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Born: May 12, 1986
Birthplace: Port Perry, Canada
Growing up in Ontario, Canada, Emily VanCamp found a love for ballet at a young age, moving to Montreal at the age of 11 to pursue a career as a professional dancer at the L’Ecole Superieure de Danse de Quebec. However, after visiting a movie set where one of her older sisters was playing a ballerina, Emily became obsessed with the world of acting.
Shortly after being exposed to the craft, the 13-year-old actress landed a small role in the classic kids’ horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark?. Emily went on to appear in more mature material, including the lesbian-based Lost and Delirious, as well as a role playing the teenage version of Jackie O in Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
The rising star then moved on to star in the critically acclaimed series Everwood before the show’s controversial end in 2006, only to pick up the role of Rebecca Harper in the drama series Brothers & Sisters.
Fast-forward to 2012 and the blonde beauty is the lead role on ABC’s biggest show of the past two years, Revenge. VanCamp plays the mysterious, revenge-seeking Emily Thorne, who swapped identities as a teen to seek revenge for her father’s murder.
As for her personal life, Emily remains out of the tabloids and prefers to keep personal matters to herself. Yet she did raise eyebrows in early 2012 when she began dating her on-screen love interest and costar, Josh Bowman. The couple has been snapped frequently throughout the year, adorably holding hands and kissing.
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