Who is Emily Roeske?
Emily Roeske is a former American actress. She is probably best known for starring in the role of Sophie Piper – one of the main characters in the Disney Channel’s TV movie franchise “Halloweentown” (1998), and its sequels such as “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge” released in 2001, and “Halloweentown High” released in 2004.
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Emily’s Early Life
Emily Mary Roeske was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on the 15th July 1991, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA, and apart from being of American nationality, she is also of white ethnicity. She was born into the family of James Paul Roeske Sr. and his wife Ellie Roeske, and has an older brother James Paul Roeske II, who has made a name for himself as a former child actor, and as a Karate instructor.
The data about Roeske’s educational background, however, have never been publicly disclosed to the present day.
Emily dived into the world of acting while still being a child at the age of only six, when she made her on-camera acting debut appearance by portraying the main character of Alicia in Don Henry’s 1997 movie entitled “Fell’s Redeemer”.
In the following year, she appeared briefly as a little karate girl in the critically ‘booed’ 1998 humorous action adventure movie with Hulk Hogan in the leading role – “3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain” – in which her brother James appeared as well. However, into the limelight, young Emily came in the following year, when she was cast for the role of Sophie Piper in the TV fantasy adventure family movie “Halloweentown“. Alongside two of her on-camera siblings – an older sister Marnie who was portrayed by Kimberly J. Brown and a brother named Dylan played by Joey Zimmerman – Emily Roeske’s character
Sophie discovers that she originates from a ‘family of witches’ and gets ‘dragged’ into the world which is quite the opposite of the world we know, referred to as ‘The Mortal World’ by the citizens of Halloweentown, a home of a vast number of fantasy creatures such as ghost, werewolves, warlocks as well as vampires, zombies and mummies. The movie met a great reception by the mass audience, and has also been ranked as No. 9 on “The 25 Best Disney Channel Original Movies” list, published by Complex Magazine.
In 1999, young Emily Roeske guest starred in of one of the most popular TV medical drama series ever – the NBC’s “ER”, appearing in the first episode of the show’s sixth season, entitled “Leave It to Weaver”.
Following the success of the first film, in 2001 at the age of 10, Roeske reprised the role of Sophie Piper in the first sequel of the “Halloweentown’s” movie saga – the TV movie “Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge”. In this adventure, the Piper trio goes on a quest to catch a notorious warlock named Kal, portrayed by Daniel Kountz, and retrieve a precious stolen spell book of their grandma.
In 2004, Emily appeared in the third installment of this movie series – “Halloweentown High” – which continues to follow the adventures of the abovementioned trio through their high school years. This engagement, intended to be the final movie of the franchise, was Emily Roeske’s last on-camera acting appearance.
At the age of 13, after only a couple of years of acting, Roeske retired from acting and guided herself towards a career in martial arts, eventually becoming a holder of the third-degree black belt in Freestyle Karate.
Alongside her brother James Paul Roeske II, Emily currently owns and operates a Freestyle Karate and mixed martial arts school – Suprise Family Karate – located in Surprize, Arizona.
Since retiring from acting, Roeske has fully dedicated herself to Karate and running her martial arts school, in addition to competing in various martial arts tournaments.
Although she keeps her private life quite secretive and far from the mass media’s vigilant eye, it has been publicly acknowledged that since April 2013 Emily has been a married woman.
With her spouse Mitch Chapman she welcomed one child so far – daughter Evie Marie born in April 2016.
Almost every year, alongside several other cast members from the “Halloweentown” movie franchise, Emily joins the Spirit of Halloweentown, an annual festival celebration that takes place in St. Helens, Oregon, during October.
Sources have estimated that the total size of Emily Roeske’s net worth, speaking as of early 2020, revolves around the sum of $400,000, acquired largely through her acting career during her childhood years, and now through her business endeavors such as operating her own martial arts school.