Emmy Rossum is an American actress, television director and singer-songwriter. She is known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series  Shameless. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher, An American Rhapsody and Passionada. In 2007, Rossum released her debut album,  Inside Out. She also released a Christmas EP the same year, titled Carol of the Bells. In 2013, she released a follow-up album called Sentimental Journey.

Birth Name

Emmanuelle Grey Rossum


Emmy Rossum, Em, Emmy Grey


Actress, Singer, Songwriter


Pop, Pop / Rock, Dream Pop, New Age




Geffen Records, Warner Bros. Records

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Joan Smalls was born on September 12, 1986 in New York City, New York, United States.


She is currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign








Emmy has revealed that she is a spiritual person but not especially religious. Emmy’s father is Protestant while her mother is Jewish.



She attended all-girls independent school, Spence School in New York City. Then, she studied in Stanford University, and Columbia University.

Family Details

  • Father – Was a banker
  • Mother – Cheryl Rossum (A single mother who worked as a corporate photographer)
  • Siblings – None


She is signed with –

  • The Schiff Company, LLC
  • MGMT Entertainment

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Emmy Rossum dated –

  • Topher Grace (2005-2007) – She dated Topher, American actor for more than a year. The duo kept their dating relationship private. However, they were spotted “canoodling” on more than one occasion.
  • Milo Ventimiglia (2007) – In 2007, she had an encounter with actor Milo Ventimiglia at after Oscar Awards party in February.
  • Justin Siegel (2007-2009) – American music producer, Justin started dating in March 2007. The couple married after a year later in February 2008. The duo could not sustain their marriage for too long and Justin Siegel filed for divorce on 25 September, 2009 citing irreconcilable differences. However, their divorce was finalized in December 2009.
  • Adam Duritz (2009-2010) – Just after, she separated from Siegel, Emmy started dating  Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz in October 2009., with whom she first met via Twitter. She had also toured during the summer of 2009 with Adam. This relationship also saw an end in September 2010.
  • Tyler Jacob Moore (2011-2013) – Her co-star from the show Shameless, Tyler Jacob Moore commenced dating her in April 2011. Emmy is regularly doing the show since 2011 for her role as Fiona Gallagher. They separated in July 2013.

  • Sam Esmail (2013-Present) – In October 2013, American film director and writer, Sam Esmail started dating Emmy. They got engaged in August 2015 after dating for two years.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 6½ inches
  • In centimeters – 169 cm
  • In meters – 1.69 m


  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Working in films Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody (2001), Passionada (2002),  Mystic River (2003), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

Film Debut

In 1996 film, Grace & Glorie for her role as Luanne. It was though, a television film.

Album Debut

She released her debut album Inside Out on October 23, 2007 under the label Geffen.

Television Debut

American police procedural and legal drama television series, Law & Order. She appeared in the show in just a single episode titled “Ritual” in season 8 and episode 10 for her role as Alison Martin in 1997.

Brand Endorsements

Emmy has also appeared in several other TV commercials, Mt Rainier Caffe Latte, Korean departmental store called AK Plaza. She was seen in print ads for Chevy Malibu, besides AK Plaza. Emmy was announced as the ambassador for YouthAIDS charity. In August 2008, Emmy was announced as the spokesperson for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She has earned an endorsement commercial from Cotton Inc.

Awards & 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 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 Favorite

  • Favorite Actors –  Sean Penn, Miranda Richardson
  • Favorite Actresses – Brenda Blethyn, Julia Roberts
  • Favorite TV Show – Happy Endings
  • Favorite Book – Of Mice and Men (By John Steinbeck)
  • Favorite Dessert – Cherry Clafoutis
  • Favorite Drink – Iced tea
  • Favorite Sport – English Style Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Swimming
  • Favorite Sports Team – New York Knicks
  • Favorite Movie – Secrets & Lies, LA Confidential
  • Favorite Color – Green, Baby Blue
  • Favorite Brand – Christian Louboutin & Kate Frances

Emmy Rossum Net Worth

Emmy Rossum’s net worth has accumulated to approximately $12 million dollars.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Emmy Rossum

  • She is named after her great-grandfather, Emanuel. It was converted to “Emmanuelle” according to feminine spelling.
  • She left her education in between because her education was bothering her career, and later, she completed her high school education online in a program funded by Stanford University.
  • Her parents separated when her mother was pregnant. So, she is raised by her single mother. Emmy stated that she has met her dad twice.
  • She is suffering from celiac disease, in which the body cannot tolerate foods containing gluten.
  • Rossum has enjoyed the ranking of #6 in the category of “The 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world” by Shalom Life.
  • In 2000, she appeared in ABC’s Original Movie- The Audrey Hepburn Story.
  • In 2006, Rossum appeared in Poseidon, Wolfgang Petersen’s remake of the disaster film The Poseidon Adventure.
  • In December 2009, Rossum joined the cast of the Showtime dramedy series Shameless, based on the British series of the same title.
  • In 2010, Rossum sang a song called “Cruel One” on singer Alex Band’s debut solo album We’ve All Been There. On the track she sings with Band, and Chantal Kreviazuk. The song is available on the album’s.
  • In 2014, she shared her Gluten-Free Diet Plan in Natural Health Magazine to help gluten allergic people.
  • In December 2016, Rossum was in a contract dispute with the show’s producers over her desire for a salary equal to that of co-star Macy and back pay for the differential over seven seasons, which was resolved later that month.
  • In August 2018, Rossum announced her departure from Shameless after nine seasons.
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