Music is one of the oldest professionals that will never die and actually tends to get better with time. At the same time, the content and the type of music changes with time and it is only the sharp and updated artists who survives in this. Emmy Rossum is one of the young artists who have taken her time to study what music means in her generation and has capitalized on that. Continue reading to learn more of Emmy’s early life and net worth in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Emmy was born Emmanuelle Grey Rossum on 12th Sep 1986 and she hails from New York City. Emmy’s mom is known as Cheryl Rossum and is a single mom who works as a corporate photographer. Cheryl is very proud of her only child Emmy Rossum for her achievements in life. Rossum’s mom separated when Cheryl was still pregnant and Emmy has only been able to meet him twice since 2007.
Emmy’s mom is Jewish and has a Russian Jewish descent while her father is a protestant of Dutch and English ancestry. Emmy has however identified herself as a Jewish as she has been brought up by her mom since childhood and she has confessed that her mom has instilled Jewish morals and code of ethics in her since she was born.
Emmy attended Spence school in Manhattan but dropped out after a few years to pursue her career opportunities. She however went back to school (although she did online studies) and graduated from high school with a diploma at the age of fifteen. The online courses she did were offered by Stanford University via a program known as Education Program for Gifted Youths. After graduating from high school, Emmy joined Columbia University where she studied French, art history and philosophy.
Emmy married Justin Siegel (a music executive) on 17th February 2008 but they never presented themselves as married publicly. They claimed to be in a relationship until 25th September 2009 when they filed a divorce in Los Angeles claiming they had irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized on 28th December 2010.
Five years later, Rossum got engaged to Sam Esmail who was a writer/director after dating for two years. The couple officiated their marriage on 28th May 2017.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Emmy’s first appearance on television was in August 1997 in the daytime soap opera known as “As the World Turns” where she took the character of the original Abigail Williams. In the same year, she had a guest role in Snoops as Caroline Beels. Her star however, shone brighter in 1999 when she was nominated as the Best Performance in the Young Artist Award after appearing in a TV Movie.
In 2000’s Emmy made her first appearance on films when she was 13 years of age in Songcatcher where she acted as an Appalachian orphan by the name Deladis Slocumb. The film debuted at the Sudance Film Festival and won an award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. At the same time, Rossum was nominated for Best Debut Performance and she was given an Independent Spirit Award.
This marked as the beginning of her acting career and she later appeared in different television shows and films like: Poseidon Adventure, Dragonball Evolution, Daily Bread, Shameless, I Am A Storm and You, The Day After Tomorrow, Beautiful Creatures and Before I disappear among others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Emmy Rossum is a successful celebrity whose net worth is estimated to be $15 million. This is majorly from her artistic gifting as a song writer and an actress. Emmy can be said to be among the most successful artists in her generation since she’s just starting off in her career.
Emmy Rossum has risen very fast in her career as an artist. Other than acting, Rossum is also a successful singer and song writer. She released her first album in July 2007 and since then she has released several more albums. Rossum gives great concentration to both her acting and singing career.