Emma Greenwell

Emma Greenwell

Date Of BirthJanuary 14, 1989
Age35 years 3 months 10 days
Day of BirthSaturday
Place Of BirthGreenwich, Connecticut, United States
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Professions Model , Actress

Personal Information
Residence London, England, United Kingdom
New York City, New York, United States
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignCapricorn
NationalitiesBritish , American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Trademark English Accent
Body Features & Measurements
Height168 CM
5 Feet 6 Inches
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Weight58 KG
128 lbs
Shoe Size9
Figure Measurements 34-25-35
Figure TypeRectangle
Body Type Slim
Bra Size 32B
Family Information
Mother Caroline Greenwell
Brother Thomas Greenwell
Education Qualifications
Alma MaterHurtwood House
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriend Jeremy Allen White (2011-2017; co-star on Shameless)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Holy Ghost People(2013)
Years Active 2012-
Debut (TV) Shameless
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Actors Guillaume Canet
Paul Thomas Anderson
Wes Anderson
Favorite Actress Kristin Scott Thomas
Favorite Dress Jeans (Black)
Favorite Restaurants Ravenscourt Park (In LA)
Escuela Taquirera (on Beverly Boulevard)
Super 8 on Western
The White Horse
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileEmma Greenwell Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileEmma Greenwell Instagram Profile
Talent Agent Kat (United Kingdom)
More Information
Friend Olly Alexander
Inspirations Chloë Sevigny (Fashion)
Cate Blanchett (Fashion)
Net worth$2 million


Emma Greenwell is an American-born British TV & movie actress. She is known for her appearances as Mandy Milkovich in the Showtime comedy series "Shameless", Mary Cox in the Hulu drama series "The Path", Myfanwy Thomas in Starz miniseries "The Rook", Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016).

She was born on 14th January 1989 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. She is of French(Maternal) & English(Paternal) descent. Her family moved back to England when she was just a toddler (<2 years old), and she grew up in South Kensington, London. She has a British accent because of her growing up in London.


Emma's mother Caroline Greenwell is French, and her father an English man. She grew up in London, England.

Emma Greenwell as a baby with her mother Caroline

[Emma Greenwell as a baby with her mother Caroline]

Emma's mother Caroline is an artist, an antique specialist, and an interior designer, Her works can be glimpsed on her personal Instagram page, as well as on business pages- Les Dilettantes and Mrs T.

She has a younger brother Thomas Greenwell, he was born in 1990, he is a graduate from Oxford Brookes University and the director of "Perch on the Nile", an Uganda-based fishing business.

She is believed to have a sister as well. 

Emma Greenwell and siblings

[Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BXYD--YFrbV/ ]


  • Hurtwood House: Emma studied at Hurtwood House, Dorking, a Surrey-based independent boarding school. 
  • Lander School: She is believed to have attended schooling at the Lander school in London.
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA): She attended the prestigious drama school located in Hammersmith, London. However, she left the institution after a year, to try her luck in Hollywood first. 


Relationships- Marriage


Emma announced her marriage on her Instagram page with a post that included her wedding pics and text that read "22.05.21 wish I could marry you everyday", apparently they were married on May 22nd, 2021. She has kept the details about her husband private.

Emma Greenwell and Joe Alexander wedding

[Emma Greenwell wedding]

On November 12th, 2021, Emma announced to her fans through an Instagram post, that she is now the proud parent of a little child. 

Emma Greenwell with her baby and pet

[Emma Greenwell with her baby and pet]

Joe Alexander

For a brief time after her breakup with Jeremy Allen White, she is believed to have dated Joe Alexander, a London-based writer, director, creative director, and photographer.

Jeremy Allen White

Emma & Jeremy met each other on the sets of the TV series "Shameless", where they played Mandy Milkovich & Phillip Gallagher respectively, they are believed to be dating since 2012, and they made it official in 2017. Jeremy is 2 years younger than Emma. The two were said to be inseparable and destined to settle down together. However, they never pushed to tie the knot, both got busy with their careers as age was on their side. They eventually broke up sometime in late 2017.

Jeremy is now married to actress Addison Timlin and has two daughters Dolores Wild White & Ezer Billie White.

Emma Greenwell & Jeremy Allen White

Image: Emma Greenwell & Jeremy Allen White


Emma Greenwell, soon after she left her drama school in London moved to Los Angeles, California seeking an acting career.  Luckily for her, she landed a role in the 'Showtime' Comedy-drama "Shameless" by the age of 22.

