Born in Nebraska, Emily got her taste of acting in elementary school. Her talents seemed to lean toward writing, story telling and singing.
As soon as she was able, Emily moved to New York City and began taking up acting roles. While most of her tv roles were guest roles on such shows like Law and Order: Criminal Intent and The Good Wife, her first experience with true success came with her Broadway debut as Anna in the play Spring Awakening.
Inbetween writing and singing, Emily is working on the highly acclaimed AMC series, The Walking Dead as Beth Greene.