Emma Kenney currently stars as the precocious Debbie Gallagher on Showtime's hit series Shameless. She will also star as Harris Conner-Healy, the daughter of Darlene Conner, on The Conners, the highly anticipated spinoff of Roseanne, on ABC.
Born in Manhattan, Kenney realized her passion for performing at age 4. Since then, she has appeared in numerous national commercials as well as voiceovers, including the hit animated film Epic. In addition to acting, Kenney also has enthusiasm for being behind the camera. She directed her first movie, The New Girl in Town, which was honored as a finalist at the 2009 New Jersey International Film Festival, making her the youngest filmmaker ever to receive that honor. Due to her directorial success, New York Magazine, Fox-5 TV in New York and New Jersey Monthly magazine all featured stories on Kenney's accomplishment.
Kenney's upcoming projects include a starring role in the film Robert the Bruce, the story that continues where the Oscar®-winning Braveheart left off.
When she is not acting or directing, Kenney loves playing with her animals, hoping to one day open an animal shelter. She currently resides in Los Angeles.