Produced on September 12, 1986, celebrity Emmy Rossum spent her youth singing at Nyc ‘s Metropolitan Opera. By age 11, she was on television, and by youth, in pictures. Her encore to the musical was taking on an edgier, more alluring character on the TV series Shameless.
Produced in Nyc on September 12, 1986, Emmanuelle “Emmy” Gray Rossum was raised entirely by her mother, Cheryl Rossum, a corporate photographer. Her dad, a banker, was absent from her life. Despite not having siblings, she became part of a far larger family after joining the Children’s Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera in the age of 7. The kid discovered herself singing alongside the likes of Plcido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. The single drawback was that her career hindered with her schooling. After being forced to drop from the prestigious all-girls Spence School in Manhattan, Rossum finished her high school education online instead, in a plan financed by Stanford University.
Like many fledgling performers, the classically trained vocalist got her television beginning on a daytime soap opera: At age 11, Emmy Rossum was featured on As the World Turns. A few more guest appearances on various plays paved the way for her portrayal of a teen Audrey Hepburn in the ABC Original Film The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000.
Rossum went in the television to an independent film that same year, impersonating an Appalachian orphan in Songcatcher. She was recognized for her work having a Spirit Award nomination. In 2003, when she eventually broke into feature films, it had been in a big way, with costars like Kevin Bacon and Sean Penn in the Clint Eastwood–directed film Mystic River.
Andrew Lloyd Webber personally decided her when she was only 16 to match up with Gerard Butler, who played the phantom. It established a clever choice; not only did she beam in this musical, the performer earned a Golden Globe nomination, along with the National Board of Review’s award for the best female breakthrough performance as well as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for the best young actress—both in 2004—for her part in the production.
That success was a springboard for Rossum to release two records: Inside Out, in 2006, featuring songs she composed; and Sentimental Journey, full of standards, several years after.
It is a racier character with a lot of nudity, which Rossum defends for making the show more realistic.
In a intriguing spin, Rossum has lately been romantically linked to her show costar, Tyler Jacob Moore.