Who is Emily Coutts?

Emily Coutts was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 4 July 1989 – her zodiac sign is Cancer, and she holds Canadian nationality. She’s an actress, film writer and producer, with close to 30 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps known best for her portrayal of Lieutenant Keyla Detmer in the critically acclaimed action adventure series “Star Trek: Discovery”. It was created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug James and Anthon Rapp, and follows the space ship Discovery, as it’s exploring the universe; the series has been airing since 2017, and has won 15 awards, including a Primetime Emmy, while it has been nominated for 58 other awards.

Early life and education

Emily was raised in Toronto by her parents, about whom nothing’s known, as she respects their privacy; because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, she’s believed to be an only child.

She became interested in acting at a very early age, and started practicing it upon enrolling at a local high school in Toronto; Emily was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in nearly all the plays performed at the school, as well as a couple performed at a local theatre. She was also into sports during her four years there, as well as dancing, singing and creative writing.

Upon matriculating in 2007, Emily enrolled at York University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama in 2011.

Roles in movies

Emily made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Anchor, in the 2011 mystery thriller drama “The Bright Side of the Moon”, written and directed by Farhad Alizadeh Ahi, and which starred Zade O’Blenes, Tommy Styhlz and Kate Elyse Forrest. It follows the woman Parisa who has been kidnapped and taken to an isolated cabin, and has realized that her husband won’t be paying the $5 million ransom.

In 2014, she starred as Mary in the short drama “Bullet-Headed”, while a couple of her following roles were in the 2014 romantic family drama “Best Christmas Party Ever”, the 2015 comedy drama “Barn Wedding”, and the  mystery horror drama “Crimson Peak” also in 2015, which won six of the 48 awards for which it was nominated.

Emily then starred in a couple of short films in 2015 and 2016, such as “As I Like Her”, “Satisfaction” and “Can’t Close a Painted Eye”. In 2017, she starred as Ella, in the short drama “Come Back”.

In 2019, we saw Emily play the main character Andi, in the short mystery “Barbara-Anne”, followed in the same year cast to play Jenna in the mystery drama “Goliath”, written and directed by Luke Villemaire, and which starred Michelle Mylett, Jon Cor and Andrea Roth. It follows Robin Walker who has just returned home to attend her father’s funeral, and has learned how much she hurt her family when she left.

Emily’s three most recent roles in movies have been in 2020, in the short crime drama “Eros”, the drama “Hazy Little Thing”, and the short drama “Dear Jesus”.

Roles in TV series

Emily made her debut TV series appearance in 2012, with portrayal of Paul F. Tompkins Show Receptionist in the episode “Vacancy” of the drama “The L. A. Complex”, and the following years saw her make a guest appearance in single episodes of various series, such as the action crime drama “The Transporter”, the romantic family drama “The Next Step”, and the drama “The Girlfriend Experience”.

In 2016, we saw her play Sylvia in the episode “We Were Family” of the popular mystery adventure drama “Dark Matter”, created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and which starred Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke and Alex Mallari Jr. Set in the 27th century, the series follows six people who have woken up on a spaceship, without knowing where they are and how they got there; it aired from 2015 to 2017, and was nominated for 10 awards.

In 2017, Emily appeared in the episode “Hot Wheels of Thunder” of the mystery crime drama “Murdoch Mysteries”, and in 2018, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the action mystery drama “Designated Survivor”.

Emily Coutts

Her most recent role in a TV series has been her portrayal of Erin in the 2021 episodes “Motherless Child” and “Silence Is Purgatory” of the mystery crime drama “Clarice”. Created by Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet, it stars Rebecca Breeds, Michael Cudlitz and Jayne Atkinson, and follows FBI agent Clarice Starling returning to work after the events depicted in the movie “The Silence of the Lambs”; the series debuted in early 2021, and has already won an award of the two for which it has been nominated.

Other credits

In 2015, Emily wrote and directed the comedy movie “Barn Wedding”, and in 2020, she wrote, produced and directed the short drama movie “Dear Jesus”.

She has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, such as “Katie Chats”, “After Trek” and “The Ready Room”.

Awards and nominations

In 2019, Emily and her colleagues were nominated for an IGN Summer Movie Award for Best TV Ensemble, for their performance in the series “Star Trek: Discovery”.

Love life and relationships

Emily’s highly secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t mentioned any men or women whom she has perhaps been with, however, there are various rumors circulating the internet concerning her sexual orientation, as well as her current relationship status.

Some of Emily’s fans believe the popular actress to be lesbian, and this to be the reason behind her not talking about the men whom she has been with. A fan has even claimed to have seen Emily kissing her girlfriend at a club in Toronto, but this hasn’t been addressed by Emily, nor has any evidence been provided to support these claims.

There are also those who believe that she’s today dating a non-celebrity Canadian man, and that she simply prefers to keep him away from the media’s attention; this hasn’t been confirmed either.

As of September 2021, Emily seems to be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Emily’s quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s getting from her 20,000 followers; she’s uploaded close to 200 pictures, the majority of which have been taken during her everyday life.

She likes to travel, and her acting career has taken her to various Canadian cities, as well as to a couple of US states; various pictures taken during her travels can be found uploaded onto her Instagram account.

Emily’s dream travel destination is Lyon in France.

She’s a lover of animals, and her pet dog Jax can be seen featured in a couple of her Instagram pictures.

Emily enjoys being close to the ocean, which is why summer is her favorite season; she likes to sun tan, and play beach sports, especially volleyball and soccer.

She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried, and a couple of her favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Les Miserables” and “Dear John”.

Age, height and net worth

Emily’s age is 32. She has long brown hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) and she weighs around 143lbs (65kgs).

As of September 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $850,000.

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