Attended the Spence School in Manhattan, an elite private girls school that was also attended by Gwyneth Paltrow.
Has appeared in 20 different operas singing in five languages.
Had never seen the stage version of The Phantom of the Opera prior to filming it.
First appeared on stage at age seven when she was chosen to join the New York Metropolitan's opera.
Is a trained opera singer.
Emmy Rossum Detailed Biography -
At only 18 years old, Emmy Rossum is all ready to fill the shoes as the next big thing, but you probably didn't know that. Popping up in entertainment magazines all over the world for the past year, Emmy has been deemed a bonafide star before even becoming one. With a natural talent for acting and looks so sweet she could sell Girl Scout cookies, Emmy is a rising star with plenty of similarities to Liv Tyler. Born and raised in New York, Emmy displayed a musical talent at a young age when she joined the Metropolitan Opera's Children's Choir, performing with the likes of such musical talents as Placido Domingo and Pavarotti. Curious about a career in TV, Emmy made her television debut on the daytime soap opera "As the World Turns," garnering plenty of attention and quickly attaining roles on the made-for-TV movie "Genius" and the ABC original movie "The Audrey Hepburn Story," receiving critical praise for both.
After guest-starring on several other shows including "Snoops" and "Law & Order," Emmy's most important appearance came as a young client on the hit drama "The Practice." Her role on "The Practice" began a snowball of offers that continued to grow with every year. Emmy finally broke into film in 2000 in a number of small independent features before snatching a part as the daughter of Sean Penn in the highly praised 2003 drama "Mystic River." With a solid belief from film critics that she's bound for stardom and a growing filmography of award-winning indies and big-budget productions, Emmy's success will rest on her own talents when she sets out to prove everyone right.