Actress Emmy Rossum sang her heart out in the movie musical The Phantom of the Opera in 2004. She’s made a name for herself on TV too, in the show Shameless.Born on September 12, 1986, actress Emmy Rossum spent her childhood singing at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. By age 11, she was on television, and by adolescence, in movies. Rossum combined her vocal and acting talents to become a star at 18 in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. Her encore to this musical was taking on an edgier, sexier role on the TV series Shameless.Born in New York City on September 12, 1986, Emmanuelle “Emmy” Grey Rossum was raised solely by her mom, Cheryl Rossum, a corporate photographer. Her father, a banker, was absent from her life. Despite not having siblings, she became a part of a much bigger family after joining the Children’s Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera at the age of 7. The youngster found herself singing alongside the likes of Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti. The only drawback was that her career interfered with her education. After having to drop out of the prestigious all-girls Spence School in Manhattan, Rossum completed her high school education online instead, in a program funded by Stanford University.