A native of Derry, Emer has been living and working in Dublin for most of her life.
Forthcoming TV projects include Bloodlands, a new 4-part thriller for the BBC, in which she appears alongside Jimmy Nesbitt and Charlene McKenna and Three Families, a 2-part drama for BBC where she plays opposite Genevieve O’Reilly She has also had roles in Scúp (TG4/Stirlingn TV) Fir, Marú agus Grá (TG4) and a number of short films
including Relic directed by Christy Scoltock, The Lighthouse (Bear Print Films), Happy Birthday directed by Tracy Martin (Red Bear Productions), Face It Again (Up On Blue Bridge Productions) and Stacey’s Place directed by Paul Heary.
Recent theatre roles include Helen in Helen’s Wheels by Fionn Foley, directed by Oisin Kearney (Accidental Theatre), Geraldine in It’s Getting Harder And Harder For Me (Sarah Baxter & Alice Malseed) at The Mac in Belfast and Dublin Fringe Festival, Mags in Breaking Sense at Smock O’Casey Theatre) and a variety of characters in Science Fiction Radio Hour at The Project (Collapsing Horse).
Previous theatre credits include roles with Malaprop Theatre (Jericho), Fortune’s Fool Productions (The Taming Of The Shrew), the Samuel Beckett Theatre (Don Jose in Carmen Disruption), Umbrella Theatre Company (Afterlife), Smock Alley (Sugar Mice) and numerous roles in the Pavilion Theatre including Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa, Mena in Sive, and Madame de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Emer also has extensive experience in living history performance through her work
with Deilg Inis Theatre Company.
Emer’s voiceover work includes online campaigns for Unicef and Concern, corporate video and documentary narration.
Previous radio work includes a weekly slot, The Ladies, with Sean Moncrieff on Newstalk FM.
As part of the One City One Book Festival 2016, she was invited to direct a one-woman stage adaptation of the novel, Fallen by Lia Mills. This was performed in The Lexicon Studio, Dun Laoghaire & The Mill, Dundrum.
Emer is an accomplished singer with a rich alto voice.
She trained with the Michael Chekhov International Academy (Berlin) under Master Tutor, Joerg Andrees, receiving the Academy’s Advanced Actor & Facilitator Certification in 2016. She is currently the Convener of the Michael Chekhov Studio Dublin.
For a sample of some of Emer’s comedic acting skills please see the link below to Helen Wheels, a fast & furious comic one-hander, by Fionn Foley, directed by Oisin Kearney