Emily Blunt


23 Feb 1983


Roehampton, London, England, UK


Emily Olivia Leah Blunt


Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Young Victoria (2009) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of Joanna Mackie, a former actress and teacher, and Oliver Simon Peter Blunt, a barrister. Her grandfather was Major General Peter Blunt, and her uncle is MP Crispin Blunt. Emily received a rigorous education at Ibstock Place School, a co-ed private school at Roehampton. However, young Emily Blunt had a stammer, since she was a kid of 8. Her mother took her to relaxation classes, which did not do anything. She reached a turning point at 12, when a teacher cleverly asked her to play a character with a different voice and said, "I really believe in you". Blunt ended up using a northern accent, and it did the trick, her stammer disappeared.

From 1999 - 2001, Blunt went to Hurtwood House, the top co-ed boarding school where she would excel at sport, cello and singing. She also had two years of drama studies at Hurtwood's theatre course. In August 2000, she was chosen to perform at the Edinburgh Festival. She was signed up by an agent, Kenneth Mcreddie, who led her to the West End and the BBC, scoring her roles in several period dramas on stage as well as on TV productions, such as Foyle's War (2002), Henry VIII (2003) and Empire (2005). In 2001, she appeared as "Gwen Cavendish" opposite Dame Judi Dench in Sir Peter Hall's production of "The Royal Family" at Haymarket Theatre. For that role, she won the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer. In 2002, she played "Juliet" in "Romeo and Juliet" at the prestigious Chichester Festival.

Blunt's career ascended to international fame after she starred as "Isolda" opposite Alex Kingston in Warrior Queen (2003). A year later, she won critical acclaim for her breakout performance as "Tamsin", a well-educated, cynical and deceptive 16-year-old beauty in My Summer of Love (2004), a story of two lonely girls from the opposite ends of the social heap. Emily Blunt and her co-star, Natalie Press, shared an Evening Standard British Film award for Most Promising Newcomer. In 2005, she spent a few months in Australia filming Irresistible (2006) with Susan Sarandon and Sam Neill. Blunt gave an impressive performance as "Mara", a cunning young destroyer who acts crazy and surreptitiously provokes paranoia in others. She also continued her work on British television, starring as "Natasha" in Stephen Poliakoff's Gideon's Daughter (2005), opposite Bill Nighy, a role that won her a 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

She continued the line of playing manipulative characters as "Emily", a caustic put-upon assistant to Meryl Streep's lead in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). Blunt's performance with a neurotic twist added a dimension of sarcasm to the comedy, and gained her much attention as well as new jobs: in two dramas opposite Tom Hanks, then in the title role in the period drama, The Young Victoria (2009). Her most recent works include appearances as antiques dealer "Gwen Conliffe" in The Wolfman (2010) and as the ballerina in The Adjustment Bureau (2011).

Emily Blunt is a highly versatile actress and a multifaceted person. Her talents include singing and playing cello; she is also skilled at horseback riding. She was in a relationship with Canadian singer Michael Bublé, whom she met at the Australian Logie Awards in 2005 and, again, a few months later, backstage at his Los Angeles concert. Their relationship ended in 2008. Blunt's friend, Anne Hathaway, introduced her to John Krasinski, and they have been together since November 2008. On August 28, 2009, Blunt and Krasinski announced their engagement. The couple married on July 10, 2010, at the estate of their friend, George Clooney, on Lake Como in Italy. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are living in the Los Angeles area, California.

Actor ( 92 credits )

Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins
Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Juliet (voice)
My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (voice)
Animal Crackers (2017) Zoe (voice)
The Girl on the Train (2016) Rachel Watson
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill (2016) Charlie
Sicario (2015)
Celebrity Conversations (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Tria33 (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Herself - Competitor (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Into the Woods (2014) The Baker's Wife
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Rita
Hollywood Sessions (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 201
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Thunder and the House of Magic (2013) Kayla (voice)
The Wind Rises (2013) Nahoko Satomi (voice)
Media Buzz (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (3 episodes, 2015)
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Arthur Newman (2012) Mike
Looper (2012) Sara
The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Violet Barnes
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011) Harriet
Your Sister's Sister (2011) Iris
The Muppets (2011) Miss Piggy's Receptionist
The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Elise Sellas
Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) Juliet (voice)
The Project (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Gulliver's Travels (2010) Princess Mary
Wild Target (2010) Rose
The Wolfman (2010) Gwen Conliffe
Conan (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Daybreak (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Icon News (2010)  Herself - Celebrity footage around town segment (1 epi
The Young Victoria (2009) Queen Victoria
Curiosity (2009) Emma
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
The Great Buck Howard (2008) Valerie Brennan
Sunshine Cleaning (2008) Norah
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Herself - Guest (9 episodes, 2012)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007) Jane Liddle
Dan in Real Life (2007) Ruthie Draper
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) Prudie
Wind Chill (2007) Girl
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Violet Barnes (1 episode, 2012)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (6 episodes, 2011-2014)
Xposé (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Emily
Irresistible (2006) Mara
Fire Ball (2005) Readhead (voice)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Herself (4 episodes, 2006-2011)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (7 episodes, 2009-2013)
My Summer of Love (2004) Tamsin
The Paul O'Grady Show (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself - Into the Woods (2 episodes, 2014)
Warrior Queen (2003) Isolda
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself / ... (8 episodes, 2010-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (4 episodes, 2009-2014)
Foyle's War (2002)  Lucy Markham (1 episode, 2003)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2015)
Extra (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
HBO First Look (1992)  Gwen Conliffe (1 episode, 2010)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
E! News (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Simpsons (1989)  Juliet Hobbes (1 episode, 2009)
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)  Linnet Ridgeway (1 episode, 2004)
Troldspejlet (1989)  Herself - Actress / ... (1 episode, 2011)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2004-2009)
A Current Affair (1971)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)