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Jake was working as a doctor in Australia, while Emmy was working as a primary-school teacher in London.
They negotiated the time difference and Face Timed each other daily while traveling back and forth between continents.
Her breakthrough role was as Tai Frasier in Clueless (1995), followed by supporting roles in independent films such as Freeway (1996) and Bongwater (1998).
She made her stage debut in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge in 1997, before appearing as Daisy Randone in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and as Lisa Swenson in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).
But Jake was with her every step of the way — he didn’t let the heartbreaking news derail his plans to ask the love of his life to marry him.“Jake promptly proposed the next day, in bed with a cup of tea … 3rd, 2016.”Emmy’s health continued to deteriorate, but the couple enjoyed every precious moment together, even embarking on a 2,000-kilometrer tandem bike ride from London to Copenhagen to raise money for the Royal Marsden hospital, where Emmy was being treated.“I was needing to empty my bowel every 15 minutes, day and night, which was having a severe impact on my quality of life, including extreme fatigue, a fissured and blistered anus, weight loss and erratic menstruation,” she wrote.“Although all of this news has been a shock and challenging at times, it has also made me realize how important and precious every day is and to enjoy and treasure every moment.”They fulfilled their dream and exchanged vows that September.
Jake said he “bawled his eyes out” trying to tell Emmy how proud he was of her and of how she had managed to keep smiling throughout her ordeal." data-reactid="45"On their wedding day, Jake said he “bawled his eyes out” trying to tell Emmy how proud he was of her and of how she had managed to keep smiling throughout her ordeal.“You, my girl, are simply incredible.”In late June, Emmy lost her battle with cancer.wrote in a blog post. and who you are and what you have become to so many, makes me prouder than I ever thought possible.”" data-reactid="48"“What you gave to me in 20 months is more than I could ever even have dreamt of having in a thousand lifetimes,” Jake wrote in a blog post. and who you are and what you have become to so many, makes me prouder than I ever thought possible.”A fundraising page was set up in honor of Emmy and has so far raised close to $185,000 for the Royal Marsden hospital, the institute where Emmy was treated.recounted, Emmy’s life has had far-reaching effects, even after death." data-reactid="52"“I have had people emailing me every day telling me that their loved ones have been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and because of you, they are able to cope with it that little bit better.
The 2000s saw Murphy with roles in Don't Say a Word (2001) alongside Michael Douglas, and alongside Eminem in 8 Mile (2002), for which she gained critical recognition.