Emma Taylor-Isherwood

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Emma Taylor-Isherwood
Born Emma-Rose Taylor-Isherwood
(1987-04-27) April 27, 1987 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other names Emma Isherwood
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996-present

Emma-Rose Taylor-Isherwood (born April 27, 1987[1] in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role as Mona Parker in the TV series Mona the Vampire.


She began her career at the age of nine, with a voice role in the animated special Teddy Bears Rescue, before lending her voice for Miffy and Mona the Vampire. She has appeared in movie including Tales from the Neverending Story, The Shipping News and Who Gets The House.

Emma is a chameleon who relishes getting into character and has performed, in both dramatic and comedy roles. Nominated for two Young Artist Awards for her roles in Mary Cassatt an American Impressionist and Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, one of Emma’s most memorable experiences was the dramatic role of young Agnes in the Golden Globe nominated film The Shipping News directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

She is also well known for her role as the free-spirited, adventurous intelligent, and intrusive Josie Trent on Strange Days at Blake Holsey High, also known as Black Hole High. At the 24th Annual Young Artist Awards (2003), Emma was nominated for Supporting Young Actress in a TV series (comedy or drama), for the series. She was on a camping trip, when she found out she got the part as "Josie" on Strange Days.

She is currently represented by Amanda Rosenthall Talent Agency and Butler Ruston Bell Agency.

Personal life[edit]

Emma Taylor-Isherwood had an interesting start in acting. When she was around eight years old, she asked her parents if she could have acting lessons. She was in the habit of starting a lesson (such as dance or piano) and then quickly giving it up. So her parents made a compromise: she could take acting lessons if she made the money for it herself. Taylor-Isherwood rose to the challenge and began making papier-mâché hats. The Ottawa Citizen heard of it, and wrote an article on her. After that article, she quickly made the money she needed to go to acting lessons.

She is the older sister of actress Sally Taylor-Isherwood.

Taylor-Isherwood attended Canterbury High School in Ottawa, where she graduated from the drama program in 2005. She played the part of Henry Higgins' mother in Canterbury High School's 2004 production of My Fair Lady.

Taylor-Isherwood who has dual Canadian and British citizenship is fluent in both English and French.[1]

In 2009, she graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts degree.[2]

After graduating from the Arts Canterbury Theatre program Emma continued performing while attending university where, in the words of one producer, “she managed to combine acting and school seamlessly.” After performing alongside Daryl Hannah, in All the Good Ones are Married, Emma headed off to Britain where she completed third year studies in Mass Communication and Film at the University of East Anglia. Along with her film and communications courses Emma had the opportunity to study Shakespeare, British theatre and scene study.

While in England she also volunteered and performed with the Minotaur Theater Company on the university campus. Emma completed her studies in Canada and was awarded High Honours in her Bachelor of Arts, (Communication /Film) degree. After completing certification in “The Art of Directing,” through SIFT, Emma voiced both Holly Bear and Eliza, in The Adventures of Benjamin Bear, for Amberwood studios. She also enjoyed acting alongside her sister Sally, once again, in the live action series, Overruled! both of which are currently airing on the Family channel. Emma also voiced Camille Wallaby in the animated series The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, airing in on TVO. She is also exploring her love of accents playing the British Elspeth in the animated series Gawyan.


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Who Gets the House? Heidi Reece as Emma Isherwood
2000 Ultimate G's Young Laura 3D-IMAX
2001 The Shipping News Young Agnis Hamm-age 12
Film Made for Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Shadow of the Bear Guest appearance
1999 Revenge of the Land Hilda Hawke
1999 Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist Elsie Cassatt as Emma Isherwood
2006 A Dad for Christmas Megan Eubanks
2007 All the Good Ones Are Married Madison Gold
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Teddy Bears Rescue Tara (voice)
1999–2000 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Julie/Shelley Julie (in 2000)/Shelley (as Emma Isherwood in 1999)
1999–2003 Mona the Vampire Mona Parker (voice) Main Role, 65 episodes
1999–2001 The Kids from Room 402 Penny Grant (voice) Main Role, 30 episodes
2000 Upstairs, Downstairs Bears Polly Bumble (voice)
2002–2004 Miffy Miffy (voice)
2002–2006 Strange Days at Blake Holsey High Josie Trent Main role, 42 episodes
2003–2006 The Secret World of Benjamin Bear Holly/Eliza (voice)
2004 Just Jamie Rita (voice)
2010 The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog Camille (voice)
2015 Kuukuu Harajuku
Television Guest Appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Tales from the Neverending Story Olano 3 episodes
2002 Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension Rom
2007 The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet Herself
2009 Overruled! Kelly


  1. ^ a b Agence Claire Boivin Agency >> Emma Taylor-Isherwood. URL accessed on November 3, 2009.
  2. ^ Carleton University >> Graduating Class of Spring 2009. URL accessed on November 3, 2009.

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