Emmy Rossum is an American actress and a singer who rose to prominence with the role of Katie Markum in the 2003 American neo-noir mystery crime drama movie, ‘Mystic River‘. She is also well known for the portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the American comedy-drama television series, ‘Shameless’.

She also worked as an executive producer and also starred as Kimberly in the American romantic comedy-drama movie, ‘Comet’ and also gave her directorial debut when she worked as a director for an episode each of ‘Animal Kingdom’ in the year 2017 and ‘Modern Love’ in the year 2019.

Quick Infos
Full NameEmmanuelle Grey Rossum
Date of birthSeptember 12, 1986
Birth PlaceSunset Park, New York, United States
Parent(s)Cheryl Rossum
OccupationActress, Singer, Songwriter
SpouseJustin Siegel (Divorced)
Sam Esmail (Present)
Age34 years
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight55 kg
Net worthUS $12 million


Moreover, she is also a singer with three studio albums to her name (Inside Out, Carol of the Bells, and Sentimental Journey). Moreover, she also released her singles, ‘Slow Me Down’ and ‘Pretty Paper’ in the year 2007 and 2012 respectively.

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Where is Emmy born and raised?

Emmy Rossum’s full name is Emmanuelle Grey Rossum. She was born on 12 September 1986 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn as a single child to mother, Cheryl Rossum who is a single mother and a corporate photographer. Her parents parted ways before her birth and she was completely raised by her mother.

According to information available online, she has only met her father twice. Besides this, she is currently 36 years old with the zodiac sign of Virgo.

Emmy Rossum holds an American nationality and belongs to English and Dutch ethnicity through her father and Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity through her mother. She is Jewish and practices Judaism as her religion.


Body Measurements

She stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches (1.69m/169cms) tall and weighs around 55kgs (121lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body figure with a body measurement of 34-24-35 inches respectively and besides, she has a pair of light brown colored eyes with dark brown colored hair.



Emmy Rossum studied in the Spence School, a private school located in New York City, and earned her high school certificate through online classes from Stanford University. For further studies, she studied at Columbia University and graduated in the year 2008.



Emmy Rossum is married to American movie director and writer, Sam Esmail since the year 2015. She has not had any children yet. 

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Social Media Presence

Emmy Rossum is active on social media platforms. Her official Instagram account (@emmy) has over 3.5 million followers and her official Twitter account (@emmyrossum) has over 863 thousand followers. Moreover, she has over 2.6 million followers with well over 1.2 million likes on her official Facebook page (@emmyrossum).


Movies Career

Emmy Rossum gave her debut performance in the year 2000 when she played the role of Deladis Slocumb in the drama movie, ‘Songcatcher’ followed by the role of a young girl in the movie, ‘It Had to Be You’.

In the year 2001, she played the role of Sheila in ‘An American Rhapsody’ and the role of Nicky Tent and Jenny Thomas in ‘Happy Now?’ followed by the role of Vicky Amonte in ‘Passionada’ in 2002, the role of Nola in ‘Nola’ and Katie Markum in ‘Mystic River’ alongside Sean Penn and Tim Robbins, in the year 2003 and the role of Laura Chapman in ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and Christine Daae in ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ in the year 2004.

Likewise, she has also starred in movies like ‘Poseidon’ where she played the role of Jennifer Ramsey in the year 2006, ‘Dragonball Evolution’ where she played the role of Bulma, and ‘Dare’ where she played the role of Alexa Walker in the year 2009, ‘Inside’ where she played the role of Christina Perasso in the year 2011, and ‘Beautiful Creatures’ where she played the role of Ridley Duchannes in the year 2013.

She also did her works on ‘Before I Disappear’ where she played the role of Maggie, ‘Comet’ where she played the role of Kimberly and ‘You’re Not You’ where she appeared as Bec in the year 2014 and ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’ where she made an appearance as Kathryn Walker and ‘That’s Harassment’ where she appeared as a journalist. Her most recent work came in the year 2019 when she played the role of Kim Dash in the action thriller movie, ‘Cold Pursuit’.

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Television Series

Emmy Rossum gave her debut performance on television with the role of Luanne in the 1996 television movie, ‘Grace and Glorie’, Likewise, she has appeared in television movies like ‘Only Love’ where she played the role of Lily in the year 1998, ‘Genius’ where she played the role of Claire Addison in the year 1999 and ‘The Aubrey Hepburn Story’ where she played the role of young Audrey Hepburn.

In between these times, she has also appeared in television series like ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘Law and Order’ in the year 1997, ‘A Will of Their Own’ in the year 1998, ‘Snoops’ in the year 1999, ‘The Practice’ in the year 2001, ‘Shameless’ in the year 2011 to the year 2019, ‘Animal Kingdom’ in the year 2017 and ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Modern Love’ in the year 2019. Her most recent work came in the year 2020 when she played the lead role of Angelyne in ‘Angelyne’.



Emmy Rossum was awarded one National Board of Review award in the year 2004, a Saturn Award and Broadcast Film Critics Association award and one Young Artist award in the year 2005 and one Hamptons International Film Festival, and one Savannah Film Festival award in the year 2009. Moreover, in the year 2014, she was awarded a Catalina Film Festival award and one Northeast Film Festival award.


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Emmy Rossum has an approximate net worth of $12 million.


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