Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer was born on 1st December to John Mortimer (a lawyer and writer, who made the TV show Rumple of the Bailey), in London, England. She is an English actress and screenwriter as well. Her younger sister is named Rosie. She did her schooling from St. Pauls Girls High School and completed her graduation from Lincoln College, Oxford. Emily got married to
(an actor who was her co-star in Love's Labours Lost film) in January 2003 and had two children named Sam and May. Emily performed in several plays while studying at Oxford University and while acting in a student production, a producer spotted her, who later cast her in the lead of a TV show The Glass Virgin (1995). Before getting into acting, she wrote a column for the Daily Telegraph and also worked as a screenwriter for an adoption of Lorn Sages memoir, Bad Blood. She studied acting at the Moscow Arts Theater Drama School for two semesters. She got recognition for the film Lovely and Amazing that released in 2001; wherein she played the role of Elizabeth Marks, daughter of Jane Marks.
She even won two awards for this movie, as the Best Supporting Actress. Emily even starred in Transsiberian, a 2008 German-British-American film, set on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in which an American couples journey from China to Russia becomes a nightmare after they befriend a pair of fellow travelers. It worked well at the box office. Emily got nominated as the Best Actress at the Saturn Awards in this movie. Apart from acting, she even worked as a writer and associate producer on a TV series named Doll and Em (2013). Though she has done many films, in most of them, she has worked as a supporting actress. She lent her voice to the animated car Holly Shift in the movie, Cars 2. In December 2015, news got spread over the internet that she died, but later, it turned out to be a false rumor.