Who is Emma Greenwell?

Emma Greenwell was born in Greenwich, Connecticut USA, on 14 January 1989 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds both American and British nationality. She’s an actress who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Caroline Bingley in the 2016 action fantasy comedy movie “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, written and directed by Burr Steers, and which starred Lily James, Sam Riley and Jack Huston. It follows five sisters living in the 19th century England which is almost overrun by zombies, while their parents are forcing them to marry; the movie won one of the four awards for which it was nominated.

Early life and education

Emma spent only the first two years of her life in the US as she then moved to London, England with her British father and her French mother. Her parents prefer to be left out of the spotlight so nothing is known about them, and as Emma hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, she’s believed to be an only child.

Emma attended a local high school at which she became interested in acting, and appeared in numerous plays performed at both the school and a community theatre; she was interested in many other activities including dancing and singing. Upon matriculating in 2007, she enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but stayed there for only around a year before dropping out to focus on her career as an actress.

Roles in TV series

Emma appeared in various plays until 2012, when she made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Claudia in the episodes “Hopeless”, “In the Beginning” and “Somebody That I Used to Know” of the mystery crime drama “True Blood”, created by Alan Ball, and which starred Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Sam Trammell. It follows Sookie Stackhouse who’s a telepathic waitress and who has just learned about an entire strange supernatural world. The series aired from 2008 to 2014 and won 38 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 159 other awards.

The year 2014 saw Emma make a guest appearance as Ellie Porter in the episode “Spring Awakening” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and between 2012 and 2016, she played Mandy Milkovich in the critically acclaimed comedy drama “Shameless”, created by John Wells and Paul Abbott, and which starred Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy and Ethan Cutkosky.

It aired from 2011 to 2021, and follows a loyal and feisty family living in Chicago, and won 16 of the 82 awards for which it was nominated, including two Golden Globe nominations. Between 2016 and 2018, Emma starred as Mary Cox in the drama “The Path”, created by Jessica Goldberg, and which also starred Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. It follows the life of a man who has just converted to a controversial religion, and was nominated for three awards.

Emma’s only other and most recent TV series role has been her portrayal of the main character Myfanwy Thomas in all eight episodes of the science fiction fantasy drama “The Rook”, which also starred Joely Richardson and Jon Fletcher, and follows a woman with extraordinary abilities who’s being followed by paranormal beings. The series was nominated for an American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Motion Picture, Miniseries, or Pilot Made for Television.

Roles in movies

Emma made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of the lead character Charlotte in the 2013 thriller drama “Holy Ghost People”, directed by Mitchell Altieri and which also starred Joe Egender and Brendan McCarthy. It follows Charlotte who’s looking for her missing sister, with the help of the former marine but alcoholic Wayne.

In 2015, she was cast to star as Mary Reynolds in the biographical romantic drama “Dare to Be Wild”, written and directed by Vivienne De Courcy, and which also starred Tom Hughes and Alex Macqueen. It follows the life of the Irishwoman Mary Reynold, who entered the Chelsea Flower Show and won a gold medal – the movie won a Dublin International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film.

Emma Greenwell

In 2016, Emma portrayed Catherine DeCourcy Vernon in the romantic comedy drama “Love & Friendship” written and directed by Whit Stillman, based on the novel “Lady Susan” by Jane Austen. and which starred Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny and Xavier Samuel. It follows Lady Susan Vernon while she’s spending some time with her daughter Frederica at her husband’s family’s estate. The movie was a huge hit, winning seven of the 60 awards for which it was nominated.

Emma’s only other and most recent movie appearance has been her portrayal of Abbie in the 2019 mystery horror drama “Rattlesnake”, written and directed by Zak Hilditch, and in which she starred alongside Carmen Ejogo and Theo Rossi. It follows a mother who has just made a deal with the devil to save her daughter from a rattlesnake bite.

Other credits

Emma has been featured in several short documentary videos, such as “Shameless Season 3: Being Mandy and Mickey Milkovich”, “Shameless Season 3: A Messy Triangle – Lip, Karen and Mandy” both in 2013, and “Behind the Scenes of Love & Friendship” in 2016.

She has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows, including “TakePart Live”, “WGN Morning News” and “The IMDb Show”.

Love life and relationships

In 2011, Emma met the famous American actor Jeremy Allen White on the set of the series “Shameless”, in which he starred as Phillip ‘Lip’ Gallagher, and the two began dating a few weeks later. They could’ve been seen attending most of their red carpet events together, and there are rumors circulating the internet that they were also planning to marry, however, after around six years of dating, in 2017 the two split for unknown reasons but have apparently remained good friends.

Emma hasn’t spoken of any other people whom she has perhaps dated, while there are rumors claiming that she has been in a relationship with the Israeli-American professional basketball player Joe Alexander since 2019. The two have apparently been seen together by a couple of Emma’s fans, but this hasn’t been confirmed nor has Emma commented on this.

As of May 2021, she appears to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Emma enjoys being in nature rather than in overcrowded cities, and her Instagram is filled with pictures taken in a variety of natural locations, such as huge fields of flowers, woods and mountains. She takes good care of her Instagram account, followed by around 220,000 people.

She’s a dog-lover, and her pet dog can be seen featured in a couple of her pictures uploaded onto Instagram.

Emma’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around Europe visiting countries such as Germany, Italy and France. She’s also been to several US states, with her favorite city being Miami in Florida.

She’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, while she also practices yoga and meditates on a daily basis.

In her spare time which is usually late at night, Emma likes to watch movies starring her favorite actor and actress Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie, such as “Good Will Hunting”, “Wanted” and “Girl, Interrupted”.

Age, height and wealth

Emma’s age is 32. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).

As of May 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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