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Emily Thorne

Played by Emily VanCamp

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Emily Thorne has returned to the Hamptons, with a new mission… and the same enemies. Last season we met the mysterious Emily Thorne, who we quickly learned wasn’t all that she seemed: Emily Thorne’s real name is Amanda Clarke, a woman who’s past was shattered when her father was convicted of being a terrorist. Years later, Amanda learned he was framed, set-up by the wealthy and powerful Grayson family to take the fall for their own mistakes.

With a new identity and a score to settle, Emily Thorne spent last summer taking down the people involved in the conspiracy against her father, under the guise of a wealthy socialite. But what Emily didn’t plan on were the two men who compromised not just her agenda, but her heart: Daniel Grayson, heir to the Grayson empire, first a pawn in her game but soon real feelings – and a diamond ring – emerged. And then there’s Jack Porter, Emily’s childhood best friend and a man who she feels an incredible connection to. Jack has a boat he named “The Amanda”, so needless to say, he feels the same connection… though, not knowing that Emily is in fact Amanda, he doesn’t know why. The secrets between Emily and Jack, as well as Emily’s desire to keep him out of the metaphorical (and, at times, literal!) fire she was lighting, kept her emotions towards him at bay.

It wasn’t soon after Emily’s break-up with Daniel – because of a powerful kiss with Jack – that Emily learned there’s even more to the story about her father: Conrad and Victoria Grayson didn’t just frame him, they had him murdered in prison.

Victoria Grayson, who not only disapproved of Emily while she was engaged to Daniel (there was just something about her she didn’t like), is also the woman whom Emily’s father David fell in love with. And his trust in her ultimately led to his imprisonment. But wherein Emily thought David died during a prison riot, it turned out he was in fact murdered by a mysterious “White-Haired Man”, an order given by none other Conrad Grayson.

After tracking down and fighting the “White-Haired Man”, and gathering enough evidence to take down both Conrad and Victoria, Emily had her world rocked once again when she learned her mother, who she believed died when she was five… was alive.

But where has her mother been all these years? And why did her father tell her she had died? Emily believes the Graysons have the answers. And she’s once again come back to the Hamptons to get them.  

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With an impressive body of work in film and television, Emily VanCamp has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after young talents. Upcoming VanCamp will be seen on the big screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the sequel to the Marvel's popular 2011 superhero film, Captain America: The First Avenger. She will play Agent 13, alongside Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson. Marvel will release Captain America: The Winter Solider on April 4, 2014.

Most recently VanCamp wrapped production on the independent film The Girl in the Book, directed by Marya Cohn, opposite Michael Nuqvist. But she is best known for her role in the ABC hit series Revenge, where she stars as Emily Thorne.

VanCamp first won over audiences on the WB's critically acclaimed drama Everwood, opposite Treat Williams and Gregory Smith, where she garnered Teen Choice Award nominations for Best TV Actress three years in a row.

Previously she starred on ABC's acclaimed hit drama series Brothers & Sisters, opposite Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Rob Lowe and Calista Flockhart, playing Rebecca Harper. In addition she starred as the female lead in the ABC miniseries Ben-Hur, which aired in Canada on CBC/BBC and in the United States in 2010.

In 2010, VanCamp starred in Jonathan Segal's drama Norman, opposite Richard Jenkins and Dan Byrd. Other film credits include the thriller film Carriers, alongside Chris Pine, Piper Perabo and Christopher Meloni, the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie Beyond the Blackboard, The Ring 2, co-starring with Naomi Watts and Simon Baker, the Sundance Film Festival hit Lost and Delirious, A Different Loyalty, with Sharon Stone, and Black Irish, with Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano and Brendan Gleeson. VanCamp also portrayed young Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the miniseries Jackie O: A Life Story, and was a series regular on the WB series Glory Days.

Born and raised in Port Perry, Ontario, VanCamp has been performing as a dancer since the age of three. At the age of 12 she attended the prestigious L'Ecole Superieure de Danse de Quebec, the official training program of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
HOMETOWN Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
BIRTHDATE May 12