Ethan Embry: Biography

Ethan Embry was born Ethan Philan Randall in Huntington Beach to Karen Randall and Charles Randall. Ethan was a part of more than 100 radio and TV commercials before he began acting in movies. Ethan Embry began acting in films at thirteen years old. He continued to act ever since. Ethan Embry averaged two films per year and filmed five.

Ethan grew up in Southern California with his older brother Aaron, who is considered to be one the most talented musicians in Los Angeles. He also grew up with Kessia, his little sister. He bought his first home in 1998.

Ethan starred in the role of Sebastian on the CBS sitcom Work with Me (1999) in the Fall 1999. The show was cancelled after four episodes due to low ratings. However, 1999 brought a happy occasion. Ethan Embry’s then-wife Amelinda Smith gave birth to their first child. They named him Cogeian after the Latin word cogeo, which means “to think over.”

Ethan played Derek Barnes on FreakyLinks 2000 (Fox) in the fall of 2000. The series was cancelled after thirteen episodes had been shot. A role in Dick Wolf’s remake (1993) of Dragnet, a role in Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004) and a guest-starring part on Numb3rs (2005) were some of his later successes.

He is married to Amelinda Smith, an actress, with whom he has one son and Sunny Mabrey.

At the age of 10, he won 6th place at a California gymnastics competition (one can see Ethan performing back flips in Can’t Hardly Wait 1998, right after the scene in which someone calls Mike Dexter an ag).

(November 14, 1998) Married actress Amelinda (auditioned for the role of “Stacy” on the CBS sitcom Work with Me (1999). But Emily Rutherfurd landed it. Ethan Embry read Amelinda’s script, liked the idea, auditioned, and landed the “Sebastian” role.

December 10, 1999: Amelinda Smith gave birth (Cogeian) to their son. The Latin word cogeo means “to think over”, while Ethan Embry was still airing 1993 A Far Off Place (1993).

He is the owner of several pets (in 1998, he owned eight dogs and five cats). He produced a movie titled “Taken” together with White Squall (1996) star and friend, Jeremy Sisto. A friend of Embry was to direct it Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) was opened on the day of Ethan Embry’s 20th birthday.

Ethan was 22 years old when he appeared in many commercials and movies, including his own stunts. He also produced and directed a short movie at the age 13 and co-produced another. He then married and became a father.

  • Aaron Embry’s middle brother and Kessia Embry’s half-sister.
  • He writes with his left hand and plays his guitar with the right.
  • Photography is her passion.
  • His grandfather’s last name was Randall. He changed his name to Embry.
  • He did his own stunts at White Squall (1996).

Ethan Embry Kessia is his Younger Sister

  • Between The Thing You Do! He only had two days leave between Vegas Vacation (1997) and That Thing You Do!
  • He plays in the band Southern Comfort Colonic which is a mixture of punk and hardcore speed music.
  • At the age 13 I was a part of Ed O’Neill’s Dutch (1991) and then later, as his partner in Dragnet ((2003)).

Scenes featuring him in Empire Records (1995), and Can’t Hardly Wait (2000), are accompanied by the song “Romeo and Juliet” from Dire Straits. He is English-born, with a smaller amount of Irish and German descent.

He revealed that he has struggled with opiate addiction for six years, including prescription painkillers as well as black tar heroin. 

Settlement of a lawsuit with Angelina Roudeza, a model who sued him three years ago after he was thrown from his motorcycle. 

He said that he wrote That Thing You Do! (1996), the first name was “Tobias”. He was able to keep it as an actor. Sunny Mabrey, Sunny’s wife for seven years, was divorced in July 2012 due to “irreconcilable disagreements”. They reconciled, began dating in 2013, and were remarried in June 2015.