CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo


‘Shameless’ Star Emma Kenney On The Couch

Shameless Star


From our newsroom to your inbox weekday mornings at 9AM.
Sign Up
NY Sweet Spots

NEW YORK (WLNY) – Emma Kenney is one of the stars of Showtime’s hit series, “Shameless.”

She plays 13-year-old Debbie Gallagher, who, thanks to one of the most irresponsible dads in TV history, winds up in foster care.

More: Great Neck Movie Star Nikki Blonsky On The Couch

But Debbie is wise beyond her years. As it turns out, so is Emma. So the fact that she’s on a show like “Shameless,” with outrageous story lines.

“Back in 2009, when I got the audition, my mom has read the pilot script, and I remember she was like, ‘Emma, you know, I don’t want you reading this script until your 18.'”

But it’s not a problem for the young star.

“I don’t get exposed to those bad scenes, we have a closed set, we have great [assistant directors] who keep the set clean,” she said.