Emily Meade

Born: 10 January 1989 (31 years old)
Gender: Female



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Emily Meade is an American actress best known for her starring role as Aimee, a free-spirited high schooler and friend of Jill's who seems unfazed by the Rapture, in the fantasy drama television series The Leftovers.

She also appeared as a future version of the character Ella Blake in the third season finale of the science fiction television series Fringe.

Emily had a memorable recurring guest role as a prostitute named Pearl on the HBO period drama Boardwalk Empire. She also starred in a gritty break out lead role in Joel Schumacher's Twelve, opposite Chase Crawford and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

Meade made her professional stage debut in Lincoln Center's Domesticated, opposite Laurie Metcalf and Jeff Goldblum.

She can be seen as the lead in the independent film Me Him Her directed by Max Landis. Other films include the comedies Sleepwalk With Me from Mike Birbiglia, Thanks For Sharing opposite Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sin Bin with Bo Burnham.

Meade was awarded the Karlovy Vary Award for Best Actress for her work in the independent film Bluebird, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013.

Other film and television credits include the indie films Gimme Shelter with Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens, That Awkward Moment starring Zach Efron, Wes Craven's My Soul to Take, Assassination of a High School President starring Bruce Willis, Burning Palms with Dylan McDermott and Rosamund Pike, The House Is Burning executive produced by Wim Wenders, and numerous episodes of the Law & Order series.

Meade was born and raised in Manhattan and is a graduate of the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts.

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