Who is Emily on Saint X? Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: May 2, 2023
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Who is Emily on Saint X? We discuss the character of Emily from the series Saint X which may contain minor spoilers.

There is a true crime drama series on Hulu called Saint X that would have fans talking around the water cooler if people still worked in shared office spaces.

The show was developed by Leila Gerstein and is based on the novel of the same name by Alexis Schaitkin.

The story is harrowing and follows Emily Thomas on her dangerous quest to find out what really happened to her older sister, Alison, who was horrifically murdered and raped on a trip to the Caribbean two decades ago.

This bleak article will take you a little deeper into the show as we explore who Emily is from Saint X.

Who is Emily on Saint X?

In the show Saint X, Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York, but a quirk of fate sees her crossing paths with the man suspected of murdering her sister twenty years ago. In the book, Emily, known as Claire, becomes obsessed with finding truth and justice for her sister.

In the first episode of the series, multiple timelines are used to introduce viewers to its shocking plot and the fallout of this appalling event in the present day.

Emily is an environmental documentaries editor who has just moved into an apartment in Brooklyn with her boyfriend, Josh.

It is here that Emily takes a taxi cab and realizes that the driver is Gogo, now working under the full name of Clive Richardson, one of the suspects in the murder of her sister.

Is Emily on Saint X a Real Person or a Fictional Character?

Emily is a fictional character played in the series by Alycia Debnam-Carey. In the book that the show was adapted from, she is known as Claire and was created by author Alexis Schaitkin.

Alexis would say that the story was inspired by JonBenét Ramsey’s death, a horrific crime in 1996. and the media coverage that followed it.

What else has Alycia Debnam-Carey appeared in?

The Australian actress Alycia Debnam-Carey, born on July 20, 1993, has already had a long and well-respected career, appearing in some iconic shows.

  • Early in her showreel, you can see Alycia in the movie Into The Storm from 2014. Also, in 2014, she appeared in the TV Movie Galantine as Essyn.
  • In 2019, the talented thespian would play Frances Campbell in the crime thriller A Violent Separation.
  • Most fans will recognize her as Lexa in The 100, where she appeared in 17 episodes between 2014 and 2020.
  • In Fear The Walking Dead, Alycia would play Alicia Clark and appear in 101 episodes of the spin-off show between 2015 and 2022.
  • In Saint X, Alycia appears in all eight show episodes as Emily.

Fans of the talented star can check out Alycia on social media. There are a lot of pictures of Alycia, her travels, and fashion suggestions on her Instagram page @alyciajasmin.

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