Olivia Cooke

Bates Motel Meet the Cast

Olivia Cooke as
Emma Decody

  • About Emma

    A quirky, pretty, intelligent seventeen-year-old girl who has cystic fibrosis and an "old soul". She gets an almost immediate crush on Norman and is always showing up on his doorstep.
    I don't need someone who doesn't want me.
    - Emma Decody

    About Olivia Cooke

    Olivia was born in Manchester in the North of England. She trained at the prestigious Oldham Theatre School and on graduating won the major supporting role of Meg in "Blackout," a mini series produced by Red Productions for the BBC directed by Tom Green.

    She followed this up with the lead role of Harper, starring alongside Sam Claflin and Jared Harris, in The Quiet Ones directed by John Pogue for Hammer Films and shot in the UK. She then went on to play the leading role of Nancy, a young teacher in the 1940's caught up in the world of a tyrannical children's home, in the BBC's three-part primetime, supernatural drama "The Secret of Crickley Hall." She then landed the role of Emma Decody, a cute, energetic and extremely bright young girl, alongside Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga in "Bates Motel" for A&E.

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