Emma Roberts is only 23, but she’s already had her share of winning television and movie roles. Coming from an acting family, she landed her first gig at 9.
She does credit growing up in Hollywood with helping her along the way.
“I think that because I’ve grown up in Hollywood it’s easier to stay grounded than if I started [here] now because to me it just seems normal. I don’t really know anything different since I’ve been acting for more than half of my life,” she said.
Here’s all you need to know about the starlet who may have unknowingly gotten in the middle of a sexting scandal.
1. She’s James Franco’s Younger Muse
In Palo Alto out on May 9, a soccer player April, played by Roberts, and her coach Mr. B., James Franco, embark on a relationship.
Life strangely imitated art when a 17-year-old fan of Franco, Lucy Clode, released texts and photos she had exchanged with the actor.
2. Julia’s Her Aunt
Although it hasn’t hurt her career that her aunt is an A-lister, the younger Roberts said that she doesn’t talk to her aunt about work:
We don’t ever really talk about [work]. We’re both so busy that when we do see each other work isn’t at the top of our list.
However, she does get compared to her relative, but its lessened now that she’s made a name for herself.
She said, “People do mention it but I don’t really get the comparisons as much, which is nice because I think I’ve carved out my own audience.”
3. She Was Arrested For Domestic Violence Against Her Boyfriend
Roberts met Evan Peters on the set of Adult World. They admit they had crushes on one another, but waited until after the film to start dating.
Peters told Vulture, Yeah. “It all worked out. We started hanging out after the movie and I relaxed a little bit and she started getting my sense of humor.”
Then they reunited on screen in American Horror Story:Coven, which involved a threesome and a strangling.
Peters talked about the strangeness of both:
They were both pretty awkward to shoot. The threesome scene was probably the most awkward, just because it was … bizarre. Super weird.
In July of 2013, Roberts was arrested for a domestic violence incident in Canada.
Someone altered police after hearing fighting in the couple’s hotel room.
When they saw Peters with a bloody nose and a bite mark, they arrested Roberts.
Since her boyfriend did not want to press charges, Roberts was released hours later.
After all that, the pair actually got engaged in January of 2014.
4. She Quit College
The actress attended Sarah Lawrence College in September of 2011. She told UsWeekly about her decision to pursue her education, saying, “I just wanted to get away from everything for awhile and try something new, explore some other stuff.”
However, after just one semester, she decided that it was time to focus on her work, and deferred.
She told Wonderwall that she doesn’t regret her decision:
I loved being in school and I hope that I can continue to take classes [someday], but it was really hard being there all the time. I was living in a dorm, and I just missed working, so I needed more time to focus on it.
5. Her First Role Was Playing a Cocaine Smuggler’s Daughter
— Jason Lund (@jasonlundo) November 2, 2013
In 2001’s Blow, Roberts play Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz’s daughter. She was only 9 year old at the time.