Emmy Rossum is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and television director. She has been seen in movies like The Day After Tomorrow and The Phantom of the Opera, and TV shows like Shameless. As of 2013, she also has two studio albums to her name.

In this article, we look at the net worth of the singer-actor and how she made her wealth.

Emmy Rossum: Wealth, Salary & Net Worth Breakdown

Per reports by celebritynetworth.com, Emmy Rossum has a net worth of $12 million. Her wealth can be attributed to her extremely successful career as an actress and a musician, and the earnings and salary she made off of the back of it.

Her first taste of fame came when she started singing for the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus at 7. In the next few years, Rossum was part of more than 20 operas and sang in six languages.

She made her on-screen debut in 1997 in the CBS daytime soap opera, As the World Turns. She found acclaim for her other TV appearances in shows like Snoops and Genius.

In 2000, the-then 13-year-old Rossum made her film debut in the movie, Songcatcher, including sharing a musical number with Dolly Parton

Emmy Rossum and Sean Penn in Mystic River
Emmy Rossum and Sean Penn in Mystic River
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Her first major studio movie was Clint Eastwood‘s 2003 neo-noir mystery drama, Mystic River, where she starred as Sean Penn’s daughter.

She found further success in the 2004 disaster movie, The Day After Tomorrow, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid.

She won a Critics Choice Award and a Saturn Award besides a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Christine Daaé in the movie adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera.

She joined the cast of the Showtime comedy-drama series, Shameless, in December 2009, and was part of the main cast until she departed in August 2018, after nine seasons.

Rossum also has two studio albums to her name: Inside Out (2007) and Sentimental Journey (2013). She also released Carol of the Bells in 2007.


It was reported in 2017 that Rossum was making around $350,000 per episode from her starring gig from the Showtime dramedy series, Shameless.

Real Estate

In 2015, Rossum bought a one-bedroom co-op in Sutton Place, New York City, for a cool $720,000. The co-op is her home away from home: a 3,621-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion that she purchased in 2006 for $2.1 million.

Emmy Rossum's former Sutton Place home
Emmy Rossum’s former Sutton Place home
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The co-op features a living room fireplace, built-in bookshelves, marble finishings, herringbone floors, custom closets, and casement windows.

The house was furnished by brand new furniture hand-picked by Rossum. Despite spending time and effort on the renovation, Rossum sold the house for $1.1 million in 2017.

How Old is Emmy Rossum? Her Age, Height, Parents

Emmy Rossum was born Emmanuelle Grey Rossum on September 12, 1986. Born and raised in New York City, New York, the 33-year-old is the only child born to single mother Cherry Rossum, a corporate photographer.

Her father was but a fleeting presence in her life, leaving her mother after she became pregnant with Emmy and only meeting his daughter a handful of times.

As a child, Rossum displayed precocious talent at singing and joined the Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus when she was 7.

She was diagnosed with ADHD in kindergarten, but nonetheless attended the Spence School in Manhattan. She did eventually drop out to pursue her career but received her diploma at 15 via Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY) initiative.

Rossum later attended Columbia University and graduated in 2008.

Is Emmy Rossum Married? Does She Have Children?

As of May 28, 2017, Emmy Rossum is married to writer/director Sam Esmail. Esmail is most known as the writer-director of the USA Network drama thriller, Mr. Robot, starring Rami Malek.

Emmy Rossum and her husband, Sam Esmail
Emmy Rossum and her husband, Sam Esmail
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Rossum and Esmail started dating in 2013 and got engaged in August 2015. They tied the knot on May 28, 2017, after a three-year betrothal.

This is Rossum’s second marriage; her first marriage happened in 2008 with Justin Siegel. They got married on February 17, 2008, despite vehemently denying being married on the media.

On September 25, 2009, Siegel filed for divorce from Rossum, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Their divorce became final on December 28, 2010.

As of this writing, Emmy Rossum has no children.