Emily Bergl

Bergl was born in Milton Keynes, England to an Irish mother and an English architect father. She lacks a British accent because she moved to Chicago with her family when she was a child and attended Glenbrook South High School and Grinnell College, where she was the lead in several school productions. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1997 with a B.A. in English and Theater. She has a brother. Bergl's big break came with the lead role of Rachel Lang in the 1999 film, The Rage: Carrie 2, the sequel to the 1976 supernatural thriller Carrie. Much of her acting also takes place on television. Bergl has appeared in episodes of the TV shows Gilmore Girls, CSI: Miami, Medium, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, and Star Trek: Enterprise. She also appeared in the psychological thriller Chasing Sleep, opposite star Jeff Daniels. Bergl had a major role in the Steven Spielberg 2002 miniseries Taken. Bergl had a significant co-starring role in the ABC series Men in Trees as Annie, an enthusiastic fan of the series' main character, relationship expert Marin Frist (Anne Heche). Annie travels to every event Marin appears at, and ends up in Elmo, Alaska with Marin. Annie stays in Elmo (as does Marin after she decides to re-evaluate her life), when she meets Patrick Bachelor (Derek Richardson), a local hotel desk clerk and radio DJ she knew through online chats about Marin's books. Recently, Bergl played in Becky Shaw at Second Stage Theatre in New York in the beginning of ...

Blue Jasmine (2013)

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After experiencing a traumatic misfortune, Jasmine French, a wealthy woman from New York, moves to San Francisco to live with her foster sister Ginger and the firm purpose of getting a new life, but she will be haunted by anxiety and memories of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

After experiencing a traumatic misfortune, Jasmine French, a wealthy woman from New York, moves to San Francisco to live with her foster sister Ginger and the firm purpose of getting a new life, but she will be haunted by anxiety and memories of the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Sally Hawkins  •  Bobby Cannavale

Chasing Sleep (2001)

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Walker
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Molly Price  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Gil Bellows

A college professor wakes up to find his wife has not returned home, then struggles to understand her disappearance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Walker
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  Molly Price  •  Ben Shenkman  •  Gil Bellows

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katt Shea
CAST:  Emily Bergl  •  Jason London  •  Amy Irving  •  J. Smith-Cameron

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Katt Shea
CAST:  Emily Bergl  •  Jason London  •  Amy Irving  •  J. Smith-Cameron

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One night, a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Ty Burrell  •  Harris Yulin

In 1958 New York Diane Arbus is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband, a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her life is, she cannot help but feel uncomfortable in her privileged world. One night, a new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Ty Burrell  •  Harris Yulin

Happy Campers (2001)

Chaos and rampant hormones reign when teenage counselors are left in charge during their summer-camp director's absence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Waters
CAST:  Jaime King  •  Emily Bergl  •  Dominique Swain  •  Monica Hewes

Chaos and rampant hormones reign when teenage counselors are left in charge during their summer-camp director's absence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Waters
CAST:  Jaime King  •  Emily Bergl  •  Dominique Swain  •  Monica Hewes

The Governor's Wife (2008)

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A manipulative mother increases her plotting to stay in control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Burton Morris
CAST:  Marilu Henner  •  Emily Bergl  •  Matt Keeslar  •  Scout Taylor-Compton

A manipulative mother increases her plotting to stay in control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Burton Morris
CAST:  Marilu Henner  •  Emily Bergl  •  Matt Keeslar  •  Scout Taylor-Compton

Grassroots (2012)

Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general election. Based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Joel David Moore  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  Cobie Smulders

Grant Cogswell, a liberal music critic decides to run for city council against a popular black incumbent and is assisted by a reporter who recently lost his job. Initially given no chance, things turn dark when Cogswell makes it into the general election. Based on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Gyllenhaal
CAST:  Jason Biggs  •  Joel David Moore  •  Lauren Ambrose  •  Cobie Smulders

The Hard Easy (2006)

Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ari Ryan
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  David Boreanaz  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Bruce Dern

Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ari Ryan
CAST:  Henry Thomas  •  David Boreanaz  •  Vera Farmiga  •  Bruce Dern

Final Draft (2003)

Marty, an anti-social realist, and Harry, a passionate ideologist, are two young writers who have come to Hollywood to make it as successful screenwriters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oren Goldman  •  Stav Ozdoba
CAST:  Michael Weston  •  Hamish Linklater  •  Emily Bergl  •  Laura Jordan

Marty, an anti-social realist, and Harry, a passionate ideologist, are two young writers who have come to Hollywood to make it as successful screenwriters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oren Goldman  •  Stav Ozdoba
CAST:  Michael Weston  •  Hamish Linklater  •  Emily Bergl  •  Laura Jordan

I Know What I'm Doing (2013)

June Bennett goes to Yorkshire to marry one of the richest men in Britain. Despite being twice her age, she knows what she is doing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robbie Moffat
CAST:  Emily Bergl  •  Jonathan Hansler  •  Suzanne Kendall  •  Felix Pring

June Bennett goes to Yorkshire to marry one of the richest men in Britain. Despite being twice her age, she knows what she is doing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robbie Moffat
CAST:  Emily Bergl  •  Jonathan Hansler  •  Suzanne Kendall  •  Felix Pring