Emma Roberts as Brooke Thompson | AHS: 1984 on FX

Emma Roberts

Brooke Thompson

Emma Roberts stars as "Brooke Thompson" in the ninth installment of American Horror Story.

Career Highlights

Roberts is an undeniable talent who has built an impressive film and television career over the last decade.

Roberts starred alongside Betty Gilpin and Ike Barinholtz in Universal Pictures’ horror film The Hunt. Roberts also starred in Paradise Hills, the directorial debut of Spanish helmer Alice Waddington, opposite Eiza Gonzalez and Danielle Macdonald. The sci-fi thriller premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Roberts completed production on the Netflix holiday romantic comedy Holidate, which revolves around two strangers who agree to be each other’s plus ones for each holiday celebration over the course of a year. Roberts also lent her voice to the 2019 animated feature UglyDolls.

Roberts has so far starred in three installments of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story on FX. She is featured in American Horror Story: Apocalypse and American Horror Story: Coven as “Madison” and appeared in the fourth installment, Freak Show, playing fortune-teller “Maggie Esmeralda.” Both Coven and Freak Show received Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Limited Series.

In 2018, Roberts starred in Who We Are Now, which premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and was a 2018 SXSW selection. Earlier in the year, Roberts starred opposite Michael Angarano in the film In A Relationship, which premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

Roberts’ many additional film credits include Little Italy opposite Hayden Christensen; the horror-thriller The Blackcoat's Daughter co-starring Kiernan Shipka; the cyber-thriller Nerve with Dave Franco; the indie feature Ashby, also featuring Mickey Rourke and Nat Wolff; I Am Michael with James Franco and Zachary Quinto; Palo Alto opposite James Franco; Adult World, costarring John Cusack, Evan Peters and Cloris Leachman; We’re the Millers; Empire State; Celeste and Jesse Forever opposite Rashida Jones; Dimension Films’ fourth installment revival of the Scream franchise; Gavin Wiesen’s The Art of Getting By with Freddie Highmore and Michael Angarano; the critically acclaimed It’s Kind of a Funny Story opposite Zach Galifianakis and Viola Davis; the indie film Virginia opposite Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly; Valentine’s Day with Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Patrick Dempsey, Jennifer Garner and Julia Roberts; Noel Clark’s thriller; Joel Schumacher’s Twelve; Lymelife, produced by Martin Scorsese; Nancy Drew; Aquamarine; The Winning Season with Sam Rockwell and the Sundance short film BigLove, also with Sam Rockwell. In 2009, Roberts headlined the hit DreamWorks film Hotel for Dogs, which grossed over $113 million dollars worldwide.

Additional television credits include Ryan Murphy’s FOX comedy-horror series Scream Queens and the popular Nickelodeon comedy Unfabulous, which Roberts starred on from 2004-2007.

Roberts landed her very first audition by booking the role of Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz’s daughter in Blow.

Originally from New York, Roberts currently resides in Los Angeles.

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