Emma Rose Roberts born on February 10, 1991 is an American actress, model and singer. She is the daughter of actor Eric Roberts and niece of Julia Roberts.
Roberts became known for her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous. She released her debut album, which also served as the show’s soundtrack Unfabulous and More. Roberts then pursued a solo singing career by recording two songs for the soundtracks of Ice Princess and Aquamarine (in which Roberts starred as one of the leads). Roberts then began to focus on her acting career, the title character in the 2007 film Nancy Drew, and her voice-over debut in The Flight Before Christmas.
During her childhood, Roberts spent time on the sets of her aunt Julia Roberts’ films. These experiences sparked a desire in Emma, from the age of five, to follow her father and aunts into the film industry.
Although her mother initially wanted her to have a normal childhood, Roberts made her acting debut at age nine in Ted Demme’s 2001 drama Blow. It was the first film for which she ever auditioned. In the film, she portrayed Kristina Jung, the daughter of Johnny Depp’s character, cocaine smuggler George Jung. In 2001, Roberts also had a role in Leif Tilden’s 10-minute short bigLove, and was an uncredited extra in some scenes featuring her aunt Julia Roberts in America’s Sweethearts.
Roberts began dating actor Evan Peters in mid-2012. On July 7, 2013, Roberts was arrested for domestic violence against Peters in Montreal, Quebec. Someone at the couple’s hotel overheard a dispute coming from their room and called police, who arrived to find Peters with a bloody nose and bite mark.
Roberts was released several hours after her arrest when Peters declined to press charges. In a joint statement, Roberts and Peters called it “an unfortunate incident and misunderstanding,” and stated that they “are working together to move past it.”