Emily grew up in Northeastern Wisconsin, half a block from Lake Michigan, writing, riding horses, dancing, singing, playing the cello, and being a sieve of a soccer goalie. With a Canadian Historian for a Father, and a Wisco, literature-loving Mother, Emily and her older brother were spoiled with amazing bedtime stories full of very rounded "O's". She credits this for her deep love of story-telling, and blames it for her addiction to poutine.
Emily studied Theatre and Literature at Grinnell College in Iowa, and received her Masters of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Drama.
As a professional actor Emily has lived and worked in over a dozen states and has acted on screen (in films, television, and commercials), on stage (from Bway stages to Regional houses- classical, contemporary, musical, new work, devised theatre, dance/movement), and as a voice-over artist. She has directed at each stage of the development process in New York, regionally, and academically. As a dramaturg and literary manager she has adapted classical texts, developed new works, and served as a production dramaturg.
She currently serves as the Associate Artistic Director for the Pacific Conservatory Theatre - PCPA on the beautiful Central Coast of California, where she lives with her husband and their two cats and dog - three rescue animals known as The Pawsta Pack.
Emily is a proud member of
the Actor's Equity Union and SAG-Aftra.