Emily Kinney is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Beth Greene in the AMC television series The Walking Dead. Kinney was born in Wayne, Nebraska. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2006. Kinney has had reoccurring roles and guest appearances on television series such as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, and The Big C. She was cast as Beth Greene in the AMC television series The Walking Dead in 2011. Along with acting, Kinney is pursuing a career in music. Her EP, Blue Toothbrush, was released in 2011. She is also an active blogger, writing about her experiences as a young actress in New York for Unscripted Magazine.