Broadway and television actress Emily Kinney debuts her song-writing skills and shares words of love, hope, sex, and questions from her very own notebook in the new EP, ‘Blue Toothbrush.’
Emily was born in Small-town, Nebraska and first took to music and the stage at age seven, singing at county fairs and in local talent shows. At such a young age, Emily found herself falling in love with telling stories and exploring human emotion.
As soon as she could, Emily ran to New York City to pursue a professional acting career all the while developing her writing skills by keeping notes on her new life in the big city. It didn't take Emily long to start snagging roles in Off-Broadway plays and popular television shows such as 'The Good Wife,' and ‘Law and Order: Criminal Intent.’ Emily made her Broadway debut as Anna in the Tony Award Winning musical ‘Spring Awakening’ and can most recently was seen as 'Emily' in the second season of 'The Big C' on Showtime. Next, Emily will appear as Beth Greene in the second season of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC.
In between exciting acting gigs and adjusting to New York City life, Emily continued to fill notebooks with poems and short stories based on her own experiences. While on The First National Tour of ‘August: Osage County,’ with time in hotel rooms to herself, and with the encouragement of her friend and collaborator Conrad Korsch, Emily began putting her words to melodies. ‘Blue Toothbrush’ includes songs taken from words written during that exciting time of self-discovery in dressing rooms, on stages, and touring the country.
Filled with care and wonder, Emily hopes the songs on ‘Blue Toothbrush’ will resonate with friends, family, fans, and new listeners in a way that is fun, sweet, and relatable, but most importantly, always honest.