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Emily O'Brien

Born Name: Emily Roya O'Brien
Date of Birth: May 28, 1985
Place of Birth: Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actress
Parents: Michael O'Brien, Flora O'Brien
Education: MiraCosta College, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Carlsbad High School, University of Cambridge
Siblings: Natalie O'Brien

Emily Roya O'Brien (born May 28, 1985) is an English three-time Daytime Emmy-nominated actress and writer who is known for her five-year series regular role of Jana Hawkes Fisher on The Young and the Restless. She also portrayed Julia in the 2014 film Pernicious and provided the voices of Camille in League Of Legends, and Y'Shtola in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Emily also voiced Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series and Special Agent Iman Avesta in the 2017 video game Batman: The Enemy Within. In 2018, she became part of the main cast of the animated film Dagon Troll World Chronicles. She will also subsequently provide the voice of a character in Hideo Kojima's new game Death Stranding.

Life and career

Emily O'Brien, right, with people from the 2015 film Pernicious.Emily O'Brien was born on May 28, 1985, in Bedfordshire, England, but moved with her family to Carlsbad, California, when she was nine years old. She was in plays at Carlsbad High School, where she graduated in 2003, and at MiraCosta College, where she completed a theater major in 2005. In 2005, she graduated with a degree in theater from Mira Costa College.

She was named a finalist in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s Irene Ryan Acting Competition in 2005, where she was pitted against several hundred students from colleges and universities across the country. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England and wrote, produced and directed her first project Beatrice in 2011 which won best film at BIFF.

She portrayed Jana Hawkes Fisher in The Young and the Restless. O'Brien was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards for her performance in The Young and the Restless. She portrayed the role again in November 2008, when a parody of the show was the theme of the 1st showcase on The Price Is Right. O'Brien portrayed the role initially on a recurring status from May 11 to September 5, 2006, and then on contract from October 10, 2006 to February 20, 2007, when the character disappeared from the canvas temporarily until her return on June 15, 2007. O'Brien earned two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress in 2008 and 2009. In March 2011, news broke that O'Brien had been let go from The Young and the Restless, with her final airdate on May 6, 2011. Prior to her firing, O'Brien was pre-nominated for another Daytime Emmy in the same category.

O’Brien is in much demand as a voice actor, and provided the voices of Y'Shtola in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Camille in League Of Legends, Faris Scherwiz in World of Final Fantasy, and Veruca Salt in Tom and Jerry: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Emily then portrayed Julia in the 2014 supernatural horror film Pernicious, directed by James Cullen Bressack.

She also voiced Gamora in the Telltale video game, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. She has received wide recognition for her portrayal of Special Agent Iman Avesta in Batman: The Enemy Within, an employee of Amanda Waller who is fascinated by Batman and a fan of Batman.

In 2018, she briefly played Jillian Marshall in the Focus on the Family radio program Adventures in Odyssey. That same year, she provided the voice of Renee Chandler in the CW Seed animated series Constantine: City of Demons. She also appeared as the suspicious Portia in the thriller Dangerous Matrimony, then signed on to play the voice of Ruth the human mother and wife of the Ambassador of Earth in the upcoming dark fantasy motion comic Dagon Troll World Chronicles that is set to be released in 2019. She will reprise the role of Gamora in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.

She has several projects in hand that are currently in post-production, like Vampire Dad, Iris, and Beautifully Flawed. She will also be voicing a character for Hideo Kojima's game Death Stranding.

Personal life
Her mother is Persian and her father is British. Emily's parents, Flora and Michael, say, “Acting is the only thing she wanted to do.” She has a sister named Natalie. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. O'Brien speaks Persian fluently and has studied French and Spanish. Born and raised in England and capable of multiple British dialects plus various other European accents. She also sings professionally and is currently the national narrator for the eBay and PayPal campaign. O'Brien identifies as a feminist.

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