Emily Wickersham is a very talented actress who is quite popular for being both beautiful, brilliant and talented. She has featured in some interesting roles in her career but is well known for being a part of NCIS as Special Agent Eleanor Bishop.
The actress, who made her professional debut in 2006, is determined to build an impressive career in the entertainment industry. Learn more about Emily Wickersham below.
Who Is Emily Wickersham?
Emily Kaiser Wickersham was born in Kansas on the 26th of April 1984. Emily spent her formative years in Mamaroneck, New York and is of Swedish and Austrian heritage. Her parents, Amy and John Atwood Wickersham, raised her in a loving environment and encouraged her to pursue her life goals.
Emily schooled at Muhlenberg College but dropped out after two yea, choosing to relocate to Los Angeles where she began to pursue a career in acting. Things didn’t come easy for Emily as she had difficulties adjusting to life in a new state and new career. Emily’s shyness didn’t help matters and she had to build up her confidence to be in front of a camera. To improve her self, she joined a public speaking class and she soon began to build up her confidence.
Emily Wickersham was approached by an agent who saw potential in her. She was then encouraged to audition for a role in The Sopranos and luckily, she got cast. As a result, her acting career started officially in 2006. Before The Sopranos aired, she appeared on Parco P.I. and the Late Night with David Letterman. Emily’s outstanding performance in The Sopranos announced her to the world and she got several auditions and offers after the show aired.
Her career began to blossom and she started getting some minor and then major roles in films and especially in television shows. Her first movie role was in Gardener of Eden as ‘Kate’ in 2007. Her other movie roles include Definitely, Maybe (2008), How I Got Lost (2009), Remember Me (2010), I Am Number Four (2011), Gone (2012), and Glitch (2015).
The stunning actress has featured in television shows like The Bronx Is Burning (2007) as Suzy Steinbrenner, Mitch Albom’s for One More Day (2007), Taking Chance (2009), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2009), Bored to Death (2009), Gossip Girl (2011), and The Bridge (2013).
In 2013, Emily Wickersham had the opportunity to try out for the role of ‘Eleanor Bishop’ on NCIS after Cote de Pablo left the show for personal reasons. Emily’s gig was supposed to be temporary but the fans of the show fell in love with her and she got promoted to a regular main role. She has appeared in 133 episodes till date. She also reprised her role in 2016 for NCIS: New Orleans.
Over the course of her career, the actress has appeared in more television shows than films.
5 Facts You Need To Know About Emily Wickersham
1. Her Marriage
Emily Wickersham got married to Blake Anderson Hanley, a musician, at Little Palm Island, in the Florida Keys on the 23rd of November 2010. The wedding was officiated by the groom’s brother – Pastor Drew Hanley. Their reception took place at the Bath & Tennis Club on the 27th of November with about 150 family and friends in attendance. The couple resided in Los Angeles throughout their marriage and it appeared that all was well within them as they aren’t prone to sharing details about their lives on social media. It was unexpected and unfortunate when they announced their divorce in 2018.
2. Her Love For Animals
Emily is unashamedly an animal lover. She owns a pet dog named Miguel and is known to share her dog’s pictures on social media often.
3. Social Media Presence
Emily Wickersham has a sizeable following on social media. Her fans can’t seem to get enough of her. On Instagram, for instance, she has over 211,000 followers. However, she is careful not to reveal too many details about her personal life.
4. Net Worth
The actress is very hard working and it is safe to say her hard work has paid off. Her net worth has been estimated to be about $6million. However, this information has not been confirmed by the actress.
5. Physical Attributes
Emily Wickersham is undoubtedly a very pretty woman. She stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 52kg. Her eyes are hazel colored and her body measurement is 34-24-34 inches for her chest, waist, and hips respectively. Emily works out and eats right to maintain her shape and skin tone.