Emmy Rossum Biography

Emmy Rossum is a well-known and established American actress. But besides acting, she dabbles with all sorts of things. She is a television director and a singer and a songwriter at the same time.

Emmy gained recognition in her first major role in Mystic River (2003) and later on in the blockbuster movie The Day After Tomorrow (2004). She has also starred in the adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera (2003) where she played the character of Christine Daae. However, Emmy Rossum is currently familiar with the contemporary audience for her role of Fiona Gallagher is the acclaimed show Shameless.

As part of her singing career, Emmy has released two albums, Inside Out and Sentimental Journey. She also has a Christmas EP titled Carol of the Bells.

Emmy Rossum Net Worth

Thanks to her acting and singing career her net worth has jumped significantly. Emmy Rossum already has a lot of projects credited to her name and it seems that she has been working on her music more and more in recent times. She managed to establish herself on TV and is working both as an actress and as a director.

At the current time, Emmy Rossum’s b net worth stands at $12 million.

Emmy Rossum Age

Emmy Rossum was born as Emmanuelle Gray Rossum and she was born on September 12, 1986. She is currently 33 years old but has a young disposition and seems much younger for her exact age.

Emmy Rossum Height & Weight

You could say that Emmy Rossum has a standard height and weight for a girl, especially for an actress. She is 167cm (5’6” feet) tall and weighs 55kg (121lbs). She is considered to be quite attractive and besides being beautiful she also looks great in terms of her build.

Emmy Rossum Early Life


Emmy Rossum was born in New York City. She was raised by her mother Cheryl Rossum as a single child who raised her as a single mother. Emmy’s parents separated while she was not yet born. Her father left her mother when she was pregnant. Emmy has met her father only twice in her life.

Emmy’s mother is of Russian-Jewish descent while her father is English and Dutch. But since she grew up with her mother, Emmy sees herself as being Jewish as that is how her mother raised her. Emmy was named after her grandmother Emanuel.

Emmy joined the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus. She was allowed to join after she managed to sing the Happy Birthday song in all 12 keys. So at an early age, Emmy was able to sing in front of a live audience and experience fame. She sang multiple operas in six languages no less and learned how to cope with stardom that way.

Emmy used to go to the Spence School, a private school located in Manhattan. She was diagnosed with ADD and it helped that the school had a smaller class so she could cope. She, unfortunately, she left school to pursue her career but managed to receive a diploma from Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth at the age of 15 after attending an online extension course.

Emmy Rossum Dating

Emmy Rossum used to be married to Justin Siegel, the musician. The two of them were together for a certain time but their relationship was never public. They did finally announce that they have gotten married in 2008. But their marriage was never meant to last and they filed for divorce in 2009, which was eventually finalized in 2010.

After her divorce, Emmy began dating Sam Esmail. They were dating for a period of two years before they got engaged and eventually married in 2017.

Emmy Rossum Career

Emmy Rossum began her acting career by starring as the original Abigail Williams on As The World Turns. Also, her guest role on Snoops was nominated for a Young Artist Award. After that, she began starring in movies with her earliest ones being Genius and The Audrey Hepburn Story, where she played Audrey.

But her career kicked off in the 2000s where she had the most popular roles. She stared in The Poseidon Adventure alongside Kurt Russell, who appeared in Dragon Ball Evolution, had major roles in Mystic River the Phantom of the Opera. But her most recognizable role was that in Roland Emmerich’s The Day After Tomorrow.

Currently, she is the star of Shameless where she plays alongside William H. Macy.

After filming The Phantom of the Opera, Emmy was offered a number of contracts to record classical albums. However, she refused as she wanted to make more contemporary music. She eventually released her debut album Inside Out in 2007, which was followed by a Christmas EP Carol of the Bells in the same year. Her second album was released in 2013, titled Sentimental Journey with Warner Bros Records. The album peaked at 92 of the US Billboard charts.