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Posted August 31, 2010 to photo album "Emma Roberts"
Emma Roberts’ star turn in It’s Kind of a Funny Story is just the latest step in her growing career.
Emma Roberts Enters the Family Business
While Emma Roberts was born in the small town of Rhinebeck, New York, her pedigree is Hollywood royalty. The daughter of actor Eric Roberts and Kelly Cunningham, Roberts is also the niece of actress Julia Roberts, on whose sets she could often be found as a child. At age five, she decided she wanted to try her hand at the family trade and pushed to get an audition. As she told W. Magazine, "I always wanted to be an actress…My first audition, while I was 9, was .. playing Johnny Depp's daughter. I think everyone in my family was shocked because they sent me on an the audition to kind of shut me up about the acting thing." But she got the part, and her career was launched. Unfortunately since the film was rated R, she wasn’t actually allowed to see her own debut.