Who is Emily Head?
Emily Head is an English actress who gained recognition for her portrayal of Carli D'Amato in the E4 sitcom 'The Inbetweeners', which ran from 2008 to 2010. She also reprised her role in the two films based on the series: 'The Inbetweeners Movie' and 'The Inbetweeners 2'. Her other most notable role was as Rebecca White on the soap opera 'Emmerdale', which she portrayed from 2016 to 2018. She also had a supporting role on the series 'The Invisibles' and had guest roles on series such as 'Trial & Retribution: The Lovers', 'Doc Martin', 'M.I. High', 'Doctors', and 'My Piece of the Pie'. She is also a successful stage actress who has acted in plays like 'Third Floor', 'Coram Boy' and 'Abigail's Party'.
Rise to Stardom
Emily Head followed in the footsteps of her famous actor father Anthony Head and made her acting debut with the guest role of Natalie Franke in the feature-length ITV police procedural drama series 'Trial & Retribution: The Lovers', in 2005. Her next appearance was in an episode of the medical comedy drama series 'Doc Martin' in 2007. The following year, she appeared in two episodes of her father's comedy series 'The Invisibles', playing the role of Grace Riley, the daughter of Maurice Riley, played by her father. Also in 2008, she was cast in the recurring role of Carli D'Amato in E4's sitcom, 'The Inbetweeners', which focused on the misadventures of four immature suburban teenagers. The series became immensely popular with the audience and spawned two films: 'The Inbetweeners Movie' in 2011 and 'The Inbetweeners 2' in 2014. Later in 2019, she appeared as herself in a special reunion episode titled 'The Inbetweeners: Fwends Reunited', but dismissed the idea of another movie based on the series while talking to the media.
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After 'The Inbetweeners' ended in 2010, Emily Head played an evil mastermind involved in a bank scam in an episode of 'M.I. High' and also had a guest role in the medical soap opera 'Doctors'. In 2011, she acted in the Hallmark television movie 'William & Catherine: A Royal Romance' and had a guest appearance on an episode of 'My Piece of the Pie'. That year, she also appeared on stage in Jason Hall's play 'Third Floor' alongside 'Coronation Street' star Craig Gazey and also played Melissa Milcote in the Bristol Old Vic production of Helen Edmundson's 'Coram Boy' at the Colston Hall in Bristol.
In 2012, she provided various voices in the American stop motion sketch comedy series 'Robot Chicken'. The following year, she played the role of Molly, the lead character's daughter, in the telefilm 'Rita', which was a remake of the Danish TV-series of the same name. She again appeared on stage in the iconic role of Angela 'Ange' in an in-the-round production of 'Abigail's Party' at Leicester's Curve in 2014. The next year, she made another appearance on the series 'Doctors'.
In 2016, she acted in the short comedy video 'One Under' and was cast in the role of Rebecca White of the popular soap opera 'Emmerdale'. She continued to appear on 280 episodes of the series until 2018, when she left the series. Her character became the 32nd woman to give birth on the long-running soap opera. She was a guest panelist in the ITV talk show 'Loose Women' in 2017.
Family & Personal Life
Emily Rose Head was born on December 15, 1988 in Fulham, London, England to Anthony Head and Sarah Fisher. Her father is an accomplished actor well-known for his role as Rupert Giles in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. However, the fact that she has a famous father was unknown to most of her fans until July 2018 when she shared a photograph with him taken backstage at London's O2 during 'The Muppets Take The O2' event that he was a part of. Interestingly, when she went on to audition for the supporting role of Grace Riley, the daughter of the character played by her father in the drama series 'The Invisibles', even the producers were not aware that she was Anthony Head's daughter.
She is the eldest of two daughters of her parents and has a sister named Daisy May Head, who is also an actress. She attended the BRIT School in Croydon, from where she completed a BTEC course in acting. There, singers Katy B and Adele were her schoolmates.
Talking to the media in late 2016, she revealed that she was in the early stages of a relationship and did not "want to jinx it by talking about it too much".