Emily Irene VanCamp (born May 12, 1986) is a Canadian actress. She has worked in television and film and is best known for her roles on the WB series Everwood as Amy Abbott (2002–06) and on the ABC series Brothers & Sisters as Rebecca Harper (2007–10). She currently stars as Emily Thorne in the ABC drama series Revenge (2011–present). VanCamp began her acting career in Are You Afraid of the Dark? and eventually moved on to fame in film and television where she was part of several projects, primarily horror films, drama films and drama series.
VanCamp originally intended to be a dancer but instead decided to act. She made her film debut in Are You Afraid of the Dark? and started appearing in several low key films. She appeared in the short film Rings, which bridged the gap between The Ring and The Ring Two, the latter of which saw her reprising her character from the aforementioned short film. She worked for the film Black Irish in 2006.
The role for which VanCamp is perhaps best known is her character Amy Abbott in the WB Television Network's drama Everwood.
In 2007, she was a guest star in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Also in 2007, VanCamp joined the cast of Touchstone Television's large ensemble series Brothers & Sisters as a regular late in the first season, which was her second teaming with Executive Producer Greg Berlanti from Everwood. VanCamp's character, Rebecca Harper, was introduced as the daughter of the late William Walker (Tom Skerritt) and his long-time mistress, Holly Harper (Patricia Wettig). In 2008, a DNA test proved Walker was not her father. In early 2010, it was announced that VanCamp would appear in three episodes in Season 5 to wrap up her character's storyline.
In 2009, she starred in a post-apocalyptic movie Carriers. She starred in a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, titled Beyond the Blackboard, with her former Everwood co-star, Treat Williams, which aired on CBS, April 24, 2011.
In 2011, she was cast as the lead in ABC's drama series Revenge. It was given a series order in May. Following the show's success, BuddyTV ranked her #4 on its "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011" list