Date of Birth : Feb 10th 1991
Emma Rose Roberts has leading lady written all over her, and she’s just entering her teens! She was born into a family of stars so its no surprise she’s becoming one her self.
Roberts was born in Rhinebeck, New York to actor Eric Roberts and his then girlfriend Kelly Cunningham, who broke up shortly after her birth and faced each other in court over accusations of domestic violence. After Eric Roberts evicted both Cunningham and his daughter (then seven months old) from his house in 1991, his sister, actress Julia Roberts, bought them a house. She also sided with Cunningham in the custody battle over Emma, resulting in a rift between her and her brother for the years to come. While Eric Roberts lost the custody battle and hardly saw his daughter while she was growing up, Julia Roberts became friends with Cunningham and would often spend time with her niece. In early 2001, Emma Roberts’ half-sister, Grace Nickels, the daughter of her mother and her stepfather, former L.A. Guns bassist Kelly Nickels, was born. In a 2005 interview, Roberts stated that she is “definitely closer to [her] mum and stepdad and [she doesn’t] see [her] real father much.”
Since her natural father, Eric Roberts, got married to actress Eliza Simons (née Eliza Garrett) in 1992, she also has a stepbrother, Keaton Simons, and a stepsister, Morgan Simons, both children from Eliza Simons’ first marriage with James Simons.