Emmy Rossum Biography
At the age of sixteen, Emmy Rossum decided to pursue acting. In 1997, she was first seen on television in Law & Order. Then it was followed by a recurring role as Abigail Williams in As the World Turns in 1999. Then she appeared in the movie made for television, Genius, for which she was nominated for Best Performance by the Young Artist Award that same year. The following year she played the role of young Audrey Hepburn in The Audrey Hepburn Story.
In 2000, Emmy Rossum appeared in the movie Songcatcher. For her performance, she was nominated for Best Debut Performance from the Independent Spirit Award. She also sang alongside Dolly Parton for the soundtrack of the film. In 2003, Emmy Rossum landed the lead role of Nola in the movie of the same title. Then she was also seen in Mystic River, playing the role of Katie Markum. This was followed by The Day After Tomorrow, where she played opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid.
In 2004, Emmy Rossum was chosen to play the role of Christine Daae in the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers The Phantom of the Opera. She was chosen among the thousands who auditioned internationally. She was nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for her performance.
In 2006, Emmy Rossum was in Wolfgang Petersens Poseidon where she appeared opposite Kurt Russell. The same year, she played the role of Juliet in the production of Romeo and Juliet by the Williamston Theatre Festival.
At present, Emmy Rossum lives in Manhattan and in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her album under Geffen Records. She dated David Wildenstein, from the billionaire art dealing family. Then in 2007, she dated Topher Grace and this lead to paparazzi trying to catch a glimpse of the couple. At present, she is dating Justin Siege, the record producer. When not busy with acting, she spends her time with the activities of YouthAIDS.