52 Facts About Emily Blunt


Emily Olivia Laura Blunt was born on 23 February 1983 and is a British actress.


Emily Blunt is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, in addition to nominations for three British Academy Film Awards.


Emily Blunt went on to appear in the television film Boudica and portrayed Queen Catherine Howard in the miniseries Henry VIII.


Emily Blunt made her feature film debut in the drama My Summer of Love.


Emily Blunt's breakthrough came in 2006 with her starring roles in the television film Gideon's Daughter and the comedy-drama film The Devil Wears Prada.


Emily Blunt's profile continued to grow with leading roles in the period film The Young Victoria, the romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, the science fiction films The Adjustment Bureau, Looper and Edge of Tomorrow, and the musical films Into the Woods and Mary Poppins Returns.


Emily Blunt received critical acclaim for playing a principled FBI agent in the crime film Sicario, an alcoholic in the thriller The Girl on the Train, which earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and a survivalist mother in her husband John Krasinski's horror film A Quiet Place, for which she won the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Emily Blunt has since starred in the sequel A Quiet Place Part II and the western television miniseries The English.


Emily Olivia Laura Blunt was born on 23 February 1983 in the London Borough of Wandsworth, the second of four children born to Joanna, a former actress and teacher, and barrister Oliver Blunt, QC.


Emily Blunt's grandfather was Major General Peter Blunt, and one of her paternal uncles is Crispin Blunt, Conservative Member of Parliament for Reigate.


From age seven to 14, Emily Blunt had difficulties with stuttering.


Emily Blunt went on to sit on the board of directors for the American Institute for Stuttering.


Emily Blunt attended Ibstock Place School in Roehampton, southwest London and, at age 16, went to Hurtwood House near Dorking, Surrey, a private sixth form college known for its performing arts programme.


In November 2001, Emily Blunt made her professional debut in Peter Hall's production of the play The Royal Family, in which she played the role of the granddaughter Gwen to Judi Dench's Fanny Cavendish.


Emily Blunt 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, Emily Blunt made her screen debut in the British television drama Boudica, about the life of the ancient Celtic warrior-queen who fought the Romans.


In 2004, Emily Blunt received considerable attention for her performance as Tamsin in the independent British drama My Summer of Love, a love story revolving around two young women from different socioeconomic backgrounds in the English countryside.


Emily Blunt starred in the British television drama Gideon's Daughter, based on an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, where she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner.


Emily Blunt then featured in the comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada, set in the fashion world in New York City.


Emily Blunt attended the 79th Academy Awards where she co-presented the Academy Award for Best Costume Design with co-star Anne Hathaway, with both acting as their characters from the film.


Emily Blunt's profile continued to rise, and in 2007, she appeared in four films: the horror film Wind Chill, the romantic drama The Jane Austen Book Club, the comedy-drama Dan in Real Life, and the biographical comedy-drama Charlie Wilson's War.


In 2008, Emily Blunt appeared in two films, Sunshine Cleaning in the role of Norah Lorkowski, an underachiever who starts a crime-scene clean-up business with her sister Rose.


In 2009, Emily Blunt portrayed Queen Victoria in the independent period drama The Young Victoria, directed by Jean-Marc Vallee and written by Julian Fellowes, which focused primarily on her early life and reign, as well as her marriage to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.


Emily Blunt voiced Matilda Mouseling, the mother of the titular character, in the television series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps.


In 2010, Emily Blunt co-starred in the horror film The Wolfman, a re-adaptation of the classic 1941 film of the same name.


In 2011, Emily Blunt starred in the British romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, directed by Lasse Hallstrom.


Emily Blunt played a financial adviser who recruits a fisheries expert to help realise a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly fishing to the Yemen desert, resulting in a spiritual journey for both in the process.


In November 2011, Emily Blunt was named the ambassador of the new Yves Saint Laurent fragrance Opium.


In 2012, Emily Blunt starred in the romantic comedy The Five-Year Engagement, directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-starring Jason Segel, in which she and Segel played a couple whose relationship becomes strained when their engagement is continually extended.


Emily Blunt played Sara, a tough farm woman and single mother, who aids and falls in love with a time-traveller.


In 2014, Emily Blunt starred in Edge of Tomorrow, a film adaptation of the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill, written by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.


Emily Blunt played Sergeant Rita Vrataski, a Special Forces warrior tasked with training a public relations officer to defeat invading extraterrestrials.


Emily Blunt trained three months for her role, "focusing on everything from weights to sprints to yoga, aerial wire work and gymnastics", and studying Krav Maga.


Emily Blunt then played the role of the Baker's Wife in The Walt Disney Company's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods, directed by Rob Marshall and featuring an ensemble cast.


Ironically, Emily Blunt was pregnant throughout filming, while playing a character who is barren throughout the film's first act.


The film was a commercial success and earned generally positive reviews, with Emily Blunt earning praise for her acting and singing.


In 2015, Emily Blunt starred in the crime thriller Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve.


Emily Blunt played Kate Macer, a principled FBI agent assigned to take down the leader of a powerful Mexican drug cartel.


In 2016, Emily Blunt co-starred in The Huntsman: Winter's War, which serves as both a prequel and sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman.


Emily Blunt then headlined the mystery thriller The Girl on the Train, directed by Tate Taylor.


That same year, Emily Blunt played the title character in Rob Marshall's musical fantasy film Mary Poppins Returns.


In 2020, Emily Blunt guest starred in her husband's web series Some Good News, which began streaming on YouTube during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Emily Blunt reprised her role in the horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, which was released after a year-long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Peter Bradshaw bemoaned that the "excellent" Emily Blunt did not have more screen time.


Later that year, Emily Blunt starred in the adventure film Jungle Cruise, based on the eponymous amusement ride.


Jeannette Catsoulis of The New York Times disliked the picture and opined that "not even Emily Blunt, doing her best Katharine Hepburn impression, can keep this leaky boat ride afloat".


Lucy Mangan of The Guardian opined, "Emily Blunt is at her best yet, giving us a woman made brave and undauntable by resolve".


In Christopher Nolan's forthcoming biographical film Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy as J Robert Oppenheimer, Blunt will portray the eponymous scientist's wife Katherine.


Emily Blunt had a three-year relationship with Canadian singer Michael Buble.


In November 2008, Emily Blunt began dating American actor John Krasinski.


In 2012, Emily Blunt became the sister-in-law of actor Stanley Tucci when he married her sister Felicity.


Emily Blunt took dual citizenship in the United States, suggesting the status helped her tax situation, but that she feels "conflicted" about it.