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Emma Forrest Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Emma Forrest Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 59 kg
Date of Birth December 26, 1977
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Light Brown

Emma Forrest is a British-American film director, screenwriter and novelist who is best known for directing the film Untogether (2017) and for publishing several popular novels such as Namedropper, Thin Skin, Royals, and Cherries in the Snow. She released her memoir, Your Voice in My Head in 2011. Emma has also worked for Vogue, Time Out, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, The Guardian, and NME in the past.

Born Name

Emma Forrest

Nick Name


Emma Forrest as seen in 2009
Emma Forrest as seen in 2009

Sun Sign


Born Place

London, England




Writer and Journalist


  • Father – Her father was a British solicitor
  • Mother – Judy Raines (Writer)
  • Siblings – She has a younger sister.


Emma Forrest is represented by –

  • Casarotto Ramsay & Associates
  • Inkwell Management




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


59 kg or 130 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Emma Forrest has dated –

  1. Colin Farrell (2008-2009) – Emma first met Hollywood star Colin Farrell at a dinner party in 2008. After the party, they had a long chat, which signaled the start of their love affair. In her memoir, she had divulged some details of their relationship. However, the Irish actor hasn’t been referred by his name in the book and has been instead called Gypsy Husband. As per her memoir, they were very serious about each other and he was even worried about her tendency to harm herself when their relationship ended. The implosion of their relationship coincided with the death of her longtime therapist. In the book, she claimed that at one point, he even wanted to have a baby with her.
  2. Ben Mendelsohn (2012-2016) – Emma Forrest started going out with Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn sometime before their wedding that was held at Chateau Marmont hotel in June 2012. Their marriage coincided with a golden period of his career and he even credited Emma for his success in his interviews. In 2014, she gave birth to their daughter, Carolina. However, their marriage didn’t survive long and it was publicly revealed that they were heading in separate ways in December 2016. However, the rumors of their separation had been there for a couple of months, which were intensified when she failed to join Ben for promotional events for his movie, Rogue One. About 3 weeks after the announcement of their separation, she filed for divorce. In her filing, she cited irreconcilable differences for the divorce.

Race / Ethnicity


On her father’s side, she has British ancestry, while, on her mother’s side, she is of American descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Chiseled cheekbones
  • Plump lips


She was raised in a Jewish household.

But, her religious views as an adult aren’t known.

Best Known For

  • Having worked and written for some of the well-known publications such as The Guardian, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Bazaar.
  • Having conducted interviews with several established authorities including actor Brad Pitt and rapper Snoop Dogg.

First TV Show

In 1995, Emma Forrest made her first TV show appearance as a panelist in the game show, Do the Right Thing.

Emma Forrest and Ben Mendelsohn in a selfie in October 2014
Emma Forrest and Ben Mendelsohn in a selfie in October 2014 (Emma Forrest / Instagram)

Personal Trainer

When it comes to working out, Emma Forrest has been a huge fan of Pilates. In fact, she believes doing Pilates helped her overcome her unhealthy eating habits and eating disorder she was battling. When she is in New York City, she heads to the AB Pilates. She has also relied on Nikkie Eager’s guidance in getting most out of her workouts.

Emma has made healthy and conscious changes to her diet as well. She makes sure that she starts her day daily with a fresh juice made from spinach, kale, apple, lemon, and ginger. She also eats clean vegan food.

Emma Forrest Facts

  1. Emma Forrest started cutting herself at the age of 16. It was ignited by a trip to the tattoo parlor.
  2. She was almost strangled by the umbilical cord during her birth. In one of her interviews, she linked it with her manic-depressive tendencies.
  3. She was discovered when she wrote an article about chef Nigella Lawson for her school magazine.
  4. The Nigella Lawson article led to an opportunity to write a piece on Madonna commissioned by London Evening Standard. She was 15 years old at that time.
  5. When she was 22 years old, she moved to New York City after having secured a contract with a newspaper.
  6. During her early years in New York City, she was diagnosed with bulimia, which had been adversely affecting her health for a long time. She had to undergo multiple stints in rehab to take care of the disorder.
  7. In 2011, she published her autobiography Your Voice in My Head, which was featured on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
  8. She has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder.
  9. At the age of 13, she first thought of committing suicide by overdosing on her mother’s valium. However, instead of swallowing, she spat it out.

Featured Image by Emma Forrest / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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