Emily Roeske- Bio, Career, Family & Net Worth

Emily Roeske is a Hollywood actress famous for portraying Sophie Piper in the Disney movie series ‘Halloweentown’ from 1998 to 2004. She also gained a lot of appreciation for her works in the movies ‘Kalabar’s Revenge’ and ‘3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain’.

Emily started acting at just six years of age. Unfortunately, she left the film world after screening the final series of ‘Halloweentown .’ However, Emily has announced her comeback in the show business through an Instagram post on Women’s Day in March 2021.

Moreover, Emily Roeske is a professional martial arts player and instructor. In addition, she has been participating in many tournaments for a long time back. She has attained a fifth-degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate.

Emily Roeske Biography
Emily Roeske Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameEmily Roeske
Also known asEmily
BirthdayJuly 15, 1991
Age32 years old
Sun SignTaurus
TraitsPositive: Patient, intelligent, kind, and organized.
Negative: Lazy, jealous, possessive, and materialistic.
BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, Unites States of America
Currently ResidingSurprise, Arizona, Unites States of America
EthnicityCaucasian/ White
Height5 feet 5 inches (168 cm)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Marital StatusMarried
ChildrenEvie Marie Roeske (daughter)
Twins’ son (name unknown)
Mavis Roeske (daughter)
ParentsJames Paul Roeske Sr. (Father)
Ellie Roeske (Mother)
SiblingsJames Paul Roeske II (Brother)
ProfessionActress, Martial Artist, and Coach
MoviesFell’s Redeemer, 1997
Halloweentown, 1998
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain, 1998
Halloweentown: Kalabar’s Revenge, 2001
Halloweentown High, 2004
Net WorthUSD 8 million
Social MediaInstagram

Interesting Facts

  • Since childhood, Emily Roeske has been interested in acting and martial arts.
  • She commenced acting at the early age of six years.
  • Her first ever role was ‘Alicia’ in Fell’s Redeemer.
  • After retiring from show biz, Roeske started practicing martial arts in 2004.
  • Her brother, James Paul Roeske II, is also a martial artist and actor.
  • Emily and James were co-actors in the movie ‘3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain’ released in 1998.
  • The Roeske siblings run an institute for Karate training, Surprise Family Karate, in Arizona.
  • Emily even has a genuine interest in nutrition and may even pursue a career as a dietician.
  • She announced retirement from movies after the last part of the Halloweentown movie series was released.
  • She has won many awards in various martial arts championships and tournaments.

Early Life and Childhood

The ‘Halloweentown’ fame was born on July 15, 1991, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. Her parents are James Paul Roeske Sr. and Ellie Roeske.

Emily grew up with her older brother James Paul Roeske II in Wisconsin. Both of them had an interest in martial arts and acting. Pursuing the same, they commenced their acting career at a very young age.

Professional Career

Acting Career

The former actress embarked upon her acting journey by portraying Alicia’s main character in Fell’s Redeemer. The film was directed by Don Henry and released in 1997. Emily was only six years old back then.

childhood picture
Emily Roeske childhood picture

The following year, Roeske played the role of a small karate girl in the comedy adventure movie “3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain’. The said movie starring Hulk Hogan in the central role was released in 1998. Emily’s brother, actor James Paul Roeske also appeared in the film.

Emily Roeske rose to fame after appearing in the adventure fantasy movie series ‘Halloweentown’ in 1998. The audience much appreciated the character of Sophie Piper in the movie. She then appeared in the movie’s sequels, namely ‘Halloweentown: Kalabar’s Revenge’ in 2001 and ‘Halloweentown High’ in 2004. After that, she decided to retire from the movie industry.

Martial Arts

Pursuing her passion for martial arts, Emily Roeske received professional karate training. As a result, she is working as a certified martial arts coach. After taking retirement from movies, she moved back to Surprise, Arizona.

Currently, she runs a karate training Institute, namely Surprise Family Martial Arts, and her brother in Arizona. Moreover, she has attained the Personal Trainer Certification and coached at Demo teams.

Emily Roeske Martial Arts
Emily Roeske Martial Arts

In addition, Emily holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in American Freestyle Karate. She has also participated in various sports tournaments. Furthermore, she received American Karate Association’s Outstanding Instructor Award in 1989. She has also been ranked as the top ten national karate competitors and pros. Karate Associate Instructor of the Year 1993.

Her comeback to acting

On Women’s Day in March 2021, Emily Roeske announced her comeback to acting through a social media post.

Breaking her 15 years long gap from acting, Emily made her comeback with ‘Artist of the Valley.’

Emily Roeske Family

James Paul Roeske II (Brother)

Emily’s brother James Paul Roeske II is an American actor, dancer, and karate instructor born on July 17, 1989, in Milwaukee, Arizona, United States of America.

He is famous for his works in 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998), Profiler (1996), and Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993). As of now, he is working as a coach in Arizona. James is also a dancer at Center Dance Assemble. 

Mitch Chapman (Husband)

The American actress married Mitch Chapman on April 21, 2013, with their family and friends. After three years of their wedding, the couple welcomed their first daughter Evie Marie on April 10, 2016.

Emily Roeske with her husband and kids
Emily with her husband and kids

Emily Roeske Salary & Net Worth

As of 2022, Emily’s net worth is estimated to be USD 8 million due to her martial arts and acting career.

Social Media

The American martial artist is active on Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter. On Instagram, she goes by the username @officialemilyroeske. Despite her retirement from acting, she has marked her social media presence by 7827 followers on Instagram.


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