B i o g r a p h y
Emily McKnight is a Sydney based actor, musician and children’s entertainer. She was the recipient of the Emerging Artist award for the Sydney Fringe Festival 2019 and was nominated for Best Actor. Her theatrical credits include; A Christmas Carol (Ensemble Theatre), As You Like It (Sport For Jove), Macbeth (SheShakespeare), TickTickBoom (subtlenuance), Gravity Guts (Company of Rogues), Ginger. Black. Brunette. Blonde. (Company of Rogues) and in 2017 she toured Australia with Poetry in Action. Her television credits include; Jay’s Jungle (Ambience Entertainment) and Black Comedy (ABC). During lockdown, Emily performed Shakespeare plays on zoom for ‘Streamed Shakespeare’ as well as a series of children’s concerts for the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. She is also a voice over actor and is the voice of the audio tour at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney. She is also the host of the popular podcast for Actors: An Actor Survives.
Emily is a children’s performer known as Emily Who and recently released her fourth album of songs for kids. She writes and presents annual children’s performances for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Kur-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also the creator of two webseries: the Kids Couch Concert Series and Musical Pirate Adventures, on which she collaborated with Arcadia Winds.
She volunteers for Storyville and Books In Homes – regularly reading stories for young children.
In 2020 Emily was selected for the Artist Meets Early Years program at the Visioni Festival in Bologna, Italy, and the Next Generation program as part of the Bibu Festival in Helsinborg Sweden. When both of these were cancelled due to the beginnings of the pandemic, she performed in several preschools across London.