Meet TV’s new ‘It’ girl Emma Roberts — she’s Hollywood royalty who plays a nightmare sorority girl on Fox’s ‘Scream Queens’

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Emma Roberts as Chanel on Fox’s “Scream Queens.”
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Emma Roberts isn’t letting her Hollywood connections define her.

This talented 24-year-old has already worked with some of the biggest actors and producers in Hollywood, including James Franco, Wes Craven, Dwayne Johnson, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Aniston – all on the strength of her performances.

Currently, Roberts is holding court as Chanel, the leader of a sorority being stalked by a serial killer on Ryan Murphy’s Fox series, “Scream Queens,” Tuesdays at 9 p.m.

Find out more about the actress and what makes her tick. Here’s the fabulous life of Emma Roberts:


Emma’s parents are Kelly Cunningham and actor Eric Roberts. Despite her mother’s desire for her to have “a normal childhood,” Emma wanted to follow in her father’s and Aunt Julia Roberts’ footsteps.

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Based on the best-selling trilogy by Lauren Oliver, “Delirium” stars Emma Roberts (pictured) and is directed by WIGS co-founder Rodrigo Garcia. (Patrick Ecclesine/FOX)
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Emma’s first acting job was in Ted Demme’s 2001 drama “Blow” at nine years old. She co-starred with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in the film.

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From 2004 to 2007, she starred on Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous.” She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and six Young Artist Awards.

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In 2005, Emma Roberts released her debut album, which also served as the “Unfabulous” soundtrack.

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Columbia Records, Nick Records
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Columbia Records, Nick Records

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In 2007, Emma Roberts got to play the iconic girl detective in the movie, “Nancy Drew.”

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Emma is close to her Aunt Julia Roberts and has spent a lot of time on the sets of her films. Both would find themselves on the large ensemble cast of 2010’s “Valentine’s Day.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Actresses Emma Roberts (L) and Julia Roberts arrive at the premiere of New Line Cinema’s ‘Valentine’s Day’ held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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In 2011, Roberts gets her vocal cords in shape on the film “Scream 4.”

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She met fiance Evan Peters on the set of “Adult World” in 2012. They would go on to star together on FX’s “American Horror Story.”

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WAILEA, HI – JUNE 04: Emma Roberts and Evan Peters attend the Opening Night Reception for the 2014 Maui Film Festival at Wailea on June 4, 2014 in Wailea, Hawaii. (Photo by Andrew Goodman/Getty Images for The Maui Film Festival at Wailea)
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Emma Roberts and Evan Peters broke up in June 2015. But, they reconciled in the fall.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 05: (L-R) Actors Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe pose at the after party for the premiere screening of FX’s ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ at the Roosevelt Hotel on October 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Roberts is the current face of American Eagle Outfitters #AerieREAL campaign, which promotes “no retouching of images and loving your real self.”

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Roberts was offered the role of Harley Quinn in the movie “Suicide Squad” (2016), but turned it down to star on Ryan Murphy’s “Scream Queens” on Fox.

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Emma Roberts as Chanel Oberlin in SCREAM QUEENS on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.
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