Emily was born in Los Angeles to actor Michael Eugene Osment, and Theresa Osment (née Seifert), an English teacher. She was raised as a Roman Catholic. Her father has appeared in various films, including her film Soccer Mom. She has an older brother, Academy Award-nominated actor, Haley Joel Osment.
In addition to "Almost Family", Emily Osment is featured on Chuck Lorre's Golden Globe-winning comedy, "The Kominsky Method", alongside Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. She starred in the cable series "Young & Hungry" for five seasons and had a memorable arc on Lorre's "Mom". She also starred in all 101 episodes of "Hannah Montana", as well as the accompanying feature film based on the series. Additionally, Osment is a singer/songwriter and began releasing new music earlier this year under the moniker Bluebiird. Her EP, "When I Loved You", is set for release this fall. Osment's voice can be heard in the films "Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen", "Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame II", "Jungle Book 2", "Edward Fudwupper Fibbed Big", "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2", "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3", "Kick Buttowski" and the Academy Award-winning "From Up On Poppy Hill", as well as FOX's "Family Guy". She received a Canadian Screen Award and a Prism Award for her performance in the movie "Cyberbully".