Emily Blunt is a British-American actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for two British Academy Film Awards.
She is best known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.
- Full name: Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
- Born: 23 February 1983, London
- Height: 1.71 m
- Spouse: John Krasinski (m. 2010)
- Children: Hazel Krasinski, Violet Krasinski
About Emily Blunt
Emily was born on 23 February 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, UK. She is 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.
Educated at Hurtwood House in Dorking, Blunt made her acting debut in a 2001 stage production of The Royal Family. She went on to appear in the television film Boudica (2003) and portrayed Queen Catherine Howard in the miniseries Henry VIII (2003).
She made her feature film debut in the drama My Summer of Love (2004). Blunt’s breakthrough came in 2006 with her starring roles in the television film Gideon’s Daughter and the highly successful comedy-drama film The Devil Wears Prada.
The former won her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and the latter earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Blunt’s profile continued to grow with starring roles in the period film The Young Victoria (2009), the romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), the science fiction films The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Looper (2012), and Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and the musical films Into the Woods (2014) and Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
She garnered acclaim for her performances as a principled FBI agent in the crime film Sicario (2015), an alcoholic in the thriller The Girl on the Train (2016), for which she received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and a troubled mother in the horror film A Quiet Place (2018). For the lattermost, which was directed by her husband John Krasinski, she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.