30 Enticing Facts About Emily VanCamp You Probably Didn’t Know Before

Emily VanCamp
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Emily VanCamp, right from her first appearance on the silver screen, she had always made the audience feel her emotions just with her actions. With her incredible girl-next-door vibe, she kind of became a household name in the Hollywood. Still, there are many things about her that fans are not aware of. Here are some really interesting facts about Emily that will make you love her for sure:

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  1.  She first starred as Sharon Carter in the movie “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” and later reprised in the sequel “Captain America: Civil War” as well as the Disney+ series “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.”
  2.  She competed with nearly 10 actresses including Anna Kendrick, Felicity Jones, Emilia Clarke, Elizabeth Olsen, Alison Brie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, before landing the role of Sharon Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  3.  Her first breakthrough role was as Sam Dolan in the show “Glory Days,” a series regular. While the series received only mildly positive reviews, her performance was praised by the critics.
  4.  In fact, it was this performance that impressed the former writer of “Dawson’s Creek” Greg Berlanti, who decided to have her play a significant role in his forthcoming show “Everwood.”
  5.  Her performance as Sam Dolan is said to have reminded Berlanti of Katie Homes, with whom he had always wanted to work. He cast her in the role of Amy Abbott in the “Everwood” series.
  6.  She, along with her “Everwood” co-star Gregory Smith, revived their characters Amy Abbott and Ephram Brown respectively, in the zoom reading of “crisis on infinite teen dramas” in the year 2020.
  7.  Emily Irene VanCamp was born on May 12, 1986, to Robert VanCamp and Cindy VanCamp in Port Perry, Ontario. She has three sisters – Alison, Molly and Katie.
  8.  Her father is an animal nutritionist, and Emily’s first ever job was to work for him, delivering food to clients in and around her hometown.
  9.  VanCamp started attending dance classes at the age of three, and by 11 years of age, she convinced her parents to let her attend a summer training program in Montreal.
  10.  Having been an accomplished dancer, trained in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap as a child, she believes that, if she had not taken up acting career, she would have continued dancing.
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  12.  She decided to take up acting as her career, when she visited her sister Katie on the sets of the movie “Ladies Room,” in which she was performing as a ballerina. She was only 12 years old at that time.
  13.  Immediately, she enrolled for acting classes, and she hired an agent. She attended acting classes every Saturday afternoon, and started working on a few commercials.
  14.  She successfully bagged her first acting role – Peggy Gregory in the children’s horror TV series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Her character appeared in one scene and had no dialogue.
  15.  She enrolled at the école supérieure de ballet du Québec in Montréal, the dance training program of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens when she was just 12 years old.
  16.  Following this, she moved to Montréal. She stayed with a local French Canadian family, during the entire duration of her course.
  17.  During this period, she became fully fluent in French, and also claims to “feel at home” when she hears the language. Her role of Emily Price in the “Boundaries” is actually her very first French speaking role.
  18.  However, even before this, she had shot a dream sequence in French, for the “Everwood” series – Season 1 Episode 10 – “Is there a Doctor in the House?” which did not make to the final cut.
  19.  For her role as Stacey Bess in the 2011 TV movie “Beyond the Blackboard,” Emily, who is a natural blonde, had to dye her hair brown.
  20.  In the year 2003, she was ranked as one among the “Sizzlin’ 16,” by the E! Online magazine. She was also named as one of the top actresses under the age of twenty by Teen magazine.
  21.  During the production of the series “Everwood,” she became romantically involved with her co-star Chris Pratt, who played the character of Bright Abbott.
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  23.  In order to fund the post-production of her independent drama “The Girl in the Book,” the movie’s producers launched a crowdfunding Kickstarter campaign, which successfully surpassed its $65,000 goal.
  24.  According to her, her dance training played a very important part in her fight scenes in her series “Revenge,” in which she plays the role of Emily Throne / Amanda Clarke.
  25.  She is an avid photographer. In fact, her first big splurge after landing the role of Amy Abbott in “Everwood” was to buy a F100 Nikon Camera.
  26.  Her role as Emily Harris in the 2008 independent drama “Norman” earned her the Best Actress Award at the 2010 San Diego Film Festival.
  27.  Her performance as Esther in “Ben Hur” also earned her the Outstanding Performance – Female Award at the 2011 ACTRA Awards.
  28.  She met Josh Bowman on the sets of her series “Revenge,” and started dating him in late 2011. Bowman actually played the role of Daniel Grayson who was engaged to her character Emily Throne.
  29.  After nearly six years, the couple announced on May 11, 2017 that they were engaged. They got married on December 15, 2018 in the Bahamas.
  30.  VanCamp was cast directly into the series “Brothers & Sisters” as Rebecca Harper - a regular, midway into the first season, by the showrunner Greg Berlanti, who was the creator of her series “Everwood.”
  31.  She departed from the series very early in the season five, changing her character Rebecca Harper from a series regular to guest appearance, following her decision not to renew her contract.
  32.  She began playing the role of Nicolette ‘Nic’ Nevin, a nurse practitioner, the female lead, in the Fox medical drama series “The Resident,” in the year 2017.
  33.  Emily VanCamp Net Worth: $8 Million

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