If you think the best Emmy Rossum role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one.The greatest Emmy Rossum performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand." In an earlier interview for USA Weekend (the link now no longer exists except in the WDW archives), we were told: 'This 19-year-old is no wallflower. It was funny because I was kind of like the only girl on the set. I wasn’t given any kind of special treatment by any means. When she met hunky star Jake Gyllenhaal one morning a few years ago, Rossum pulled a move worthy of the Phantom. There was Mark Gordon, our producer, Roland, Jake, Dennis Quaid and me. I got a meeting with Roland and Mark, went in and read for them, got a screen test with Jake, went in and I did that. I think that anybody can run through water but not necessarily anybody can run through water while bringing the heart and emotion to the character.' As for making chemistry: 'There was no choice for me. Rossum has starred in movies including Songcatcher (2000), An American Rhapsody, (2001) and Passionada (2002).Her role in Mystic River (2003) garnered her wider recognition.
Rossum currently stars in Showtime's dark comedy series "Shameless," which is based on the long-running British series of the same title.
She starred in the science-fiction film The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and received critical acclaim for her performance in the leading role of Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera (2004).
She has since starred in Poseidon (2006), Dragonball: Evolution (2009), Dare (2009), Beautiful Creatures (2013), Before I Disappear (2014), You're Not You (2014) and Comet (2014).
For anywhere from to a night, Rossum sang in six languages in 20 operas, including La bohème, Turandot, a Carnegie Hall presentation of La damnation de Faust, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
She also worked under the direction of Franco Zeffirelli in Carmen.