|Birth Name: Emma Rose Roberts
Birth Place: Rhinebeck, New York, US
Date of Birth: February 10, 1991
Height: 5ft 1 ½ (1,57 m)
Mother: Kelly Cunningham
Father: Eric Roberts
|001. Biography (below)
003. Facts & Trivia
005. IMDB Profile
006. Official Instagram
Emma Rose Roberts (born February 10, 1991) is an American actress. After making her film debut as Kristina Jung in the crime film Blow (2001), Roberts gained recognition for her lead role as Addie Singer on the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous (2004–2007). She released her debut studio album Unfabulous and More in 2005. Roberts then appeared in numerous films, including Aquamarine (2006), Nancy Drew (2007), Wild Child (2008), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Valentine’s Day (2010), It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010), and The Art of Getting By (2011).
Looking for more mature roles, Roberts obtained starring roles in the films Lymelife (2008), 18.104.22.168. (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Adult World (2013), We’re the Millers (2013), Palo Alto (2013), The Blackcoat’s Daughter (2015), Nerve (2016), Who We Are Now (2017), and Paradise Hills (2019). Roberts gained further recognition for her starring roles in multiple seasons of the FX anthology horror series American Horror Story (2013–present) and for the lead role of Chanel Oberlin on the Fox comedy horror series Scream Queens (2015–2016).
Roberts was born in Rhinebeck, New York, to Kelly Cunningham and actor Eric Roberts. Her parents separated when she was a baby. Through her father’s marriage, she is the stepdaughter of Eliza Roberts and step-granddaughter of David Rayfiel and Lila Garrett. Through her mother’s marriage, she is the stepdaughter of musician Kelly Nickels. She has a maternal half-sister, Grace. Her paternal grandmother was acting coach Betty Lou Bredemus (1934–2015), and her aunts are actresses Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan. During her childhood, Emma spent time on the sets of her aunt Julia’s films. These experiences sparked a desire to follow her father and aunts into the film industry. Her mother initially wanted her to have a normal childhood. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent through her father.
Roberts made her acting debut at age nine in Ted Demme’s 2001 drama film Blow. It was the first film for which she auditioned. That year, she also had a role in Leif Tilden’s 10-minute short bigLove, and was an uncredited extra in some scenes featuring her aunt Julia Roberts in America’s Sweethearts. Roberts went on to appear in smaller roles in two family films: in 2002’s Grand Champion, as the sister of the main character Buddy (Jacob Fisher); and in 2006’s Spymate.
In 2004, she began starring as the lead character Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous, which debuted in September of that year. The sitcom earned Roberts several Teen Choice Award and Young Artist Award nominations. In 2006, Roberts returned to the big screen, starring alongside Sara Paxton and singer JoJo in Aquamarine. She won a 2007 Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress in a Feature Film for her role in the film. The film Aquamarine took fifth place at the box office in its opening weekend making $8 million. In early 2006, Roberts finished shooting her title role in Nancy Drew.
Roberts then starred in the comedy film We’re the Millers, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. It was released on August 3, 2013. The film received mixed reviews from critics and was a financial success, grossing over $269 million against a budget of $37 million. Roberts played the lead role in Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, Palo Alto, based on James Franco’s short story collection of the same name. She next appeared in season three of the FX anthology horror series American Horror Story, called American Horror Story: Coven, in a main role from late 2013 through January 2014. Roberts portrayed a self-involved party girl named Madison Montgomery, who also happens to be a telekinetic witch.
Roberts next appeared in the horror film The Blackcoat’s Daughter (also known by its original title February) alongside Kiernan Shipka. Directed by Osgood Perkins, the film premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Roberts played the lead character Chanel Oberlin on Fox’s comedy horror series Scream Queens, alongside Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele. The series was created by American Horror Story producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, with Glee producer Ian Brennan. Roberts then starred alongside Dave Franco in Lionsgate’s adaptation of the young-adult novel Nerve. The film premiered at the SVA Theater on July 12, 2016.
In 2017, Roberts played Jess in the drama film Who We Are Now, released on September 9 at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Later, Roberts returned to American Horror Story, guest starring as newscast reporter Serena Belinda, in its seventh season, Cult, in the episode “11/9”. From April to August 2018, Roberts starred in three films: In a Relationship, Billionaire Boys Club, and Little Italy. She next appeared in American Horror Story: Apocalypse, where she reprised her role of Madison Montgomery for the crossover season, returning to the main cast.
In 2019, Roberts starred in the fantasy drama film Paradise Hills, as Uma. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. In March 2019, it was announced that she would star in two films: Holidate and The Hunt. From September through November 2019, Roberts starred in the ninth season of American Horror Story, subtitled 1984, portraying Brooke Thompson. The season has been described as being heavily influenced by classic horror slasher films such as Friday the 13th and Halloween.
An avid reader, Emma Roberts launched her book club on Instagram, titled Belletrist, in March 2017.