Attended the Spence School in Manhattan, an elite private girls' school that was also attended by Gwyneth Paltrow and Kerry Washington.
Has appeared in 20 different operas singing in five languages.
Had never seen the stage version of The Phantom of the Opera (2004) prior to filming the screen version.
Made her stage debut at seven years of age (she sang "Happy Birthday" for her audition) at the New York Metropolitan Opera. She made $5 a night singing with the children's choir. According to her, "There were horses onstage that were getting $150".
Her father is a banker and her mother is a corporate photographer.
Took cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in London.
In preparation for her role in The Phantom of the Opera (2004), she attended a séance at the Spiritualist Association of Great Britian, where a medium talked to her about her late grandmother.
Won Best Young Actress in 2004 Critic's Choice Awards
She obtained her high school diploma online via a Stanford University program.
Has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body can't tolerate any foods containing gluten or wheat.
Is an only child.
Her favorite actors are Sean Penn (her Mystic River (2003) co-star) and Miranda Richardson (her The Phantom of the Opera (2004) co-star).
Attending Columbia University.
Hobbies include reading, horseback riding, and ballet.
Currently recording a pop album for Geffen Records [April 2006]
By marriage, is a cousin to world-famous fashion designer Vera Wang via Vera's husband Paul Becker.
Her favorite designer is Ralph Lauren.
She is a fan of Audrey Hepburn. She played the teenage Hepburn in The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000).
Her favorite opera is "Carmen".
Studied acting with Flo Salant Greenberg of the Actor's Workshop in New York City for several years.
Is very close friends with singer/actress Ashlee Simpson.
Best friends with Leighton Meester, the actress and budding singer.
Was ranked #48 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2010 list.
Her father has English and Dutch ancestry. Her mother's family is Russian Jewish.
Currently filming Dare (2009), a full-feature film from the Short Film of the same name (can be seen on "Logo"). [May 2008]
Currently a spokesperson with a series of public service announcements for "Pinkitude.com", a breast cancer awareness website. [January 2009]
Currently taking classes at Columbia University in the City of New York [December 2004]
(May 28, 2017) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Sam Esmail following a 2-year-long engagement. This is her 2nd marriage.
Worked with Justin Chatwin on both Dragonball Evolution (2009) as characters who are friends, and then in Shameless (2011) (2011-2015) as characters who are lovers.
For her audition for the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus, Emmy Rossum performed "Happy Birthday."
At the age of seven, Emmy Rossum joined the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus.
In 2013, Emmy Rossum's song collection "Sentimental Journey" topped Billboard's Jazz Albums chart.
Emmy Rossum's given name is Emmanuelle, derived from the first name of her great-grandfather Emmanuel.
Emmy Rossum has worked with both of her favorite actors; Sean Penn in "Mystic River" and Miranda Richardson in "Phantom of the Opera."
Emmy Rossum made her directorial debut with a season 7 episode of "Shameless."
Emmy Rossum is married to writer/director Sam Esmail, creator of the acclaimed TV series "Mr. Robot."
In 2005, Emmy Rossum received a Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webbers smash musical "Phantom of the Opera."
At age 13, Emmy Rossum made her feature film debut in "Songcatcher," for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination in the Best Debut Performance category.
Emmy Rossum made her television debut in 1997 on the daytime soap opera "As the World Turns."
She auditioned for the role of Sue Storm in Fantastic Four (2015) before Kate Mara was cast.
Born on the same date as Alfie Allen.