Born in Rhinebeck, New York, Emma Rose Roberts is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and Kelly Cunningham, and famously the niece of Julia Roberts.
Emmas parents divorced when she was only an infant and she had minimal contact with her father growing up. As a child, Emma Roberts visited her aunt on sets, leading to her acting debut in Blow.
Other roles followed including Grand Champion, Spymate, but it was her role on Unfabulous that made her a teen idol. Emma Roberts took roles in Aquamarine, Hotel for Dogs, Nancy Drew, Valentines Day and Scream 4.
In 2005, Emma Roberts released an album, Unfabulous and More, peaking at Number 46 on Billboards Top Heatseekers chart. She also covered the song Island in the Sun and If I Had It My Way for the soundtrack to the film Ice Princess.
In 2009, Emma Roberts became an ambassador for Neutrogena. She also appeared in Teen Vogues Best Dressed list in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Though she attended Sarah Lawrence College in September 2011, Emma Roberts chose to defer her college experience in order to keep acting.
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Emma Roberts said about being raised in Hollywood: "I think that because Ive grown up in Hollywood its easier to stay grounded than if I started [here] now because to me it just seems normal" (fandango.com). When asked if people compare her to her aunt, Emma Roberts said, "It's gotten less and less. People do mention it but I dont really get the comparisons as much, which is nice because I think I've carved out my own audience".
Emma Roberts said when shes feeling sad: "I always, well, see movies like comedies or even movies if theyre sad at least make you feel like youre not alone in that. That's always great. Also, just being around friends cheers you up. With my friends, theyre always on the go and happy and all over the place, so thats always fun. And I hang out with my little sister, she's always a lot of fun" (askmen.com).
When asked about her career, Emma Roberts said, "I'm really lucky. And I know I'm lucky. Im just really like, thankful for it all the time, because I know that there's millions and millions of girls who want to be doing exactly what Im doing or want to be an actress. You now, I'm one of them. So its great, to be able to do not only so many movies, but so many different movies that are for different audiences (moviehole.net).
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