Early life, family, educational background
American actress Mary Elisabeth ‘Emmy’ Clarke was born on September 25, 1991 in Mineola, Long Island, New York, USA, but in her first year her family moved to Houston, Texas. When Emmy was six, they moved to Working, Surrey, England where she attended the American International School known as TASIS England.
At the age of 11, her family moved back to the US, this time to New York, where Emmy took the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and studied ballet for ten years. She began her studies at Fordham University in 2009 and graduated in 2014 with a BA in Communications and Media Studies. She has an older brother, Patrick, and a younger sister, Bridget. Emmy currently resides in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
In 2003, at the age of 12, Emmy appeared as Aimee in her first acting role, in the TV movie “My House in Umbria.” The film had a stellar cast, including Dame Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Ronnie Barker, and Chris Cooper, who contributed to the film’s huge success, and it was especially praised by critics – earning a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globes. nominations.
Emmy received the 2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Supporting Young Actress. Starting with “Monk”‘s first episode of season three, “Mr. Monk and the Red Herring,” Emmy landed a recurring role on the television series as Juliette (Julie) Teeger, the daughter of Natalie Teeger, Adrian Monk’s second assistant. The comedy-drama television series follows the phobic, compulsive, yet gifted private investigator, Adrian Monk, and aired from 2002 to 2009, starring Emmy in 24 episodes between 2004 and 2009.
Tony Shalhoub (Monk) won a 2003 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, and the series was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards, including Tony’s win. Emmy portrayed Grace Arbus in ‘Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus’, a biographical drama film, as the daughter of Diane Arbus, a famous American photographer. The film was released on November 10, 2006 and starred Oscar winner Nicole Kidman as the title character.
In 2010, Emmy appeared in the short film ‘Capture the Flag’ and in the critically acclaimed television drama film ‘The Line’ as Jessie Donovan. In 2014, she played Brie in the comedy-drama film ‘Apartment Troubles’ which was a commercial flop.
After graduating from Fordham University in 2014, she decided to retire from acting and pursue a new career in the advertising industry.
Her first job was as a marketer for the mobile photo-sharing PeepApp. She gradually worked her way up to become social director and media planner for Good Apple Digital, a boutique media agency based in Silicon Valley.
She is good friends with Traylor Howard, the actress who played Natalie Teeger in ‘Monk’. She keeps very quiet and private about her personal life so not much is known about her family or romantic relationships. However, she is very active on her social media accounts.
Her online presence shows that she loves animals, especially dogs, as she has one of her own that she takes with her everywhere.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
In the summer she sails Optimists on Long Island Sound.
She has green eyes and naturally brown hair, but she often dyes it blonde. She is 1.7 m tall and weighs about 52 kg.
Wealth and salary
She has an estimated net worth of $2 million, as of early 2020.