Emma Howard as Emily
16-year-old Emma Howard is an award-winning actress, singer, and dancer. The Beguiled is her first movie.
Television and/or streaming viewers know her as Becky Reynolds on the Emmy Award-winning Amazon Prime series Transparent.
On the Broadway stage, Ms. Howard originated roles in Matthew Warchus’ celebrated staging of Matilda [The Musical], which won five Tony Awards; and Leigh Silverman’s staging of Violet, starring Sutton Foster.
She has appeared in over 40 stage productions in her native Southern California with MET2, Canyon Theater Guild, E.S.C.A.P.E. Theater, Santa Clarita Regional Theater, Conejo Players Theater, High Street Arts Center, and Panic! Productions. She has been honored with National Youth Arts Award nominations as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for playing the (male) title role in MET2’s production of Oliver! and as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as Gertrude McFuzz in MET2’s production of Seussical; and by the Canyon Theater Guild as Best Supporting Child Actress in a Musical for playing Violet Beauregarde in a production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
A proud alumna of New York’s Broadway Artists’ Alliance, Ms. Howard is currently attending an arts high school, holding a dual Dance/Musical Theater major.
“…a stone-cold revenge fantasy, laced with a potent cocktail of toxic comedy and pungent desire.”
"...The Beguiled is an exquisitely crafted drama of seduction, survival and sexual awakening..."
"Sofia Coppola has made a swift, gorgeous chamber thriller, an efficient and refreshingly straightforward film that crackles with wicked humor.”