Jacqueline Emerson

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Jacqueline Emerson
Emerson at the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 premiere in November 2015.
Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson

(1994-08-21) August 21, 1994 (age 27)
EducationStanford University
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2004–present
Musical career
InstrumentsVocals, keyboard
LabelsWalt Disney (2006–2007)

Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson (born August 21, 1994) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for portraying Foxface in the film The Hunger Games (2012).[1][2] She is also known for starring as Skye in the film The Last Survivors (2014).

As a singer, she is a former member of the teenage pop band Devo 2.0, which was active from 2005 to 2007. In 2011, she recorded her first single "Peter Pan", and in 2012, her song "Catch Me If You Can" was released on YouTube.[3]

Early life[edit]

Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson[citation needed] was born on August 21, 1994, in Washington D.C., U.S. to Kimberly Marteau, an attorney, and John B. Emerson, an attorney, a former White House aide during the Clinton presidency, and the former United States Ambassador to Germany during the Obama presidency.[4][5][6] 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 L.A. Theater Works.[7] She attended Marlborough School in Los Angeles.[8]

Emerson graduated from Stanford University in 2017, where she majored in Chinese and East Asian studies.[7][9][10]



Emerson was 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 broke up, when lead singer Nicole Stoehr and lead guitarist Nathan Norman quit and said they would never make music again because the album flopped. 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".[11] She later released an acoustic song, "Glass Fire In a Jar", in which she co-wrote with Adrianne Duncan.[12]


She made her television debut providing the voice for a set of Tiger Twins in the 2004 animated CGI sitcom Father of the Pride.

In 2012, Emerson made her film debut in the science fiction adventure, The Hunger Games as the District 5 tribute, Foxface. In a 2013 interview, Emerson announced that she would be working on Son of the South.[13] She appeared in the Video ETA's list of ten up and coming stars predicted to be A-listers by 2015, along with fellow The Hunger Games.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Hunger Games Foxface
The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games Herself
2014 The Night Is Ours Olivia Short film
The Last Survivors Skye
2015 The Curse of Downers Grove Eyde


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Father of the Pride Tiger Twins (voice)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Fantasia: Music Evolved Scout (voice)


Music videos[edit]

Song Year Artist Director Reference(s)
"Peter Pan" 2011 Herself N/A N/A
"Catch Me If You Can" 2012
"Glass Fire in a Jar" 2014
"Na Na Na (Na)" 2017
"Impact: The Musical (What If)" 2019


  1. ^ LMCullen (April 29, 2011). "Hunger Games Casting News: The District 5 Tributes Have Been Cast". HungerGamesMovie.org. Archived from the original on May 13, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  2. ^ Kate Ward (April 29, 2011). "'Hunger Games' finds its Foxface". EW.com. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Rae Votta, "Foxface Q&A: Jacqueline Emerson Juggles 'Hunger' Fame, Music, School" Archived November 5, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Billboard, April 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "Kimberly Marteau Emerson". USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Archived from the original on February 20, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  5. ^ "Ambassador John B. Emerson visited FRUIT LOGISTICA". U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Germany. February 5, 2016. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  6. ^ "John B. Emerson | American Council On Germany". Archived from the original on February 14, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Bio | Jacqueline Emerson". Jacqueline Emerson. Archived from the original on March 26, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  8. ^ Yamato, Jen (August 14, 2012). "Hunger Games Hits DVD/Blu: Jacqueline Emerson Talks Foxface, Her Future, And Devo 2.0". Daily Truffle. Archived from the original on May 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Stanger, Melissa. "A 'Hunger Games' Star Tells Us About Life As A Student At Stanford". Business Insider. Archived from the original on February 3, 2019. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  10. ^ Robinson, Melia; Stanger, Melissa (October 9, 2014). "15 Incredibly Impressive Students At Stanford". Business Insider. Archived from the original on June 9, 2020. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  11. ^ Inge Ignat, "Jacqueline Emerson Talks Music and The Hunger Games with Glamoholic" Archived November 12, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Glamoholic, April 13, 2012.
  12. ^ Emerson, Jacqueline. "For my 20th birthday, I am very excited to release my NEW ACOUSTIC ORIGINAL SONG!!!!!". Twitter. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  13. ^ Inge Ignat, "Hunger Games Hits DVD/Blu: Jacqueline Emerson Talks Foxface, Her Future, And Devo 2.0" Archived December 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Movieline. April 13, 2012.
  14. ^ "Ten surefire A-listers by 2015, plus one wild card". May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.

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