About Em

Em Rusciano is one of Australia’s most well-rounded performers. With her finger in every piece of the performing pie, Em has co-hosted breakfast radio, sold out the Sydney Opera House with her live comedy shows, released chart-topping songs, books, audiobooks, and most importantly, wielded a Bedazzling gun like no one else on Earth.

Em’s best-selling first book Try Hard: Tales from the Life of a Needy Overachiever went to the top of the iBook charts before it was even released, with great critical and public acclaim. After release, the self-narrated audiobook version reached the top of the iTunes charts and was nominated for the ABIA Audiobook of the year award.

Em’s podcast ‘Emsolation’ was picked up as Australia’s FIRST ever Spotify exclusive and came second in the Australian Podcast awards in the People’s Choice category. The show has over 90,000 dedicated Emsolators, with that number continuing to grow each month.

Em’s social media community is fierce, loud, and passionately loyal. With a Facebook following of over 250,000 fans, 35,000+ on Twitter and 227,000 on Instagram, she has a weekly social media reach of up to 10 million. She is also a regular panellist on Network Ten’s The Project.

Em is an engaging and unique keynote speaker; she recently addressed the prestigious National Press Club of Australia on the subject of ADHD and her son’s autism. She has been widely praised for the speech and the effect it’s had on helping to remove the stigma around neuro-divergence.

Em is one of the highest selling Australian comics, having spent the last seven years touring the country annually with her sell out, stand-up comedy concerts. Em’s 2019 one hour comedy special ‘Rage and Rainbows’ was a rating smash on Network Ten, with original music Em wrote with Australian music royalty Kate Miller-Heidke.

Em is an extremely in-demand content creator because of the strong connection she has with her audience. She also has her own content studio with an in-house copywriter, voice over artist, social media manager, composer and videographer. ‘Down the Hill Studios’ has truly established itself as a one stop shop for many big brands. Em has worked on campaigns for Amazon, The Body Shop and Uncle Toby’s to name a few.

Em has three dogs, three kids and one husband. Is that the order in which she loves her family? Sometimes, yes. Em regularly encourages her family members to keep trying, to improve their spot in the order.

Most importantly, she still finds time to watch every single episode of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Priorities are essential.

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TV & Radio

Would I Lie To You? Australia (TV Series – Ch 10)2022
Frankly (TV Series – ABC)2022
The Masked Singer (TV Series – Ch 10)2021
The Project (TV series – Ch 10)2020
Hughsey we have a Problem (TV series – Ch 10)2019
Rage and Rainbows Live comedy special (Ch 10)2019
The Em, Grant & Ed weekday breakfast show (2Day FM – Radio)2018
The Em Rusciano Show with Harley Breen (2Day FM – Radio)2017
Sisters (TV Series)2017
The Em Rusciano Show (Hit Network – Radio)2016
Party Tricks (TV Series)2014
Please Like Me (TV Series)2014
Offspring (TV Series)2013
Mamamia Today (Today Network – Radio)2012 – 2013
The Project (TV Series – Ch 10)2012 – 2013
The Circle (TV Series)2012



Podcast chats

Uninterrupted by Woman’s Health Australia
Em Rusciano | Permission To Do Less When You Have Your Period
Straight Talk with Mark Bouris
Em Rusciano: All my life I’ve just wanted to be seen
Look at Moi with Rowdie Walden
Fashion Victims with Em Rusciano
The Lise and Sarah Show
EM RUSCIANO: curating a stunning life in her best decade yet
Healthy-ish by Body + Soul
Em Rusciano’s cheat sheet to life
Don’t be a F**kwit
Lehmo and Em Rusciano chat with parenting expert Kate Mullholland
Pure Grit with Paula McGrath
Em Rusciano
She Is Legend
In Her Words – Em Rusciano Part 1 | Part 2
The Saturday Quiz
Runners-Up with Em Rusciano and Michael Lucas


Organisations I believe in

Here are a few amazing organisations doing fabulous things to better the world for us. Just remember, no matter your situation, there are people out there that can help you. Never be afraid to reach out.

Eat Up logo

Some kids go to school every day without any lunch to fill their little tummies. The wonderful people at Eat Up are helping battle this by bulking up kids’ lunchboxes across Australia.



Beyond Blue logo

I’ve been a huge advocate for Beyond Blue for years. They offer great resources for anyone affected by mental health issues in any form – not just the individual, but their family and friends as well. Speak up, check in. You are never alone.



Fitted For Work logo

This killer organisation has been helping out and empowering women from all walks of life by getting them back into the workforce since 2005. Fitted for Work not only transforms the woman, they transform their lives.