Emma Wilkinson Wright was born in Leicester and grew up in North Wales. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2019, and has also trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) and with Frantic Assembly. She has undertaken RSC Globe Studio Training with Philip Bird and Chris Nayak.
Emma has worked extensively across theatre, film, radio and VO.
Theatre includes: Hazel in Patterns at Leicester Curve; JS in Eve Enslers' Necessary Targets at Southwark Playhouse; Woman in Tiny Camel for the Finborough Theatre; Mother in The After Dinner Joke for Greenwich Theatre; Helen Reed in Secret Thoughts at Southwark Playhouse; Clytemnestra in Iphigenia in Aulis at The Cockpit Theatre; Lucinda in Dismantling the Reindeer at the Bread and Roses Theatre; Trish in Meal with Friends at The White Bear Theatre; Tina in Hidden for the Vaults Festival; and Connie in ASSISTED for EdFringe 2023, where the show was BBC award-nominated and also awarded Mervin Stutters' Pick of the Fringe. Other roles include Jacques in As You Like It at The Monobox; Yves in an adaptation of The Changeling at the GBS Theatre; Celia Cain in Her Naked Skin (John Lyons Theatre); Gertrude in Hamlet (Tower Theatre); and Agave in The Bacchae (RADA Studios/International Festival of Ancient Greek Theatre).
Emma has also worked widely on screen, including several shorts with award-winning Peracals Productions (Ghosts of the Wasteland, IMDB). Most recently she played Carlotta in PANDA (Sasha Briggs) alongside Sylvie Briggs, Tom Grant and Suzanna Hamilton. In Square Peg Round Hole (IMDB) in which Emma played the lead role of Abbey alongside David Sterne won Best of Festival at the Champion Film Salon International Festival 2022. She has work out on Audible (Shelia, All My Tomorrows and Christina Rossetti in Christina Rossetti); and recently played Gran in Umbrella for Bloomsbury Radio.
Emma is represented by Zoë Nathenson at the Zoë Nathenson Agency.