Emily Dunn (actress)

IntroAmerican actress
Is Actor 
From United States of America 
Type Dancing 
Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Birth 15 March 1982 
, Salt Lake City
Age38 years

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.
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.

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.


  • Napoleon Dynamite – Trisha (as Emily Kennard)
  • My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (2010 film) – Jamie (as Emily Dunn)
  • Forever Strong – Jamie (as Emily Tyndall)
  • Pirates of the Great Salt Lake – Ruby (as Emily Tyndall)
  • Reflections in the Mud – Phonius Operator (as Emily Tyndall)
  • Crossroads – Kimberly (as Emily Tyndall)

Video games

  • Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour (2007) – game designer, artist, actress, dancer, choreographer
  • Meet the Robinsons (2007) – artist
  • Chicken Little: Ace in Action (2006) – artist
  • Chicken Little (2005) – artist
  • Tak: The Great Juju Challenge (2005) – artist
  • Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams (2004) – artist
  • Tak and the Power of Juju (2003) – artist
  • Rugrats: Royal Ransom (2002) – artist


  • Christmas Without Mr. C – Musical by Janeen Brady, Role: Maude (Head Elf)
  • Meet Me in St. Louis – Role: Rose


  • Journey
  • Lord is My Light – Young Ambassadors