Emily Jeanne Brown is an actor who thrives on collaboration, intimate storytelling and community-building through advocacy, allyship and artistry. Originally Sonoma County, California, Emily grew up surrounded by redwoods, vineyards and the beautiful Pacific Ocean. After receiving her B.A. from Smith College, Emily spent three years based in Manhattan, where she became a member of The Bats, the award-winning resident acting company at the Flea Theater. Regionally, she has performed at Forestburgh Playhouse, American Shakespeare Center, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater and American Conservatory Theater. Emily completed her M.F.A. in Acting at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in May 2017. During her time in graduate school, she taught Acting, Voice & Dialects and Musical Theater in A.C.T.'s renowned Young Conservatory, directed the West Coast premiere of BedPlay by Lizi Latimer at FaultLine Theater, and developed a number of new works including a dramatic song cycle called Girlhood, a musical based on the life of Joni Mitchell and a one woman show exploring Shakespeare's portrayal of Queen Margaret of Anjou in Henry VI parts 1, 2 and 3, and Richard III. This year Emily co-wrote, co-produced and acted with her creative partner Diana Gonzalez-Morett in their first original short film, Tormenta, directed by Amy Harrison. She was a member of a Guthrie Experience group 19, where her ensemble created the piece Intersections, exploring privilege, oppression and identity in 2017.
Emily currently resides in New York City. She is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association.