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Emerson in August 15, 2013
|Born||Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson
August 21, 1994
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, U.S.|
|Occupation||Musician, Singer-songwriter, actress|
|Known for||The Hunger Games|
|Parents||John B. Emerson|
Jacqueline "Jackie" Emerson (born Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson; August 21, 1994) is an American actress and recording artist. She is a former member of the teenage pop band Devo 2.0. She rose to prominence after she portrayed Foxface in the film The Hunger Games. She appeared in the Video ETA's list of ten up and coming stars predicted to be A-listers by 2015, along with fellow Hunger Games cast member Willow Shields. In 2011, she recorded her first single "Peter Pan," and released the music video on YouTube. Emerson spoke at TEDx Orange Coast in 2012, and currently attends Stanford University.
Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson was born on August 21, 1994, in Washington D.C., U.S. to Kimberly Emerson (née Marteau) and John B. Emerson, who has been the United States Ambassador to Germany since August 7, 2013. She has two younger twin sisters, Hayley and Taylor. From a young age, Jacqueline pursued an interest in both acting and singing. She has since then participated in many voice-overs for both radio and television. She has also performed in numerous professional productions with Reprise, The Los Angeles Opera, and LA Theater Works. She attended and graduated from Marlborough School in Los Angeles in 2012. Emerson was admitted to Stanford University for entry in 2012, but announced she would defer admission until September 2013.
2006-2012: Career beginnings
In 2006, She made her television debut when she lent her voice to a set of Tiger Twins in the animated CGI sitcom Father of the Pride. Emerson achieved greater success two years later as a member of Disney's Devo 2.0 (a.k.a. DEV2.O), a Devo tribute band of teen performers. Emerson played keyboards in the project, which spawned a DVD and CD combo and was fully supported by the original Devo band members.
In 2007, The novelty act soon broke up. Emerson continued to write songs and perform music, where she started a YouTube Channel and released the music video of her single, "Peter Pan" and in the next year, "Catch Me If You Can".
A few years later, she explained her experience in DEVO 2.0: "It was the child rockstar experience. I was in sixth grade, we recorded music videos for all of the songs and we went on tour and performed at the House of Blues. I had a blast. My favorite Devo song is probably Beautiful World."
2012: Breakthrough with The Hunger Games
In 2012, Emerson made her film debut in the science fiction adventure, The Hunger Games as the District 5 tribute, Foxface. In an interview, she explained how she auditioned for the role, "They had me come in and do a lot of reaction stuff — they’d map out a scenario for me and be like, “Okay, you stop here, look around and take it in...you are terrified, but calculating,” all with the face and without dialogue. It was a very unorthodox audition." She again appeared in The Hunger Games ' Tribute Video Diaries and The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games. Later, Emerson and the rest of The Hunger Games cast went on The Hunger Games Mall Tour. "I am gonna be involved in it, I'm very excited! We are going to Chicago, Dallas, and Minneapolis!"
2012-present: First studio album and upcoming projects
In 2012, Emerson announced that she will work on a studio album that will feature "Peter Pan" and "Catch Me If You Can".
In 2013, in an interview, Emerson announced that she would be working on Son of the South. She also announced that she would be taking a year off of school before heading to Stanford. Later, it was announced that Emerson is set to star as Olivia in the short, I Want To Believe. It was also announced that she will be playing Skye in the upcoming dystopian film, The Well.
Emerson has also been working with Glass Elevator Media on the project "She's So Boss." She spent portions of the last year traveling around the country interviewing young, female, entrepreneurs. The website is already up, and the project is set for release in 2014.
Emerson and her family lives in Los Angeles, previously in Washington D.C.. Emerson's parents are Ambassador of Germany, John B. Emerson and Kimberly Emerson. She also has two twin sisters, Hayley and Taylor Emerson. Emerson owns two dogs named Ginger and Crystal.
|2006||Father of the Pride||Tiger Twins (voice)||TV series, voice only
|2012||Hunger Games, TheThe Hunger Games||Foxface||Film debut|
|2014||The Night Is Ours||Olivia||Post-production|
|2014||The Curse of Downers Grove||Eyde||Post-production|
- DEV2.0 (2006)
|"Peter Pan"||2011||Jacqueline Emerson||N/A||N/A|
|"Catch Me If You Can"||2012|
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- Kate Ward (29 April 2011). "'Hunger Games' finds its Foxface". EW.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
- Rae Votta, "Foxface Q&A: Jacqueline Emerson Juggles 'Hunger' Fame, Music, School", Billboard, April 13, 2012.
- "Jacqueline Emerson: Hunger Games, Stanford, and more", Zooey Magazine, March 21, 2012.
- "JACKIE EMERSON TALKS HUNGER GAMES AUDITION, FOXFACE & MORE", The Hob, August 14, 2012.
- "Interview: 'The Hunger Games' Actor Jacqueline Emerson Talks Foxface", Yahoo! Movies, March 21, 2012.
- Inge Ignat, "Jacqueline Emerson Talks Music and The Hunger Games with Glamoholic", Glamoholic, April 13, 2012.
- Inge Ignat, "Hunger Games Hits DVD/Blu: Jacqueline Emerson Talks Foxface, Her Future, And Devo 2.0", Movieline, April 13, 2012.
- name="http://photos.jang.com.pk/">"Actress Jacqueline Emerson and her dog Ginger arrive at the first annual Golden Collar Awards", The News International, February 14, 2012.
- "My Journey Through The Games", Huffington Post, March 23, 2012.
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