New York, NY
Emily Kinney is an actor and songwriter best known for her role as Beth Greene on AMC's hit television series The Walking Dead. Kinney's musical talents have been featured on TV, in musical theater, and in her own releases. A Nebraska native, she studied theatre at Nebraska Wesleyan University and New York University, staying in NYC to pursue her acting and music career. Kinney worked in theatre off-broadway and regionally before landing a role on Broadway in the musical adaptation of Spring Awakening.
In 2011 she released her debut EP, Blue Toothbrush, and started working on The Walking Dead where she would later become a series regular. Her singing has been prominently featured on the show, notably a moving cover of Tom Waits's "Hold On", and a haunting rendition of the traditional Scottish song "The Parting Glass" with cast-mate Lauren Cohan, the latter of which appears on The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1. Kinney has also been seen in reoccurring roles and guest appearances on television series such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, The Big C and more recently, The Knick, and Masters of Sex.
In 2014, Kinney released her second EP Expired Love (Thirty Tigers), which featured seven original songs written by Kinney, with production by Caleb Shreve and Conrad Korsch (bassist, Rod Stewart), and mixes by Mikal Blue (Colbie Caillat, One Republic, Toad the Wet Sprocket). The EP reached #43 on the iTunes Pop Chart and #3 on the Amazon Singer-Songwriter Chart.
2015 saw a busy performance schedule including a 31-date tour in support of Kinney's first full-length album This Is War, released October 2nd. The May/June tour concluded with a sold-out show at Los Angeles' Troubadour. Kinney was also featured in Rolling Stone, Refinery29, Buzzfeed, People, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Relix Magazine, American Songwriter, Fuse, to name a few, and presented for iHeartRadio Festival and the ACCA Awards. Recently she was cast alongside Hayley Atwell and Shawn Ashmore in the pilot for ABC's Conviction and was featured in the New York Times in their "Up Next" column.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Fan Fest Nashville 2020 - January 4-5, 2020 in Franklin, TN 2019
- German Comic Con Dortmund 2019 - December 7-8, 2019 in Dortmund, Germany
- Rhode Island Comic Con 2019 - November 1-3, 2019 in Providence, RI
- Walker Stalker Con Atlanta 2019 - October 18-20, 2019 in Atlanta, GA
Walker Stalker / Fan Fest Nashville 2019 - August 24-25, 2019 in Nashville, TNConvention Postponed
- Colorado Springs Comic Con 2019 - August 23-25, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO
- Walker Stalker Con London 2019 - March 30-31, 2019 in London, UK 2018
- Walker Stalker Con Atlanta 2018 - October 26-28, 2018 in Atlanta, GA
- Walker Stalker Con London 2018 - March 10-11, 2018 in London, UK 2017
- Walker Stalker Con Tulsa 2017 - August 5-6, 2017 in Tulsa, OK
- London Film & Comic Con 2017 - July 28-30, 2017 in London, UK
- Walker Stalker / Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Portland 2017 - June 24-25, 2017 in Portland, OR
- Walker Stalker Con Nashville 2017 - June 3-4, 2017 in Nashville, TN
- Walker Stalker Con San Francisco 2017 - April 15-16, 2017 in San Francisco, CA
- Walker Stalker / Heroes & Villains Fan Fest Chicago 2017 - March 25-26, 2017 in Rosemont, IL 2016
- London Comic Con 2016 - September 23-25, 2016 in London, ON, Canada 2015
- Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Experience 2015 - January 29-31, 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT 2014
- Alamo City Comic Con 2014 - September 26-28, 2014 in San Antonio, TX
- Dallas Comic Con 2014 - May 16-18, 2014 in Dallas, TX
- Emerald City Comicon 2014 - March 28-30, 2014 in Seattle, WA
- MegaCon 2014 - March 21-23, 2014 in Orlando, FL
20 confirmed guest appearances