Emily Robinson was born in New York City on October 18th, 1998. She began her career modeling at age six, she was represented by Ford Models. At the age of seven, she came home and declared that she wanted to start acting. Six months later she was taping her first television commercial. Emily started working in front of a live audience in Saturday Night Live! when she was eight. She has since made a total of eight appearances on the show.
Emily made her film debut in Nelly's Shocking Day, produced by the History Channel for George Washington's Mount Vernon Museum. Emily plays the title role, Nelly Custis, who was George Washington's adopted daughter. In addition to the film, Emily posed for a statue of Nelly that is at the entrance of the Museum.
Emily has a lead role in the upcoming film Behold My Heart with Marisa Tomei and Charlie Plummer, directed by Joshua Leonard, and supports in upcoming films Going Under with Bruce Willis and Famke Janssen and Broken Vows with Wes Bentley and Jamie Alexander.