The 24-year-old native New Yorker was singing at the Metropolitan Opera by the time she was seven with Pavarotti, no less, and has never looked back after ditching Columbia University for Hollywood.
She’s starred such movies as “Mystic River” the 2003 film co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, with an all-star cast that included Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney.
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Penn won an Oscar for Best Actor, while Robbins won for Best Supporting Actor in the critically acclaimed film.
Rossum also appeared in “The Day After Tomorrow” the 2004 science-fiction disaster film that depicts the catastrophic effects of global warming. The film grossed a cool $542.7 million at the box office.
She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the 2004 film “The Phantom of the Opera.”
She plays Fiona Gallagher, the feisty, overwhelmed daughter of a ne’er-do-well played by William H. Macy. “It’s definitely brought out my ballsier side,” she tells the magazine.
She is also the niece of designer Vera Wang, to whom she is related by marriage, and grew up in a single-parent home raised by her mother.
Rossum was married to music executive Justin Siegel for a year and a half before he filed for divorce in Sept. 2009.
After that, she dated Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz after touring with the band in the summer of 2009. They broke up in Sept. 2010.
After dating Duritz, she must have a great sense of humor. Check out the video below: