Pepita Emmerichs

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Pepita Emmerichs
Oh Pep! CMJ Music Marathon, Rockwood Music Hall, New York. October 13, 2015.jpg
Pepita Emmerichs (left) performs with Olivia Hally as Oh Pep! at the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon in New York
Background information
Born Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Genres folk, pop, country, bluegrass
Occupation(s) Musician, actress
Instruments violin, mandolin
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Oh Pep!

Pepita Emmerichs is an Australian musician and actress. She co-founded the music group Oh Pep! with Olivia Hally, and appeared in the 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are.

Life and career[edit]

Pepita "Pepi" Emmerichs was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She attended the Victorian College of Arts Secondary School, where she began collaborating with fellow student Olivia Hally in 2009.[1][2] Emmerichs and Hally later co-founded the band Oh Pep!, whose musical style Emmerichs has characterised as "folk/pop/country with bluegrass instrumentation".[2]

Emmerichs also appeared in Spike Jonze's 2009 film Where the Wild Things Are, in which she played Claire, the protagonist's older sister.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Emmerichs lived with her mother, father and younger sister Lucia Emmerichs, who is best known for her role as Ophelia Hicks on the TV series Tangle. She is friends with her Stony Point co-star Nikita Leigh-Pritchard; they have known each other since 2005 when they both guest-starred on Blue Heelers episode "Everything a girl could want".


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Blue Heelers Ally Shaw Episode: Everything a girl could want
2009 Where the Wild Things Are Claire Film
2010 Stony Point[6] Amelia Short film


  1. ^ Christine Campbell, "Interview: Oh Pep!" Lip Magazine (December 3, 2012). Retrieved April 10, 2015
  2. ^ a b "Q&A, with PEPI" The Melting Pot. Retrieved April 10, 2015
  3. ^ Where the Wild Things Are review Roger Ebert,, October 14, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2015
  4. ^ Where the Wild Things Are review Philippa Hawker, The Age, December 3, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2015
  5. ^ "Some of His Best Friends Are Beasts" Manohla Dargis, New York Times, October 15, 2009. Retrieved October 22, 2015
  6. ^ "Stony Point (2010)" Screen Australia entry. Retrieved October 22, 2015.

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