Emma Smith: My Story, Who is Emma + Movie Details

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Who is Emma Hale Smith?

Facts About Emma Smith

Maiden Name: Emma Hale
Birthday: July 10th, 1804
Place of Birth: Harmony Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Emma Hale Smith’s Parents: Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis Hale
Emma’s Siblings: Jesse Hale, David Hale, Alva Hale, Phebe Elizabeth Root, Elizabeth Watson, Judge Isaac Ward Hale, Tryael Morse and Reuben R Hale
Year of Marriage to President Joseph Smith: 1827
Mother of:

  • Alvin Smith; 
  • Louisa Smith; 
  • Thaddeus Smith; 
  • Joseph Smith III; 
  • Frederick Granger Williams Smith; 
  • Alexander Hale Smith; 
  • Don Carlos Smith; Smith; 
  • David Hyrum Smith; 
  • Joseph Murdock Smith [Adopted Twin];
  • Julia Murdock Dixon.

Things You May Not Know About Emma Smith

1. She sang really well;
2. She was educated to be a schoolteacher;
3. She was tall (5 feet, 9 inches);
4. She enjoyed canoeing;
5. She liked riding horses;
6. She was an excellent cook;
7. Had a great sense of humor.

When Did Emma and Joseph Meet?

They met in October 1825

How Did Emma and Joseph Smith Meet?

Joseph and his father Joseph Smith Senior had gone to Harmony to work for a farmer named Josiah Stowell. After just a month into the project Josiah abandoned his project and so Joseph ‘s father returned home to Palmyra, but Joseph stayed longer to work on other farms locally.

During their one month job Joseph and his father boarded with the Hale family, this is how they met.

Trials Emma Smith Endured in Her Life

1. Death of 6 of their 11 children
2. Joseph Smith often had to be separated from them
3. Having to run from mobs without her husband next to her, while having to care for the children
4. Murder of her husband

Movie Details

Her legacy is forever linked to that of her husband’s, the Prophet Joseph Smith. But who really was Emma Hale Smith? Many years after the death of Joseph, Emma recounts to her daughter her experiences relating to the birth of Mormonism, from magnificent revelations to excruciating persecutions.

Watch the trailer below!

Emma Smith: My Story Cast

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Katherine Nelson

Plays Young Emma Smith

Appearances as Actress: Ephraim’s Rescue, Jonah and the Great Fish, 17 Miracles, Amber Sunrise, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, and Ammon & King Lamoni

Patricia Place

Plays Older Emma Smith 

Appearances as Actress: The Final Song, Jelly, Rish and Fall of Tuck Johnson, The Sign, Wedding Crashers, and many more!


Nathan Mitchell

lays Joseph Smith as an adult

Appearances as Actor: The Life of Jesus Christ, 17 Miracles, Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, and Praise to the Man.

Talon Garret Ackerman

Plays Joseph Smith as teenager

Appearances as Actor: The Christmas Dragon, Saints and Soldiers: The Void, Contest, Snowmen, One Good Man, Forever Strong, Daddy Day Camp and more!

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Rick Macy

Plays Joseph Smith Senior

Appearances as Actor: The IP Section, Christmas Made to Order, An Hour Behind, Creatures of Whitechapel, Brigham City,  The Last Man(s) on Earth, Ephraim’s Rescue, Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed, Return with Honor: A Missionary Homecoming, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration and many more!

Tayva Patch

Plays Lucy Mack Smith

Appearances as Actress: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend, Friends For Life, The Writers’ Block, Return with Honor: A Missionary Homecoming, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, Brigham City and many more!

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Dallyn Vail Bayles

Plays Hyrum Smith

Appearances as Actor: Green Flake, The Weaver of Raveloe, Liken: Esther and the King, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, The First Chrismas, and Alma nand King Noah’s Court.

Stephanie Breinholt

Plays Julia Murdock Smith

Appearances as Actress: The High Road, The Cokeville Miracle, Christmas Oranges, 17 Miracles, and more!

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Directors of Emma Smith: My Story

Gary Cook

Other movies directed:

  • Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration;
  • Praise to the Man (Video);
  • The Restoration (Short) (uncredited);
  • A Legacy More Precious Than Gold: Contributions of the Mormon Battalion (Short).

T.C. Christensen

Other movies directed:

  • Fighting Preacher (post-production) 
  • Love, Kennedy 
  • The Cokeville Miracle 
  • Ephraim’s Rescue 
  • 17 Miracles 
  • The Killers: Boots (Video short) 
  • Treasure in Heaven: The John Tanner Story (Video short) 
  • NASA Shuttle Launch Experience (Video short) 
  • Only a Stonecutter (Video short) 
  • Gordon B. Hinckley: A Giant Among Men (Video) 
  • The Legacy of Aotearoa: Land of the Long, White Cloud (Video documentary short)
  • Rainbows of Paradise: The Pageant of the Long Canoes (Documentary short) 
  • Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration 
  • Praise to the Man (Video) 
  • The Restoration (Short) (uncredited) 
  • Finding Faith in Christ (Video short) 
  • A Pioneer Miracle (Video short) 
  • The Penny Promise 
  • Bug Off!
  • Seasons of the Heart 
  • The Pump (Short)
  • The Touch of the Master’s Hand (Short)
  • The Ghost of the Great Salt Lake 
  • Joseph Smith: The Man (Short)
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