Emma Greenwell: biography
The Connecticut native, but risen in England, Emma Greenwell received wide recognition in movie field in 2012 as a cast member of Showtime’s Shameless. She played Mandy Milkovich. Over the years she filmed in several highly rated TV series and movies. Emma doesn’t have a husband and children. Her net worth is roughly estimated at $2.5 million. She earns an annual salary of over $45,000.
Childhood and youth
Emma’s birthplace was Greenwich. She appeared on January 14, 1989. Her parents were a multinational couple. Emma’s mother came from France, while her father had English roots. He had a job in the US, when a baby, named Emma, appeared in their family. Two years later, Emma, her mother, and father moved to the UK and settled in London.
Emma started interested in acting from an early age and found parents’ support in it. Her mom and dad wanted their daughter to do what she loved. After Emma graduated from high school, the parents sent her to a world-leading higher education provider, LAMDA. In a year, she understood that she didn’t want to do drama and decided to try herself in acting.
Emma started her movie career from seeking roles in England. She got some small roles there but was not successful. The novice actress decided to return to her birthplace, the US and moved to Los Angeles, hoping to give a new impetus to her career. Emma had faced enough problems before she received her first significant role.
In 2012 the Greenwich-born became the cast member of critically acclaimed series Shameless, playing the role of Mandy Milkovich. Emma became the replacement of Jane Levy. Just appeared on big screens, Emma received her first movie role in Mitchell Altieri’s Holy Ghost People in 2013. It was her first headlining feature.
Emma’s English accent became a pleasant surprise for the director. However, in her interview before the movie’s premiere, Greenwell said that it was a huge compliment when people didn’t know she was English.
Greenwell’s role was fundamentally different from her Shameless’ image. That’s why Holy Ghost People delivered a batch of thrills that few expected. The movie’s heavy religious subject provided an interesting and complicated shoot. But Emmy was easy during filming. The set days became her best time. She even forgot they were making a movie. The actresses were staying at a school girl’s summer camp and kayaked to breakfast.
Preparing for her role, Greenwell did a lot of research in religious groups and took an interesting experience. In 2015 Emma wrapped the lead in the feature movie Dare to Be Wild with Tom Hughes. The movie told the story of Irish woman Mary Reynold (Emma Greenwell), which made a journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Emma established herself as Mandy in the massively popular Showtime series Shameless in 2012. The same year, Emma was offered the recurring role in the fantasy horror TV series True Blood based on “The Southern Vampire Mysteries” novels written by Charlaine Harris. Greenwell portrayed the character named Claudia.
After four years of playing Mandy, Greenwell was ready to move on. Then she joked that she wanted her character to be killed. Emma had several projects at the same time, including a role in Hulu’s drama series The Path. She played Mary Cox, an addict with an abusive past who had been saved by the Meyerist Movement – a cult headed by Cal. Emma took part in 36 episodes of The Path.
On June 30, 2019, the new show of Starz, The Rook, aired with eight episodes on the channel. Greenwell portrayed the role of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who woke up at London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory and no way to explain why she was surrounded by a circle of dead bodies.
While trying to piece her memories back together and figure out why she was a target, she returned to the Checquy, where she was a high-ranking official in what amounts to a secret service for people with paranormal abilities, in order to find answers about her own troubled past and to understand what she was truly capable of. It became Emma’s first lead.
Emma was dating her Shameless co-star, Jeremy Allen White, for some time. The duo’s love affair began after Emma replaced Jane Levy in the Showtime’s series. Though Jeremy was two years younger, the two were romantically involved from 2011 to 2017. The couple broke up after the series was over and started working in different places.
There is another boyfriend, with whom Emma is dating now. She has a relationship with Joe Alexander. Emma keeps sharing cute pictures of them via her social media handle, Instagram. Thanks to her well-known stylist, Emma looks like a glossy magazine model.
Greenwell is a young actress, at the beginning of her path to net worth accumulation. She has already earned an impressive sum of net worth around $2.5 million in short span of her career, including all of her properties and earnings. Her salary per episode or set day is unknown. In 2016, her movie, Pride, and Prejudice did an extraordinary job at the box office and succeeded to collect $121.1 million.
- 2013 – Holy Ghost People
- 2015 – Dare to Be Wild
- 2016 – Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
- 2016 – Love & Friendship
- 2016 – Duet
- 2012 – 2016 – Shameless
- 2012 – True Blood
- 2014 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2016 – 2018 – The Path
- 2019 – The Rook