American Midwest has a few multi-talented stars who have shown their talents in the music and acting industry. Emily Kinney is one of such exports. Kinney, who was born in Nebraska is a proven double talent with multiple appearances in movies, TV shows, Theatre and a discography of four albums. The beautiful Nebraskan is a college graduate and a wife. For more about the actress, such as her biography and net worth, read below.
Who is Emily Kinney? – Bio
Emily Rebecca Kinney’s most high profile role is playing Beth Greene in popular AMC series, The Walking Dead. Her journey to the acting world started at Nebraska Wesleyan University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre.
Emily’s life journey on the 15th of August, 1985, when she was born to parents Vaughn and Jean Kinney. While there isn’t much information on the childhood of the Nebraskan star, she and her family spent a lot of time moving from place to place. She did, however, grow up in the state of Nebraska. Although she tried to move out of the city she loved so much and attended New York University for a semester, she eventually returned home and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Even when you love something so much, sometimes you have to leave it behind in order to move forward. So after finishing up her studies at the Nebraskan Wesleyan University, Kinney moved to New York in pursuit of a career in acting, starting from Broadway.
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Kinney’s move to Broadway was the logical next step on a college life that had her appear in 20 plays. She moved to New York at the age of 21 and worked in coffee shops as a way to support herself while she tried to meet with players in the music and acting industry. She got her first acting role as Anna in 2006 in the play, Spring Awakening. She followed it up with another appearance in the play, August: Osage County.
With two theater appearances in her pocket and her network with other players in the industry, she secured several guest appearances in various TV shows like Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Unusuals, and a three-episode appearance in Showtime’s The Big C.
She had her feature film debut in 2009 in the movie, It’s Complicated. In 2011, Kinney secured her most prominent role yet in The Walking Dead as Beth Greene. After starting on the show as a recurring character, she was promoted to a show regular before she left the show completely in 2015.
In 2011, other than securing her big break in acting, she released her first music project, Blue Toothbrush. Then in 2013, she released the second project, an EP titled Expired Love. Kinney’s career as a songwriter and singer gave her a spot on The Walking Dead soundtrack, collaborating with Lauren Cohan on The Parting Glass.
She has released four music projects and gone on two tours in 2015 and 2018. Her acting career thus far has also seen her appear in a few other movies such as Papa in 2016 and Anhedonia in 2018. In television, her filmography includes appearances on Masters of Sex, the Flash, Arrow, The Following and a television film for Hallmark in Love on the Sidelines. She also started in Conviction as Tess Larson and is due to appear in Messiah (2019) in a recurring role. So far, her acting career has gotten one nomination as the Best Supporting Actress for The Walking Dead at the Saturn Awards.
Relationship and Personal Life
The beautiful North American actress has had a few relationships over the course of her career. She’s dated Matthew Koma, Michael Zegen, Jon Siebels, and also dated her Walking Dead co-star, Norman Reedus from 2013 to 2015. She’s currently believed to be single despite a rumored relationship with Ryan Adams.
Emily Kinney’s Net Worth
Her status as a newcomer on the acting scene means Emily is still in the process of building up her net worth. The lack of extended appearances in multiple commercially successful projects has kept her income on the low. However, with her age, young face and a budding music career, there is nothing to say her current net worth will witness significant growth in the near future. She’s currently worth $1.5 million.