Emily Alyn Lind’s body of work would be impressive for any Hollywood actress, but for a rising star of only 11 years old, it’s quite remarkable. It’s not surprising though, given her family’s background in the entertainment industry. Lind is the middle daughter of producer and assistant director John Lind and actress Barbara Alyn Woods, best known for her roles as Diane in Disney’s “Honey I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show,” and as Deb Scott in the long-running CW series “One Tree Hill.” Lind’s 12-year-old sister, Natalie, has been seen on “iCarly” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” and her 5-year-old sister, Alyvia, plays both Faith on CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and a younger version of Lind on ABC’s “Revenge.”
Lind soon became a popular face on television with a recurring role on the ABC series “Eastwick” and on the daytime drama “All My Children.” Her roles continued on “Medium,” “Criminal Minds,” Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “November Christmas” and Lifetime’s “Who Is Clark Rockefeller?” and “Sunday’s at Tiffany’s.” She most recently completed working on the NBC sci-fi pilot “Beautiful People” and the untitled Dorf/Falcone pilot for CBS. Lind is regularly seen as Amanda Clark on “Revenge.”
In 2011, Lind was given the amazing opportunity to play Shirley Temple in Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar,” opposite Leonardo di Caprio. And in 2012, she had two films premiere: The thriller “The Haunting in Georgia,” playing the lead role of Heidi and the highly anticipated “Won’t Back Down,” playing Malia Fitzpatrick, a young girl struggling with dyslexia, starring opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. Lind just completed work on the Warner Bros. suspense thriller “Hidden,” starring alongside Alexander Skarsgard.
Lind lives with her family and their puppy, Georgie, in the greater Los Angeles area and is a stellar student, despite the heavy demands of her filming schedule. The compassion and sensitivity that she brings to her on-screen characters is also reflected in her dedicated work with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.