Emily Stewart Ryan (previously Snyder, Munson and Hughes) is a fictional character on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. She has been portrayed by Kelley Menighan Hensley since July 1992. Kelley Menighan Hensley took over the role of Emily Stewart in July 1992. Ten years later, the actress received her first Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. The character briefly appeared on the CBS soap, The Young and the Restless, on 23 March 2007, asking Amber Moore about information on her sister/biological daughter, Alison.