As a long-time superfan of Emmy Rossum, I‘m thrilled to provide this in-depth introduction to the incredibly gifted actress, singer, director and activist. Here‘s a closer look at the woman who inspires me:
|Full Name:||Emmanuelle Grey Rossum|
|Born:||September 12, 1986 in New York City, New York|
|Residence:||Los Angeles, California|
|Education:||Spence School, Stanford University (dropped out as a sophomore)|
|Occupation:||Actress, singer, director|
|Spouse:||Sam Esmail (m. 2017)|
|Social Media:||Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube|
Early Life and Breakthrough Role
Born in NYC to a single mother, Rossum demonstrated artistic talent from a very young age. By 7, she had joined the Metropolitan Opera Children‘s Choir and was performing five days a week. She also studied dance at the elite School of American Ballet. Impressively, Rossum taught herself to play the piano, violin and harp as a child prodigy in music.
Her first major film role came at age 11 in the indie movie Songcatcher, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Rossum‘s big break came in 2004 when she beat out hundreds of actresses for the coveted role of Christine in Joel Schumacher‘s adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Her emotional performance of "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" left me in awe of her vocal talents.
Acclaimed Run on Shameless
As a devoted Shameless fan, I was ecstatic when Rossum was cast as Fiona Gallagher in 2011. She went on to receive Golden Globe and Critics Choice Award nominations for her fierce yet empathetic performance. Over 9 seasons, Rossum crafted a dynamic, flawed, yet lovable character that served as the anchor of the chaotic Gallagher family. Her dramatic talents still blow me away on each rewatch.
Legacy as Entertainer and Activist
Beyond her acclaimed acting career, Rossum has proven herself a talented vocalist who taught herself to seamlessly traverse 3 octaves. She has released two albums, including a collection of 1920s-60s covers that let her channel her vintage musical style.
Rossum has also shown herself to be a passionate and dedicated advocate for numerous social causes like women‘s empowerment, environmental protection, and LGBTQ rights. She uses her platform to make a genuine difference in the world, showing she‘s as beautiful of a person as she is a performer.
In my eyes, Emmy Rossum stands out as one of the most versatile, charitable, and inspiring actresses of her generation. Her natural magnetism and dedication to her craft will ensure continued success. I cannot wait to see what this exceptionally gifted artist does next!