Emerson at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay â€“ Part 2 at the Microsoft Theatre on November 16, 2015.
|Born||Jacqueline Bonnell Marteau Emerson
August 21, 1994
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Known for||The Hunger Games|
|Height||1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Parent(s)||John B. Emerson
Kimberly Marteau Emerson
|Labels||Walt Disney Records (2006-2007)|
I wanted to be a professional singer/actress, though I knew it would be hard.
Once you get to that point when you can just be yourself and relax, I just think that you're so much happier in general.
I never dreamed that I would hear 10,000 people screaming when I stepped out onto a stage. Well, that's not entirely true. I dreamed about it but in a performing-on-the-stage-at-Staples-Center-or-Madison-Square-Garden context. But never in a I'm-in-a-movie-that-hasn't-even-come-out-yet one.
I couldn't believe it! I mean, I'd always dreamed of acting on the screen – my previous background was all theater – but I wasn't sure if the opportunity would ever present itself. Not only was this acting for the screen, this was acting in 'The Hunger Games!' I knew that I had to give this audition my all.
For the longest time I was brought up listening to only two genres of music, pop and rock. So in the past few years I've been trying to expand my interests because I think that you can only write to the extent of your knowledge, and if your knowledge is limited you can't write past that.
I started piano lessons when I was four; I was being classically trained at the Colburn School.
Anyways, I am a nerd, bookworm, geek… whatever you want to call me. I'm the type of person that would rather sit down and read a good book than go out and party.
When I was six years old my friend was auditioning for 'Annie,' and I decided I wanted to audition with her. My mom was worried I would fall flat on my face because I'd never opened my mouth to sing, so she sent me to vocal lessons. I did the audition and fell in love with the entire process of a show.
If I see a spider in my house, I put it in a cup, and then I take it outside. I save it. What is wrong with me?