Emily Kinney is an actor, singer, song-writer, and poet. She grew up in a small town in Nebraska and moved to New York City to pursue acting and music: ﬁrst working at coffee shops, and off-Broadway shows before landing a role on Broadway in Spring Awakening.
Emily is probably best known for her role as Beth Green on AMC’s hit tv show The Walking Dead. Her musical and writing talents continue to be featured in the show even after leaving the show. Most recently, Emily wrote “The Turtle and The Monkey” which was performed by the character Beta’s ﬁctional band in Season 10.
This last holiday season, Emily lead the cast of Santa Bootcamp, a new Christmas movie for the Lifetime Network. Other notable acting roles include lead characters in ABC shows Conviction, Ten Days in the Valley and Hallmark Channel’s Love on the Sidelines as well as supporting roles on television shows like Netﬂix’s 2020 series Messiah as well as Masters of Sex, The Knick, The Big C, The Good Wife, Law andOrder: Criminal Intent, Alert and others.
Back In 2011, Emily released her ﬁrst EP, Blue Toothbrush. Since, Emily has released four albums, Expired Love, This is War, Oh Jonathan and most recently The Supporting Character. This is War charted on the Billboard 200 and lead to a 31-date national tour which ended with two sold out shows at The Troubadour.
Emily’s has previously written for Backstage and her poetry has been published in Darling magazine.Emily lives in East LA. She is set to release her ﬁfth full length album, SWIM TEAM and her ﬁrst full length book of poetry, Little Earthquakes in 2023. She also is the host of a popular podcast, My Caffeine Withdrawal where she interviews and has coffee with her favorite bands such as Cold War Kids, Phantogram, and many others.