Emma Pillsbury-Schuester (previously Pillsbury-Howell) is a recurring character on Glee. Emma was a series regular until Season Four, when she became a recurring character due to Jayma's other commitments. She is a guidance counsellor at McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio.
Emma suffers from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and has romantic feelings for glee club director Will Schuester, but becomes engaged to football coach Ken Tanaka in Season One, as Will is married. Ken ultimately breaks up with her on their wedding day because of her feelings for Will and when Will leaves his wife Terri, he and Emma share a kiss. Their relationship is short-lived and in Season Two, Emma and her new dentist boyfriend Carl Howell marry in Las Vegas. The wedding is later annulled as it was unconsummated. At the beginning of Season Three, she and Will live together, and become engaged shortly after New Years. Emma also helps to direct McKinley High's production of West Side Story, along with Shannon Beiste and Artie Abrams. At the end of the fourth season finale (All or Nothing), she marries Will.
Emma Pillsbury is portrayed by actress Jayma Mays.