Emmy Rossum Is Leaving Shameless — But With Her Impressive Net Worth, We Think She'll Be Fine
After more than 8 years in the role of Fiona Gallagher on Shameless, Emmy Rossum is hanging up her holey tank tops and ratty sneakers.
In an emotional Facebook post published Thursday afternoon, the actress announced that she would no longer be returning to hit Showtime series after the ninth season.
"Quite simply, the last eight years have been the best of my life," she wrote of the privilege of playing a "layered and dynamic" character like Fiona. She went on to express gratitude for the relationships she's built with those who worked on the show, a handful of whom even attended her wedding to Sam Esmail last year.
"I can say for certain that this cast and crew, who I've been have truly honored to work alongside, are world class," she said. "I know you will continue on without me, for now ... I will always be rooting for my family. Try not to think of me as gone, just think of me as moving down the block."
Though she's definitely leaving Chicago's South Side, she hasn't clarified what exactly she's going to do next. But taking a look at her net worth, we think she can afford some time off.
The actress-cum-writer/director has an estimated net worth of $12 million, according to The Richest, most of which she's earned as an actress. (You'll recall last year when the actress was hailed as a feminist hero for demanding equal pay to that of her Shameless co-star, William H. Macy.)
But that's not all that's on Rossum's resumé. The 31-year-old, who got her start singing operas and even had a leading role in The Phantom of the Opera, also tried her hand at releasing contemporary singer-songwriter albums. The first, Inside Out, was released in 2007; the second, Sentimental Journey, in 2013.
In between opera and acting, she also graduated from Columbia University, where she studied art history, French and philosophy, so we wouldn't be too surprised if she suddenly decided to pivot to a career in academia, either.
We're sure Fiona would be proud.