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Emma Kenney: Biography, Careers, Relationship, Controversies

Emma Kenney

Emma Kenney is an American actress and TV personality. She is only 21 years old and known for her role Deborah or Debbie in Shameless’s show.

Who is Emma Kenney?

Emma Rose Kenney, better known as Emma Kenney, is one of the most popular young American actresses. She is recognized for her character portrayal of Deborah in Shameless that was first released in 2011. Another popular role of Kenney is Harris Conner or Healy in the sitcom show Roseanne and its spin-off continuation, The Conners. 

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Quick Bio

Birth NameEmma Rose Kenney
Birth DateSeptember 14, 1999 (Age 21)
Birth PlaceNew York City, USA
Birth SignVirgo
Other NamesEmma Kenney
Parent(s)Kevin Kenney and Gillian Kenny
SchoolPark Middle School
High SchoolOak Park High School
CollegeDid not attend college
EducationHigh School Graduate
Active Years2011- Present
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight63 kg
Eye colourLight Brown
Hair colourDark Brown
Sexual OrientationStraight
RelationshipUnmarried, Single
Social Media HandlesInstagram 


Net worth$5 million


What does Emma Kenney do?

  • Emma Kenney is a popular American actress who left her mark in the industry with the character portrayal of Deborah Gallagher or Debbie in the American comedy-drama television series Shameless since 2011. She got the offer to play the role at the early age of 11. Emma stated that she had learned many things about acting despite playing a disliked and controversial role like Debbie in the show. It wasn’t easy to shine in the TV industry at such a young age, but Kenney could act well, and at present, she is a known face on the screen.
  • Emma Kenney appeared in a short film titled Lyre Liar, directed by James Perkins. 
  • She also gave her voice in the movie Epic for the character Marigold Girl in 2013. Later in the 2017 film My Love affair with Marriage, she gave her voice to the character Sarma. 
  • She has also played the role of Harris Conner or Healy in the tenth season of the family sitcom Roseanne and its spin-off continuation, The Conners. Emma’s television works include
  1. Green Apples as Abigail
  2. Day Camp as Rosie Rivette
  3. Boardwalk Empire as Aylesh Rohan
  4. Roseanne as Harris Conner or Healy
  5. The Conners as Harris Conner or Healy
  • She’s also a gifted screenwriter, having written the scripts for over 50 short films and directing 20 of them.

EMMA KENNEY at a Photoshoot, March 2020 in 2021 | Emma kenney, Emma rose kenney, Emma

Personal Information

What do Emma Kenney’s parents do?

  • Emma Kenney is a 21 years old American actress. She is the daughter of attorney Kevin Kenney and sports journalist Kevin Kenney. She has attended Park Middle School and Oak Park High School in her academic journey. She is 5.7 feet tall and weighs 63kg. She made her debut in 2011 in Shameless. Her eye colour is light brown, and her hair colour is dark brown. She was born and brought up in New York City and has American nationality and white ethnicity.
  • While Dan (John Goodman) decides to sell the furniture set he bought for Roseanne (Rosanne Barr) when they were first married in The Conners episode “Yard Sale, Phone Fail,” his daughter (Lecy Goranson) and granddaughter Harris (Emma Kenney) exchange a few sharp words in the kitchen.


Is Emma Kenney Married?

  • Emma Kenney is unmarried at present. She is reportedly straight but does not have a boyfriend. There were few rumours about Kenney being in a relationship with her colleague, but no solid proof was seen. She has never talked about her love life openly.


Did Emma achieve any milestones in her career?

  • With her hard work and dedication to her career, Emma Kenney became the youngest filmmaker ever accepted into the USA’s New Jersey International Film Festival.

Net Worth

How much does Emma Kenney earn?

  • Emma Kenney is a hardworking and successful actress. Her net worth is around $5 million at present.


  • Emma Kenney played the role of Deborah in Shameless.
  • She is 21 years old.
  • She acted in the short film Lyre Lier in 2008.
  • She has written scripts for over 50 short films.
  • Her birth sign is Virgo.


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