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Fun Facts

- Got her start in acting after being noticed in a school play.
- Won the coveted role of Violet in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) after her agent gave her a pile of scripts for which to submit video auditions. She was phoned by the director of Lemony Snicket and asked to come to LA for an audition, which won her the part.
- For her underwater scene in Ghost Ship (2002), she had to wear little weights so her dress wouldn't float up over her face.
- Favorite subjects include English literature, philosophy, psychology, photography, and design technology.
- She wanted to be a fashion designer when she was little, but she was "discovered" as an actress at age 8 in a school play.
- She was scared she was going to get fired while filming Lemony Snicket, because she'd be laughing at Jim Carrey so much.
- Says she learned an American accent from watching Sesame Street as a child.
- She needed to wear heels for her costume in Lemony Snicket because Liam Aiken was much taller than she was.
- Is featured briefly (archive footage from Ghost Ship (2002)) in the film Around the Bend (2004).
- She has her nose and belly button pierced.
- She loves peanut butter.
- Took a 3 year acting break starting 2005 to finish school in Australia. She will return in the remake of A Tale Of Two Sisters (2008) with Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks and David Straitham.
- Her favorite co-star is Orlando Bloom.
- Her favorite scary movies are The Gift, Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
- She is a fan of the Lemony Snicket and Harry Potter books.
- She likes the bands Air and Gomez.
- She is afraid of burning out as a young actress, so she doesn't want to film any "cheesy" movies.
- Emily's favourite horror movies are "The Gathering" and "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
- Emily looks up to Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman because they're Aussies and they're doing really well in the US.
- She used to date Liam Shambrooke, but they split up.
- In 2002 Emily won an AFI Young Actor's Award and in 2004 she presented for them.