Emily Dale Griffin Biography, Parent, Family Life, Nationality and Upbringing

Emily Dale Griffin Biography Parent Family Life Nationality And Upbringing

Emily Dale Griffin is the adopted daughter to Sutton Foster and her husband, Ted Griffin. They made this announcement, when they said that, “Our lives are forever changed, and our hearts are exploding…”

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Full Name Emily Dale Griffin
Gender Female
Nationality American
Occupation Celebrity Child
Parent Foster Sutton and Ted Griffin
Famous as Foster Sutton and Ted Griffin’s Adopted daughter

 Who is Emily Dale Griffin?

Emily is the lovable daughter to Sutton and her husband, Ted Griffin, who recently adopted this beautiful baby girl. Foster shared the happy news to the audience at her Lincoln Center’s American Songbook performance at Alice Tully Hall on Friday night. Though Emily is the couple’s first human child, she does have a couple of older “siblings”: Mabel and Brody, Sutton and Griffin’s two pups. The Tony winner, who also made an appearance on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, wed screenwriter Griffin in October 2014 in Santa Barbara, California, after getting engaged in August 2013.

Emily Dale Griffin Biography Parent Family Life Nationality And Upbringing

Emily Dale Griffin’s parents, Foster Sutton and Ted Griffin

Who are Emily Dale Griffin’s Parents?

Emily Dale Griffin’s mother, Sutton Lenore Foster is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is known for her work on the Broadway stage, for which she has won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical twice, in 2002 for her role as Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and in 2011 for her performance as Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, a role which she reprised in 2021 for a production in London and for which she received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her other Broadway credits include Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein, Shrek the Musical, Violet, and The Music Man. On television, Foster played the lead role in the short-lived ABC Family comedy-drama Bunheads from 2012 to 2013. From 2015 to 2021, she starred in the TV Land comedy-drama Younger. Her Father, Edward Irving “Ted” Griffin on the other hand is an American former aquarium owner and entrepreneur who was the first man to ever swim with a killer whale in a public exhibition, with the whale named Namu. He is best known for capturing, performing with, and selling a number of orcas during the late 1960s and early 1970s.


Emily’s mother, Sutton Foster was noted to have said that, having children was “definitely on the table” after playing a mom on her hit TV Land show. “It’s almost like the opposite of my character,” she explained. “I’ve really focused on career most of my life and so now I’m transitioning into where my priorities and my ambitions are more personal.” The previous month, the actress admitted she is in a good, healthy place in her life — and is a better person because of her experiences.

“I’m happier now. I feel much more comfortable in my skin, my mindset,” the Bunheads alum said at the time, adding with a laugh, “I’ve marinated well; I’m a better quality now than I was.”