Emmy Raver-Lampman

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Emmy Raver-Lampman
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Raver-Lampman in 2019
Born (1988-09-05) September 5, 1988 (age 31)
Alma materMarymount Manhattan College
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2010–present

Emmy Raver-Lampman (born September 5, 1988)[1][2] is an American actress and singer. She began her career working in musical theater, and has performed in various Broadway and national touring productions such as Hair, Jekyll & Hyde, Wicked, and Hamilton.

She currently portrays Allison Hargreeves in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy (2019–present), which is her breakthrough role.

Early life[edit]

Raver-Lampman was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia.[3] She was adopted as a newborn;[4] her adoptive mother Sharon is a professor at Old Dominion University,[2][5] while her father Greg is a writer and teacher.[6][7] She is an only child, has traveled widely (over 50 countries) and lived in the Czech Republic, Ukraine and India when she was young due to her mother's work.[8]

She attended a performing arts high school, Governor's School for the Arts, as well as Maury High in Norfolk.[9] She then attended Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She began working as a professional actress while in school and began studying remotely for her junior year. She landed a part in a production of Hair, and she left her course temporarily with just a semester left before graduation, but eventually returned to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater in 2012.[10][3][4]


Raver-Lampman's career began in musical theatre. Her first professional theater role was in a May 2010 production of Children of Eden, produced by the Astoria Performing Arts Center. She auditioned for the musical while she was a sophomore at college and won a leading role.[8] She then auditioned for and subsequently joined the 2010 national tour of Hair, from which she earned her Equity card.

Raver-Lampman made her Broadway debut in Summer 2011, when Hair made a return to Broadway with its touring production.[9] She left Hair when the production closed on Broadway that September. The following Fall, Raver-Lampman joined the third national tour of the musical Jekyll & Hyde as an ensemble member and understudy for the lead role, Lucy Harris. The production transferred to Broadway in April 2013 for a two-month limited engagement but closed after a month. Later in 2013, Raver-Lampman was cast in the Broadway original production of A Night with Janis Joplin.[11] She performed as a swing until the show closed in February 2014 and was subsequently cast in the First U.S. tour of the musical Wicked as a replacement standby for the lead role of Elphaba.[9][12]

Following her one-year contract with Wicked, Raver-Lampman returned to New York in March 2015, and later auditioned for one of the two ensemble roles that Hamilton was adding to its show after its Off-Broadway run.[8] She was cast and became part of the original ensemble cast of Hamilton on Broadway, as well as an understudy for all three lead female roles: Angelica, Eliza, and Peggy/Maria Reynolds.[3] Hamilton opened in August 2015. In September 2015, Raver-Lampman was part of a star-studded reading of an original rock musical titled Galileo.[13] In December of that year, she took part in an MCC Theatre workshop of Alice By Heart.[14]

In January 2016, it was announced that she was cast as Pearl Krabs in the Chicago production tryout of the musical SpongeBob SquarePants.[3] She left Hamilton in April 2016, and is one of the two original cast members who did not take part in the filming of the production. She returned to Hamilton later that year as an original member of the show's Chicago production, which began previews in September 2016. In March 2017, she joined the show's first national tour, starring as Angelica.[3] She toured with the show until the end of 2017, performing in San Francisco and Los Angeles.[15]

In late 2019, it was announced that she would be joining her former Hamilton castmate Solea Pfeiffer as co-stars of the new original musical Gun & Powder, directed by Robert O'Hara. The show had a month-long regional engagement in Arlington, Virginia, which opened on January 28, 2020.[16]

Raver-Lampman landed her first major television role in 2017, portraying Allison Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy, opposite actors Ellen Page and Tom Hopper, among others.[17] The show was filmed during the first half of 2018 and was released on Netflix in February 2019. The show was Netflix's third most popular series in 2019, with more than 45 million viewers.[18] Raver-Lampman filmed the second season over five months in 2019, with the season premiering in July 2020.[19]

Throughout 2019, she also had guest roles in television shows like A Million Little Things and Jane the Virgin. Raver-Lampman was featured on the 2019 album Seven Nights in Chicago by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal.[20] In July 2020, it was announced that Raver-Lampman would be replacing Kristen Bell as the voice of Molly Tillerman in the Apple TV+ show Central Park. The announcement came after Bell resigned from her role, due to a controversy over her performance as a mixed-race character. Raver-Lampman will voice Molly in the second season of the series.[21]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Stucco Relaxer Short film
2020 aTypical Wednesday Millie


Year Title Role Notes
2016 Odd Mom Out Woman on Date Episode: "Hamming It Up"
2018 A Million Little Things Rebecca Episode: "Friday Night Dinner"
2019 American Dad! Travel Agent (voice) Episode: "Stompe le Monde"
2019 Jane the Virgin Lily Lofton Episodes: "Chapter Ninety-seven"; "Chapter Ninety-eight"
2019 Robot Chicken Peppermint / Boy's Mother (voice) Episode: "Robot Chicken's Santa's Dead (Spoiler Alert) Holiday Murder Thing Special"
2019–present The Umbrella Academy Allison Hargreeves / Number Three / The Rumor Main role; 20 Episodes
TBA Central Park Molly Tillerman (voice) Lead role; Season 2


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Children of Eden Eve / Mama Noah Off-off-Broadway production
2010–2011 Hair Ensemble

Understudy: Dionne, Abraham Lincoln

National tour
Broadway return of tour
2012–2013 Jekyll & Hyde Ensemble

Understudy: Lucy Harris

Third national tour
Broadway revival
2013–2014 A Night with Janis Joplin Swing

Understudy: Joplinaires

Original Broadway cast
2014–2015 Wicked Elphaba (standby) First national tour replacement
2015–2016 Hamilton Ensemble

Understudy: Angelica, Eliza, Peggy / Maria Reynolds

Original Broadway production
2016 SpongeBob SquarePants Pearl Krabs Original Chicago production
2016–2017 Hamilton Ensemble

Understudy: Angelica, Eliza, Peggy / Maria Reynolds

Chicago production
Angelica First national tour
2020 Gun & Powder Martha Original Virginia production



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