Emma Kenney is an American child actress best known for her starring role as Debbie Gallagher in the comedy-drama television series Shameless, since 2011.
Born in Manhattan, Kenney realised her passion for performing at age four. Since then, she has appeared in numerous national commercials as well as voiceovers.
In addition to acting Kenney also has enthusiasm for being behind the camera. She directed her first movie, The New Girl in Town, which was honoured as a finalist at the 2009 New Jersey International Film Festival, making Emma the youngest filmmaker ever to receive that honour.
Due to her directorial success, New York magazine, Fox-5 TV in New York and New Jersey Monthly magazine all featured stories on Kenney's accomplishment.
When she is not acting or directing, she loves playing with her animals (one day, she hopes to open an animal shelter). She splits her time between New Jersey and Los Angeles.