What Is Emmy Rossum's Net Worth?

She is an American actress and singer-songwriter who has a net worth of $12 million. Emmy Rossum first gained attention for her appearances in the films “Songcatcher” and “Mystic River” as a teenager. She went on to have prominent roles in “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” and was a cast member of the American television series Shameless.

Emmy Rossum Career

Emmanuelle Grey Rossum, better known as Emmy Rossum, was born in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in 1986. When her parents divorced before she was born, she was raised by a single mother. On her mother’s side, Rossum is Russian-Jewish, while on her father’s side, she is English and Dutch. Rossum joined the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus at the age of seven. For the next five years, she appeared on stage in operas like “La bohème” and “Turandot,” frequently. She attended acting training with Flo Salant Greenberg of The New Actors Workshop and Terry Knickerbocker, an acting teacher.

Rossum attended Manhattan’s Spence School for many years before dropping out to focus on her business. She went on to earn a BA from Columbia University after completing her high school education entirely online. Grace & Glorie” was her first starring role on television in 1996. Next year, she appeared on the daytime CBS soap opera “As the World Turns” and in an episode of “Law and Order,” and she was the first Abigail Williams. The miniseries “A Will of Their Own,” the television picture “Only Love,” the ABC series “Snoops,” and the Disney television film “Genius” followed in the late 1990s.

She made her feature film debut in “Songcatcher,” portraying an Appalachian orphan when she was 13 years old, the same year she played a young Audrey Hepburn in the television movie “The Audrey Hepburn Story”. She received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance for her role as a teenage actress, who also sang a duet with Dolly Parton on the soundtrack. She appeared in “An American Rhapsody” the next year and in the British thriller “Happy Now?” that year. Nola” and “Passionada” were two of her notable roles in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

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Later that year, in Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River,” Rossum played the tragic daughter of Sean Penn’s bereaved father, landing her first significant studio role. While starring in Jake Gyllenhaal’s catastrophe picture, The Day After Tomorrow, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s cinematic adaption of The Phantom Of The Opera, Rossum received even more prominent roles in 2013. Rossum portrayed Christine Daaé, the film’s female lead, in the latter. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her performance. Poseidon was the first remake of the classic disaster film, The Poseidon Adventure, followed by Dare, Inside, Beautiful Creatures, and You’re Not You, which starred Hilary Swank, and Cold Pursuit, which starred Liam Neeson and was an action thriller. Other films in which he has appeared include “Comet,” “You’re Not You,” and “Cold Pursuit.”

Emmy Rossum Personal Life

Rossum tied the knot with Justin Siegel in 2008. They divorced in 2010 after Siegel said they couldn’t reconcile their disagreements. Rossum proposed to her long-term boyfriend of two years, writer and filmmaker Sam Esmail, in 2015. An Orthodox synagogue in New York City hosted their 2017 wedding.

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Additionally, Rossum has been active in a number of activist endeavors. She was a YouthAIDS advocate when she was younger. In 2008, she became the face of Pinkitude, a clothing line that aims to raise breast cancer awareness. The Natural Resources Defense Council Action Fund, Global Green USA, and Best Friends Animal Society have all used her in public service announcements.

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