Emma Kenney is best known for her portrayal of Debbie Gallagher on Shameless, a role she has held since 2011. Kenney played Harris Conner-Healy in the revival of the ’80s/’90s family sitcom Roseanne.
Born Name Emma Rose Kenney
Nick Name Emma
Born: September 14, 1999, 19 years and 6 months, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Sun Sign Virgo
Occupation Actress, Voice Actor, Animal Activist
Years active 2009–present
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Height 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements 37-29-38 inches (89-74-91 cm)
Bra size 36C
Father – Kevin Kenney (Sports Writer for Broadcasting Channels)
Mother – Gillian Kenney (Criminal Defense Lawyer)
Siblings – She has a brother.
Emma Kenney attended Park Middle School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. In an interview in 2017, she revealed that she had plans to join New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to learn writing and direction.
Kenney was one of two children born to Gillian Kenney, a criminal defense lawyer, and Kevin Kenney, a sports writer who formerly wrote for the New York Post and now works for Fox Sports.
Kenney’s most notable role to date is that of Debbie Gallagher, the on-air daughter of William H. Macy in the comedic drama Shameless. Kenney won the role at just 12 years old, whilst a seventh grade student at Park Middle School in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Outside of Shameless, Kenney made several appearances in short films and made-for-television films and, in 2009, at just 9 years old, she was the youngest filmmaker to be a finalist at the New Jersey International Film Festival at Rutgers University.
In September 2017, it was announced that Kenney would appear in the 10th season of Roseanne, which serves as a revival of the series which premiered on ABC on March 27, 2018. She portrays Harris Conner Healy, the granddaughter of the sitcom’s titular character. Kenney appears alongside many of the show’s original cast members, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert, with Gilbert portraying her TV mother, Darlene Conner Healy. On May 29, 2018, in the wake of controversial remarks made by Barr on Twitter regarding Valerie Jarrett (an advisor of former president Barack Obama), ABC cancelled the revival after one season.
Emma Kenney is managed by –
Robert Haas, Talent Agent Theatrical, Innovative Artists, Santa Monica, California, United States
Mike Gillespie, Manager, Primary Wave Entertainment, Los Angeles, California, United States
Barbara Coleman, Zachary Kaplan, and Jill Witterschein, Talent Agents Voice, Innovative Artists, Los Angeles, California, United States
Shyann Reichard and Siri Garber, Publicists, Platform Public Relations, Los Angeles, California, United States
Joel McKuin and Scott Whitehead, Legal Representatives, McKuin Frankel Whitehead, Beverly Hills, California, United States
Emma Kenney has done endorsement work for the following brands –
The Cobra Shop
In 2008, she made her theatrical film debut in the drama film Bittersweet as the character Emma.
As a voice actress, she made her theatrical film debut in the 2013 fantasy animation film, Epic as the voice of the Marigold Girl.
First TV Show
In 2011, she made her first TV show appearance in the comedy-drama series Shameless as Debbie Gallagher.
Emma Kenney’s workout routine includes yoga, stepping on the treadmill, and lifting weights. She also loves to go running as it brightens her skin.
As for her diet, she has been a pescetarian for a while now. To recharge herself after a long day at work, she drinks Emergen-C daily, some Lipton tea, and a lot of water.
Emma Kenney Favorite Things
Comfort Food – Mac and Cheese
Cheat Food – Oreo with peanut butter
Restaurants – Gracias Madre, Crossroads, M Café, and In-N-Out
Subject – English
Book – “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green
Singer – Lana Del Rey
Emma Kenney Facts
Her passion for acting showed at the early age of 5 and she was soon put in improvisational classes.
At 6 or 7 years, she and her best friend wanted to open an animal charity named OADC (Our Animals Deserve Care) when they grow up.
She is associated with a charity organization named Mercy for Animals.
She rejuvenates her tired face with a dark charcoal mask from Glamglow, followed with a moisturizer from La Mer.
Kenney is very popular on Instagram. Her account amassed over 1.1 million followers.