For some, their fame comes early, and for others, it comes much later in their lives. For Emmy Rossum, hers came quite early, by her 18th birthday, she has starred in not less than ten movies and gained a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Christine Daaé in the 2004 film The Phantom of the Opera.
Emmy Rossum (Age)
The talented actress was born September 12, 1986, in New York City as Emmanuelle Grey Rossum to a mother who is of Russian Jewish descent and a father from an English – Dutch ancestry. Emmy was raised single-handedly by her mother, Cheryl Rossum,(a corporate photographer), she only got to see her father a couple of time. Rossum considers herself Jewish.
She loved the arts from an early age and got lots of support from her mom. At the age of seven, Emmy got auditioned at the Metropolitan Opera and passed and this launched her into the acting career as over the next few months, she performed in not less than 20 operas in six different languages. She soon stopped performing at the opera because she grew too tall to fit in as a child performer. At the age of 15, Emmy earned a high school diploma online from Stanford University and later enrolled full time at Columbia University where she studied art history and French.
Rossum made her television in 1997 starring as Abigail Williams in the sensational soap opera As the World Turns. She was in Snoops as a guest actor and then starred in the ABC television film, The Audrey Hepburn Story as Audrey Hepburn. Her first film debut was in the year 2000 at the age of 13, she played Deladis Slocumb in Songcatcher. Songcatcher which won the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance also earned Rossum a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. This film also gave her an opportunity to sing a duet with country music star Dolly Parton.
In 2000, she was named by Variety magazine as One of the Ten to Watch. From then on, Rossum has appeared in countless other movies and television series including It Had to Be You, Grace & Glorie, An American Rhapsody, Nola, The Practice, An American Rhapsody among others.
Rossum soon ventured into music and it was a huge success. Her debut album titled Inside Out was released on October 23, 2007, and made it to the U.S. Charts at 199. In December of the same year, she released three other songs (Christmas songs) on the EP Carol of the Bells. In 2013, Rossum released the album Sentimental Journey under the Warner Bros. The album did better than her first album, it peaked at 92 on the U.S Charts.
Rossum has been nominated for several awards and has won several too. Below is a list of her Awards and nominations.
Awards And Nominations
|2000||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Supporting Young Actress||Genius||Nominated|
|2001||Film Independent Spirit Awards||Best Debut Performance||Songcatcher||Nominated|
|2003||Circuit Community Awards||Best Cast Ensemble (shared with cast)||Mystic River||Nominated|
|2004||National Board of Review||Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress||The Phantom of the Opera||Won|
|2005||Saturn Awards||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Won|
|2005||Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards||Best Young Actress||Won|
|2005||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2005||Gold Derby Awards||Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|2005||Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2005||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress||Won|
|2005||International Online Cinema Awards||Best Breakthrough||Nominated|
|2005||Online Film Critics Society Awards||Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|2005||Online Film & Television Association||Best Breakthrough Performance: Female||Nominated|
|2005||MTV Movie Awards||Breakthrough Female||The Day After Tomorrow||Nominated|
|2009||Hamptons International Film Festival||Breakthrough Performer (Rising Stars)||Dare||Won|
|2009||Savannah Film Festival||Young Hollywood Award||Herself||Won|
|2011||IGN Movie Awards||Best TV Actress||Shameless||Nominated|
|2011||Online Film & Television Association||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2012||Critics’ Choice Television Awards||Best Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|2012||Prism Award||Performance in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2012||Gold Derby Awards||Drama Lead Actress||Nominated|
|2014||Critics’ Choice Television Awards||Best Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2014||Gold Derby Awards||Drama Lead Actress||Nominated|
|2014||Online Film & Television Association||Best Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2014||Young Hollywood Awards||Fan Favorite Actor – Female||Herself||Nominated|
|2014||You’re So Fancy||Nominated|
|2014||Catalina Film Festival||Avalon Award||Won|
|2014||Northeast Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress in a Feature||Before I Disappear||Won|
|2014||Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical||Shameless||Nominated|
|2016||People’s Choice Awards||Favorite Premium Cable TV Actress||Nominated|
Salary and Net Worth
There are conflicting figures as to what the multi-talented actress and singer earns monthly and annually but her net worth is put at $12 million.
Emmy Rossum’s BoyFriend, Husband
Emmy Rossum was married to music executive Justin Siegel but the marriage lasted till September 25, 2009, when Justin filed for a divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. She got married for the second time in 2017, and this time to Robot creator Sam Esmail. Before tying the knots again, she dated Adam Duritz.
Emmy Rossum stands at 5 ft 6½ in or 169 cm with an hourglass shape and very sexy legs. She weighs 55 kg(121 lbs)