There is no doubt that those who appear in front of the camera are more recognizable than those behind the scenes. There are exceptions, of course. Some of us would recognize Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, or Quentin Tarantino if we saw them on the street. But anyone would recognize Mark Harmon, Ellen, or Rami Malek.
The actors from Shameless have, too, been common faces of many. We all know William H. Macy and most of us recognize Emmy Rossum. Rossum is married to a TV and film producer, director, screenwriter, who has beautiful big shows under his belt. But do you know who he is?
Emmy Rossum began her career in opera
The 34-year-old Rossum is perhaps best known as the oldest child, Fiona, of Frank Gallagher, produced by Macy on Shameless. Her career was said to be very similar to Macy’s, although she left the show before her final season to move on to other projects.
Rossum’s career began, however, much earlier and in a very different world. At seven, she did interviews for Metropolitan Opera and was well received. While growing up, she played in more than 20 operas with stars such as Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, according to IMDb.
She then turned to television, appearing in the soap opera As the world turns in 1997. She has also appeared in films made for television as The story of Audrey Hepburn and has hosted guests on a number of occasions such as Law & Order and The practice. In 2004, she came to the role of Christina in the TV adaptation of The Ghost of the Opera.
Is Emmy Rossum married?
Rossum had a brief marriage to chief music officer Justin Siegel from 2008-2010. She was cast in the movie Comet opposite Justin Long, which premiered in 2014.
The film was written and directed by Sam Esmail. It didn’t take long for Esmail and Rossum to start falling apart, according to People. He asked for her hand in 2015, and they married in 2017.
A native of New Jersey, Esmail went to New York University where he worked in his PC Lab, according to Married biography. He later attended the university’s Tisch School of Art before moving to Los Angeles. There he went to the Conservatoire of the American Film Institute and earned a master’s degree in Fine Arts.
Comet the first work worth Esmail. But in the last few years, it has gained much more popularity. He was the creator and active producer of the acclaimed U.S. Network show, Robot, which featured Malek, Christian Slater, and Carly Chaikin.
In addition, Esmail led and served as Amazon’s active psychic thrush representative. Homecoming. At the same time, he was working as an executive producer at Briarpatch, which appeared on the U.S. Network.
What is the future for Rossum and Esmail?
Esmail suffers from a social anxiety disorder that triggered the show Robot, According to NPR. He credits Rossum for helping him deal with the disorder.
Three more years from their marriage, the couple have no children. If they are planning on a family, they did not share it with the public. The couple splits the time between Los Angeles and New York.
Rossum is appearing as Angelyne in the upcoming TV miniseries of the same name that are currently in post-production. Esmail is the active producer. The show, which tells the story of a blonde-bombshell LA bulletin board image, will go on Peacock. No release date was given.
Esmail, now 43, has a lot more on his plate. Over Angelyne, is a co-creator with Robbie Pickering and producer of a new series, Gaslit, offering a new perspective and endless storytelling on Watergate. The show, now in pre-production, will feature Joel Edgerton, Sean Penn, and Julia Roberts, according to IMDb. Esmail has also been named executive producer for the newly announced TV miniseries, Metropolis, and the new show, Battlestar Galactica.
In addition, ABC has announced the purchase of two new projects at Esmail, a new series, Criminal Acts, and a second, untitled project. The network has agreed to pilot the latter even if the show itself is not built, according to Hollywood Reporter.