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Tinsel Korey

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Tinsel Korey
Born Tinsel Korey
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Tinsel Korey (born March 25, 1980) is a Canadian actress, best known for portraying the Makah Emily Young in the Twilight Saga films New Moon and Eclipse.

Life and career

Prior to moving to Vancouver, Korey had already appeared in some ads. She then decided in late 2002 to move to Hollywood, but was "stopped at the border because she couldn't prove she was going to come back to Canada. She couldn't go home though so she called her friend and got on a flight to Vancouver and she's been there ever since."[1]

In 2006, Korey was given a small role as a rape victim opposite Callum Keith Rennie in the film Unnatural & Accidental, which told the story of a series of murders of mostly Native American women. The film's director, Carl Bessai, recalled: "It was one of her first gigs and it was harrowing. She was terrified and Callum is so method, so intense. It was one of those moments where you watch a young actor and you think, 'This will either really give them the power to act or it will just alienate them.'"[2]

Korey performed as a singer at the 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.

Korey currently lives in Los Angeles.



Year Film Role Notes
2005 It Waits Lark Rainwater Straight-to-DVD
2006 Divided by Zero Ashley
Unnatural & Accidental Blue Girl Grossed $5,420
2007 The Lookout Maura Grossed $5,371,181
2008 Mothers & Daughters Cynthia
2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon Emily Young
Fathers & Sons
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Emily Young
Stained Isabelle post-production
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Emily Young
2013 Avarice Kate
Fishing Naked Jen
Single in South Beach Sandra
Bullet Vanessa


Year TV Role Notes
2004 Tru Calling Jen (Bridesmaid) "Murder in the Morgue"
Da Vinci's Inquest Sheila "A Man When He's Down"
2005 Into the West Blue Bird mini-series
2006 Godiva's Chantal 3 episodes
2007 Hybrid Lydia movie
Luna: Spirit of the Whale Annie movie
I Know What I Saw Alicia movie
Intelligence Felicia 2 episodes
Tin Man Airofday mini-series
2008 The Quality of Life Anna Navarez movie
Rabbit Fall Zoe 7 episodes
The Guard Martine 4 episodes
2009 Wyvern Vinyl Hampton movie
2012 Black Forest Karin movie
2013 Blackstone Roberta 6 episodes


  1. ^ [1], "Tinsel Korey as Anna Navarez in Dominic da Vinci's 'The Quality of Life'
  2. ^ "New Moon's Emily may be in the Twilight of her anonymity". The Province, May 5, 2009.

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