Emily Bergl

Birth Place: Milton Keynes, England

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Emily Bergl is one of a few young actresses today who has managed to create a substantial career in film, television, and the theatre. Her work already includes diverse roles in comedy and drama, and characters from many different centuries. She has worked with award-winning directors on film and television including James Mangold, Antoine Fuqua, Steven Shainberg, and Jonathan Kaplan, and on stage with Doug Hughes, Daniel Sullivan, Michael Greif, Michael Mayer, and Mark Brokaw.
Emily was born in Milton Keynes, England to a British father and Irish mother. The family moved to the States when she was six, eventually settling in Chicago. Emily soon began acting in local theatre productions, all of which she produced, directed, designed and catered in her backyard. The reviews, also written by Emily, were glowing. After she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College, Emily quickly moved to New York to pursue a stage career, where she lived in a studio apartment above a strip club along with another actor and a tap dancer. She supported herself by understudying on Broadway in the evening, and then working the graveyard shift at various law firms. After only a few months, she was chosen from a nationwide casting call to play the lead in "The Rage: Carrie 2," her first job on camera. The film earned rave reviews for the novice film actress' performance, and lead to starring roles in independent films such as "Happy Campers" and "Chasing Sleep," opposite Jeff Daniels.
Emily soon returned to the theatre, starring in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Old Globe, and on Broadway in "The Lion in Winter" opposite Laurence Fishburne and Stockard Channing, for which she won the FANY award for Best Broadway Debut. Many guest star roles on television soon followed, including "ER," "NYPD Blue," "Providence," "CSI: Miami," "Star Trek Enterprise," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and two seasons as the malevolent Francie on "Gilmore Girls." Emily also starred in "Steven Spielberg Presents Taken," a historic 20-hour mini-series, as Lisa, the mother to Dakota Fanning.
While maintaining a career in film and television, Emily has worked throughout the country at regional theatres such as the Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Globe Theatres, playing lead roles in "Proof" and "Our Town." She starred on Broadway in "The Rivals" at Lincoln Center (a performance the New York Times described as "infinitely nuanced"), and originated roles off-Broadway in new plays by Christopher Shinn and Steven Dietz. Emily is also a company member of Antaeus, a theatre company in Los Angeles that produces classic works.
This past year Emily returned to Broadway to star opposite Gabriel Byrne in Eugene O'Neill's "A Touch of the Poet." In the fall she can be seen in the Diane Arbus biopic "Fur," opposite Nicole Kidman. She will also appear as 'Annie' on the ABC series "Men in Trees," a comedy starring Anne Heche as a relationship expert who moves to Alaska. During the summer, Emily traveled to Alaska to research the show, which she is documenting on TVguide.com. Emily spends her free time volunteering for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.

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Original Broadway Production, 2023
June Levant

Original Broadway Production, 2018
Mary Carney [Replacement]

Public Theater Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Alice Park


Original Off-Broadway Production, 2009
Performer [Replacement]


Betty McNeil

Roundabout Revival, 2005
Sara Melody

Lincoln Center Revival, 2004
Lydia Lanquish



Mary Gallagher/Caroline Nercessian

Roundabout Revival, 1999

Lincoln Center Revival, 1998
Norah (Understudy)

Muriel McComber (Understudy)

Mildred Miller (Understudy)

Belle (Understudy)

Emily Bergl Movies

[1999]The Rage: Carrie 2 Rachel Lang

[2000]Chasing Sleep Sadie

[2001]Happy Campers Talia

[2003]Final Draft Helga

[2006]Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus Allan's New Assistant

[2006]The Hard Easy Natalie

[2012]Grassroots Theresa Glendon

[2013]Blue Jasmine Hal and Jmine's Friend

[2013]I Know What I'm Doing June Bennett

[2021]Generation Wrecks Barbara Snyder

Emily Bergl TV Shows

American Crime Lilah Tanner, Judge

Desperate Housewives Beth Young

Gilmore Girls Francie Jarvis

Men in Trees Annie O'Donnell

Shameless Sammi Slott

Southland Tammi Bryant

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Tessie

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Photos: Go Inside Amas Musical Theatre's THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), in association with Kierstead Productions (Jim Kierstead) and Chalant Productions (Lisa Reich), presented a one-night only presentation of The Post-Roe Monologues, a play with music by Mimi Zieman, with music direction by Saul Nache and directed by Maria Torres on Monday, November 6 at 7pm at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Check out photos here!

