Did you know these interesting facts about Emily?
When she was in school, Emily's favorite subjects were math and science.
Emily says the best thing about working with David Boreanaz is that he always makes her laugh and she feels very comfortable around him.
Emily is interested in forensics, much like her character Dr. Temperance Brennan, but she has said that she would be sick if she had to look at dead bodies all the time.
In 2007, Emily was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Drama for Bones.
Emily used to own a Wheaten terrier, but the dog now belongs to Emily's ex-boyfriend.
Emily serves on the board of the Adrienne Shelly foundation. The foundation works to help female actresses and directors.
Emily attended both the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2004 Sundance Film Festival with the movie Easy, which she acted in.
Emily is a member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). She is also a member of the Human Society. Her friends Melanie Lynskey and Jorja Fox also are members of these societies.
On April 14, 2007, Emily was a bridesmaid at the wedding of friend Melanie Lynskey who married Jimmi Simpson.
Emily's last name is pronounced "day-shuh-nell", with the stress on the first syllable.
Emily's best friend is Michaela Conlin who plays Angela Montenegro on Bones.
Her paternal grandfather was French and the rest of her ancestry is Irish.
Emily used to practice Karate in college and was a member of the Karate team.
Emily's grandparents live in Portland, Oregon. She loves to visit them anytime she can.
Emily got an audition for Bones when she was recommended by Jerry Bruckheimer for the role of Doctor Temperence Brennan.
Emily cried after she read a review that described her performance as Natasha in the 2002 play The Three Sisters as 'wonderfully bitchy'.
Emily has been a vegan since 1992. She eats neither meat nor dairy products. She stopped eating and wearing animal products after seeing Diet for a New America in high school.
Emily was in the audience for the 2006 American Idol season finale. David Boreanaz, her Bones co-star, was also in the audience with his son, Jaden.
Emily was a member of the InterAct Theatre Company. While with the theatre group, she portrayed Emily in the play our Town.
Although Emily is from Los Angeles, California, she splits her time between living there and in New York. She shares a duplex with her sister Zooey.
Emily is 5'9" tall. She has blue eyes and dark brown hair