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.

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Awards And Nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
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 Husband, Net Worth, Salary, Feet, Age, Height, Boyfriend

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.

Height, Legs

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)

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