Emmanuelle Grey “Emmy” Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her portrayal of Fiona Gallagher in the television series Shameless. Her role in Mystic River (2003) initially brought her recognition. She starred in the science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in the film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera (2004). In 2007, Rossum released her debut album, Inside Out. She also released a Christmas EP the same year, titled Carol of the Bells. In 2013, she released a follow-up album called Sentimental Journey.
Emmanuelle Grey Rossum was born on September 12, 1986, in New York City. She is the only child of Cheryl Rossum, a single mother who worked as a corporate photographer. Her parents separated while her mother was pregnant, and as of 2007, she had met her father twice. Rossum’s mother is Jewish (of Russian-Jewish descent), whereas her father is Protestant (of English and Dutch ancestry). Rossum identifies as Jewish, and has stated that her mother instilled in her the “Jewish code of ethics and morals”. She was named for her great-grandfather, whose first name was Emanuel, using feminine spelling. She is a relative, by marriage, of designer Vera Wang, who was married to Rossum’s cousin, investor and real-estate developer Arthur P. Becker.