Emily Somers was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Bay Area. Beginning her experience on the stage as a ballerina, Emily transitioned from studying dance to focusing on theatre and singing, performing in various productions around the city.
She attended the American Conservatory Theater’s Summer Training Congress in San Francisco and the British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford program at Oxford University to supplement her training at the University of California, Davis, where she graduated with honors in Dramatic Art and highest honors in American Studies.
After graduation, Emily moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. She’s starred opposite Jean Smart in the Horror/Thriller feature AWAKEN THE SHADOWMAN, worked with Gerard Butler as Dawn in Gabriele Muccino's film PLAYING FOR KEEPS, appeared in Netflix's SANDY WEXLER, and was the lead in the popular indie thriller REBOOT. Emily was also nominated for Best Actress in a Short Film at the Madrid International Film Festival for her role in SOULMATE. Additionally, she appeared in a multi-spot national Subaru campaign and a national commercial for HBO GO, along with multiple national VO spots for Pacific Life and OurTime.com.
Emily has worked as a story analyst for companies including Paradigm and Alcon Entertainment, and as the assistant to Breakdown & U-571 Writer/Director Jonathan Mostow. Her first short BINGO! was selected as a finalist in the Dances With Films 2-Minute 2-Step competition. She recently optioned the film rights to a female-driven novel she has adapted into a script and is in the development process.
Emily is managed by Bohemia Group, represented theatrically by Bresler Kelly & Associates, commercially by CESD, across the board by Cast Images (SF Bay/Area), and for Print Modeling by it Model Management and CESD. She studies at Lesly Kahn & Co. and Carter Thor Studio.