Emma Kenney
Emma Kenney
Real Name/Full Name Emma Rose Kenney
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Emma Kenney
Birth Place: New York, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 September 1999
Age/How Old: 24 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 63 Kg
In Pounds – 139 lbs
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – Kevin Kenney
Mother – Gillian Kenny
Siblings: Brother
School: Oak Park High School, Park Middle school
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Unmarried
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actor
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Emma Rose Kenney, popularly known as Emma Kenney is an actress of American nationality. Her most talked about work is the role of Deborah Gallagher “Debbie” on the show “Shameless”, since 2011. Other famous roles of Emma Kenney include Harris Conner-Healy in the sitcom Roseanne, and its spin off continuation “The Conners”.

Well, how well do you know about Emma Kenney? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Emma Kenney’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Emma Kenney to date.

Biography and Early Life

Emma Kenney was born in New Jersey to a criminal attorney Gillian Kenney , her mother and sports writer Kevin Kenney. She has a brother.  Her first stepping stone into the industry was when she started taking improv classes at the age of .

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Emma Kenney in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Emma Kenney’s age is 24 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 14 September 1999. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 139 lbs in Pound and 63kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Light Brown and hair color is Dark Brown.


Emma Kenney, when she was first cast for “Shameless”, had to manage between her education and her early blossoming career. She did her schooling from New Jersey in Oak Park High School  and had been acting on the west coast in the same time. Later, an on-screen tutor helped her take care of her academics. When she was 15, she moved to California.

Her portrayal of Debbie in “Shameless” has taught her self acceptance and a lot about acting and life. Although Debbie is a disliked and controversial character, Emma is poles apart from her in real life. The immense dislike Debbie has earned is a testament of how well the character has been portrayed by Emma.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Emma Kenney had taken a break from her social media accounts and had undergone therapy for her mental  health. She admits she had subconsciously gone down a slippery road and her habits had done her harm.

Although, she has come back stronger, and she is all set to be back on screen. She has also shredded weight and is working hard for self improvisation. In an interview Emma said that she had an actually huge crush on Jeremy Allen White, who plays her older brother Lip on the show.

Emma Kenney is reportedly a Pescatarian. She hates the idea of eating animals, and would like to be strictly vegan, if not for her anaemia, which makes it difficult to keep her iron levels up.

As we know, Emma started her acting career quite early, she was exposed to a lot of adult content at a very tender age, specially on the sets of “Shameless”. However, she recalls that most of the PG-13 content was kept at a safe distance away from her by the directors of the show and her parents.

Is Emma Kenney Lesbian?

Emma Kenney is straight, although we don’t know much about her dating life. She is a supporter of the LGBTQ community. She has also worked in many charity shows to show her support.

Professional Career

Kenney was selected for the role of Deborah Gallagher “Debbie” when she was 12 years old. She pursued her early education at the same time in Park Middle school in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She appeared in the short film Lyre Liar in 2008 directed by James Perkins where she portrayed a daughter.  Her other filmography include:

  • Bittersweet released in the year 2008 as Emma
  • A (not so) Civil Union as Young Jo
  • Three little Puppets as Nocole
  • Robert the Bruce as Briana

She voiced the “Marigold girl” for the movie Epic [2013] and also voiced “Sarma” for the movie My Love affair with Marriage released in the year 2017.

Her works for Television include:

  • Green Apples as Abigail
  • Day Camp as Rosie Rivette
  • Boardwalk Empire as Aylesh Rohan
  • Roseanne as Harris Conner-Healy
  • The Conners as Harris Conner-Healy


She has written more than 50 short film scripts, and directed about 20 of them. In 2009, Emma Kenney , at the age of 9 had made a new record. She became the youngest filmmaker ever accepted into the New Jersey International Film Festival.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Emma Kenney in 2024

Emma Kenney Net Worth
Emma Kenney Net Worth

As of 2024, Her estimated net worth, taking in consideration all her works on screen is reported to be around $5 million. Emma Kenney was paid $12,000 U.S. Dollars per episode during the first season of Shameless. Collectively, after 12 episodes she had made a fortune of a sum total $144,000 for season 1. She surely deserves such great bank balance as she is such a great actor.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Emma Kenney wrote, directed and filmed a zombie short film called the “The new girl in town”. She had also made an appearance in an ad for Scholastic.
  • Apart from being an actor, Kenney has a few more aspirations. In an interview, she spilled that she would one day like to be a detective and/or run an animal shelter.

Emma Kenney is a PETA spokesperson, and actively participates is programs for the betterment of street animals. She is a staunch believer of adopting street animals and less fortunate animals rather than buying pets. She has spread the word by using the #adoptdontshop hashtag.


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