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 blossoming young woman takes it all in stride – she’s clearly been doing it for a long time. She's taking some stabs at trying to better herself and improve her lot in life, but the Gallagher in her is making it an uphill battle.
Actress and 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. 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-starring appearances on LAW & ORDER and THE PRACTICE.
In film, Rossum can be seen in YOU'RE NOT YOU, alongside Josh Duhamel and Hilary Swank. Rossum will also be seen in Shawn Christensen's BEFORE I DISAPPEAR, based on the 2012 Oscar® winning short CURFEW, which won the prestigious Audience Award at South By Southwest, as well as COMET, opposite Justin Long, which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2014. Other film credits include Warner Bros.' BEAUTIFUL CREATURES and DARE, alongside Zach Gilford; DRAGONBALL; POSEIDON; THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW with Jake Gyllenhaal, and the Clint Eastwood directed 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 1940's 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 the Youth Ambassador for the international organization Youth AIDS, which works to educate young people in sixty countries on the prevention and treatment of AIDS. Rossum travels internationally, raising awareness of the pandemic by speaking at schools, universities, and government forums.
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 Los Angeles.