In February 2009, Roberts will be seen in the Universal and Working Title Films' feature Wild Child. In the film, she plays a 16-year-old spoiled Malibu princess who is sent to a strict, all-girls English boarding school by her father. While there, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery. The film is directed by Nick Moore.
Roberts recently completed production in New York on the independent film The Winning Season opposite Sam Rockwell. She portrays a member of a local high school girls' basketball team coached by a has been (Rockwell) who is seeking redemption. The comedy is directed by James C. Strouse.
Additionally, Roberts received critical praise in the Toronto Film Festival selection Lymelife, a coming-of-age drama honored with the International Critics' Award (Fipresci Prize) at the Festival. Directed by Derick Martini, Lymelife also stars Alec Baldwin, Timothy Hutton, and Keiran and Rory Culkin. From 2004-2007, Roberts starred as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon hit comedy series Unfabulous created by Sue Rose. It was one of the highest rated tween series on television. The show tells the story of a teenage girl who must deal with the trials of growing up, fitting in and being popular. Addie relays her teen angst through writing music and singing songs.
Roberts has begun to make her mark in a short period of time. After her very first audition, she booked the role of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz's daughter in Blow, which was directed by the late Ted Demme for New Line Cinema. Soon after, she starred in the Sundance short film Big Love directed by Leif Tilden and starring Sam Rockwell. Roberts went on to play one of the lead roles in the independent feature film Grand Champion opposite Joey Lauren Adams and directed by Barry Tubb.
After the successful premiere of Unfabulous, she starred in the Fox 2000 film Aquamarine. Based on the Alice Hoffman novel of the same name, it is the story of two teen girls who discover a mermaid after their coastal town is ravaged by a hurricane. The film was directed by Elizabeth Allan and produced by Susan Cartsonis.
Roberts has appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, Elle Girl, Teen Magazine, YM, Sweet Sixteen and Girl's Life. She has been profiled in Time, People and The New York Times, among others. Roberts was the face of legendary handbag maker Dooney & Bourke. Her campaign ran exclusively in Teen Vogue magazine.
When not acting, Roberts enjoys singing, swimming, volleyball, or reading and playing with her friends. She is originally from Rhinebeck, New York, and now lives in Los Angeles with her family.
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Emma Roberts Facts
|Birth Name||Emma Rose Roberts|
|Birthday||February 10, 1991 (26)|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Hotel for Dogs (2008)|
|The Flight Before Christmas (2008)|
|Wild Child (2008) as Poppy|
|Nancy Drew (2007) as Nancy Drew|
|Unfabulous (2004) as Addie Singer|
|Grand Champion (2002)|
|10-minute Short Big-Love (2001)|
|Blow (2001) as Kristina Jung|