Emily Irene VanCamp (born May 12, 1986) is a Canadian actress known for her roles on The WB television series Everwood, the ABC dramas Brothers & Sisters and Revenge, and as Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (2016) and the upcoming Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2020). VanCamp stars as the female lead in the Fox medical drama series The Resident, which debuted in January 2018 as a midseason entry in the 2017–18 United States television season.
VanCamp was born on May 12, 1986 in Port Perry, Ontario. Her father, Robert VanCamp, is an animal nutritionist and her first job was working for him, delivering food to clients in and around her hometown. VanCamp started to dance at age three. Wanting to become a professional dancer, at age 11, she convinced her parents to let her attend a summer training program in Montreal. When she was 12, she was accepted to the École supérieure de ballet du Québec, the training program of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and moved in with a local French-Canadian family.