Emmy Rossum is sexy

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Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum (born September 12th 1986) is an American actress & singer-songwriter. She has starred in films such as The Day After Tomorrow, Poseidon, The Phantom of the Opera & Dragonball Evolution.
Rossum was born in New York City, New York, the only child of Cheryl, a single mother who worked as a corporate photographer & an investment banker. She was named after her grandfather, whose 1st name was Emanuel. However, she was given the name Emmanuelle, using the feminine spelling. Her parents divorced when her mother was pregnant. Rossum was raised by her mother and has only met her father twice. Her song "Anymore," from her album Inside Out, is based on this experience. Her family is Jewish. She is the niece of Vera Wang, to who she is related by marriage.

Upon singing "Happy Birthday" in 12 different keys, Rossum was welcomed to join the Metropolitan Opera Children's Chorus by chorus director Elena Doria. Over the course of 5 years, she sang onstage & had the chance to perform with other opera greats, such as Plácido Domingo & Luciano Pavarotti. For $5–10 a night, Rossum sang in 6 different languages, in 20 different operas, including La bohème, Turandot, a Carnegie Hall presentation of La damnation de Faust & A Midsummer Night's Dream. She also worked under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli in Carmen. Rossum joked in interviews that her vocal talent & affinity for music developed because her mother always listened to classical music & operas while she was pregnant with her.

By age 12, Rossum had grown too big for the children's costumes. An increasing interest in pursuing acting led to taking classes with Flo Salant Greenberg of The Actor's Workshop in New York City. She also hired an agent, & subsequently, auditioned for many acting roles.
The year 1997 saw Rossum's TV debut with a guest appearance on Law & Order as Alison Martin. In 1999, she had a recurring role as the original Abigail Williams in the long-running daytime soap opera As the World Turns. She also had a guest role as Caroline Beels in Snoops. Rossum was nominated for a Young Artist Award nomination in 1999 for Best Performance in a TV Movie for her work in the made-for-tv movie Genius. Following that movie, she played a young Audrey Hepburn in the ABC TV movie The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000).

Rossum made her big screen debut in 2000's Songcatcher as Deladis Slocumb, an Appalachian orphan. Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, the film won the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance. For her role, Rossum received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance & also had the opportunity to sing a duet with Dolly Parton on the Songcatcher soundtrack.

Variety magazine named Rossum as "1 of the 10 to Watch" in 2000. In Nola (2003), Rossum played the title character, who was an aspiring songwriter. In her 1st major studio film, Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, Rossum starred as Katie Markum, the ill-fated daughter of small-business owner Jimmy Markum, played by Sean Penn. As Katie, Rossum was said to have "projected an aura of innocence that made her character's tragic death memorable & heartbreaking."

Following Mystic River, Rossum had a breakthrough role as Laura Chapman in the Roland Emmerich eco-disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. She later returned to New York, where she was the last to audition, in full costume & make-up, for the coveted role of Christine Daae in the on-screen adaptation of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. Following an international search for talent, & having nearly missed the audition on account of a family engagement, Rossum was asked to audition in person for Webber at his home in New York. After seeing her audition, Webber felt she proved her ability to play the young opera singer who becomes the object of the phantom's obsessive love. For her role as Christine Daae, Rossum received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical or comedy. She is the youngest actress ever to be nominated for that particular award. She also received a Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actress, along with a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor & other awards.

In 2006, Rossum appeared in Poseidon - Wolfgang Petersen's high-budget remake of the disaster film The Poseidon Adventure. She played Jennifer Ramsey, the daughter of Kurt Russell's character, Robert Ramsey. As Jennifer, she is described as a 19 year old heroine because she is not a damsel in distress, & is very proactive & strong in all situations. Rossum also appeared as Juliet Capulet in a 2006 Williamstown Theatre Festival production of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.

In early 2009 Rossum appeared in the ripoff movie Dragonball Evolution. Rossum described her action role in Dragonball as the hardest thing she's ever done. Her next big screen venture is the indie Dare.
Rossum is a 2001 graduate of the Spence School, a private school in Manhattan. She received her high school diploma at 15 years old via online extension courses offered by Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY). She currently attends Columbia University.

Rossum is a YouthAIDS ambassador. She is also the official spokesperson for "PiNKiTUDE" - a campaign to help raise breast cancer awareness.

Rossum is gluten-intolerant. She revealed to MTV News that she is allergic to wheat after MTV News gave her a cupcake on-camera to celebrate her 22nd birthday; she was only able to eat the frosting.

Rossum was married to music executive Justin Siegel for a year & a half before he filed for divorce in 2009. Rossum is currently dating Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz.

Movies she's been in:
Songcatcher as Deladis Slocumb
It Had to Be You as Young Girl
An American Rhapsody as Sheila (at age 15)
Happy Now as Nicky Trent / Jenny Thomas
Passionada as Vicky Amonte
Nola as Nola
Mystic River as Katie Markum
The Day After Tomorrow as Laura Chapman
The Phantom of the Opera as Christine Daae
Poseidon as Jennifer Ramsey
Dragonball Evolution as Bulma
Dare as Alexa Walker

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