Emmy Rossum Net Worth: She is an American singer-songwriter and actress who has a net worth of $12 million. Emmy is a relative, by marriage, of designer Vera Wang, who is married to Rossum’s cousin. Emmy Rossum was born Emmanuelle Grey Rossum on September 12, 1986 in New York City as the only child of Cheryl Rossum, a single mother who worked as a corporate photographer. After she sang “Happy Birthday” in all twelve keys, Rossum was invited to join the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus by chorus director Elena Doria when she was seven. Over the course of five years with the Chorus she sang onstage and had the chance to perform with other opera greats, such as Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.
Rossum made her major film debut in 2003 in Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River”. In 1997 Rossum made her television debut in a guest appearance on “Law & Order”. Rossum starred as Katie Markum, the ill-fated daughter of small-business owner Jimmy Markum, played by Sean Penn. After “Mystic River”, Rossum had a role in Roland Emmerich film “The Day After Tomorrow”. She followed that up with the coveted role of Christine Daae in the film adaptation of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera”. Rossum received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical or comedy for her role in “Phantom of the Opera”. She is the youngest actress ever to be nominated for that award. Since 2011, Emmy Rossum has starred in the Showtime series “Shameless”.