Fiona Gallagher

Played by Emmy Rossum

Fiona Gallagher

Fiona is in the difficult position of being the oldest of the Gallagher children, so most of the responsibility and child-rearing falls on her young shoulders. This young woman takes it all in stride -- she's clearly been doing it for a long time. Fiona is headstrong and sure of herself in most situations, but she has a wild streak and is often her own worst enemy.

Fiona is in the difficult position of being the oldest of the Gallagher children, so most of the responsibility and child-rearing falls on her young shoulders. This young woman takes it all in stride -- she's clearly been doing it for a long time. Fiona is headstrong and sure of herself in most situations, but she has a wild streak and is often her own worst enemy.

Emmy Rossum

Actress/Singer Emmy Rossum has been captivating audiences with her diverse, extraordinary talents for over a decade. Rossum’s acting performance in SONGCATCHER earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination in the category of Best Debut Performance. Four years later in 2004, her starring performance as Christine in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA earned her a Golden Globe® Award nomination, as well as the National Board of Review’s Best Female Breakthrough Performance’ Award and the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Best Young Actress Award in 2005.

Rossum's previous television credits include guest star appearances on LAW & ORDER and THE PRACTICE.

In film, Rossum will next be seen in the Netflix original film A FUTILE & STUPID GESTURE, directed by David Wain (WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER). The film chronicles the meteoric career of the writer who co-founded NATIONAL LAMPOON in the 1970s. Will Forte, Natasha Lyonne, and Domhnall Gleeson also star.

In 2014, Rossum starred alongside Josh Duhamel and Hilary Swank in YOU'RE NOT YOU. Rossum also appeared in Shawn Christensen’s BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, based on the 2012 Oscar® winning short CURFEW, which won the prestigious Audience Award at SXSW; and starred in COMET opposite Justin Long which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Other film credits include Warner Bros.’ BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, DARE alongside Zach Gilford, DRAGONBALL: EVOLUTION, POSEIDON, THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW with Jake Gyllenhaal, and director Clint Eastwood’s drama MYSTIC RIVER.

In 2007, Rossum recorded her first album for Geffen records, INSIDE OUT, which showcased her classically trained voice as the primary instrument. She wrote and recorded all her own songs. She released her second album, SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY -- a collection of 1940s standards -- in January 2013.

Rossum began her theatrical career at the age of seven when she began singing the children’s roles at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. Between the ages of seven and twelve she was trained there in stagecraft and classical vocal technique and performed in five languages in 20 different operas. 

Rossum is also a vocal supporter of Best Friends Animal Society, a leader in the no-kill movement that runs sanctuaries for homeless pets, and is one of the nation's largest animal rescue organizations.

Rossum was born in New York City in 1986 and attended the Spence School until 1996. She earned her high school degree through Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) and Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD). 

Rossum currently resides in New York.

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