Emily Bergl

Emily Bergl

Infobox actor
name = Emily Bergl

caption = Bergl in "Men in Trees"
birthdate = Birth date and age|1975|4|25|mf=y
birthplace = Milton Keynes, England

Emily Bergl (born 25 April, 1975) is an English-American actress.


Early life

Bergl was born in Milton Keynes, England to an Irish mother and an English architect father. [ [http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/chi-mxa0323tvclosemar23,1,5656827.story Close-up - Movies, Dakota Fanning, Colorado - chicagotribune.com ] ] She moved to Chicago with her family when she was a child and attended Glenbrook South High School and Grinnell College, where she was the lead in several school productions. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1997 with a BA in English and Theater.


Bergl's big break came with the lead role of Rachel Lang in the 1999 film, ', which is the sequel to the 1976 Carrie film adaptation. Much of her acting also takes place on television. Bergl has appeared in episodes of the TV shows "Gilmore Girls", "CSI Miami", ', "NYPD Blue", and "". She also appeared in the psychological thriller "Chasing Sleep", opposite star Jeff Daniels, and had a major role in the Steven Spielberg miniseries "Taken".

Recently she starred in the ABC series "Men in Trees" as Annie, an enthusiastic fan of relationship expert Marin Frist (Anne Heche) who travels to every event she appears at, and ends up in Elmo, Alaska with Marin by taking a bus up north from Vancouver. Annie stays in Elmo (as does Marin after she decides to re-evaluate her life), when she meets Patrick Bachelor (Derek Richardson), a local hotel desk clerk and radio DJ she knew through online chats about Marin's books. They quickly fall in love, despite Annie's jealousy streak towards other women interested in her new boyfriend, and clashes with Patrick's mother Celia Bachelor (Cynthia Stevenson), the chief law enforcement official of Elmo.

Awards and nominations

She was nominated in 2000 and 2003 for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films for Best Performance by a Younger Actor/Actress for "" (1999) and for Best Actress in a Television Series for "Taken" (2002), respectively.


* "The Governor's Wife" (2008) (TV) .... Dr. Heather McManus (completed)
* "Men in Trees" (36 episodes, 2006-2008) .... Annie O'Donnell
* "Fur" (2006) .... Allan's New Assistant
* ' (1 episode, ', 2006) .... Alice
* "The Hard Easy" (2005) .... Natalie
* "" (1 episode, "Blood Moon", 2004) .... Melanie Hines
* "" (1 episode, "North Star", 2003) .... Bethany
* "Gilmore Girls" (4 episodes, "Like Mother, Like Daughter", "Haunted Leg", "That'll Do, Pig" and "I Solemnly Swear", 2001-2003) .... Francie Jarvis
* "Final Draft" (2003) .... Helga
* "Taken" (5 episodes, "Charlie and Lisa", "God's Equation", "Dropping the Dishes", "John" and "Taken", 2002) .... Lisa Clarke - Adult
* "Providence" (3 episodes, "Meet Joe Connelly", "Trial & Error" and "Rule Number One", 2001) ....
* "Happy Campers" (2001) .... Talia
* "Chasing Sleep" (2000) .... Sadie
* "ER" (1 episode, "May Day", 2000) .... Gloria Milton
* "NYPD Blue" (1 episode, "Welcome to New York", 2000) .... Anya Weiss
* "" (1999) .... Rachel Lang
* "Wasteland" (1 episode, "Indian Summer", 1999) .... Corie


External links

* [http://www.emilybergl.net/ Emily Bergl - Official Website]
* [http://www.broadway.com/gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=504324 Emily Bergl Interview by Beth Stevens on Broadway.com]
* [http://community.tvguide.com/forum.jspa?forumID=%20700007849 Emily's "Men in Trees" blog on TVGuide.com]

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