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," and "The Big C."
In 2013, Kinney released her second EP "Expired Love," which features 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). This past December, Kinney released her single "Rockstar," and is currently working on music to be released spring 2015. She maintains regular performances on both the east and west coast, and has recently been featured in Rolling Stone, Refinery29, People, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Relix Magazine, American Songwriter, Fuse, and more.