With a career of over two decades, actress Emma Rose Roberts has shown fantastic versatility in acting in various roles. From the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Unfabulous to her multiple roles in American Horror Story, Roberts has demonstrated that she can do it all for audiences.
While not her first role, Emma Roberts became a household name as the lead in Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous in 2004, where she played a singer and songwriter. As part of her role, Roberts started her discography by releasing the soundtrack album Unfabulous and More in 2005. She has dabbled in other comedy roles, some with very different tones, such as Wild Child in 2008 and We’re the Millers in 2013.
While Roberts is quoted as being scared of scary movies, that has not kept her from stunning audiences with performances in Scream 4 and American Horror Story, where she is best known as a superb Ghostface Killer and Madison Montgomery. Roberts also played Chanel Oberlin in the horror comedy Scream Queens with genre icon Jamie Lee Curtis.
Related to, but separate from, horror movies are Roberts’ roles in thrillers like the sci-fi thriller Paradise Hills and the iconic movie Nerve. These movies have served as a commentary on cultural matters such as female empowerment and the impact of social media.
Romantic comedies have offered Roberts the chance to play a more grown-up role outside of the horror genre and have cemented her ability to play a diverse range of characters in the minds of audiences everywhere. These titles include Holidate and The Art of Getting By, which gave Roberts a more adult venue to display her comedic timing and charm.
The first role Roberts auditioned for was Blow in 2001, where she played Kristina Jung, the young daughter of Johnny Depp’s character, George. She was 9. Later that same year, she had some uncredited appearances with her aunt, Julia Roberts, in America’s Sweethearts. A recently announced dramatic role for Roberts is in the superhero film Madame Web.
Actress Emma Rose Roberts has been quoted as saying that she likes to surprise people with the roles she takes. While it could have been easy to be typecast as the type of mean girl she played in Wild Child or focus on music and acting combinations like Addie Singer in Unfabulous, Roberts has shown off her versatility in nearly every genre represented in film.