Emily O’Brien (Jana Hawkes Fisher on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Jana Hawkes Fisher

Birthday: 1985-05-28

Birthplace: Born in Bedfordshire, England


Emily was born in Bedfordshire, England, but moved to Carlsbad, California with her family when she was nine years old. Her parents, Flora and Michael O’Brien, say Emily always wanted to act. She acted in plays at Carlsbad High School and at MiraCosta College, where she completed a theater major in 2005. Emily is known for working in dialect, and speaks Persian, French and Spanish fluently.

In 2006, Emily landed the role of Jana Hawkes on the Daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, and she has also acted in a film called "Seance".

Emily loves to sing and cook, and is enthralled by clothing, music and movie stars from past era's, especially the 30's, 40's, and 50's!

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless - Jana Hawkes - (Oct. 2006 - Feb. 2, 2007, June 2007 - May 6, 2011)
Seance - Girl (2006)
"What About Brian" - Two in Twenty-Four - Girl at Club (2006)
South of Hell (2005)
Rock & Roll Eulogy - Mabel (2004)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2008)
ACTF Irene Ryans Theater festival Finalist and 2006 Nominee (2005)
CHS Film Festival: Best Actress of 2003 Best Film (Pleasant Dreams) of 2003 (2003)
DTASC Shakespeare Festival : 3rd place award for Othello (2003)
BEST FEST San Diego Film Festival (2003) 3rd place award for Pleasant Dreams
Team Power Award Don't Drink the Water from the city of Carlsbad (2002)


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