Emmy Rossum

Emmanuelle Grey Emmy Rossum is an American actress and singersongwriter. She is best known for her acting in the television series Shameless. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher , An American Rhapsody, and Passionada . Her role in Mystic River garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the sciencefiction film The Day After Tomorrow and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daa in The Phantom of the Opera . She has since starred in Poseidon , Dragonball Evolution , Dare Beautiful Creatures , Before I Disappear , Youre Not You and Comet .

Rossum was born in Manhattan, New York City. She is the only child of Cheryl Rossum, a single mother who worked as a corporate photographer. Rossums mother is Jewish and her father is Protestant . Rossum has stated that her mother instilled in her the Jewish code of ethics and morals. Her parents separated while her mother was pregnant as of 2007, she had met her father twice. She was named after her greatgrandfather, whose first name was Emanuel, using the feminine spelling Emmanuelle. She is a relative, by marriage, of designer Vera Wang .

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