Emily Capehart - Actress, Animal Rights Activist

Emily Capehart is an actress and young serious animal rights activist and spends much of her spare time supporting animal charities and appearing on the red carpet of celeb animal charity events.  It was wonderful that well known Peta animal rights activist Betty White joined Emily, a younger generation activist recently in Beverly Hills...


Emily Capehart and Betty White

Emily Capehart was born June 24, 1995 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the daughter of Rob and Saun Capehart. Her father, Rob, was an attorney who later served as Secretary of Tax and Revenue for the State of West Virginia, a Professor at Marshall University and as the President of West Liberty University near Wheeling, WV.

Emily Capehart

Emily started her career in local theater. At age 7, Emily first performed in "Symphony on Ice" a local ice skating show that included several Olympic medalists. Her stage debut occurred at age 8 when she performed in the chorus of a local theater production of "Oliver!". She continued to play small parts in local Towngate Theater productions when at age 10 she was cast in the lead role of "Fern" in "Charlotte's Web." In the summer of 2006, Emily's father was named a Fulbright Scholar and she moved with her parents to the Republic of Moldova where her father taught at Moldova State University and worked with the country's national tax service.

Emily Capehart

When they returned, Emily returned to the theater where she was cast in supporting roles in such local productions as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Honk!", "A Christmas Carol," and "Romeo and Juliet." Her next significant role in local theater came in 2008 when Emily was cast in the lead role of "Tillie" in the 1960s classic "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds." Later in 2008, Emily played the role of "JoJo" in a college production of "Suessical!".

Emily Capehart

In September 2008, Emily invited to join a select improvisational group in Columbus, Ohio. The group was under the direction of J.W. Myers. As a part of her training, Emily was exposed to work in a number of short films. This worked ignited Emily's interest in film. In 2009, Emily spent the summer in the Los Angeles area, training with acting coach William "Billy" Cowart at WCI Studios. During this time, she auditioned for a number of "girl-next-door" roles. Although she was cast in a number of student and short films, she returned to Wheeling in the fall of 2009, but continued to commute to Southern California for auditions. In 2010, she continued to commute for auditions and training, but also returned to local theater. As her freshman year approached, Emily - a straight-A student, decided to concentrate on the transition to high school and establish herself academically. In the fall 2010, her improvisational coach, J.W. Myers, called and asked her to audition for "Doughboy," a feature film that was to be produced in West Virginia. Later, she was cast in the lead role of "Jill."


Doughboy Poster


Emily's father, Dr. Robin C. Capehart, is the President of West Liberty University in West Virginia. While a professor at Marshall University, Dr. Capehart played the role of a sports reporter in the movie "We Are Marshall.".

Emily attends Wheeling Park High School in Wheeling, West Virginia. During the filming of the movie, "Doughboy," she still managed to attend the required number of practices to be eligible to play on the girls' tennis team as a freshman. Later, she qualified for the State High School Girls tournament in both singles and doubles.

Emily attended Stagedoor Manor theatrical camp in Loch Sheldrake, New York in the summer of 2011.

Emily's roommate at Stagedoor Manor in the summer of 2011 was Zuri Lyric Marley, the daughter of recording artist, Ziggy Marley and the granddaughter of reggae great, Bob Marley.

UPDATE:  Emily auditioned last week for a role in Glee.....she has finished filming her starring role in Random Acts of Christmas for release n 2013.  

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