Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

British actress (born 1983)
Emily Blunt

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983) is a British-American film and stage actress. Blunt made her professional debut in a 2001 London production of the play The Royal Family. Two years later, she appeared on screen for the first time in the 2003 television film Boudica (Warrior Queen). Her performance in the 2004 drama film My Summer of Love garnered her the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. For her performance in the TV film Gideon's Daughter (2006) she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Devil Wears Prada.

In 2009, Blunt received the BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. She received more acclaim for portraying Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria (2009), receiving a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. 2009 also saw Blunt appear in the crime caper comedy "Wild Target" with Bill Nighy and Rupert Grint. 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 sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow (2014). Blunt received her fourth and fifth Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) and the musical fantasy Into the Woods (2014) in the Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category. In 2016, Blunt starred in the fantasy-action film The Huntsman: Winter's War and The Girl on the Train, the latter based on the international best-selling novel of the same name.

Early life 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. 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 seven 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.

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Emily Blunt was born on Wednesday, 23 February 1983 in Roehampton, London, England, UK. Her full name at birth was Emily Olivia Leah Blunt. She is best known as an actress. Blunt's country of citizenship (nationality) is British. Emily attended high school at Ibstock Place School, Roehampton, London, England. For university, she studied at Hurtwood House, Dorking, Surrey, England. Her religion is listed as Anglican / Episcopalian. She is 5' 7½" (171 cm) tall and weighs 115 lbs (52 kg) with an athletic build. She has blue eyes and dyed blonde hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $25,000,000 US dollars. Emily Blunt is 41 years old and her zodiac star sign is Pisces.

You can find people similar to Emily Blunt by visiting our lists Actors from Dorking and Actors from the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Full name at birth
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
Claim to fame
The Devil Wears Prada, Mary Poppins Returns, A Quiet Place.
Date of birth
23 February 1983
Place of birth
Roehampton, London, England, UK
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5' 7½" (171 cm)
115 lbs (52 kg)
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Beautiful Blue-Grey Eyes
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9 (US), 41.5 (EU), 7.5 (UK), 260 (J)
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Net worth
$25,000,000 USD
High school
Ibstock Place School, Roehampton, London, England
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Hurtwood House, Dorking, Surrey, England
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  • The Artists Partnership
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“When you do kiss scenes, you gotta brush your teeth, use some mouth wash, stick some gum on the roof of your mouth. And then we can kiss.”
I couldn't talk as a kid because I stammered all the time, so I would just watch. I'm fascinated by human behavior. People surprise me all the time. And I love being able to morph into different characters.
(On Susan Sarandon) "She's just a force of nature. Amazing to work with. We just had such a laugh. And, she's frighteningly smart".
  • Recently named Best Female Scene-Stealer for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) in Entertainment Weekly.
  • Good friends with Anne Hathaway.
  • Favourite actresses are: Cate Blanchett, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.
  • Upon filming their first scene together for The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Meryl Streep laughed that Blunt should be given the film carbon copy, rather than steal the movie.
  • Only did six months acting training before winning the role of "Gwen" in "The Royal Family".

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