Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fun Facts About Emmy Rossum


- Her real name is Emmanuelle Grey Rossum.
- She was born in New York City in September 12, 1986.
- Her father is a banker and her mother is a corporate photographer.
- Has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body can't tolerate any foods containing gluten or wheat.
- Rossum married music executive Justin Siegel in February 2008. They filed for divorce on September 2009.
- One of her best friends are actress Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl and singer/actress Ashlee Simpson.
- Her favorite actors are Sean Penn (her Mystic River (2003) co-star) and Miranda Richardson (her The Phantom of the Opera (2004) co-star).
- Her hobbies include reading, horseback riding, and ballet.
- Her favorite book is John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men".
- Her favorite designer is Ralph Lauren.
- She is a fan of Audrey Hepburn.
- Studied acting with Flo Salant Greenberg of the Actor's Workshop in New York City for several years.
- She prays every day.
- She was named after her grandfather, whose first name was Emanuel, using the feminine spelling Emmanuelle.[4] 
- She is the niece of Vera Wang, to whom she is related by marriage.
- Her mother is Jewish and her father is Protestant.
- Her parents divorced before she was born.
- She was raised by her mother and only met her father twice while growing up.
- Always kisses someone at least once
- Dies or has a near death experience in each film
- Took cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in London.
- She attended the Spence School in Manhattan, an elite private girls' school that was also attended by Gwyneth Paltrow and Kerry Washington.
- She graduated from high school at 15 by taking online extension courses offered by Stanford University (Education Program for Gifted Youth).
- She later enrolled at Columbia University and studied Art History and French.

- She is a singer-songwriter.
- She passed her first audition at the Metropolitan Opera when she was 7 years old, upon singing "Happy Birthday" in all 12 keys.
- She performed in more than 20 operas in six different languages.

- She performed alongside such figures as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.
- She left the opera when she entered her teenage years, as she had grown too tall to perform as a child.
- After six months of filming her role in The Day After Tomorrow (2004), she screen-tested for the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (2004) in full costume and makeup, and was finally selected for the part by Andrew Lloyd Webber after singing for him at his home.

- Her performance in the The Phantom of the Opera (2004) gained her a Golden Globe nomination.
- She describes herself as a lyric soprano, though she admits her voice is still developing.[30]
- She joined Counting Crows, Augustana, and Michael Franti & Spearhead as a "special guest" for select performances of the "Traveling Circus and Medicine Show" tour in the summer of 2009.
- In 2007, she released her debut album, Inside Out.


- Rossum's television debut was in 1997, making a guest appearance on Law & Order.
- Her first major studio film was in Clint Eastwood's Mystic River (2003).
- Sean Penn told her when making Mystic River (2003) that she should be picky and only accept roles that are fun to do.
- She had never seen the stage version of The Phantom of the Opera (2004) prior to filming the screen version.
- In preparation for her role in The Phantom of the Opera (2004), she attended a séance at the Spiritualist Association of Great Britain, where a medium talked to her about her late grandmother.
- She won Best Young Actress in 2004 Critic's Choice Awards
- She said that her best act was in Genius (1999) (TV)
- She currently stars on the Showtime drama Shameless, as Fiona Gallagher.

- Rossum is a YouthAIDS ambassador.
- She is also the official spokesperson for "PiNKiTUDE" - a campaign to help raise breast cancer awareness.
- She has appeared in several Public Service Announcements for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Action Fund.
- She also works with Global Green USA to raise money for environmental protection and awareness of ecological issues.
- On May 26, 2009, Emmy Rossum attended a march in West Hollywood California protesting the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8.