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EMMY ROSSUM has been captivating audiences with her diverse, extraordinary talents for over a decade. Rossum's 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 can currently be seen starring in Showtime's dark comedy series, Shameless, which began its ninth season in January. Based on the long-running British series of the same title, Shameless, from Warner Bros. TV and John Wells Productions, revolves around the Gallaghers, a working-class Chicago clan dealing with the recession. The mother is not present, and the alcoholic patriarch (William H. Macy) usually ends up passed out on the living-room floor, so their smart but unpredictable 18-year-old daughter, Fiona (Rossum), is tasked with keeping her five younger brothers and sisters on the straight and narrow. Rossum made her directorial debut on the series in the seventh season for the episode I Am a Storm, and directed on the series for the second time for the eighth season episode Frank's Northern Shuttle Express. Rossum also had the opportunity to direct an episode on another John Wells series, TNT's Animal Kingdom. Additionally, Rossum recently directed an episode of Amazon's new Modern Love series, based on The New York Times column of the same name, that is set to air in 2019.

In 2018, Rossum appeared opposite Will Forte in the Netflix original film A Futile And Stupid Gesture. The film follows the success of National Lampoon in the 1970's and 80's. Rossum's other film credits include COMET opposite Justin Long and Shawn Christensen's Before I Disappear, based on the 2012 Oscar-winning short 'Curfew,' which won the prestigious "Audience Award" at SXSW. 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 2019, Rossum can be seen starring as Angelyne in an untitled miniseries about the woman behind LA's mysterious billboards.

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 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.

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