Emily is a young girl who is D.W.'s best friend and fellow preschooler.
Emily is a rabbit with blonde hair (at Francine's length). She always wears a blue short-sleeved dress with a white collar that has turquoise flowers with black shoes, and is fairly tall for her age. In episodes before [ Season 6 she was shown with a red collared dress with white flowers, short hair, and a bow in her hair. In Season 6, her character design was changed to longer hair, her dress was changed to blue with turquoise floral print. Her footwear is black Mary Jane type shoes and long white socks up to her shin. Despite her redesign, the official website still uses her classic design on her homepage and many other sections of the website.
In the book D.W., the Picky Eater, Emily has white hair and wears an orange shirt with polka dots and green shorts.
Emily is typically polite and kind, but sometimes she can be a bit hypocritical in conversations. She's interested in gymnastics, as she met her best friend D.W. at gymnastics class. D.W. tends to be jealous when Emily outshines her in various activities.
However, her usual generous personality drastically changed when she was babysat by Binky Barnes in "The Good, the Bad, and the Binky". Because of him, she was having a short interest in professional wrestling and being a big bully to her preschool classmates.
She's of French ethnicity, due to how she addresses her family, such as her grandmother, whom she calls "grand-mère" and mother, whom she calls "maman", and often she uses French vocabulary when in conversation, at least when she can. She also has a French nanny, Renee (D.W. Flips) and Marie-Hélène (other episodes), and shows various interests in French culture, and even once visited France.
- Emily's mother is a rabbit but her father is a monkey, which makes her a half-breed.