Emma Roberts BiographyEmma Roberts is the daughter of Eric Roberts and the niece of Julia Roberts. When Emma was only 10, she made her acting debut in the film Blow where she played alongside the celebrated Johnny Depp. She is also known for her roles in the movies Nancy Drew, We're the Millers, Nerve, and many others. Net worth: $25 million.
Early Childhood and FamilyHas the stunning actress, the Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts ever thought that February of 1991 would present the world with a sequel to their family talent? That winter month brought Emma Roberts, the niece of the great actress, into this world.
Emma Roberts is the fruit of love of actor Eric Roberts (Julia Roberts’ brother) and model Kelly Cunningham. Unfortunately, the husband did not survive even a year of the family life and left his wife with the baby.
Even though the girl grew up basically without her dad’s involvement, she has always been in good relationships with his sisters, the legendary Julia Roberts and less famous actress Lisa Roberts Gillan.
Aunt Julia was indignant about her brother’s behavior, so she helped Kelly retain custody of the child, and she also purchased a home for the ex-sister-in-law and the niece. The actress loved the girl wholeheartedly, so Emma often spent time on the sets of her aunt's films; and in 2000, Julia Roberts helped her niece to make her first movie appearance. The celebrity played the lead in the comedy America’s Sweethearts, and young Emma appeared in the film for a few seconds; she was not even listed in the credits.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2001, Emma’s mom married again, and shortly after the girl got a new stepfather, she also got a half-sister Grace.
Acting Career Beginning. FilmographyApparently, the acting genes had a great impact on little Emma Roberts. Having tried the taste of it once, she was captivated by acting in films, so she went to one casting after another.
Quite shortly, she got lucky and was cast to play in the biographical drama film Blow that tells a story about the cocaine smuggler George Jung. Johnny Depp starred as the lead and Roberts was supposed to be his daughter who got to experience all the benefits of living with unlawful dad.
Emma Roberts attended the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles but because of all the offers she got after the premiere of Blow, she had to transition to homeschooling.
Roberts’ mom was not so excited about her daughter’s decision. Kelly Cunningham was quite familiar with the other side of the bright show business industry and she didn’t want Emma to take the same path as the notorious Lindsay Lohan; she hoped for a different, more carefree and calmer life for her daughter. However, Emma, who was stubborn and assertive like all the Roberts, managed to insist on her choice.
From 2004 till 2007, Emma Roberts was the star on the Nickelodeon, a channel for children. She had a lead role in the television series Unfabulous, where she played a student musician Addie Singer who was going through her adolescence and experiencing all the drama of that period. According to the story, the lead character writes songs about her everyday life and challenges that teenage girls face; therefore, Roberts had to work on her vocal skills. As a result, in 2005, she released her solo album Unfabulous and More that served as the soundtrack to the abovementioned television series. Afterward, there was another album with the soundtrack for Disney film Ice Princess.
The sitcom Unfabulous brought the rising star recognition and love of millions of teenagers. It also earned Roberts a Teen Choice Award nomination and Young Artist Award nominations.
In 2006, matured, charming, and bearing a strong resemblance to her aunt, Emma Roberts started her modeling career with the brand Dooney & Bourke. That same year, the young actress starred in Aquamarine, where she played mermaids together with Joanna Levesque and Sara Paxton.
The year 2007 was significant for Roberts since she appeared as the lead in the movie Nancy Drew. The actress embodied a much-loved character of detective stories for children and impeccably played the role of an amateur sleuth who is keen on adventures and puzzles.
The comedy Wild Child premiered the next year. Emma Roberts, who had played shrewd and clever Nancy Drew, turned into a spoiled and impudent Poppy Moore who was sent to a boarding school in England by her maddened father.
At the same time, Lymelife, a new drama film starring Roberts was released; it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie once again proved that Emma Roberts had truly outgrown Disney television series and teen comedies, and she could be rightly considered one of the most promising actresses of the new generation.
In 2010, Emma Roberts appeared on the big screen alongside her aunt and the well-known country singer Taylor Swift in the romantic comedy Valentine's Day. The young actress played her role perfectly.
The premiere of the third season of the far-famed television series American Horror Story marked a new stage of Emma Roberts’ acting career and glory. The season that started in 2013 follows an ancient coven. Roberts, who was already 22 then, played Madison Montgomery, a student at the Academy of witches, a drug addict, and a spoiled starlet who grew up in a dysfunctional family.
That same year, the audience saw Roberts’ joint work with Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Poulter in the comedy We're the Millers. Emma played homeless Casey who accompanied a drug smuggler and his fake family.
In the meantime, Roberts continued her steady ascend to the peak of her glory. In 2016, the comedy horror television series Scream Queens, where the young actress played the leading role as Chanel Oberlin, was approved for the second season. Thanks to her brilliant performance in Scream 4 and American Horror Story, Roberts was offered a role in the new season; other candidates weren’t even considered.
In summer 2016, a new thriller adventure film, Nerve, was released. It featured Emma Roberts and Dave Franco who was noted for his brilliant role as a card magician in the film Now You See Me 2 several months prior. In Nerve, Roberts had to immerse in the world of the virtual game of the same name where players receive monetary remuneration for fulfilling various tasks assigned by other participants.
The same year, in 2016, Roberts filmed in the drama Billionaire Boys Club. The film is based on the real-life story about the richest people in the USA and about a grand scam of the group founder.
The year 2018 brought Roberts two anticipated premiers: the thriller Billionaire Boys Club where she co-starred alongside Ansel Elgort and Kevin Spacey as well as Little Italy, a romantic comedy film which, unfortunately, was not so well received by critics and audiences.
Personal LifeEmma, having a capricious and obstinate character, is probably not in a hurry to get hitched. Nowadays, she’s more focused on her career. She hopes that her aunt, who once inspired her to become an actress, will be proud of her niece.
Despite her currently career-oriented life, Emma Roberts did have quite a few boyfriends. However, those relationships were nothing more than just short-term affairs. At some point, Roberts dated actor Alex Pettyfer and then she had a thing for a famous skateboarder Ryan Sheckler.
The only relationship that can be considered a more serious one is the one with Evan Peters. They met while filming the American Horror Story and have dated since 2012.
Even though Peters was a “lobster-guy” with deformed limbs on the set, he was the most charming guy in real life. It’s no wonder Roberts immediately felt attracted to him.
At first, Peters didn’t understand that Roberts had a crush on him, so for some time, he tried to stay away from the very persistent girl. However, the Roberts’ specialty, i.e. determination, played its role, and quite soon the actors announced themselves a couple.
One wouldn’t call their relationship a smooth, steady, and perfect one. In summer 2013, for instance, Roberts was accused of home violence – she broke her boyfriend’s nose during a heated argument. Nevertheless, things gradually moved on and they started thinking about the wedding. In 2014, people noticed an engagement ring with an expensive diamond on Roberts’ finger. A year later, still unmarried, the couple announced that they got tired of each other. However, in the summer of 2016, they were seen together again as they were walking arm in arm down the street in Los Angeles.
In 2020, it became known that Emma Roberts broke the engagement with Evan Peters. According to sources close to the couple, ex-lovers broke up as good friends. And a few weeks later it became known about the new relationship of the actress - Garrett Hedlund became her next lover.
Emma Roberts NowadaysIn 2019, with the participation of Emma Roberts, several major premieres took place. These include "Paradise Hills", in which the actress played the role of Uma, as well as in the next season of the series "American Horror Story: 1984". In 2020, the premiere of the thriller "The Hunt", in which Emma also appeared.
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