Emily Irene VanCamp, born May 12, 1986, is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood, the ABC dramas Brothers & Sisters and Revenge, and as Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. Take a look below for 25 more fascinating and interesting facts about Emily VanCamp.
1. VanCamp stars as the female lead in the Fox medical drama series The Resident, which debuted in January 2018 as a midseason entry in the 2018 to 2018 US television season.
2. She was born in Port Perry, Ontario, Canada.
3. She is the third of four daughters born to Cindy and Robert VanCamp.
4. Her father is an animal nutritionist and her first job was working for her father, delivering food to clients in and around her hometown.
5. VanCamp started studying dance at the age of three, wanting to become a professional dancer. At the age of 11, she convinced her parents to let her attend a summer training program in Montreal.
6. At the age of 12, she was accepted at the Ecole superieure de ballet du Quebec, the training program of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and moved in with a local French Canadian family.
7. She’s a photographer. When she was first cast on Everwood, her first big splurge was on a F100 Nikon Camera.
8. She was named one of E! Online’s Sizzlin’ 16 in 2003.
9. Her ex-boyfriend Chris Pratt played her brother on Everwood.
10. VanCamp has starred as a character named Emily four times: in The Ring Two, Norman, Revenge, and Boundaries.
11. Her Revenge co-star Hiroyuki Sanada starred in Ringu while she appears in the remake sequel, The Ring Two.
12. In 1998, VanCamp became interested in acting after visiting her sister Katie on the set of the movie Ladies Room. She started taking acting classes on Saturday afternoons, found an agent and, after working on a few commercials, was cast in the second part of the three part season seven premiere of the Canadian children’s horror anthology television series Are You Afraid of the Dark?
13. VanCamp played teenage Jackie Bouvier in the Emmy nominated CBS TV movie Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
14. Her first theatrical feature was the lesbian themed drama Lost and Delirious, in which she played a supporting role as Jessica Pare’s sister.
15. VanCamp had roles in the miniseries Dice, directed by Rachel Talalay and in the television movie Redeemer, directed by Graeme Clifford, which aired in early 2002.
16. She experienced her big break at the age of 15 when she was cast as regular Sam Dolan in the WB mid-season show Glory Days, the third TV series from Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson.
17. While on breaks from Everwood, VanCamp starred in a few film projects, including the thrillers No Good Deed and A Different Loyalty, as well as Rings, a horror short film that bridges the events between The Ring and The Ring Two, and ties directly into her appearance in the opening scene of the latter film.
18. She filmed the post-apocalyptic horror movie Carries in the summer of 2006.
19. VanCamp big role after Everwood came when she was 20 years old and Greg Berlanti, the creator of Everwood, cast her as a regular midway into the first season of the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, which he was showrunning, offering her the part directly.
20. She starred in the independent dramedy Norman in mid-2008, which earned her awards from the San Diego Film Festival and the Brackenridge Festival of Film, which are her only wins to date.
21. She starred in the two-part television movie Ben Hur, the latest adaption of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel.
22. VanCamp has three sisters, Katie, Alison and Molly. Her eldest sister, Katie, is a former dancer and now a children’s book writer.
23. She speaks French fluently and says she “feels at home” when she hears the language.
24. She studied Spanish and is an accomplished dancer, having studied ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap as a child, which she credits with helping her through her fight scenes on Revenge.
25. VanCamp has been dating Revenge co-star Josh Bowman since late 2011. On May 11, 2017, the couple announced their engagement.