On August 2008, Emmy was signed by MGM Consumer Products as the official spokesperson for their cause-oriented marketing campaign called PiNKiTUDE. PiNKiTUDE, working with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is active in the global movement fighting breast cancer.
Emmy divides her time between staying at her apartment in New York City and her house in Los Angeles where she works.
Emmy loves to go deep-sea fishing. She also loves to go to concerts, watch movies, and hike when she is not working.
Among her musical influences are Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, and Evanescence. Emmy finds inspiration from pop-rock electronica, new age, and cal music and loves music by David Gray, Damien Rice, Elliott Smith, Jem, and Sigur Ros. Her musical style is classified as ambient pop.
Emmy looks for a smart guy with whom she can banter with. She also finds honesty to be a guy's important trait. She finds arrogance as the biggest turn-off in a guy.
Emmy is 5' 5¼" (1.66 m) tall.
Her nicknames are Em and Emmy Grey.
In 1996, Emmy graduated from Spence School, a private girls school, in Manhattan, New York.
Emmy dated Frenchman David Wildenstein, who comes from a wealthy art-dealing family, from 2004 to November 2005.
While she was filming The Phantom of the Opera in London, Emmy took cooking classes at Cordon Bleu. She is a very good cook whose specialty is creme brulee.
In 1995, Emmy was part of the Children's Chorus in Queen of Spades performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Emmy is Dutch and Scot-Irish. She is Jewish.
It took three days for Emmy and co-star Patrick Wilson to shoot "All I Ask of You" in The Phantom of the Opera. It was complex because of the snow falling down and Emmy had to kiss Patrick so much that her lips swelled up and she had to use an ice pack in between takes.
Emmy's secret ambition is writing, directing, and producing.
Emmy's most prized possession is her teddy bear Huggy which she has had since day one.
Emmy obtained her high school diploma online via a Stanford University program. She also attended Columbia University.
Emmy Rossum's Awards and Nominations:
2000 - Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot - Supporting Young Actress, Genius (nominated)
2001 - Independent Spirit Award, Best Debut Performance, Songcatcher (nominated)
2004 - National Board of Review Award, Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress, The Phantom of the Opera (won)
2005 - Young Artist Award, Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress, The Phantom of the Opera (won)
2005 - Golden Satellite Award, Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, The Phantom of the Opera (nominated)
2005 - Online Film Critics Society Award, Best Breakthrough Performance, The Phantom of the Opera (nominated)
2005 - Golden Globe Award, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, The Phantom of the Opera (nominated)
2005 - Critics Choice Award, Best Young Actress, The Phantom of the Opera (won)
2005 - Saturn Award, Best Performance by a Younger Actress, The Phantom of the Opera (won)
2005 - MTV Movie Award, Breakthrough Female, The Day After Tomorrow (nominated)
Ice Cream was part of Emmy's diet when filming for the movie The Phantom of the Opera because producers want her throat to be kept clear for her singing parts.
Emmy: Everything in the world moves so quickly that it's hard to slow down for a second, to reach out to someone in a real way. I think that falling in love and finding someone to trust is difficult and scary.
Emmy: I'm heavy on preparation... some actors come to the set and don't know what scene they're playing, but that would make me crazy. It's not about control but perfectionism - my biggest vice and one of my biggest assets.
Emmy: I didn't go through high school in a normal way, and I think I left school before anything got really, really catty. I mean, Hollywood can be pretty catty too, which is why I don't hang out with a lot of actors. That's the way it is: Hollywood is like high school.
Emmy: The adult roles are a lot meatier - you're not always just the daughter or the girlfriend or whatever.
Emmy: (on her debut album) I think too many times you come across lyrics that sound like you've heard them before or you can't really relate to them. And I think that I write songs that sound fresh and sensual in kind of a layered, lush way. But I also think that they are real, and that's why I wanted to call the record Inside Out.
Emmy: You know, one thing no one talks about are the thinny-thins in our culture right now. It really kind of bugs me and really confuses me. I don't think that's something to aspire to... They have relatively nothing to offer the world besides the fact that they look very, very thin... It's not something that girls should idealize. It's not even sexy.
Emmy: I guess being sexy is cool. I'm cool with that, if people think that I'm sexy. It's not something that I really try to achieve; I just try to be myself and that's just kind of the honest answer.
Emmy: I love doing films. I love connecting with people in that way and I love telling stories. I also love live performance and I love this music and I want to share it with as many people as possible.
Emmy: I guess the reason I love music so much is because when I found the opera – when my second grade teacher sent me over there – I really felt like I found my place in the world.
Emmy: Parents should teach their kids to be realistic, strong and self reliant. Tough love was a strategy that my mother utilized and it really helped me know where the boundaries were. This helped foster a sense of security in me that is really wonderful.
Emmy: I know that I am my worst critic. I know that if I can walk away from the set at the end of the day and feel that I did the best job I could and feel proud, that's what will satisfy me.
Emmy: (on how Opera has prepared her in being an actress) They taught me a combination of heavy preparation and in the moment spontaneity because there's no such thing as a second take in live theater. They teach you to be prepared and to respond naturally in the moment and I think that's something I've taken with me too.