (2014), ‘the day after tomorrow’ (2004), ‘mystic river’ (2003), ‘comet’ (2014), ‘Nole’ (2003). Her few popular series are- ‘shameless’ (2011), ‘the practice’ (1997-2004), ‘a will of their own’ (2998), ‘law and order’ (1990-2010), ‘snoops’ (1999).


Rossum was not involved in many of the controversies but she was into few controversies. Rossum left her most popular show ‘shameless’ after completing nine seasons of the show. She announced this new on her Facebook post which had a picture of her cast and crew of ‘shameless’ and she emotionally announced it.

She left the show because a news came that she was demanding high salary for per episode. She thought that as she id having longer hours on the set and working there she demanded extra for her episodes. Few supported her by saying that she works hard and she deserves everything. Rossum played the character of Fiona Gallagher and this character is the iconic on the show and many of the viewers expressed their emotion on this news.

Emmy Rossum was into a controversy because of her one episode based on ‘modern love’. This episode was itself a controversial episode. Viewers called it as ‘explicitly creepy’. She said that “I was immediately struck by the complexity of the male-female relationship, the awkwardness and the inability to express what you are really looking for”.

People also had some positive comments for this particular episode that’s some people find it incredibly sweet and touching and some people find it scarier and horror movie that they has seen before. As people didn’t liked this episode, Rossum was criticized by her audience.

Personal Quotes (Maximum 4 quotes)

  • “Being yourself is one of the hardest thing because it’s scary you always wonder whether you’ll be accepted for who you really are”.
  • “Everyone messes up with relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn’t the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK.”
  • “Life can be very funny and very tragic. Everyone has stuff that they have been through that makes up whatever fire it is that they have in their gut, but nobody goes around wearing that as their out most exterior, all the time.”
  • “When something looks too good to be true, it usually is”.

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