Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum is an American actress and singer.
Born and raised in New York City, her mother is Jewish, whereas her father is Protestant.
She began acting as a girl, making her acting debut in Genius (1999), followed by roles in her films, such as Songcatcher (2000), Passionada (2002), and Nola (2003).
Rossum starred in the 2004 sci-fi film The Day After Tomorrow, and also received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in the film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
In 2007, Rossum released her debut album, Inside Out. She also released a Christmas EP the same year, titled Carol of the Bells. In 2013, she released a follow-up album called Sentimental Journey.