Emily Bergl in Shameless [S5E7]
Date of Birth 25 April 1975, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
Birth Name Emily Anne Bergl
Height 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Emily Bergl was born on April 25, 1975 in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England as Emily Anne Bergl. She is an actress, known for The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), Blue Jasmine (2013) and Men in Trees (2006).
During filming of The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999), it took camera people three times to shoot Emily’s character Rachel using her telekinetic powers to shatter glass. The first time, Emily flinched, and the second time she showed her teeth. The third time, they were able to finish the scene as they wanted it with her showing no reaction in her face. Real glass, shattered by the blowers and used for Dante’s Peak (1997), was used for this scene, and Emily received cuts on her skin after the shooting.
A national champion in Poetry Reading (1993) National Forensic League.
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell. Majored in Theater and English.
Trained at the Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Theater Institute.
Grew up mainly in Chicago, IL.
Was a peer counselor at Glenbrook South High School.
Attended the prestigious Grinnell College in Iowa, which is also Gary Cooper’s alma mater.
Played a one-quarter alien woman in both the mini-series Taken (2002) and the television series Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
Was originally cast as Claire Redfield in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), but left the project.
Starring as Sara Melody in Roundabout Theatre Company’s ‘A Touch of the Poet’ [January 2006]
Getting ready to debut her cabaret show “NY I Love You” May 1st at the Cafe Carlyle in New York City. [April 2012]
Emily begins performances of “Becky Shaw” at Second Stage Theater in New York City. The play would go on to be nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in spring of 2009. [December 2008]
Starring as Lydia Languish in “The Rivals” at Lincoln Center. [January 2005]
Emily joins the cast of the Off Broadway hit show “Love, Loss and What I Wore”. [June 2011]
New York, NY: Appearing in “The Comedy of Errors” at the New York Shakespeare Festival with Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Emily Bergl’s cabaret show “Kidding on the Square” opens at the historic Algonquin Oak Room in New York City. Her CD “Emily Bergl Live at the Algonquin” was the last performance ever to be recorded live at the renowned venue. [August 2011]