Jeannette Bayardelle, Emily Bergl & More Join THE POST-ROE MONOLOGUES Benefit Performance

Additional cast members have been announced for the benefit performance of 'The Post-Roe Monologues' at Merkin Hall on November 6. Don't miss this powerful and timely show!

2 Broadway Shows Play Final Performances Today

Broadway says goodbye to two limited run productions. Good Night, Oscar takes its final bow at the Belasco following 16 previews and 126 regular performances; and El Mago Pop will conclude its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre following 5 previews and 13 regular performances.

Playing On Air Reveals Summer 2023 Season Of Audio Plays Featuring John Patrick Shanley, Debra Messing & More

Playing on Air has revealed its Summer 2023 podcast season, featuring an exciting lineup of nine audio plays curated and produced by Founder and Consulting Director Claudia Catania.

Photos: Debra Messing Reunites with WILL & GRACE Co-Star Sean Hayes at GOODNIGHT, OSCAR!

Check out photos of Debra Messing visiting Will & Grace co-star Sean Hayes at Good Night, Oscar on Broadway!

Photos: Go Backstage at HAM4HAM with the Casts of INTO THE WOODS, & JULIET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, and More

The casts of Into the Woods, New York, New York, and & Juliet performed at this week's Ham4Ham, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the performers backstage at the event. Check out the photos here!

LA's Dances With Films Celebrates 26 Years at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood

Dances With Film aka DWF:LA is about to unleash its 26th annual independent film festival from June 22-July 2 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. 

SOME LIKE IT HOT, PARADE, and More Take Home 2023 Drama Desk Awards; Full List of Winners!

Winners for the 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. Among the big winners were Some Like It Hot, Parade, and more.

Robert Cuccioli and Gordon Stanley to Lead HOUDINI AMONG THE SPIRITS Industry Readings

Tony Award-nominee Robert Cuccioli and Gordon Stanley will portray Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle respectively in Houdini Among the Spirits, a new musical.

Video: Sean Hayes Reveals Why Starring in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR is 'Therapeutic' to Him on CBS MORNINGS

Sean Hayes sat down on CBS Mornings to discuss starring on Broadway in Good Night, Oscar. Hayes revealed how starring as Oscar Levant in the new play is 'almost therapeutic' to him. Hayes also discussed why the performance is such a departure from his Will & Grace character, how Broadway relies on the Tony Awards, and more. Watch the video now!

Photos: GOODNIGHT, OSCAR Star Sean Hayes Honored With Sardi's Portrait

Good Night, Oscar starring Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes, is running now at  Broadway's Belasco Theatre. In celebration of the actor's acclaimed turn as Oscar Levant in the new play from Doug Wright, Sean has been honored with his very own Sardi's portrait! See photos from his unveiling celebration!

Photos: Barry Manilow Visits GOODNIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway

Check out photos of Barry Manilow visiting Good Night, Oscar on Broadway!

SHUCKED, SOME LIKE IT HOT Lead Nominations for 2023 Drama Desk Awards

Nominations for the 67th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today and BroadwayWorld has the full list here!

Video: Go Inside the GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Opening Night Curtain Call!

Good Night, Oscar starring Emmy Award-winning actor Sean Hayes, opened on Broadway last night, Monday, April 24th at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th St) for a 20-week limited engagement. See video of Sean and the company taking their opening night bows!

Photos: See Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper & More at GOODNIGHT, OSCAR Opening Night

See photos of Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, and more on the red carpet of Good Night, Oscar opening night!

Photos: Inside the Opening Night Party For GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR

The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opened on Broadway last night, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the opening night party here!

Photos: The Cast of GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Takes Their Opening Night Bows

The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opened on Broadway last night, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the cast taking their bows here!

Review Roundup: Sean Hayes Stars In GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR On Broadway!

The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opens on Broadway tonight, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and directed by Lisa Peterson, Good Night, Oscar's 20-week limited engagement will end on August 27. Read reviews for the production!

Photos/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes and More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR Ahead of Tonight's Opening Night

The new American play, Good Night, Oscar starring Sean Hayes opens on Broadway tonight, April 24, at the Belasco Theatre. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doug Wright and directed by Lisa Peterson, Good Night, Oscar’s 20-week limited engagement will end on August 27. Check out all new photos and video footage of the production here!

Photos: First Look at Sean Hayes & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR on Broadway

Get a first look at Sean Hayes and more in Good Night, Oscar on Broadway.


Emily Bergl has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Emily Bergl has not appeared in the West End.

Emily Bergl's next show will be Good Night, Oscar which opens on 4/24/2023 on Broadway.

Emily Bergl has been nominated for the Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play award at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "Good Night, Oscar".

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