For some, fame comes early, for others much later in life. For Emmy Rossum, fame came early, when she turned 18. She appeared in no less than ten films and was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2004 for her role as Christine Daaé in the film The Phantom of the Opera.
Emmy Rossum (Age)
The talented actress was born on September 12, 1986, in New York City as Emmanuelle Grey Rossum, the daughter of a mother of Russian Jewish descent and a father of English-Dutch descent. Emmy was raised alone by her mother, Cheryl Rossum (a corporate photographer), and she has only seen her father a few times. Rossum considers herself a Jew.
She loved art from an early age and received much support from her mother. At the age of seven, Emmy got an audition at the Metropolitan Opera, which she passed, and with it began her acting career, because in the next few months she appeared in no less than 20 operas in six different languages. Soon she stopped performing at the opera because she became too tall to fit in as a child actress. 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 debut in 1997 in the leading role of Abigail Williams in the sensational soap opera As the World Turns. She was a guest actress in Snoops and then starred in the ABC television movie The Audrey Hepburn Story as Audrey Hepburn. She made her first film debut in 2000 at the age of 13, playing Deladis Slocumb in Songcatcher. Songcatcher, which won the Jury’s Special Prize for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, also earned Rossum a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. This film also gave her the opportunity to sing a duet with country music star Dolly Parton.
In 2000, Variety magazine named her one of the ten to watch. Since then Rossum has appeared in countless other films and television series, including It, Had to Be You, Grace & Glorie, An American Rhapsody, Nola, The Practice, An American Rhapsody, and others.
Rossum soon ventured into music and it was a great success. Her debut album, entitled Inside Out, was released on October 23, 2007, and made it into the U.S. charts at 199. In December of the same year, she released three more songs (Christmas songs) on the EP Carol of the Bells. In 2013, under Warner Bros., Rossum released the album Sentimental Journey, which did better than her first album and reached a top spot in the U.S. charts at 92.
Rossum was nominated for several awards and has also won several. 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 the 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|
Emmy Rossum’s BoyFriend, Husband
Emmy Rossum was married to music manager Justin Siegel, but the marriage lasted until September 25, 2009, when Justin filed for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. In 2017 she married for the second time, this time to robot creator Sam Esmail. Before she tied the knots again, she dated Adam Duritz.
Emmy Rossum Salary and Net Worth
There are conflicting figures about what the multi-talented actress and singer earn each month and year, but her net worth is estimated at $12 million.
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)