Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum

TV Actress

Emmanuelle Grey Rossum is an American actress, director, and singer. She is known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless. Since the mid-2010s, she has also directed and produced television, including the 2022 Peacock series Angelyne in which she also stars.

Full Name
Emmanuelle Grey Rossum
Sep 12, 1986
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Emmanuelle Grey Rossum was born on September 12th, 1986 in New York City. She is of Russian Jewish descent and was raised by her single mother, Cheryl, who worked as an investment banker. Rossum began taking singing lessons at the age of seven, and made her professional debut at Carnegie Hall when she was nine years old. She also attended Spence School and the Collegiate School in Manhattan.

Rossum's career began when she landed the role of Claudia in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She received two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Christine Daae, and won a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress. She went on to appear in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball: Evolution (2009), Dare (2009), Beautiful Creatures (2013), You're Not You (2014), Before I Disappear (2014) and Comet (2014).

In 2007, Rossum starred in the hit TV show Shameless as Fiona Gallagher alongside William H. Macy, earning her Screen Actors Guild Award nominations each year from 2011-2016. In 2016, Rossum became the first actress to enter into an equal pay agreement with Warner Brothers Television for her role in Shameless. 

In addition to acting, Rossum is an accomplished vocalist and has released three studio albums—Inside Out (2007), Sentimental Journey (2013) and Universal Music Classics: Emmy Rossum (2017).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1986</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Emmy Rossum is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On September 12, 1986, Emmy Rossum was born in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starred in her first film, Songcatcher, at the age of 11.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in The Phantom of the Opera</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gained international fame for her lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Role on Shameless</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Earned critical acclaim for her role as Fiona Gallagher in the Showtime series Shameless.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Voice Actor in Disney's Tangled</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lent her voice to the character of Rapunzel in the Disney animated movie Tangled.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ends Run on Shameless</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leaves Shameless after eight seasons, citing a need for new creative challenges.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of Angelyne</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the cast of the upcoming Neil Gaiman series Angelyne as the titular character.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Emmy Rossum is a talented actress with a long list of credits to her name. She has starred in a variety of television shows and films, including “Shameless” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” Her acting talent is undeniable, and she brings a unique energy to each performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She is an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Emmy Rossum is an inspiration for young women everywhere. She has proven that it is possible to make it in Hollywood despite the odds, and she serves as a role model for aspiring actresses everywhere. She also speaks out about important issues like equal pay for women, making her an even more inspiring figure.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Has a Great Sense of Style</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Emmy Rossum has a great sense of style that inspires fashion lovers everywhere. Whether she's on the red carpet or out and about, she always looks put together and chic. Her style ranges from casual bohemian looks to glamorous gowns, making her one of the most fashionable stars on the scene today.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Prodigy of Music</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Emmy Rossum was a child prodigy in music, learning to play the piano, violin, and harp before she was 10 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Starred in Her First Movie at Age 11</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Emmy Rossum starred in her first movie, Songcatcher, at the age of 11.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Avid Photographer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Emmy Rossum is an avid photographer, having taken classes in college and exhibiting her work in galleries.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Fluent in French</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Emmy Rossum is fluent in French, having studied it since childhood and living in Paris for six months.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Wrote & Produced Her Own Music</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Emmy Rossum has written and produced her own music, releasing two albums and working on soundtracks with her band.</p></div>


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