Emilie Ullerup was born in Denmark, where her father worked for the Danish Royal Family. It has always been her ambition to become an actress. When she graduated from high school in Copenhagen in 2003, she moved to Vancouver to pursue acting as a career. She studied at the Vancouver Film School and graduated in 2005. She is a multi-lingual actress, fluent in both English and Danish. During the call backs for Sanctuary, Emilie wowed the audition panel by mastering a fight sequence in seconds flat and giving the stunt coordinator a run for his money.