EMMY ROSSUM has been captivating audiences with her diverse,
extraordinary talents for over a decade.
Rossum's performance in SONGCATCHER earned her an Independent Spirit Award
nomination in the
category of "Best Debut Performance." Four years later in 2004, her starring
performance as "Christine"
in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination, as well
National Board of Review's "Best Female Breakthrough Performance" Award and the
Critics Association's "Best Young Actress" Award in 2005.
Rossum can currently be seen starring in Showtime's dark comedy series,
Shameless, which began its
ninth season in January. Based on the long-running British series of the same
title, Shameless, from
Warner Bros. TV and John Wells Productions, revolves around the Gallaghers, a
clan dealing with the recession. The mother is not present, and the alcoholic
patriarch (William H. Macy)
usually ends up passed out on the living-room floor, so their smart but
daughter, Fiona (Rossum), is tasked with keeping her five younger brothers and
sisters on the straight
and narrow. Rossum made her directorial debut on the series in the seventh
season for the episode I
Am a Storm, and directed on the series for the second time for the eighth season
Northern Shuttle Express. Rossum also had the opportunity to direct an episode
on another John Wells
series, TNT's Animal Kingdom. Additionally, Rossum recently directed an episode
of Amazon's new
Modern Love series, based on The New York Times column of the same name, that is
set to air in 2019.
In 2018, Rossum appeared opposite Will Forte in the Netflix original film A
Futile And Stupid Gesture.
The film follows the success of National Lampoon in the 1970's and 80's.
Rossum's other film credits
include COMET opposite Justin Long and Shawn Christensen's Before I Disappear,
based on the 2012
Oscar-winning short 'Curfew,' which won the prestigious "Audience Award" at
SXSW. Other film
credits include Warner Bros.' Beautiful Creatures, Dare alongside Zach Gilford,
The Day After Tomorrow with Jake Gyllenhaal, and the Clint Eastwood directed
drama Mystic River. In
2019, Rossum can be seen starring as Angelyne in an untitled miniseries about
the woman behind LA's
In 2007, Rossum recorded her first album for Geffen records, "Inside Out,"
which showcased her
classically trained voice as the primary instrument. She wrote and recorded all
her own songs. She
released her second album, "Sentimental Journey"-a collection of 1940s
standards-in January 2013.
Rossum began her theatrical career at the age of seven when she began singing
the children's roles at
the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. Between the ages of seven and twelve
she was trained there
in stagecraft and classical vocal technique and performed in five languages in
20 different operas.
Rossum is the Youth Ambassador for the international organization Youth AIDS,
which works to educate
young people in sixty countries on the prevention and treatment of AIDS. Rossum
raising awareness of the pandemic by speaking at schools, universities and
Rossum was born in New York City in 1986 and attended the Spence School until
1996. She earned her
high school degree through Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted
Youth (EPGY) and
Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development (CTD).
Rossum currently resides in Los Angeles.
Home | Theaters | Video | TV
Your Comments and Suggestions are Always Welcome.
© 2019 Lions Gate Films®, All Rights Reserved.