“Shameless'” star Emmy Rossum accomplished something extraordinary, continues to be a boss lady

Score one for the home team! Shameless star Emmy Rossum did something extraordinary that is making her fellow boss ladies super proud. When she wasn’t busy acting in a hit television show, or painting, or working alongside the Best Friends Save Them All campaign to save shelter pets, Rossum tried her hand at directing. The multi-talented Rossum recently directed two episodes of the TNT crime drama, Animal Kingdom.

Rossum shared her accomplishment with her fans by posting a photo of her Directors Guild of America 2017 membership card to her Instagram.

She captioned the pic, "Well, THAT'S pretty cool." Cool is an understatement, Emmy!

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And obviously, fans and other boss ladies have been giving Rossum major kudos.

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Rossum directed Episode 4 and 5 of Animal Kingdom Season 2. The series returns May 30th, so keep your eyes peeled for her director’s credits on the upcoming episodes.

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But this isn’t Rossum’s first director’s rodeo. She directed the Shameless Season 7 episode, “I Am A Storm,” which aired in October of last year.

Here’s her credit if you missed it. The image is a little shocking, but hey, it’s Shameless after all!

We are so excited to see Rossum in the director’s chair. Right now there are about 24 male directors to every 1 female director in the film industry. And in a 2016 report released by the Director’s Guild of America, 17% of television episodes in one season were directed by females, which means that 83% of television is male-directed.

But with women like Rossum taking the helm, perhaps we can see those numbers change in the near future. You’re doing a great thing, Emmy. Keep up the great work!

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