Finding a beautiful woman in Hollywood is as rare as finding sand at the beach. But finding a beautiful woman in Hollywood who is also brilliant, genuinely talented, super energetic, totally focused on her craft and unshakably committed is indeed extremely rare and her name is Emily O’Meara.
Like the vast majority of people devoted to a performing arts career Emily’s fascination flowered early in her youth at around age 12. She quickly demonstrated her winning ways by booking numerous roles on stage, in film and on television. All of this took place in her original hometown of Melbourne, Australia, Australia’s second largest city with a population of a bit over four million and located on Australia’s south coast. But it didn’t take long for Emily O’Meara to start looking beyond the lovely but limiting boarders of her home town. She became increasingly fascinated by Hollywood and its rich film history.
By 2001 she had already booked two roles on the “Blue Heelers” television series. Next came a series of mostly short films which is how it typically happens for new emerging talent. Along the way she became a student of one of Hollywood’s most capable acting coaches Chick Vennera. She also quickly booked a plethora of stage performances and a significant number of film roles. As she advanced her career she caught the admiring attention of local Los Angeles media including Backstage who said of Emily O’Meara “O’Meara and Wade (her costar) are likeable and in the Hollywood grinder of fresh faces eminently castable.” Most recently she had strong roles in two feature films, “Dead End” which is on its way to a trilogy of films and the made for TV film “Shang.”
In 2011 she was a Producer on the feature documentary “Beyond Infinity” about one of the film industry’s most accomplished cinematographers. It was shot in Australia, Hong Kong, China and the United States of America. Emily O’Meara took charge of the American portion of the project which went on to achieve worldwide distribution through the “Off the Fence” distribution company. And this is the key to what I see as Emily O’Meara’s inevitable total success.
Being a working actor, even an A list actor is a great achievement but it is only one element of the total film industry. True industry giants do it all. A great example is Ron Howard, Actor, Producer and Director. So just two years ago O’Meara earned her spurs as a Producer in a globally distributed feature film. She loved doing it so much that right now she is back to being a Producer for her own documentary film about some of the more colorful people who inhabit the always strange and wondrous Hollywood Boulevard. Not yet done with that production and her mind is already looking ahead to more productions in the future, all while keeping up with her acting career. It is exactly this kind of broad view and genuine deep commitment that convinces me that Emily O’Meara will ultimate become recognized as one of the true giants of Hollywood. I just love it when the good guy (or gal) wins.