Emma Pierson

Emma Jane Pierson (born 30 April 1981) is an English actress, known by her stage name Emma Pierson.

She is best known for her role as Anna Thornton-Wilton in the British TV comedy Hotel Babylon.

In 2008, Pierson will be starring in the following:

The 3rd season of Hotel Babylon as one of the main characters, Anna Thornton-Wilton.
She has appeared in many television programs, including Days Like These, Beast, I Saw You, Charles II, The Worst Week of My Life, Bloodlines, Coupling and Time Gentlemen Please. Her more recent projects include the film Lives of the Saints.
Emma was born Emma Jane Pierson on April 30th 1981 in Plymouth, Devon. Her Mother was a nurse and her father was a submariner in the Royal Navy, being stationed at Faslane Naval Base on the Clyde where Emma spent the first four years of her life.

By the time she was in her teens, Emma was one of four children living with her parents in North Bradley near Warminster in Wiltshire, and it was while attending St Laurence School in nearby Bradford on Avon that she decided to take acting lessons with the school's drama department, quickly learning the fundamentals of the craft.

After leaving school in 1997 Emma continued with amateur dramatics, principally with the North Bradley players, appearing in Chekov plays such as "Uncle Vanya".

While studying law at Bath College, she was spotted by a casting agent and chosen from among dozens of young hopefuls to play schoolgirl Becky Radcliffe in the long running BBC children's drama series Grange Hill.

Emma Pierson

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