Blunt in 2014
|Born||Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
23 February 1983
London, England, UK
|Citizenship||British / American|
|Spouse(s)||John Krasinski (m. 2010)|
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English-born British-American actress. She made her professional debut alongside Judi Dench in The Royal Family, for which she was named Best Newcomer by Evening Standard. She made her screen debut in the 2003 television film Boudica and delivered her breakout performance in the 2004 drama film My Summer of Love, for which she received the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Her performance in Gideon's Daughter (2006), garnered a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. The same year, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Devil Wears Prada.
In 2009, Blunt portrayed Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She found commercial success for roles in the romantic science-fiction thriller The Adjustment Bureau (2011), the science fiction action thriller Looper (2012), and the science fiction film Edge of Tomorrow (2014). Blunt has also received Golden Globe nominations for her work in the 2012 romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and the musical fantasy Into the Woods. In 2009, she received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
Blunt was born in Wandsworth, London, the second of four children. She is the daughter of Joanna (née Mackie), a former actress and teacher, and barrister Oliver Simon Peter Blunt, QC. Her siblings are Felicity, Sebastian, and Susannah. Her grandfather was Major-General Peter Blunt, and one of her paternal uncles is Crispin Blunt, Conservative Member of Parliament for Reigate.
From the age of 7 to 14, Blunt struggled with stuttering. She credits a school teacher for helping her overcome the stutter through acting. She went on to sit on the board of directors for the American Institute for Stuttering. Blunt attended Ibstock Place School and, at the age of 16, went to Hurtwood House, a private sixth-form college known for its performing arts program. There, she was discovered by an agent.
In November 2001, Blunt made her professional debut, opposite Judi Dench in Sir Peter Hall's production of the play The Royal Family. Hailed by critics for her performance, she was named "Best Newcomer" by The Evening Standard. She went on to perform as Eugenie in Nicholas Wright's Vincent in Brixton at the National Theatre, and as Juliet in Indhu Rubasingham's production of Romeo and Juliet at Chichester Festival Theatre, both in 2002.
In 2003, Blunt made her screen debut in the British television drama Boudica, about the life of the ancient Celtic warrior-queen who fought the Romans. That same year, she was praised for her performance as the 16th-century queen Catherine Howard in the two-part British television drama Henry VIII.
In 2004, Blunt delivered her breakout performance as Tamsin in the drama film, My Summer of Love, a story of deception and lesbian love in the English countryside. She shared an Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer with co-star Natalie Press.
In 2005, Blunt co-starred with Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in the British television drama Gideon's Daughter, an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, in which she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner, played by Nighy. Blunt won a Golden Globe for her performance.
In 2006, Blunt appeared opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in the box-office success The Devil Wears Prada. Her role as Emily garnered her nominations for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She attended the 79th Academy Awards where she co-presented the award for best costume design with her Prada co-star Hathaway. That same year, Blunt co-starred with Susan Sarandon in the independent drama Irresistible.
In 2007, Blunt appeared in four films: Wind Chill, The Jane Austen Book Club, Dan in Real Life, and Charlie Wilson's War. In 2008, Blunt appeared in two films, Sunshine Cleaning in the role of Norah Lorkowski, and The Great Buck Howard as Valerie Brennan. In 2009, Blunt played Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes. She also starred in the Toby Spanton-directed short film Curiosity. She was director Jon Favreau's first choice to play the Black Widow in Iron Man 2 but scheduling conflicts with Gulliver's Travels forced her to cede the role to Scarlett Johansson. She voiced Angelina's mother, Matilda Mouseling, in the television series, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps.
In 2010, Blunt co-starred with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins in the big-budget horror film The Wolfman. She also starred in Gulliver's Travels and in The Adjustment Bureau, alongside Matt Damon, as a dancer "being mysteriously kept apart" from Damon's character. Blunt was offered the female lead in Captain America: The First Avenger but turned it down. In 2011, Blunt was named the ambassadress of the new Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, Opium.
