Emma Dumont (born Emma Noelle Roberts, November 15, 1994) is an American actress, model, and dancer.
Emma plays Emma Karn
She is best known for her role as Melanie Segal in the ABC Family series, Bunheads. In 2014, Dumont landed series regular roles (lead) in two NBC television pilots one of which went to series – the historical-drama series Aquarius. Emma plays Emma Karn on Aquarius opposite David Duchovny.
Dumont’s first film role was in True Adolescents in 2007 at age 12 (released 2009) alongside Melissa Leo and Mark Duplass. She later appeared in the movie Dear Lemon Lima in 2008 (released 2009). Both of these movies filmed in Dumont’s hometown of Seattle.
fashion week in New York City
In January 2010, Dumont won the V magazine V A Model search contest, appearing in the March 2010 issue and receiving a Ford Models contract. She worked fashion week in New York City that same year. Dumont has subsequently modeled in Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, China and Tokyo and has appeared in many magazines and runway shows including American Elle, Elle Japon, V Magazine, Cosmopolitan HK, Spur and Figaro.
In 2011 Dumont was cast in a lead role in Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan’s NBC pilot METRO alongside Noah Emmerich and Jimmy Smits. In October 2011 Dumont was cast in the ABC Family original series, Bunheads, starring Sutton Foster and Kelly Bishop. Throughout 2012 and early 2013, she portrayed lead character Melanie Segal, who attends the dance academy run by the lead’s mother-in-law in the TV series.
Also in 2012, she appeared in the independent film Nobody Walks alongside Dylan McDermott, John Krasinski, Jane Levy, Olivia Thirlby, and Rosemarie DeWitt.
In 2011 Dumont was introduced to robotics through the FIRST Tech Challenge and the Girl Scout sponsored Team 25. In 2012 she switched to the FIRST Robotics Competition and became Team Captain, Driver and Mechanical Engineer of FRC Team 980 Thunderbots in 2013. Emma became a FIRST Dean’s List Finalist at the Los Angeles Regional Competition. Dumont spoke at the 2013 FIRST World Championship at a VIP Dinner on April 26, 2013. In Fall 2013, Dumont became a mentor of FRC Team 980 Thunderbots and continues to mentor high school students in STEM/robotics to present.
In 2014 Dumont filmed two television pilots for NBC in series regular roles – Salvation (opposite Ashley Judd) and Aquarius. Aquarius was picked up for Season 2 and is currently on the NBC scheduled.