Since starring as an uncredited extra in 2001 movie America’s Sweethearts which, co-incidentally, starred her aunt Julia Roberts, Emma knew she wanted to be an actress.

Following in the footsteps of her famous family, which also includes her father, Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, Emma branched into movies that showcased her talent – including the touching 2006 film Aquamarine, a film about a mermaid who falls in love with a human.

Since then, Emma has appeared as the lead character in the highly-anticipated film version of the popular Nancy Drew book series and, with Wild Child, is starring as a spoilt brat from Los Angeles who gets shipped off to a boarding school in England.

Emma – who has appeared in drugs movie Blow and can also soon be seen in Lymelife alongside Alec Baldwin – says she was keen not to be typecast into the teenage movie roles and wants to prove she has what it takes to be considered a serious and talented star.