Emy Coligado Biography

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Birth Name: Emy Coligado

Growing up in the small panhandle town of Borger, TX, Emy Coligado always knew that she wanted to be on Broadway. She stumbled upon singing as a child when her father was asked to play the church organ. He played by ear and was unable to read music so she assisted him by singing.

When in college, she saw her first Broadway musical, "Miss Saigon." Seated in the back of the theater she thought, "I can do that!" Without any formal acting training, she left Texas after graduating from TCU and headed to Manhattan.

Before long she achieved her dream and became a member of the ensemble of "Miss Saigon." Following the Broadway run, the show performed overseas in Germany, where the cast had to sing in the native language.

Returning back to the States, her acting interests grew beyond singing and dancing and she performed at Caroline's Comedy Club, The Duplex, and the Public Theater.

The versatility would soon pay off. Having honed her interest in acting, she committed to moving to Los Angeles. A big break came a year later when she landed a recurring role in the NBC series "Crossing Jordan" as the assistant at the coroner's office. It was only a few months later that Emy landed another role in a hit TV series: this time as "Piama," the Eskimo-born wife of oldest son Frances (Chris Masterson) on the critically acclaimed Fox show "Malcolm in the Middle."

Emy is currently shooting the NBC comedy pilot LADYFRIENDS about two best friends (Minnie Driver and Andrea Anders) who cope with the difference in their friendship when one gets married. Emy plays one of the other friends in their female posse. In April she will be seen in a supporting role in the Farrelly Bros' feature "The Three Stooges" for Fox.

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