Blunt starred in the 2011 British comedy film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, directed by Lasse Hallström and co-starring Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas. Also that year, she briefly appeared in Disney's The Muppets, as Miss Piggy's receptionist. She starred in the 2012 film The Five-Year Engagement, directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-starring Jason Segel. In January 2011, Blunt began filming an American science-fiction film, Looper, directed by Rian Johnson and co-starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the film was released in September 2012. Also that year, she starred in Arthur Newman with Colin Firth.
In 2014, she starred alongside Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow, the film adaptation of the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill, by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Also that year, Blunt again worked with Disney, playing the Baker's Wife in their film adaptation of the musical Into the Woods, which also features her Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep as the Witch.
Blunt had a three-year relationship with Canadian singer Michael Bublé. They met in 2005, while backstage at the Australian television Logie Awards in Melbourne. They later shared a home in Vancouver, Canada, before breaking up in 2008.
In November 2008, Blunt began dating American actor John Krasinski. Blunt and Krasinski became engaged in August 2009, and married on 10 July 2010 in Como, Italy. On 16 February 2014, she gave birth to their daughter, Hazel. On January 26, 2016, Blunt's rep confirmed the couple is expecting a second child.
Blunt's brother-in-law is her The Devil Wears Prada co-star Stanley Tucci. In 2012, Tucci married Blunt's sister Felicity, who works as a literary agent. Blunt was responsible for introducing the couple. Her brother Sebastian is an actor.
In August 2015, Blunt became a citizen of the United States. She took dual-citizenship in the USA, suggesting the status helped her tax and visa situation but felt conflicted over having to abandon her sole allegiance to the United Kingdom.
|2004||My Summer of Love||Tamsin|
|2006||Devil Wears Prada, TheThe Devil Wears Prada||Emily Charlton|
|2007||Jane Austen Book Club, TheThe Jane Austen Book Club||Prudie|
|2007||Dan in Real Life||Ruthie Draper|
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Jane Liddle|
|2008||Great Buck Howard, TheThe Great Buck Howard||Valerie Brennan|
|2008||Sunshine Cleaning||Norah Lorkowski|
|2009||Young Victoria, TheThe Young Victoria||Queen Victoria|
|2010||Wolfman, TheThe Wolfman||Gwen Conliffe|
|2010||Gulliver's Travels||Princess Mary|
|2011||Gnomeo & Juliet||Juliet||Voice role|
|2011||Adjustment Bureau, TheThe Adjustment Bureau||Elise Sellas|
|2011||Salmon Fishing in the Yemen||Harriet Chetwode-Talbot|
|2011||Your Sister's Sister||Iris|
|2011||Muppets, TheThe Muppets||Miss Piggy's Receptionist||Cameo|
|2012||Five-Year Engagement, TheThe Five-Year Engagement||Violet Barnes|
|2012||Arthur Newman||Michaela Fitzgerald / Charlotte Fitzgerald|
|2013||The Wind Rises||Naoko Satomi||English dub|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Rita Vrataski|
|2014||Into the Woods||The Baker's Wife|
|2016||Animal Crackers||Zoe Huntington||Voice role; filming|
|2016||The Huntsman: Winter's War||Freya||In post-production|
|2016||The Girl on the Train||Rachel Watson||Filming|
|2003||Foyle's War||Lucy Markham||Episode: "War Games"|
|2003||Henry VIII||Catherine Howard||Movie|
|2004||Agatha Christie's Poirot||Linnet Ridgeway||Episode: "Death on the Nile"|
|2005||Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle, TheThe Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan Doyle||Jean Leckie||Movie|
|2009||Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons||Juliet Hobbes (voice)||Episode: "Lisa the Drama Queen"|
|2015||Lip Sync Battle||Herself||"Emily Blunt vs. Anne Hathaway"|
|2000||Bliss||Maddy||Edinburgh Fringe Festival|
|2001–02||Royal Family, TheThe Royal Family||Gwen||Theatre Royal Haymarket|
|2002||Vincent in Brixton||Eugenie Loyer||National Theatre, London|
|2002||Romeo and Juliet||Juliet||Chichester Festival Theatre|
|2004||Bumps and Bruises||Holly||BBC Radio 4|
Awards and nominations
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