Emmy Rossum Biography, Age, Height, Family, Husband & Children


This 35-year-old American actress was born on September 12, 1986. She will always be remembered for her role as Fiona Galagher in the television series Shameless. In 2003, the role she played in Mystic River brought her recognition and fame. She also starred in the science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow. She got critically acclaimed patients for her performance in the leading role of Christine De in the film The Phantom of the Opera. Emmy released her first debut album called Inside Out in the year 2007. The same year, she also released a Christmas EP named Carols of the Bells and also a flow-up album called Sentimental Journey, in the year 2013.

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 Emmy is a beautiful young actress, although her acting career began when she debuted in August 1997 as the original Abigail Williams in the daytime soap opera, As the World Turns. She has also made guest appearances, in her role as Caroline Bills in Snopes. In 1999, Emmy was nominated for a young artist award for her best performance in a TV movie called Genius. Most of us have also seen the ABC television film Audrey Hepburn story, she was portrayed as Audrey Hepburn in this film, in the year 2000. a\At the age of 13, she debuted in the song, Catcher in As the Lord has Come and in, Epilation Often in the 2000s. When the movie debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, it won the Special Jury Award, for outstanding resemblance performance. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her best debut performance and also had the opportunity to sing a duet with Dolly Parton on the song Catcher soundtrack for her role.

She was named as “One of the 10 to watch” in 2000 by Variety Magazine. Played the role of an aspiring songwriter in the film Nola in the year 2003. Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River in 2003 was Amy’s first major Studio film that starred Markham, an ill-fated daughter of a small business owner Jimmy Markham, played by Sean Penn. Her real breakthrough was as the role of Laura, in the Eco disaster film The Day After Tomorrow in 2004. After that, she returned to New York in her audition costumes with full makeup for the role of Christine De in the movie The Phantom of the Opera in 2004. The on-screen adaptation of the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical of the same name. People were asked to audition in person for Weber at his home in New York and she had nearly missed the audition. Emmy received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the best actress in a musical or comedy role. Her other awards were the Critics Choice Award for Best young actress along with a Satin award for best performance by a younger actor. 

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In 2006, “Wolfgang” Peterson remarked on the disaster film The Posse Duns Adventure, where she appeared as a side role. Her character was the daughter of Kurt Russell character. In the film, the character is described to be proactive, strong, and mesmerizing in all situations rather than a damsel in distress. Emmy also appeared in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the year 2006. She also appeared in a poorly received Dragonball Evolution, in early 2009. 

Emmy was said to have joined the cast of a showtime comedy in the series Shameless. It was a series based on a British series of the same title. William H. Macy was a co-star in the series, where Emmy played the older sister of a large motherless family functioning as a surrogate mother to 5 of her younger siblings. The image was found in contract distress with the show’s producers over her desire for a salary equal to that of a co-start, Macy. This dispute went on to over seven seasons of shooting. Due to this Emmy announced her departure from the series Shameless after the ninth season, in August 2018.  In 2012 Emmy played a saran caster in Beautiful Creatures, which was based on the young adult fantasy novel of the same name.

Early life and Education

Rossum’s full name was initially Emmanuella Grey Rossum. She was born on September 12, 1986, in the city of New York. She is the only child of Sheryl Rossum, a single mother who worked as a corporate photographer. Her mother was pregnant when her parents separated.

Rossum is of Dutch origin. She also has English and Irish origins but identifies as Jewish, as she has stated that her mother has instilled in her ‘the Jewish code of ethics and morals. She has named after her grandfather whose first name was Emmanuel, using the feminine spelling. Wong, a designer, is a relative to Emmy Rossum. She was married to Rossum’s cousin, an investor, and real estate developer, Arthur P Baker . Rossum was welcomed to join the Metropolitan Opera children’s chorus by the chorus director Elina Doria, upon singing happy birthday in all 12 keys. She also had the chance to perform with singers such as  Luciano Verito. 

 Rossum attended a private school in Manhattan called the Spence School, for years before she dropped out to pursue her career opportunities. At the age of 15, she received her High School diploma then she was offered an old extension course by Stanford University’s education program for the Gifted Youth.

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Family and Married Life

Her mother, Sheryl Rossum is of Russian Jewish descent while her father is of English and Dutch ancestry. After her parents separated, which was when Rossum wasn’t born, she stayed with her mother and was brought up with Jewish culture instilled in her. On February 17, 2008, Rossum married Justin Saiyyan. They presented themselves in a relationship, while they were in public but were unmarried at that time. On September 25 in the year 2009 in Los Angeles, Justin filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized on 28 December 2010. After that Rossum was engaged to director and writer, Sam Esmale, after 2 years of dating. In the present day, Rossum likes to describe herself as a “spiritual person but not especially religious”.

Physical appearance

This 35-year-old American actress has maintained herself beautifully and gracefully over the years. She is a natural brunette with brown eyes. She weighs around 57 kg and has a height of 5 ft 8 inches. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

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NameEmmy Rossum
Nick NameEmmy
Date of BirthSeptember 12, 1986
Place Of BirthNew York, New York, United States
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height5 feet 8 inches
FamilyFather: Not Known
Mother: Cheryl Rossum
Brother(s): Not Known
Sister(s): Not Known
Relationship StatusMarried
Wife/HusbandSam Esmail (m. 2017), Justin Siegel (m. 2008–2010)
SchoolingSpence School
CollegeColumbia University
Education QualificationsGraduate
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth12 Million USD (Approx)

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