Until 2008 Rigby was represented by the Lamont Casting Agency in Liverpool, but is now managed by the London-based PR and marketing company Octagon. Besides her acting career, she has also done some modelling work.
It was rumoured that Rigby and X-Factor 4 winner Leon Jackson were dating, after he admitted Rigby was his celebrity crush. However, Rigby is in fact dating Doncaster Rovers footballer Matthew Mills, and on 13 July 2008 was photographed on holiday in Dubai with him in the News Of The World.
|2005-present||Hollyoaks||(Regular Cast)||Hannah Ashworth|
|2008||Race Against Cancer||(1 Episode, 2008)||Presenter|
|2002||Born and Bred||(1 Episode, 2003)||Lisa Gunstone|
|2002–2003||Brookside||(3 episodes, 2003)||Elena Jones|
In 2008 Rigby made her debut TV performance as a presenter by fronting the show of The Race Against Cancer - a show covering an international motorsport race featuring some of the world's biggest motorsport stars. The showed first aired on European TV in June 2008.
|2007||Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks||Nominated for Most Popular Actress at the National Television Awards|
|2008||Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks||Winner for Best Actress at the British Soap Awards|
In 2007, at the tender age of 17, Rigby was nominated for Best Actress in the British Soap Awards, (just 1 year late to qualify for Best Dramatic Performance For A Young Actor/Actress) but did not make it to the final 4. She was also nominated for Most Popular Actress at the National Television Awards. Just one year later, she won The British Soap Award for Best Actress and was nominated for Best Dramatic Perfrmance however lost out to Jo Joyner.
Rigby's portrayal of Hannah Ashworth's battle with anorexia attracted rare praise from the Daily Mail. Their TV critic Jaci Stephen, writing in the paper's TV listings magazine on 24 November 2007, said the Hollyoaks storyline had "taught her more than any drama or documentary on anorexia has ever done". Stephen also admitted some of Hannah's scenes had moved her to tears.
Emma Rigby won best storyline for Hannah's eating disorder at the annual Hollyoaks awards. She was up against tough competition such as John Paul and Craig's affair, The 'Who pushed Clare?' storyline, and Kris and Jess's relationship.
At the All About Soap Bubble awards in April 2008, Emma won a award for the 'I'm a Survivor - Bravest soul in soap' category.
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