Emma Roberts Career Milestones
Birth Name: Emma Rose Roberts
Birth Date: February 10, 1991
Birth Place: Rhinebeck, New York, USA
Emma Roberts is an undeniable talent who has amassed an impressive career over the course of a decade. Roberts recently completed production on Gavin Wiesen’s The Art of Getting By starring alongside a cast including Freddie Highmore, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Alicia Silverstone and Rita Wilson. In this indie romantic comedy, Roberts introduces the role of ‘Sally Howe’ who catches the heart of ‘George’ (Freddie Highmore), a boy who is completely opposed to doing homework.
Roberts was last seen in the British independent thriller 126.96.36.199. directed by BAFTA winner Noel Clarke. 188.8.131.52. was released exclusively in the UK in the summer of 2010.
Roberts recently co-starred in Joel Schumacher’s Twelve, based on the novel by Nick McDowell. The film co-stars Chace Crawford, Kiefer Sutherland, 50 Cent and Ellen Barkin and was shot in New York during the summer of 2009. “Twelve” premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
In It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Roberts starred opposite Viola Davis, Lauren Graham and Zach Galifianakis which Focus Features released. She stars in the indie drama What’s Wrong with Virginia, opposite Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly, directed by Dustin Lance Black (Oscar winner for “Milk”) and Executive Produced by Gus Van Sant. What’s Wrong with Virginia premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
In February 2010, Roberts co-starred alongside Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner, Ashton Kutcher, Carter Jenkins and Julia Roberts in the romantic comedy VALENTINE’S DAY. Jenkins and Roberts re-team after sharing the screen in “Unfabulous” to play a young couple who are contemplating whether to take a crucial step in the relationship. The film is directed by Gary Marshall and was released by Warner Bros.
In 2009, Roberts starred in several films, two of which screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Roberts headlined the Dreamworks hit film HOTEL FOR DOGS as one of two orphaned street kids who convert an old-abandoned hotel into an elaborate fantastical place for stray dogs. Lisa Kudrow and Don Cheadle co-star and the film has grossed over 113 million dollars worldwide.
Roberts co-starred in the ensemble drama Lymelife, Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese. In the story, she portrays a young ‘Long Island Lolita’ in the late 70’s opposite Alec Baldwin, Cynthia Nixon and Rory Culkin. The Derek Martini directed coming-of-age independent premiered to critical acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival and was awarded with the International Critics Prize. It was screened at The Sundance Film Festival to further acclaim.
That same year, Roberts wrapped production on the independent film The Winning Season, opposite respected actor Sam Rockwell. In the film, directed by James Strouse (Grace Is Gone) Roberts plays a member of a local high school girls’ basketball team coached by a “has been” (Rockwell) who is seeking redemption. The Winning Season also premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and audience praise.
In Summer, 2007, Roberts starred as Nancy Drew in a big screen adaptation of the classic teenage detective novels for Warner Brothers Pictures. The film was directed by Andrew Fleming and produced by Jerry Weintraub. That same year, Roberts was awarded as the “ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow.”
From 2004-2007, Roberts starred as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon hit comedy series “Unfabulous,” created by Sue Rose. It was one of the highest rated “tween” series on television. The show tells the story of a teenage girl who must deal with the trials of growing up, fitting in and being popular. Addie relays her teen angst through writing music and singing songs.
Upon landing her very first audition, Roberts booked the role of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz’s daughter in Blow, which was directed by the late Ted Demme for New Line Cinema. Soon after, she starred in the Sundance short film “Big Love” directed by Leif Tilden and starring Sam Rockwell. Roberts went on to play one of the lead roles in the independent feature film “Grand Champion” opposite Joey Lauren Adams and directed by Barry Tubb.
After the successful premiere of “Unfabulous,” she starred in the Fox 2000 film AQUAMARINE. Based on the Alice Hoffman novel of the same name, it is the story of two teen girls who discover a mermaid after their coastal town is ravaged by a hurricane. The film was directed by Elizabeth Allan and produced by Susan Cartsonis.
Roberts has appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, Elle Girl and has been profiled in Time, People and The New York Times, among others. Roberts was the face of legendary handbag maker Dooney & Bourke. Her campaign ran exclusively in Teen Vogue magazine. She is also a new face of Neutrogena.
Originally from New York, Roberts currently resides in Los Angeles.