Emma Roberts biography
The Art of Getting By
Date of Birth: February 10, 1991
Born in Los Angeles, Emma Roberts is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts. Emma's first film appearances were at the age of nine, in a short film called BigLove (2001) and the big screen motion picture Blow (2001), starring Johnny Depp.
At ten, she had the chance to work with her Oscar-winning aunt, Julia Roberts, in the family film Grand Champion (2002), about a prize-winning calf, then traveled to Vancouver, where she shot Spymate , another family film, this one about a chimp. Though filmed in 2003, it wasn't released in theaters until 2006.
In 2004, Emma gained a lot of attention when she landed the lead role in the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous, about a girl named Addie who sings her emotions. In between seasons of the successful series, Emma fit in a role in another major motion picture, Aquamarine (2006), this time alongside Sara Paxton, at the time the star of the Discovery Kids' show, Darcy's Wildlife. In the film, Emma plays a girl whose best friend is about to move away to Australia, and she feels powerless to stop it until she meets a mermaid (Paxton) who asks for her help and promises to grant a wish in return.
With two season of Unfabulous in the can, in January 2006 Emma began filming the title role in Nancy Drew (2007) for Warner Bros. Pictures, followed by the role of a spoiled teen who is sent to a strict English boarding school in Wild Child (2008). She starred in the popular kids' movie Hotel for Dogs (2009) alongside Disney channel star Jake T. Austin and was one of an all star cast in Valentine's Day (2010). Some of her other film roles include the romantic drama The Art of Getting By (2011) about two friends, the drama Virginia (2012) about a sheriff who discovers that his daughter is dating the son of his psychologically disturbed mistress, and the 2012 comedy Celeste and Jesse Forever about a divorcing couple who try to maintain a friendship as they start seeing other people.
In recent years she's starred in a diverse range of films, including the comedy We're the Millers (2013), the drama Palo Alto (2013), the dramedy Adult World (2013), the biopic I Am Michael (2015), the romantic comedy Ashby (2015), the crime thriller Nerve (2016), and the dramatic biopic Billionaire Boys Club (2016).
In addition to her film roles, Emma made a guest appearance on the series Drake & Josh and provided the vocals for the song "If I Had My Way" for Disney's feature film Ice Princess (2005). She currently stars on the FOX black comedy/horror series Scream Queens (2015-).
She lives in Los Angeles. In her spare time, Emma enjoys swimming, reading and spending time with her family, including her younger half-sister, Grace. In the summer of 2011, Emma was reportedly dating Glee star Chord Overstreet, but by 2013, she was linked to Evan Peters, one of the stars of the TV series American Horror Story. In July 2013, while he was filming X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) in Montreal, the two were overheard fighting in their hotel room. Police were called and when they arrived, saw Evan had a bloody nose. They arrested Emma but released her hours later after Evan refused to press charges.
Emma Roberts Filmography
The Art of Getting By
Running Time: 84 min.
June 17, 2011 (limited)
November 29, 2011
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