Daughter of Eric Roberts, Emma was born in February 1991 in New York. Having been born into a house of major Hollywood talent (aunt Julia Roberts as well as father Eric), there was little doubt as to what career Emma would pursue. By the time she made her debut in “Blow” by Ted Demme in 2001, Emma knew she would be devoting her life to the entertainment industry.
Prior to her break out three years later, Emma honed her skills in family fare such as “Grand Champion” and “Spymate.” But with the release of the much anticipated Nickelodeon series “Unfabulous” in fall 2004, Emma began a skyrocketing, audacious rise to the top of the teen idol front covers, snagging some Young Artists Award nominations and a host of other prizes along the way. It was only a matter of time before Emma branched into sound recording, and her 2005 record Unfabulous and More: Emma Roberts peaked at #46 on Billboard’s Top Heartseekers.
Emma often contributes songs to the soundtracks of various projects in which she’s involved, such as the 2006 film “Aquamarine.” But it was summer 2007 in which Emma landed a leading role in the tentpole adaptation of “Nancy Drew,” the adventure comedy co-starring Josh Flitter that grossed around $25 million. Emma also had the lead in “Hotel for Dogs” opposite Lisa Kudrow and Don Cheadle. But 2009 has also marked a new direction for Emma, as she hopes to attract a new fan base with her GQ photo shoot and riskier projects she vows to undertake in the near future.
Emma Roberts in GQ
Emma on the Web
Emma’s ultimate web resource guide.
TV Guide: Emma Roberts
Photo, bio and video clips of Emma.
Filmography, bio and links to recent projects.
Enormous bio chaptered by career highlights.
Pages on all of Emma’s films.
Page devoted to Emma’s music.
Chat with Emma regarding “Nancy Drew.”
Julia’s Niece is All Grown Up
A short profile on the actress by GQ.
Emma on Video
Behind the Scenes with Zac Efron
Emma and Zac doing a photo shoot.
Chuck the Movie Guy
Talking with Emma, JoJo and Sara Paxton.
Emma on Leno
Emma chats with Jay and Paul Giamatti.
“Hotel For Dogs” Interview
Emma talks about making the film.
Emma on the Screen
“Unfabulous” put Emma on the map in which she stars as Addie Singer. She’s Claire in “Aquamarine,” Nancy Drew in the film of the same name, Poppy in “Wild Child,” Adrianna in “Lymelife,” Wilma in the direct to DVD “The Flight Before Christmas,” Andi in “Hotel for Dogs,” and Abby in “The Winning Season.”
Following her appearance in GQ, Emma will star in “Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac” with a yet-to-be-determined release date.
“I think ever little girl’s dream is to be a mermaid or to see a mermaid. People from different cultures and centuries have the same idea of what mermaids are so that’s maybe a cool thing to think about.”