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Emily Alyn Lind was named one of the 10 Most Beautiful and Promising Up-and-Coming Child Actors on imdb.com. This 9-year-old has already established a very impressive resume! Her credits includes playing “Amanda Clarke” in the hit series “Revenge” and this past Christmas playing the voice of “Grace Goodwin” in Pixar’s “Prep & Landing: Naughty v. Nice.”

Emily also portrayed “Shirley Temple” in Oscar contender “J. Edgar,” and she completed a starring role as “Maggie Gyllenhaal’s” daughter in the feature film, “Learning to Fly.” Her Mom Barbara Alyn Woods and both of her sisters, Natalie and Aly are also actresses! Emily is a very busy tween! We asked Emily to share with us how she balances her life as a child star, charity work in the Make a Wish foundation and fun time!

How do you balance being a young actress? How do you fit in school, friends and fun time and what are your favorite things to do in your free time?
Well – I don’t have a lot of free time where I have absolutely nothing to do. My life is pretty full but I like it that way. I have friends who understand that I work a lot of the time. But when we get together, it’s extra special. I like having friends who are not in the business so we’re not always talking about auditions or working. My sisters are my best friends and we play together a lot – we like to make our own movies – we write them, act in them, direct them, edit them — it’s so much fun. I work a lot, but my Mom always makes sure that we have a lot of “kid” time too.

Currently you are working on the set of “Revenge”, can you tell us about your character and that experience?
I play “Amanda Clarke” who is the younger version of Emily Van Camp’s character. Sometimes we see Amanda having fun on the beach when she was a really happy little girl. But recently I’ve been given some juicy scenes where we get to see why Amanda is seeking revenge. Some of my scenes are pretty intense – I LOVE that!

The show is so much fun to work on. Emily and Madeline and the rest of the cast are really great. I feel lucky to be on such a good show and I love going to work every day.

We have a feature called “Tween’s Making a Difference” can you tell us about your charity work with “Make a Wish” foundation and are there any other charities you work on?
I started working with Make a Wish when I was in Halifax working on November Christmas where I played a little girl with cancer. I started to do a lot of research on how these kids live with illness and discovered Make a Wish. They make so many of these kids happy by granting their wishes – I wanted to be a part of it. Now I always collect money on any set and give it to Make a Wish. It makes me feel like I’m not just working for myself, but when I get a job, it’s for these kids too.

What is the most memorable moment to date in your acting career?
My most memorable day of my acting career was the day I was turning six years old. I was working on two movies at once. One was in South Carolina, called “Blood Done Sign My Name”, and the other one was “Enter the Void” shooting in Montreal. I had to work all night in Montreal, get on a plane that night – work in SC ALL day, then get on a plane back – and shoot ALL day the next day in Montreal! AND it was my birthday! The good thing was that I got to celebrate on both sets in two different countries — It was pretty cool!

Who is your role model or person you look up to? Do you have a favorite actor or actress?

My Mom is my role model because she has had a great career but she is also the best mom. I want to do it all when I get older, like she does. She also teaches us to take work very seriously, but to have fun doing it – she loves what she does — we all do — and I’ve always heard that it’s a great life when you love what you do. I guess we’re pretty lucky.

My favorite actress is Elle Fanning – I love her style and she is so real on camera. I love the roles she chooses – I would LOVE to play her sister. When people tell me that I remind them of Elle or Dakota, I take it as such a great compliment. I’ve met Elle and worked with Dakota and they are so nice. I really look up to them.

Meryl Streep is my favorite adult actress – she can do so many things and become so many different characters. OK – maybe she could play my Mom?

At the moment, you are pretty busy tween, but where can you see yourself or wish you could do in the next 5 years? Is there any actor or actress you would love to work with?
In 5 years, I want to be a better guitar player – singing more and writing more music. I’ll have finished some of my movies. I’ll be involved in some more charities and maybe traveling around to raise more money for kids in need. I’ll just continue to do what I love – acting and writing. I hope I’ll still be doing lots of it in 5 years and 50 years!

Your mother and sisters are also actresses; do they help you with your lines?
We all work together as a family when we get work. My Mom and both of my sisters, Natalie and Aly, are actresses so we are ALWAYS running lines around the house. Everybody helps everybody. Even my 4 year old sister, Aly, runs lines with me. She’s actually pretty good at it! I love that we all do the same thing – because we all understand each other and how much it takes to get prepared for a job.

Emily portrayed “Shirley Temple” in Oscar contender “J. Edgar” pictured here with Leonardo DiCaprio.

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