DATE OF BIRTH : 1974
BORN : Liverpool
LIVES : Merseyside
ON HER PARENTS : ‘My Mum and Dad have been great – they’ve always given me their full support’.
STUDIED : Wirral Youth Theatre
ON CHARACTER MAXINE : ‘Max is funny, enthusiastic, down to earth and streetwise. Everyone loves her.’
ON JOINING CASUALTY : Emma auditioned in December 1991 and was chosen after three auditions, she was nervous about joining the cast, but arrived with a ‘Come in you’re welcome!’
REAL LIFE ACCIDENTS : ‘I’ve always been a bit squeamish but when I was young, I split my chin open, getting out of a swimming pool and had to go to hospital to have it stitched up, then I went swimming a week later and did exactly the same thing. I don’t think the staff at the hospital could believe it when they saw me again.’
TELEVISION CREDITS : Piccadilly Circus; By Night; Needle; Seventeen; Medics; Casualty; Horses for Courses; The Last Waltz; Tales from the Crypt; Out of the Blue; Liverpool One
FILM CREDITS : The Governess
THEATRE CREDITS : Oleanna; Educating Rita; The Woods; Crush; Terms of Abuse; The Good Hope; Harold Pinter’s Victoria Station & Family Voices
BOOKS : Appears in ‘CASUALTY : The Inside Story’ by Hilary Kingsley.
AGENT : Spotlight, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7RJ.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Emma combines her talents as an actress, director, improvisor and facilitator.
Twitter : @emmabirdactress