Emily Dunn (actress)

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Emily Dunn
Born
Emily Kennard

(1982-03-15) March 15, 1982 (age 37)
Years active2003–present
Spouse(s)Spencer Tyndall (2004–2008; divorced)
Adam Dunn (March 19, 2009–present); 2 children
Website http://www.theemilydunn.com

Emily Dunn (née Kennard; formerly Tyndall; born March 15, 1982) is an American actress and dancer from Salt Lake City, Utah, who made her acting debut in Napoleon Dynamite in 2004, under her maiden name Emily Kennard.

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The youngest of six children, she began dancing at age three, drawing at age 4, singing and acting at age 8. When she was 15, she began competing International Standard and International Latin. At age 19, Emily earned a position on the Young Ambassadors, an international performing group for Brigham Young University (BYU). She traveled across the United States and also to Brazil and Argentina performing a show called Broadway Rhythm. She shot her feature film debut as Trisha in Napoleon Dynamite. At BYU, she attended acting classes with future co-star John Heder.[ citation needed ]

The Young Ambassadors are a song and dance performing group from Brigham Young University (BYU). Consisting of 20 performers, 10 male and 10 female, they were founded by Janie Thompson in 1969. Since their first international performance at the 1970 World Fair in Osaka, Japan, they have performed in over 68 countries.

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Personal life

She graduated in April 2005 from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration. She currently works for Disney as an Art Manager at a video game development studio. She was first married to Spencer Tyndall from 2004 to 2008; the couple divorced. She remarried on March 19, 2009 to Adam Dunn, with whom she has two children.[ citation needed ]

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