In 2004, Emily was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress for her role in the TV series Everwood.
In 2003 and 2004, Emily was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice TV Actress - Drama/Action Adventure for her role in the TV series Everwood.
In 2005, Emily was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice TV Chemistry, with her co-star Gregory Smith, for her role in the TV series Everwood.
In 2005, Emily was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice TV Actress: Drama for her role in the TV series Everwood.
In 2012 and 2013, Emily was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of Choice TV Actress: Drama for her role in the TV series Revenge.
In 2010, Emily won a Festival Award by the San Diego Film Festival in the category of Best Actressfor her role in the movie Norman (2010).
In 2010, Emily, as part of the cast of the movie Norman (2010), won a Best of the Fest by the Breckenridge Festival of Film in the category of Best Ensemble Cast.
Emily is an amateur photographer.
Emily studied ballet dancing.
She is Roman Catholic.
Emily was cast as Rebecca in Brothers and Sisters without having to audition for the role.
Emily wears glasses in real life.
Emily's favorite accessories are dainty silver pieces, especially rings and earrings. She has three piercings in each ear.
Emily is a big ice hockey fan, especially of the Canadian national team.
• Cosmetics: Anything Aveda, ChapStick, Kiehl's or M.A.C., a lipgloss, skin creams and a concealer.
• Actors: Kevin Spacey, Josh Hartnett, and Ashton Kutcher.
• Book: A Place Called Freedom by Ken Follett.
• Movie: My Fair Lady
• Music: Ani DiFranco, India Arie, Ben Harper, and Tracy Chapman.
• Holiday: Christmas.
• Snacks: Popsicle, ice cream, especially the Vanilla Caramel Fudge by Ben & Jerry's.
• Hobbies: Photography, yoga, and writing poetry.
• Outdoor Hobbies: Biking, hiking, horseback riding and skiing
• Mom's Home-Cooked Meal: Chicken Caesar Salad
Emily was named one of E! Online's "Sizzlin' 16" in 2003.
Emily has three sisters: Katie, Alison, and Molly.
Emily is 5'8" (1.73 m) tall.
Emily is fluent in three languages: French, Spanish, and English. Her first language is French.
In 2005, the Young Artist Awards Foundation announced Emily's nomination for Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama), Supporting Young Actress in Everwood.
Emily: (on wanting to do different roles) I felt like I was stuck in a rut playing the same thing. I promised myself after leaving Brothers & Sisters that I would only do something that made me happy, that excited me, that was different. I wasn't going to compromise my creative integrity just for money, or to stay relevant.
Emily: People were very free in Quebec. We would go to bars sometimes. I think about how old I was at that time. How on earth were we able to get into these places?
Emily: (on being typecasted) I wouldn't have labeled myself a girl-next-door. I just think I had the look to play those characters. I was a good kid, but I definitely had my moments of rebellion.
Emily: (on privacy) It should be illegal for people to stalk you with cameras. It's really invasive. How do you enjoy a moment? I see how people spiral out of control.
Emily: (on getting her role in Revenge) They could've hired someone with a bigger name and banked on that for Revenge. They took a chance on me, and it's brought on a whole new collection of opportunities.
Emily: (on getting her driver license) I'm in a driving school now and will get the licence in May. My mom is already planning of buying an extra safe car so that I wouldn't get into an accident.
Emily: (on the cast of TV series of Everwood) The people on Everwood are unbelievably talented and down to earth. And to top it off, people seem to really like the show. I wake up every day, stunned, that I get to do this for a living.
Emily: (on what she did between seasons two and three of Brothers and Sisters) I had all these big plans â€" I love to spend my time off traveling, running around the world â€" but I wanted to be with my family. So I spent the month at home in Canada, eating my momâ€™s home cooking.
Emily: (on the emotions needed for her role on Everwood) It's my job to dig down deep and find those parts of you. Everyone has an evil side, everyone has a drug addict in them. That's my job to find those characteristics and make them shine.
Emily: (on what kind of pet she'd like) My idea of a perfect pet is a really, really big dog! Huge! Unfortunately, I can't have pets right now. There's just not enough time with my schedule. For a while there I thought about getting a cat, but even that seems unfair.
Emily: (on her love of dance) I've been dancing my entire life. Jazz, hip hop, ballet. And then there's tap dancing. I love to tap. My ultimate dream is to do a musical like Singin' in the Rain.
Emily: (on her dream role) Really good movies come from Spain, and it is my dream to get a role from one of those.
Emily: (on her Everwood co-star Gregory Smith) We hit it off right away. There's really good chemistry between our characters, and he's also become a really good friend of mine. It ends there, though. I don't have a crush on him, although I think everybody should! He's so shy; he's going to love that.
Emily: I don't dig parties. I rather sit at home with my friends and a good movie. Movie night with my girlfriends are the best I know.
Emily: At a party, I am the kind of girl who will wait until the end of the night before I really get going. I'm a little anti-social at first, but I'm not immune to dancing on tables either.
Emily: The spotlight does put pressure on certain aspects of my life. I've given up looking for a boyfriend. That's not to say I won't be intersted if the right guy comes along. But I'm not in a hurry.
Emily: You put the picture of the ideal person in your head and then someone comes along and they don't fit that ideal at all. But somehow there is something about them that is so attractive. Everyone that I have fallen for has not fit that ideal at all.