New Season Premiere: January 10, 2016

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-starring appearances on LAW AND ORDER and THE PRACTICE.

In film, Rossum was recently seen in YOU'RE NOT YOU alongside Josh Duhamel and Hilary Swank. 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, 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 of 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 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 New York.