Emmi Shockley is a 23-year-old New York-based actor, writer, and filmmaker. She holds a BFA in Film and Television Production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts as well as a certificate in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
She entered the independent film world unexpectedly during her teenage years when she was cast in Michael Tully’s 2014 Sundance feature, Ping Pong Summer. She starred alongside Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, and John Hannah, and attracted attention for her role as Stacy Summers, the off-beat, Slurpee-drinking love interest of the film’s protagonist, Rad Miracle (Marcello Conte). After the highly formative experience of starring in this film and traveling through the subsequent festival circuit at such a young age, Emmi was determined to pursue a career in filmmaking.
Emmi’s work is heavily influenced by her upbringing in Ocean City, Maryland. The small resort town is the setting of both her most recent short film J-1 and a television drama that she is writing called Thing for Trouble. J-1 is currently having its festival run and the pilot script forThing for Trouble is currently competing as a quarterfinalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition. With this pilot script, Emmi was also one of the ten writers selected for the Nostos Screenwriting Retreat, set for spring 2021 in Tuscany. At this stage in her career she is focused on coming of age stories, particularly centered on working-class youth that focus on identity, roots, the concept of home, the effects of trauma on teenagers, and substance abuse within family units and communities.
Emmi currently lives in Brooklyn with her cat named Tony Soprano.
She is managed by Emma Lewis of Untitled Entertainment.