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What movies and TV shows can you see Emmy Rossum in next?

Emmy Rossum has been in the news lately, and it’s not for one of her movies or TV shows. Well, it kind of is. Rossum’s Shameless co-star Emma Kenney spilled the tea about her on-set behavior. In an appearance on Spotify’s Call Her Daddy podcast, Kenney said Shameless “became a little bit more of a positive place” when Rossum left.

Even with the drama surrounding Emmy Rossum, she’s still a compelling on-screen presence. Some of the most talented actors & actresses are known to stir up emotions with colleagues from time to time. That being said, Emmy Rossum has appeared in countless movies & TV shows for us to enjoy. Here are some of her notable works.


While Angelyne hasn’t premiered yet, the trailer will make you wish it’s here. This Peacock original series is one of the most anticipated TV shows of the moment. Emmy Rossum stars as Angelyne, a singer, actress, media personality, and model. Angelyne is a real-life person who came to fame in 1984 when she erected several billboards around Los Angeles. 

The famous marketing campaign featured a picture of Angelyne posing sensually under the text of her name. Evidently, the billboards worked, as Angelyne made several TV, film, and magazine appearances. She even ran in two separate California gubernatorial recall elections, including this year’s. 

Angelyne’s billboards appeared in the opening credits of ABC’s Moonlighting. They’ve even been parodied in cartoons like The Simpsons, Futurama, and BoJack Horseman. It appears Angelyne will attain even more cultural cachet with Emmy Rossum portraying her. Angelyne will also feature Lukas Gage, Charlie Rowe, and Martin Freeman.

Mystic River 

One of Emmy Rossum’s early movies, Mystic River helped put her on the map as a young actor. This 2003 film is directed by Clint Eastwood & based on Dennis Lehane’s 2001 novel of the same name. Alongside Rossum, Mystic River stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, and Laurence Fishburne. 

Mystic River starts off with a flashback of three young boys in Boston: Jimmy, Sean, and Dave. While the boys are playing street hockey, two men posing as cops kidnap Dave. He’s raped but eventually manages to escape. The film cuts to twenty-five years later, with all the boys still living in Boston. However, they’re estranged & leading very different lives.

Jimmy (Penn) is an ex-con who works at a convenience store. His nineteen-year-old daughter Katie (Rossum) is dating a boy named Brendan (Tom Guiry). Brendan comes from a family that Jimmy doesn’t like. However, Katie plans to abscond to Las Vegas with Brendan to elope. Unfortunately, things don’t quite go as Katie plans.

Emmy Rossum’s performance in Mystic River helped her gain recognition amongst audiences. It wouldn’t be long before she got a chance to appear in blockbuster movies.

The Day After Tomorrow 

The 2004 disaster film The Day After Tomorrow was one of Emmy Rossum’s breakthrough movies. Based on the 1999 book The Coming Global Superstorm, the movie is directed by Roland Emmerich. In addition to Rossum, The Day After Tomorrow stars Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Ian Holm.

In the film, a scientist named Jack Hall (Quaid) discovers that climate change could cause a new ice age. Even though Hall attempts to warn the government, he’s too late. As a giant hurricane hits New York, Hall’s son Sam (Gyllenhaal) and friend Laura (Rossum) are forced to seek shelter. Jack, Sam, and Laura have to find a way to survive the catastrophe together.

Her role in The Day After Tomorrow earned Emmy Rossum a nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards. Some critics panned The Day After Tomorrow as being silly. However, it can be seen now as a prescient film about the dangers of climate change.

Law & Order

One of the first TV shows Emmy Rossum appeared in was NBC’s police procedural Law & Order. In “Ritual”, episode ten of season eight, Rossum portrays a young girl named Allison Martin. The episode first aired on December 17th, 1997. “Ritual” was written by Kathy McCormick & directed by Brian Mertes.

In the episode, a couple plans to circumcise their daughter. The American father & Egyptian mother disagree on the issue. This leads to murder. Law & Order was only Rossum’s third credit. It’s incredible to think what she’s acted in since then.


If you want to see Emmy Rossum act in an independent film, then you should check out 2014’s Comet. In addition to starring alongside Justin Long, Rossum’s credited as an executive producer on the film. Rossum’s eventual husband Sam Esmail wrote & directed Comet

The film chronicles the six-year relationship of Dell (Long) & Kimberly (Rossum). The couple meets at a meteor shower & quickly hits it off. However, their passion diminishes over time, leading to them ending things. Comet uses flashbacks & hypothetical situations not shown in chronological order to give a sense of Dell & Kimberly’s romance.

Comet premiered at the 2014 LA Film Festival. While critics praised Rossum & Long’s performances, the film got slightly negative reviews. Variety even called it a “misfire.” Still, it’s captivating to see Emmy Rossum act in a film made by her future husband.

A Futile and Stupid Gesture 

The 2018 biopic A Futile and Stupid Gesture is one of Emmy Rossum’s more recent movies. This Netflix original film chronicles a brief period at the National Lampoon magazine. The plot follows Douglas Kenney, one of National Lampoon’s founding writers. Kenney also wrote & produced Animal House & Caddyshack

Emmy Rossum plays actress Kathryn Walker, who had a relationship with Douglas Kenney until his death in 1980. A Futile and Stupid Gesture also stars Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Seth Green, and Ed Helms. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It’s since been praised for portraying an important moment in American comedic history.

Even though Emmy Rossum is famous for playing Fiona Gallagher on Shameless, she’s in plenty of other movies & TV shows. What’s your favorite Emmy Rossum role? Let us know in the comments!

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