Get to Know 10 Fun Facts About 'Pretty Freekin Scary' Star Emma Shannon (Exclusive)

Get to Know 10 Fun Facts About 'Pretty Freekin Scary' Star Emma Shannon (Exclusive)

Emma Shannon can currently be seen starring on Disney Channel’s newest series Pretty Freekin Scary!

The young actress portrays Nyx on the show, which is based off of the book series of the same name, and follows 14-year-old Frankie Ripp who had a perfect life — a great family, an annoying little brother, a popular boyfriend and a BFF she could always count on.

However, her life took a surprising turn after an unfortunate incident. After some heated debate in the Underworld with the Grim Reaper herself, Frankie is forced to navigate life with her new Underworld guardians, Pretty and Scary, in the most challenging setting of all … middle school. Pretty freekin scary, huh?

One of this week’s two new episodes, “That Sleepover Life,” actually centers around Emma’s character Nyx having never been to a sleepover before, so Frankie is determined to fix that. Meanwhile, Mr. Ripp takes the boys on a camping trip. Pretty serves as Scary’s wingman when he discovers she has a crush.

Ahead of the new episode, we caught up with Emma, prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike, and got to know 10 Fun Facts about her.

Check out what she shared inside…

Find out what she shared with us below…

  • 1. I’m a singer-songwriter, and I love creating my own songs. I play the ukulele and the keyboard!! I have yet to release any of my songs though!
  • 2. I’m from a small town in Massachusetts!!! I grew up with cold and snowy weather, until we moved to LA when I was seven to pursue acting!!
  • 3. At first, we were only going to stay in LA for three months. I was going on audition after audition, and I wasn’t booking anything. I was devastated!! Then when we were about to go home, I booked a pizza commercial and then an animated series. We’ve lived here ever since!
  • 4. My favorite movie is La La Land!! I love how it’s so realistic, and relatable!! Also the music, the emotion!!! I makes me so excited just to talk about it!!
  • 5. I’m a huge bookworm!! I love to read!! My favorite genre is mystery books!! I’m reading “A Good Girls Guide to Murder” book series and it’s so so good!! Every chapter has a new clue to the mystery!! Oh and they are turning the book into a series! I’m super excited about that!! I’m also starting another book with my mom called “A Cabin in The Woods”!!!
  • 6. I absolutely adore thrift shopping!! I like not knowing what I might find!! One time I found this really cute leather jacket with flower patches while I was on a trip with my parents and cute little Chihuahua spaniel Harry. I was frantically searching for my hibiscus flavored Chapstick, I looked everywhere and then my mom checked the pockets of my black leather jacket that I just got from thrifting and we found a hundred dollar bill, two twenty dollar bills and two singles, $142 total. Let’s just say dinner was on me that weekend!! I also love finding records and CDs at thrift stores!! I always could use more records for my record player!! It’s also fun to get a random record, one you don’t know the music for, that’s also a sweet surprise!!
  • 7. My favorite guilty pleasure snack is either frozen grapes, if you haven’t tried it please do, or Oreo’s and peanut butter!!!
  • 8. My go-to for the beach is a long flowing skirt, lots of sunscreen, a water or two or three, and a dramatic run through the water with my skirt flowing in the wind!!
  • 9. I love musical theatre!! I did theatre for all my years of school!! I’m obsessed!! My favorite musical is either Hamilton or Wicked!!!
  • 10. Photo booths are the best way to take pictures!! I love photo booths!! I love how everyone has to squeeze into the small space and fight for the camera!! I just love having a printed memory of my friends to put on my mirror!!!

In the other new episode this week, “Streak Life,” while working on an assignment with Erlic at the mansion, Frankie meets Theodore for the first time. Remy, Scary, Pretty and Nyx investigate a mysterious photo they found.

Tune in to new episodes of Pretty Freakin Scary on Friday nights at 8:30 and 9pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and Disney XD.

You can also find the first seven episodes streaming on Disney+ with a new batch of seven episodes dropping on the streamer on Wednesday, July 26th, and more new episodes dropping in August.

ICYMI: Get to know 10 Fun Facts about Emma‘s co-stars Eliana Su’a and Yonas Kibreab!

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