Birth Place: Wayne, Nebraska, USA
Emily Kinney (Emilia Rebecca Kinney) is an American actress and recording artist that was born on August 15, 1985 in Wayne, Nebraska, USA. Emilia is also known as Emily Kinney, and her nickname is Emmy. She is 5' 4½" (1.64 m) and has blogged about being a vegetarian. Emily moved to New York City to pursue a Broadway and acting career after graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2006. She played a smart, but carefree resident Anna in a play called Spring Awakening when she was 23 years old. She then went on to play Jean Fordham the following year in August: Osage County. She was in 2 Broadway shows: Spring Awakening as Anna (2006) and August: Osage County as Jean Fordham (2009).
She is best known for her role as Beth Greene in AMC's The Walking Dead TV series and for roles as Emily on The Big C. Emily has acted in over 11 movies/TV series and about 48 episodes in AMC's The Walking Dead series since 2011. Emily plays 16-year-old Beth, who is the little sister of 25-year-old Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) at the time. She released her first extended play, The Blue Toothbrush after acting two years on The Walking Dead series. She also collaborated with Lauren Cohan on the single, "The Parting Glass" on The Walking Dead soundtrack. She made another extended play, Expired Love and released it. Emily said in an interview with AMC that "Expired Love" is about my story. But I do think that with my acting career, my style seeps into my career a lot. My songs are similar to Tom Waits' in that they’re little stories. Sometimes I write songs based on one word or feeling that keeps popping up for me. And I do feel like, because I have never played a character for so long, that it can’t help but seep its way into things. It’s like, maybe this is why a particular idea keeps coming up for me, because this is something that we keep dealing with on the show!"
Her new single "Rockstar" was released December 9, 2014.