On her last shift in London, she happened to meet André Balazs, owner of Los Angeles' Chateau Marmont. Her boss introduced Emma to him and told him that she was moving to Los Angeles the next day, Andre invited her to his party in L.A. The party was in fact a Golden Globe bash party, Emma recalls that she felt very under-dressed to attend the party that had guests like Cate Blanchet, Quinton Tarantino, and others. As if destiny had planned it for her, she had a grand entrance to Hollywood on her very first week.


After failing to get any acting opportunities in Los Angeles in her early days, Emma was preparing to go back to London, her hometown, her chance of landing the role of Mandy Milkovich became high and she stayed back in her Los Angeles rented apartment for nine more months. She was still using a rented car at the time.

Emma Greenwell as Mandy Milkovich in Shameless

[Emma Greenwell as Mandy Milkovich in Shameless]

Emma replaced Jane Levy who played Mandy in the first season. Emma had a recurring role in season 2, a regular role in seasons 3 and 45, and as a special guest in seasons 5 and 6.

Mandy Milkovich is the sister of Mickey Milkovich (played by Noel Fisher), Mandy is the on and off love interest of Lip Gallagher, and a good friend of Ian Gallagher. 

She has appeared in two video documentaries on the show shameless "Shameless Season 3: A Messy Triangle - Lip, Karen and Mandy", "Shameless Season 3: Being Mandy and Mickey Milkovich"



Year Movie Character Notes
2019 Rattlesnake Abbie  
2016 Duet Catherine DeCourcy Vernon  
2016 Love & Friendship Janelle  
2016 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Caroline Bingley  
2015 Dare to Be Wild Mary Reynolds  
2013 Holy Ghost People Charlotte  


TV Series

Year Movie Character Notes
2019 The Rook Myfanwy Thomas The titular role, all 8 episodes
2018 Deep Space 69 Crystal(voice) s4e8
2016-2018 The Path Mary Cox Main role, 36 episodes
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ellie Porter "Spring Awakening" season 15 episode 24
2012 True Blood Claudia Recurring role; 3 episodes, s5e6-s5e8
2012-2016 Shameless Mandy Milkovich Main role; 32 episodes


Interesting Facts

  • Emma's family moved to London when she was 2 years old, she was born in New York
  • As a kid, she participated in plays at school.
  • She has an apartment in Chinatown, New York.
  • Manager:
    • She is represented by Troika (London)
    • William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (Beverly Hills, California)
  • Brand Endorsements by Emma Greenwall include:
    • Elise Durbecq & Gillian Tozer
    • Miu Miu
    • Sonia Rykiel
  • She has had a very long role in the TV series shameless, she is waiting for her character to be killed so that she can move on.
  • She likes period drama, it is also because her mother likes to see her in one.
  • She has dyed her hair black in the past, she doesn't like it, 'don't do it' is her advice.
  • She has a distinct English accent, she tried to work as a receptionist in the United States so that she could practice her American accent.
  • She is not a big fan of designer bags, she once bought one but didn't feel there was anything special about it.
  • She always wanted to be an actress as a kid.
  • She loves pets, dogs especially.
  • She likes Binge-watching movies/series on TV.
  • Before her role in Shameless, she used to work as a server at 'The River Cafe', a Micheline star restaurant in London. The granddaughter of the hotel's owner was Emma's best friend growing up. She liked working as a receptionist because that helped her work on her accents. [2]
  • In her childhood, she dressed like a boy and was a tomboy in every aspect.
  • She likes clothes, but not much into fashion.
  • If given an option she chooses shoes over bags, boyfriend jeans over skinny jeans, Skirt over shorts, heels over flats, spring dress over a winter coat, prints over bold colors, vintage over new clothes.
  • She performed at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
  • Her advice to out of work actors: the more you stress about it the more desperate you appear & less appealing, don't take yourself seriously
  • Best Friend: Sarah Canning & Emma Greenwell have been friends for over 30 years [3]


  • Just because you’re a drug addict doesn’t mean you’re never going to get your life together.
  • All thumbs is a synonym for awkward.
  • Faith is something you can’t really deny within humanity
  • American women probably look a little more put together compared to London girls because of all the beauty products available here.
  • I like the idea of layering and putting outfits together. It’s quite nice really.
  • I have a bit of a shopping problem.
  • Losing out on parts that you feel incredibly passionate about definitely takes its toll on you.



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