Who is Emma Bell?
Emma Jean Bel was born in Woodstown, New Jersey USA, on 17 December 1986 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Parker O’Neil, one of the lead characters in the 2010 adventure thriller movie “Frozen”. It was written and directed by Adam Green, also starred Shawn Ashmore and Kevin Zegers, and follows three skiers who have found themselves stuck on a chairlift. The movie won two of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
Early life, family and education
Emma was raised in Flemington, alongside her brother Chase Sterling Bell, a musician, by their father, producer and reporter Robert M. ‘Rob’ Bell, the owner of the video production company Green Birdie Productions, and their mother Tessa Horan, who was a producer of the American TV news show “60 Minutes”.
Emma’s paternal grandparents are also famous people: her grandmother Elise Emma Stone is a Daughter of the American Revolution, and her grandfather Charles Robert Bell is an Ensign.
She became interested in acting at a very early age, and was 12 when she began appearing in theatre plays. Emma studied at Hunterdon Central Regional High School, was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in various plays performed at the school. Aged 16, she moved to New York City, and enrolled at Talent Unlimited High School, from which she matriculated in 2004.
Emma then chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on acting.
Roles in TV series
Emma made her debut TV series appearance in 2004, when she portrayed Pamela Stewart in the episode “Sins of the Fathers”, of the action crime drama “Third Watch”. She gained recognition two years later, when cast to star as Rachel Fein in the romantic drama “The Bedford Diaries”.
The following years saw her appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Law & Order”, the fantasy drama “Ghost Whisperer”, and the fantasy horror drama “Supernatural”. Between 2010 and 2012, Emma played Amy Harrison in the critically acclaimed horror thriller drama “The Walking Dead”, created by Angela Kang and Frank Darabont, and which starred Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus. The series follows a group of survivors in a world overtaken by zombies, and has won 78 awards, including two Primetime Emmys, and has been nominated for 222 other awards.
Emma’s also popular for her portrayal of Emma Brown in the romantic drama “Dallas”. It was created by David Jacobs and Cynthia Cidre, starred , Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson and Jordana Brewster, and follows two cousins who are fighting over who’ll inherit the family’s oil business.
As the two roles lifted Emma’s popularity, she was invited to make a guest appearance in an episode of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Rizzoli & Isles”, the horror thriller drama “American Horror Story”, and the comedy mini-series “Flip the Script”.
Some of her most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2018 episode “Quintessential Deckerstar” of the crime fantasy drama “Lucifer”, the 2019 episode “Musical Chairs” of the action crime drama “NCIS”, and a 2020 episode of the talk-show “CFF Talks TV SERIES”.
Roles in movies
Emma made her debut film appearance in 2007, with her portrayal of Kate Dorset in the biographical sports drama “Gracie”, and the same year also saw her appear in the drama “The Favor”, and the comedy drama “New York City Serenade”.
She gained recognition in 2011, when she played Molly, one of the lead characters in the action horror thriller “Final Destination 5”. It was written by Eric Heisserer and Jeffrey Reddick, directed by Steven Quale, and also starred Nicholas D’Agosto and Arlen Escarpeta. It follows the people who were rescued from a deadly bridge collapse, while death has now returned to claim their lives. The movie won two of the eight awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Emma’s following notable performances were in the 2013 drama “Life Inside Out”, the 2015 comedy drama “See You in Valhalla”, and the 2016 biographical drama “A Quiet Passion”.
One of the most popular movies in which she has appeared in, is the 2019 romantic comedy “Plus One”.
It was written and directed by Andrew Rhymer and Jeff Chan, starred Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid and Ed Begley Jr., and follows best friends Ben and Alice, who have agreed to attend a friend’s wedding as a couple. It won two awards.
Three of Emma’s most recent movie roles have been in the thriller “Deviant Love” and the horror “Why?” both in 2019, and the 2020 comedy “The Argument”.
In 2013, she sang the song “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair”, in the movie “Life Inside Out”.
In 2016, Emma directed the short movie “Scratch”, and in 2019, she wrote, produced and directed the short film “Between the Pines”.
Emma has been featured in various documentary movies, such as “Three Below Zero”, “Beating the Mountain: Surviving ‘Frozen’” and “The Making of the Walking Dead”.
She has made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, including “Good Morning, Texas”, “From Bottom to Top” and “Dead Talk Live”.
Awards and nominations
Emma has been nominated for five awards, winning three – a 2011 Eyegore Award, a 2019 Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival Award for Best Short Film, for “Between the Pines”, and a 2019 Chelsea Film Festival Award for Best Short Film, for “Between the Pines” as well.
She was also nominated for a 2010 Fright Meter Award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie “Frozen”, and a 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival Lizzie Award for Best Director, for the short movie “Scratch”.
Love life and husband
Emma prefers to keep her private matters to herself, but has still allowed her fans a glimpse at her marriage with Camron Robertson. The two met sometime in the mid-2010s on a movie set, and began dating after only a couple of days.
Gotta get my girl into hiking early! pic.twitter.com/c77jK2kjSP
— Emma Bell (@EmmaBell17) August 10, 2020
What was initially believed would last for only a couple of weeks turned into a long-term relationship, and on 6 October 2018, they exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family members. Most recently on 28 October 2020, Emma gave birth to their daughter, and the family of three seems to be leading a happy life together as of June 2021.
Her husband Camron has eight acting credits to his name, probably known best for his performances in the 2011 mystery horror film “Absentia”, the 2017 comedy movie “Different Flowers”, and the 2018 horror film “Invoking”.
Hobbies and other interests
Emma enjoys spending her spare time in nature, and her Instagram account is filled with pictures taken high up in the mountains, deep in the woods, and close to lakes and seas.
She loves sweets, and will eat anything with chocolate in it.
She also enjoys tasting various cuisines, and her favorite is Italian food.
Emma’s passionate about travelling, and her acting career has taken her to various US states, as well as a couple of European countries, while she’s also travelled for pleasure.
She’s an animal lover, with dogs being her favorites, and her pet dog Brutus can be seen featured in some of her Instagram pictures.
In her spare time, Emma likes to watch movies starring her favorite actor and actress Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, such as “Liar Liar”, “Bruce Almighty” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.
Age, height and net worth
Emma’s age is 34. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 126lbs (57kgs).
As of June 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.