Blunt at the Paris premiere of Edge of Tomorrow, May 2014
|Born||Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
23 February 1983
Wandsworth, London, England, UK
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||John Krasinski (m. 2010)|
|Relatives||Peter Blunt (grandfather)
Crispin Blunt (uncle)
Stanley Tucci (brother-in-law)
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is an English actress with dual British and American citizenship. She has appeared in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Looper (2012), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and Into the Woods (2014). She has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, four Critics' Choice Awards, two London Film Critics' Circle Awards, and one BAFTA Award. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in the BBC television drama Gideon's Daughter (2007). 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 of Janice (née Dixon), a teacher and former actress, and barrister Oliver Simon Peter Blunt, QC. Her siblings are Felicity, Sebastian, and Suzanna. 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.
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 naturalised 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 fealty to the United Kingdom and Queen Elizabeth.
|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)|
|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 (voice)||English dub|
|2014||Edge of Tomorrow||Rita Vrataski|
|2014||Into the Woods||The Baker's Wife|
|2016||Animal Crackers||Zoe Huntington (voice)||Post-production|
|2003||Foyle's War||Lucy Markham||Episode: "War Games"|
|2003||Henry VIII||Catherine Howard||Television film|
|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||Television film|
|2006||Gideon's Daughter||Natasha||Television film|
|2009||Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons||Juliet Hobbes (voice)||Episode: "Lisa the Drama Queen"|
|2000||Bliss||Maddy||Edinburgh Fringe Festival|
|2001–2002||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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|2004||British Independent Film Award||Most Promising Newcomer||My Summer of Love||Nominated|
|2005||ALFS Award||British Newcomer of the Year||Nominated|
|Motovun Film Festival||Special Mention (shared with Natalie Press)||Won|
|Evening Standard British Film Award||Most Promising Newcomer (shared with Natalie Press)||Won|
|2006||Teen Choice Award||Movies - Choice Breakout (Female)||The Devil Wears Prada||Nominated|
|DFWFCA Award||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2007||MTV Movie Award||Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|MTV Movie Award||Best Comedic Performance||Nominated|
|BAFTA Award||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Nominated|
|ALFS Award||British Supporting Actress of the Year||Won|
|Golden Globe||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|BAFTA Award||Rising Star Award||Nominated|
|Golden Globe||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series or TV Film||Gideon's Daughter||Won|
|Women in Film Crystal Awards||Face of the Future||Won|
|2009||Britannia Award||British Artist of the Year||Won|
|Satellite Award||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||Sunshine Cleaning||Nominated|
|DFWFCA Award||Best Actress||The Young Victoria||Nominated|
|British Independent Film Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Satellite Award||Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama||Nominated|
|2010||Critics Choice Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Costume Designers Guild Award||President's Award||Won|
|Empire Award||Best Actress||The Young Victoria||Nominated|
|Golden Globe||Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama||Nominated|
|ALFS Award||British Actress of the Year||Nominated|
|Vancouver Film Critics Circle||Best Actress in a Canadian Film||Won|
|ALFS Award||British Supporting Actress of the Year||Sunshine Cleaning||Nominated|
|2012||Saturn Award||Best Supporting Actress||The Adjustment Bureau||Won|
|Gotham Independent Film Award||Best Ensemble Performance||Your Sister's Sister||Won|
|Chicago Film Critics Association Award||Best Supporting Actress||Looper||Nominated|
|2013||Critics Choice Award||Best Actress in an Action Movie||Nominated|
|People's Choice Award||Favorite Comedic Movie Actress||The Five-Year Engagement||Nominated|
|Golden Globe||Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Salmon Fishing in the Yemen||Nominated|
|London Film Critics Circle Award||British Actress of the Year||Your Sister's Sister and Looper||Nominated|
|2014||Teen Choice Award||Choice Movie Actress: Action||Edge of Tomorrow||Nominated|
|2014 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards||Kickass Award for Best Female Action Star||Won|
|2014 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards||Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Leading Man and The Love Interest||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award||Best Ensemble||Into the Woods||Nominated|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society Award||Best Cast||Nominated|
|Detroit Film Critics Society Award||Best Ensemble||Nominated|
|2015||Golden Globe||Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Award||Best Acting Ensemble||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Ensemble – Motion Picture||Won|
|35th London Film Critics Circle Awards||British Actress of the Year||Edge of Tomorrow and Into the Woods||Nominated|
|20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards||Best Actress in an Action Movie||Edge of Tomorrow||Won|
|Empire Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|Saturn Award||Best Actress||Nominated|
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