15 Facts And Photos Of Emmy Rossum From Shameless

Emmy Rossumis one talented young lady. From singing to acting and even directing she continues to dazzle us with her outstanding performances, incredible voice, and humble attitude towards fame. She is best known for her role as Fiona Gallagher in the show Shameless and for her role in the 2004 film version of Phantom of the Opera. She’s also appeared in movies such as Songcatcher, The Day After Tomorrow, Mystic River, American Rhapsody, Passionada, Poseidon, Dare, Beautiful Creatures, Comet, and You’re Not There. Not bad for someone who just celebrated her 31st birthday a few days ago right?

Emmy, who was born Emmanuelle Grey Rossum, is an only child, who was raised by her single mother in Manhattan, New York City. She began performing at a very young age and attended the Spence School, a private girls school in Manhattan (also attended by celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kerry Washington) for a number of years before she dropped out to pursue performing opportunities. When she was 15 years old, she received her high school diploma after completing her studies online and later went on to study at Columbia University.

Here’s everything you need to know about the undisputed star of Shameless – with some stunning pictures to match…

Becoming Fiona

15. Becoming Fiona

This is how most of us really got to know Emmy Rossum – through the hit Showtime series Shameless. The show is based on a British series of the same name and Rossum joined the cast in 2009 playing the leading role of Fiona Gallagher; the oldest daughter of a large motherless family who tries to be a mother to her five younger siblings. Although the subject matter of the show was at some points pretty controversial, it was well received by audiences around the world and received consistent acclaim, with critics praising the young actress for her portrayal of Fiona. And let’s face it – with so much always happening on the show, a lesser actress would have simply faded into the background. But that certainly wasn’t the case for her.