Emily Alyn Lind
Emily Alyn Lind's body of work would be impressive for any Hollywood actress, but for a rising star at such a young age, it is quite remarkable. It is not surprising though, given her family's film background. She is the middle daughter of producer and assistant director John Lind, and actress Barbara Alyn Woods, best known for her role as Deb Scott in the long-running CW series, "One Tree Hill." Emily began her acting career with the role of 'Young Lily,' in "The Secret Life of Bees." At the age of five years old, she played 'Young Linda' in Gaspar Noe's "Enter the Void" and the following year was the red carpet darling when the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, Emily's venture into television began when she became a popular face, recurring as 'Emily Gardener' on the ABC series "Eastwick" and on the daytime drama "All My Children" as 'Emma Lavery.' She continued to be seen on hit television series such as "Medium," "Criminal Minds," "Hawaii 5-O," "Suburgatory," Lifetime's "Who is Clark Rockefeller?", and "Sundays at Tiffany's." She is also widely known for the ABC hit series, "Revenge," playing 'Young Amanda Clarke.' In 2011, Emily was given the amazing opportunity to play Shirley Temple in Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. And in 2012, she had two films premiere; the thriller, "The Haunting in Connecticut 2," playing the lead role of 'Heidi,' and "Won't Back Down," playing 'Malia Fitzpatrick,' a young girl struggling with dyslexia where she starred opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. Following, Emily starred in the movie musical "Dear Dumb Diary," playing the lead role of 'Jamie Kelly,' based on the popular children's book series. Alongside the release of the critically acclaimed film, her soundtrack for the film is currently available on iTunes. One of her favorite projects was Venice Film Festival's "Jackie and Ryan" (2014), co- starring Katherine Heigl and Ben Barnes, where she was able to once again show off her musical skills. From there, she went straight into production on the Warner Brothers thriller, "Hidden" (2015), where she takes on the challenging role of a young girl surviving underground, co-starring alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Andrea Riseborough. Along with working on the ABC pilot "Code Black" and the comedy/action series for CBS, "Rush Hour", Emily has just completed production on the New Line horror film, "Lights Out", playing 'Sophie' (a young Maria Bello) and the highly anticipated New Line feature comedy/horror film "The Babysitter" directed by McG and playing the lead love interest, 'Melanie'. Not only is Emily a talented young actress, but she feels strongly about giving back. She is passionate about the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, and has raised thousands of dollars for the charity. Her love for Make-A-Wish began when she played the part of 'Vanessa Marks,' a young girl battling cancer, in the movie "November Christmas." Emily created a 'love box' to keep on the set of "November Christmas," which encouraged people to donate to the charity. Emily raised so much money that she decided that she would create a 'love box' for every set she was on. From then on, her love and passion for the foundation only grew.