Emmanuelle Grey “Emmy” Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody, (2001) and Passionada (2002). Her role in Mystic River (2003) garnered her wider recognition. She starred in the blockbuster film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in The Phantom of the Opera (2004). She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball: Evolution, (2009) and Dare (2009).
In 2007, Rossum released her debut album Inside Out. She also released a Christmas EP the same year titled Carol of the Bells. She currently stars on the Showtime dramedy Shameless, as Fiona Gallagher.
Rossum was born in New York City, the only child of Cheryl, a single mother who worked as a corporate photographer and an investment banker. She was named after her great-grandfather, whose first name was Emanuel, using the feminine spelling Emmanuelle. She is the niece of designer Vera Wang, to whom she is related by marriage. Rossum’s mother is Jewish and her father is Protestant. She is part of Russian heritage. Her parents divorced before she was born and she only met her father twice while growing up.