Emma Valentine
Biographical information
Full name: Emma Violet Valentine
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia
Birthdate: May 31st, 1989
Status: Alive
Occupation: Cheerleader (formerly)
Other information
Nickname: Emma (by everyone)
Emmy (by Jacob)
Gender: Female
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Hazel-Green
Marital status: Jacob James (Husband)
Significant Other/s: Jacob James (Husband)
Family: Albert Valentine (father; deceased)
Annette Valentine (mother)
Series information
Emma Violet James (nee Valentine) is a resident of Tree Hill, North Carolina. She makes her first appearance during Season 1, just having transferred from Citadel to Tree Hill High, as part of a program set up by the latter. She is the first girlfriend and eventual wife of Jacob James and the sister-in-law of Haley James Scott, Quinn James and Taylor James.


Early life

Emma was born on May 31, 1989 to Albert and Annette Valentine as their only child. She and her family moved to Tree Hill, after she was constantly being bullied. Her mother and father, enrolled her into the Citadel, a school that had a zero tolerance policy against bullying. After her twelvfth birthday, she began a relationship with, Jacob James, whom she met through her youth class at church.

Character arc

Season 1

Emma, now a junior at Tree Hill High befriends Brooke Davis and Peyton Sawyer, two of her boyfriend's best friends. She's given a spot on the cheerleading team after Brooke convinced her to join the squad. After

Season 2

Season 3 

Season 4

Missing Years

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9


Emma's a very pretty young lady with a heart of gold. She's known to show love and caring towards her friends and family. 



Emma has a strong relationship with her parents, especially her mother. When she was 13, her father passed away of a heart attack, leaving her just her and her mom.


When she was twelve, Emma fell in love with Jacob James, who she would later marry during high school graduation. 

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