Emily Bergl

Actor
An actress who previously couldn't even land a commercial in her hometown of Chicago, Emily Bergl won a starring role in "The Rage: Carrie 2" (1999) by sending an audition videotape to MGM. The striking newcomer ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1975 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (22)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1999 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 2000 - 2001, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scandal 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shameless 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Knick 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grassroots 2012 (Movie)

Theresa Glendon (Actor)

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Trees 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Governor's Wife 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus 2006 (Movie)

Allan's New Assistant (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Campers 2001 (Movie)

Talia (Actor)

Chasing Sleep 2000 (Movie)

Sadie (Actor)

ER 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)

Rachel Lang (Actor)

American Crime (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

An actress who previously couldn't even land a commercial in her hometown of Chicago, Emily Bergl won a starring role in "The Rage: Carrie 2" (1999) by sending an audition videotape to MGM. The striking newcomer generated a good deal of interest around the horror sequel, with her piercing eyes, dark curly hair and luminous pale skin featured prominently in film advertisements. Making her feature debut, she portrayed Rachel, a tormented teenager with telekinetic powers. While the thriller did poorly with critics, Bergl received favorable notice for her performance as the fed up teen outsider with a troubled home life. Conscious of the threat of being typecast in similar roles, the actress took to the stage in order to ensure a more diverse career. The day before her first screen role was released, Bergl bowed on the Broadway stage alongside Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing in a revival of James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter," playing Princess Alais, the young French mistress to Fishburne's King Henry II. Previously, she had been an understudy in Lincoln Center's production of "Ah, Wilderness!" shortly after completing her acting training at the Eugene O'Neill Center's National Theatre Institute. Her additional theater credits include a run as Juliet in a production of "Romeo & Juliet" (opposite Neil Patrick Harris) at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, and a starring role in "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds" at the Dorset Theatre Festival.

EDUCATION

Grinnell College

Grinnell , Iowa
member of Phi Beta Kappa

Eugene O'Neill Center's National Theatre Institute

Waterford , Connecticut

Glenbrook South High School

Glenbrook , Illinois
graduated

Grinnell College

Grinnell , Iowa
member of Phi Beta Kappa

Milestones

2006

Cast in the ABC series "Men in Trees" as Annie, an enthusiatic fan of relationship expert Marin Frist (Anne Heche)

2006

Co-starred with Nicole Kidman in "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus"

2002

Cast in the sci-fi produced miniseries, "Taken"

2001

Appeared as a camp counselor in "Happy Campers"; screened at Sundance

2001

Played the recurring role of Francie Jarvis in "The Gilmore Girls" (WB)

2001

Played Emily in a La Jolla production of "Our Town"

2000

Returned to the NYC stage as co-star of Wendy Wasserstein's "Old Money"

1999

Broadway acting debut as Alais, the young French mistress of King Henry II, in the revival of "The Lion in Winter"

1999

Played Rachel, a high school outsider with supernatural powers who exacts revenge, in "The Rage: Carrie 2"

1998

Starred opposite Neil Patrick Harris in the Old Globe (San Diego) production of "Romeo and Juliet"

1998

Cast as an understudy in Lincoln Center's production of "Ah, Wilderness!" shortly after completing training at Eugene O'Neill Center's National Theatre Institute

Born in England where she lived until age six

Raised in a suburb of Chicago

Moved to New York to pursue an acting career

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