Emmy Clarke hit the screens in 2003 and made name for herself with the TV film My House in Umbria. She is also known for her role in the series Monk, as well as a host of other TV series. Although she worked to prove her significance in the entertainment industry, Clarke later left the acting profession to pursue her other interests. This explains the reason for her long hiatus away from the screen. Below are the details of her career, absence as an actress and other interesting facts about her.
Emmy Clarke – Biography, Age
Emmy was born Mary Elizabeth Clarke on September 25, 1991, in Mineola, New York. She created the name Emmy from her initials. She has two siblings; an older brother named Patrick and a younger sister named Bridget. Growing up, Emmy’s family moved to different locations within short periods of time and this reflected in her academic history. Emmy was only 1 year when her parents moved from New York to Houston, Texas.
When she was 6, she moved from the United States to England and attended The American School of England (TASIS). She moved back again to New York at the age of 11 and was enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dance. She studied ballet for almost 10 years at the school and while at it nurtured her inclination towards the performing arts.
Emmy Clarke ventured into her acting career in 2003 when she appeared in the popular drama My House in Umbria. She was 12 at the time and was quite remarkable, appearing alongside actors like Chris Cooper, Maggie Smith, Ronnie Barker, and many others. With two Golden Globes nominations and one Primetime Emmy Award, the actress alongside other casts earned lots of recognition from the very successful movie. For her role, Emmy Clarke won the 2004 Young Artist Award for the Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-series or Special Supporting Young Actress.
She became a popular figure in the industry and was a delight to many stakeholders who wanted to work with her. She soon got another role in the comedy series, Monk. Emmy joined the cast of the award-winning series in 2004 and played the character Julie Teeger, appearing in a total of 24 episodes. While shooting the comedy series she also appeared in other productions.
In 2006, she played the role of Grace Arbus alongside Nicole Kidman in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, which was a biographical film. Emmy’s contract with the producers of Monk ended in 2009 and she went on to pursue other projects.
College was always on her mind even as she was making waves in the industry. The actress soon enrolled at Fordham University where she graduated with a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies in 2014. Afterward, Emmy Clarke decided to take a break from acting and make use of her college certificate. She sought for jobs in the advertising industry and soon started to work as a marketer for Peep, a mobile photo-sharing application.
It has turned out to be that she had all the skills she needs to succeed in the corporate world. Emmy relentlessly continued on that path and soon worked as a media planner for Good Apple Digital, a New York-based boutique media agency.
Her Net Worth
For an actress and corporate worker, Emmy Clarke’s financial status is definitely looking good. Although she has not asserted this, her net worth has been estimated at $2 million. Emmy made quite a lot in her days as a popular actress in the industry and has continued to be successful away from the screens.
Where is She Now?
Emmy Clarke is rarely seen on TV in recent times and this must be due to the change in her career path. As mentioned earlier, she took a bow from acting after her graduation from Fordham University. Some of her last works include appearances in films like Capture the Flag and The Line in 2010. She also made an appearance as Brie in the movie, Apartment Troubles in 2014.
Following her exit from the screens, questions pertaining to her personal life have been raised by many. But not much is known about her relationship status or other very personal details. Clarke is quite private when it comes to that.