Emma Kenney

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Emma Kenney
Born Emma Rose Kenney
(1999-09-14) September 14, 1999 (age 18)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present
Notable work Shameless
Height 5’8″
Parent(s) Kevin Kenney
Gillian Kenney

Emma Rose Kenney (born September 14, 1999) is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Debbie Gallagher on Shameless, a role she has held since 2011. Kenney currently plays Harris Conner in the revival of the ’80s/’90s family sitcom Roseanne.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kenney was born on September 14, 1999 in Manhattan, New York, one of two children born to Gillian Kenney, a criminal defense lawyer, and Kevin Kenney, a sports writer who formerly wrote for the New York Post and now works for Fox Sports.[2][3][4][5]


Kenney’s most notable role to date is that of Debbie Gallagher, the on-air daughter of William H. Macy in the comedic drama Shameless. Kenney won the role at just 12 years old, whilst a seventh grade student at Park Middle School in New Jersey.[6] Outside of Shameless, Kenney made several appearances in short films and made-for-television films and, in 2009, at just 9 years old, she was the youngest filmmaker to be a finalist at the New Jersey International Film Festival at Rutgers University.[7]

In September 2017, it was announced that Kenney would appear in the 10th season of Roseanne, which is slated to serve as a revival of the series which premiered on ABC on March 27, 2018. She portrays Harris Conner Healy, the granddaughter of the sitcom’s titular character.[1] Kenney appears alongside many of the show’s original cast members, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, and Sara Gilbert, with Gilbert portraying her TV mother, Darlene Conner Healy.[8] Footage of Kenney as Harris is currently available on YouTube.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lyre Liar Daughter Short film
2008 Bittersweet Emma
2009 A (Not So) Civil Union Young Jo Short film
2009 Three Little Puppets Nicole Short film
2013 Epic Marigold girl (voice)
2017 My Love Affair with Marriage Sarma (voice)


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Green Apples Abigail Television film
2009 Day Camp Rosie Rivette Television film
2011 Boardwalk Empire Aylesh Rohan Season 2, Episode 7: “Peg of Old”
2011.5 !2011–present Shameless Debbie Gallagher 84 episodes
2018 Roseanne Harris Conner Healy Season 10, main character[1]

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