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For her character in The Wiggles, see Emma Wiggle

Emma Watkins
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Emma Watkins

Born

September 21, 1989 (age 32)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Height

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Roles

Emma Wiggle
Fairy Larissa
Shirley Shawn the Unicorn
Dorothy the Dinosaur
Wags the Dog

Years active

2010-2021

Spouse

Lachlan Gillespie (2016-2018) Oliver Brian (2021-Present)

Emma Olivia Watkins (born September 21, 1989) was a former yellow Wiggle.

History with The Wiggles

In December 1996, she and her sister Hayley attended a Wiggles concert at the Seymour Centre. She was seven years old at the time. This same concert was released on VHS the next year, Wiggledance!. She can be spotted dancing in the audience during Get Ready To Wiggle.

Emma began performing with the Wiggles in 2010, as Fairy Larissa in Dorothy the Dinosaur concerts and videos. She later went on to play Wags the Dog and Dorothy the Dinosaur, and be a Wiggly Dancer in Wiggles tours by 2011.

She occasionally voices Dorothy the Dinosaur, such as in a 2010 appearance on the morning show Fox & Friends (with her singing voice done by Jennifer Taipari), and the 2016 OG Wiggles reunion concert. She also does the voice for Shirley Shawn the Unicorn.

In May 2012, it was announced that she would replace Greg Page as the yellow Wiggle in 2013.

As a Wiggle, she wears a wig, with a bow in it and is tied into pigtails. Bows would become her motif and a major part of her own brand. She primarily sings and plays the drums, but can also play some guitar.

In June 2015, her own show Emma! premiered on ABC Kids, with a tie-in album, DVD and tour.

On October 18, 2021 Emma announced her retirement from The Wiggles to focus on pursuing her PhD. She was succeeded by Tsehay Hawkins in 2022.

Personal Life

In March 2015 she and purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie announced they had been in a relationship for about two years. In May of that year, she and Lachy got engaged, and married in April 2016. In August 2018, She and Lachy announced they were getting a divorce.

In April 2021, she and Oliver Brian got engaged.

Trivia

  • "Brush Your Pet's Hair" is the first Wiggles song Emma ever wrote.
  • Emma auditioned for the musicals Wicked, The Lion King and Hairspray before she auditioned for The Wiggles.
  • She is the second shortest of all of the Wiggles shortest being Kylie who only appeared in 2009.
  • She along with the other new-gen Wiggles Lachy and Simon all toured with both previous generations (Greg-era and Sam-era original Wiggles) in addition to their own.
  • When in shows, Emma uses a wig (as her hair is in curls).
  • She appeared on The Masked Singer Australia as "The Zombie."
  • She is the second Wiggle to appear on The Masked Singer, the first being Simon.
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