36 years old (Born on September 12, 1986)
American actress and singer-songwriter; She is famous from Christine in The Phantom of the Opera..Shares the same birthday as film composer Hans Zimmer and former Colorado governor Richard Lamm. Has appeared in 20 different operas singing in five languages. Attending Columbia University. She is a fan of Audrey Hepburn. Her favorite actors are Sean Penn (her Mystic River (2003) co-star) and Miranda Richardson (her The Phantom of the Opera (2004) co-star).
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Fun Facts About Emmy Rossum
Currently recording a pop album for Geffen Records [April 2006]
Hobbies include reading, horseback riding, and ballet.
Her father is a banker and her mother is a corporate photographer.
Cousin is Cecilia Becker, daughter of world-famous designer Vera Wang.
In preparation for her role in The Phantom of the Opera (2004), she attended a su00e9ance at the Spiritualist Association of Great Britian, where a medium talked to her about her late grandmother.
Took cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu in London.
Had never seen the stage version of The Phantom of the Opera (2004) prior to filming the screen version.
Her favorite designer is Ralph Lauren.
Is Dutch and Scot-Irish.
Attended the Spence School in Manhattan, an elite private girls` school that was also attended by Gwyneth Paltrow and Kerry Washington.
Made her stage debut at seven years of age (she sang "Happy Birthday" for her audition) at the New York Metropolitan Opera. She made $5 a night singing with the children`s choir. According to her, "There were horses onstage that were getting $150".
Her favorite opera is "Carmen".
Won Best Young Actress in 2004 Critic`s Choice Awards
Has celiac disease, an autoimmune disease in which the body can't tolerant any foods containing gluten and wheat.
Is an only child.
Is a vegetarian.
She obtained her high school diploma online via a Stanford University program.
Her favorite book is John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men".