Emmy Rossum is an American actress, director, and singer-songwriter. She rose to fame in the early 2000s with her role in the movie ‘Mystic River’. She has also starred in movies like ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘The Day After Tomorrow’, ‘Poseidon’, and ‘Dragonball: Evolution’. However, she is perhaps best known for her leading in the hit television series ‘Shameless’. On the show, she portrays Fiona Gallagher and has received critical acclaim, including nominations for three Primetime Emmy Awards.
In addition to acting, Emmy Rossum has also pursued a career in music. She released her debut album ‘Inside Out’ in 2007 and has since released two more albums. She has also contributed to several movie soundtracks.
Overall, Emmy Rossum is a multi-talented performer with a successful career in both acting and music.
Emmanuelle Grey Rossum was born on September 12, 1986, in New York City. She is the only child of Cheryl Rossum, a single mother who worked as a corporate photographer. Her parents separated while her mother was pregnant, and as of 2007, she had met her father only 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 for her great-grandfather, whose first name was Emanuel, using the feminine spelling.
Upon singing “Happy Birthday” in all 12 keys, Rossum was welcomed to join the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus by chorus director Elena Doria at age seven. Over the course of five years she sang onstage with the chorus and had the chance to perform with 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 has also worked with acting coach Terry Knickerbocker.
Rossum attended the Spence School, a private school in Manhattan, before dropping out to pursue career 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 enrolled at Columbia University, studying French, art history and philosophy.
|Emmy Rossum Biodata and Biography|
|Name||Emmanuelle Grey Rossum|
|Nick-name||Emmy Rossum, Em, Emmy Grey|
|Date Of Birth||12 September 1986|
|Age||36 Years (as in 2023)|
|Profession / Occupation||Actress, Director, Singer-Songwriter|
|Height / Weight||5’8″ / 54 kg|
|First Movie||Songcatcher (2000)|
|Debut||Film: Songcatcher (2000)|
|Money Factor||$15 million/film (USD)|
|Emmy Rossum Family and Relatives|
|Husband||Justin Siegel (m. 2008; div. 2010)|
Sam Esmail (m. 2017)
|Boyfriends/ Affairs||David Wildenstein (2005)|
Topher Grace (2005-2007)
Milo Ventimiglia (2007)
Chris Evans (2007) – RUMOR
Justin Siegel (2007-2009)
Adam Duritz (2009-2010)
Tyler Jacob Moore (2011-2013)
Sam Esmail (2013-Present)
|Emmy Rossum Height, Weight and Body Measurements|
|Height in Centimeters||173cm|
|Height in Meters||1.73 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5’8″|
|Chest Size||34 inches|
|Waist Size||24 inches|
|Hips Size||35 inches|
|Eye Colour||Brown Light|
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Emmy Rossum Favorites|
|Favorite Colour||Green and Blue|
|Favorite Actor||Sean Penn, Miranda Richardson|
|Favorite Actress||Julila Roberts, Brenda Blethen|
|Favorite Food||Brown rice, Sauteed spinach with garlic, lemon roasted organic chicken, Italian parmesan cheese|
|Favorite Music||David Gray, Passion Pit, Elliot Smith, Sigur Ross|
|Favorite Movie||Not Known|
|Favorite Car Collection||Not Known|
|Emmy Rossum Education School and Colleges|
|College / University||Stanford University and Columbia University|
|Emmy Rossum Residence and Contact Address|
|Birth Place||New York City, United States|
|Home Town||New York City, United States|
|Present Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
Manhattan, New York, United States
|House Address||Los Angeles, California, United States|
Manhattan, New York, United States
|Phone No / Mobile No||Not Known|
|Email ID||Not Known|
|Emmy Rossum Awards, Honours, Achievements|
|Saturn Awards||2005: Best Performance by a Younger Actor-The Phantom of the Opera|
|Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||2005: Best Young Actress-The Phantom of the Opera|
|Young Artist Awards||2005: Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress-The Phantom of the Opera|
Rossum married Justin Siegel on February 17, 2008, though they publicly presented themselves as in a relationship but unmarried. He filed for divorce 19 months later on September 25, 2009, in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was finalized on December 28, 2010. In August 2015, Rossum became engaged to writer/director Sam Esmail after two years of dating, and the couple married on May 29, 2017, at a Reform synagogue in New York City. Rossum gave birth to their daughter on May 23, 2021, after keeping her pregnancy a secret from the media. On April 6, 2023, Rossum made a surprise announcement on her Instagram account that she and Esmail welcomed their son the previous day.
She is a relative, by marriage, of designer Vera Wang, who was married to Rossum’s cousin, investor and real-estate developer Arthur P. Becker. Rossum has described herself as “a spiritual person, but not especially religious.”