Emilija Baranac was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on 4 August 1994, so her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds Canadian nationality. Emilija is best known for portraying Midge Klump in the “Riverdale” CW drama series.
Early Life and Education
Emilija was raised in Vancouver by her parents, who came from Serbia in the ‘80s in search of a better life. Her father has his own moving company, while her mother is giving math lessons to students attending high school.
Emilija became interested in acting at the age of 11, when she started spending a lot of her free time in front of the TV screen and she went on to attend drama classes at her high school at the age of 15, but didn’t win her first role until she turned 19. She was also interested in becoming a model, and tried her luck at various modelling auditions, however, she was asked to lose weight which is something Emilija wasn’t interested in doing, thus giving up on her dreams related to modelling.
Career as an Actress
Emilija made her debut appearance portraying Sophie in a pilot episode of the “Aliens in the House” TV series in 2013, but the series wasn’t picked up. In 2015, she played Crystal Thorrson in the “Brother’s Keeper” episode of the “Supernatural” drama fantasy TV series, which depicts two brothers as they follow their father’s footsteps and become hunters of evil supernatural beings of many kinds, such as monsters, demons and gods. She was invited to play as Paige Winters in the “Love You to Death” movie in 2015, which didn’t gain much attention, and she then appeared as Emily in the “#Sti” TV series in 2016, which didn’t become popular either.
Her first significant role came in 2017, when she was invited to portray Jamie in four episodes of the “Beyond” TV series, which follows a young man after he wakes up from a 12-year coma, to discover that he has supernatural abilities. In the same year Emilija was cast to play Kristina Roberts in the “Deadly Sorority” film and then won the role of Midge Klump in the “Riverdale” crime drama mystery TV series in 2017, which follows Archie and his friends as they become entangled in dark mysteries of Riverdale. The role made her somewhat famous, as she appeared in nine episodes between 2017 and 2019.
In 2018, she played Genevieve in the “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” romantic teen film, while her latest roles have been in two episodes of the “Charmed” TV series, the “Tempting Fate” film, and the “Chapter Fifteen: Doctor Cerberus’s House of Horror” episode of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” TV series, all shot in 2019.
Love Life and Boyfriend
Judging by her Instagram account, the popular actress is currently in a relationship with Issey Lamb, a music producer – the two have been together for over a year now, and often upload pictures of themselves together onto their social media accounts. They met at a party in 2018, and began dating shortly after.
Issey was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, while his parents are originally from South Korea. He grew up being interested in photography, and it remained his hobby, as he currently works as a music producer. Emilija and Issey are living together – they don’t have any children, but have a pet dog and a pet cat.
Before Issey, Emilija was rumored to be dating an actor, model, and Instagram star for around two years, and the two often uploaded pictures of themselves together as well, however, after the break-up, Emilija deleted all the pictures.
Hobbies and Other Interests
Emilija is keen on learning new languages, and is fluent in both Serbian which is her primary language, and English, while she can also speak Italian and French nearly fluently. She enjoys , and has been to her parents’ home country numerous times, and usually spends her summers there unless she has acting work in the US. While in Serbia, she enjoys going to Zlatibor where she skis, while she also enjoys going to the neighboring country of Montenegro, where she goes swimming in the Adriatic Sea – her favorite cities there are Kotor and Bar.
She is keen on photography and one can notice on her Instagram account that Emilija is an artist focused on taking vintage and unusual pictures. In her spare time, Emilija enjoys going to the beach or taking a walk in any parks close to her home, while she also likes watching movies and TV series late at night, with her favorite actor and actress being Nenad Jezdic and Anica Dobra; some of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, and “Walter Defends Sarajevo”.
Appearance and Net Worth
Emilija is 25 years old. She has long brown hair which she often dyes black and blonde, and has brown eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and weighs around 123lbs (56kgs). Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, as of early 2020.