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Emma Valentine
Biographical information
Full name: Emma Violet Valentine
Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia
Birthdate: May 31st, 1990
Status: Alive
Age: 30
Residence: Charleston, West Virginia (formerly)
Tree Hill, North Carolina
Baltimore, Maryland (formerly)
Occupation: Cheerleader (formerly)
Other information
Nickname: Emma (by everyone)
Emmy (by Jacob)
Alias: Mrs. James
Gender: Female
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Hazel-Green
Marital status: Jacob James (Husband)
Significant Other/s: Jacob James (Husband)
Family: Albert Jones (father)
Rebecca Valentine (mother)
Lydia James (mother-in-law) †
Jimmy James (father-in-law) †
Vivian James (sister-in-law)
Taylor James (sister-in-law)
Quinn James (sister-in-law)
Haley James Scott (sister-in-law)
Jamie Scott (nephew; via Haley and Nathan)
Series information
Portrayed By: Dianna Agron
Emma Violet James (née Valentine) is a resident of Tree Hill, North Carolina. She was born in Charleston, West Virginia 


Early life

Emma was born on May 31, 1990 in Charleston, West Virginia to Rebecca Valentine and Albert Jones. Growing up, she was an only child, and did not have many friends in school, except for the cheerleading squad and football team, and was mostly bullied. After her father's job transferred, Emma was enrolled into a school called The Citadel somewhere in Tree Hill, North Carolina. Once Emma adjusted to her life in Tree Hill, she'd met Jacob James, whom she started dating at the age of twelve. She'd eventually became known as "church girl" due to her religious beliefs and also as the future Mrs. James. 

Character arc

Season 1

Emma, now a junior in high school decides she'd try out for cheerleading, which lands her a spot on the squad. 

Season 2

Following Nathan and Haley's wedding, Emma allowed Jacob to stay with them, until then

Season 3 

Season 4

Missing Years

Season 5

Season 6

Season 7

Season 8

Season 9


Emma's was known by her peers as one of the prettiest and smartest girls during high school. 



Emma has a strong relationship with her parents, especially her mother. When she was 13, her father cheated on Rebecca and the two divorced, leaving just her and Rebecca. 


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

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