Emily Beecham wasted no time establishing herself within the canon of British pop culture, jumping straight from her studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art into the world of film and television. After her career-launching role on the award-winning drama series "The Street" (BBC One 2006-09), Beecham explored new prospects on screens big and small, earning particular notice for her costarring turn on the period piece "The Village" (BBC One 2013-). Emily Beecham was born in May of 1984 in Manchester, England, to an English father and an American mother. Her tenacity for performance shone early, and she took to studying acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Upon graduation in 2006, Beecham made an easy transition into the professional realm, earning one-off roles on series like "Afterlife" (ITV 2005-06) and feature films like the horror-thriller "28 Weeks Later" (2007). One of Beecham's first roles of note came via the third season of the acclaimed drama series "The Street" (BBC One 2006-09), on which she played Gemma, a schoolteacher and the girlfriend to principal character Nick Armstrong. After yet another collection of smaller parts, Beecham landed her first proper costarring position in the cast of "The Village" (BBC One 2013-), a period piece created by screenwriter and playwright Peter Moffat. Beecham played Caro Allingham, an allegedly emotionally troubled (and secretly pregnant) young woman living in England in the 1910s and 1920s. Pioneering her transition to familiarity in the United States, Beecham accepted a role on "Into the Badlands" (AMC 2015-), an action-adventure series based on the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West.