Emily Blunt Biography

Birthday: 1983-02-23
Place of Birth: Roehampton, London
Height: 5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Wiki Biography: Emily Blunt is a British actress best known for her roles in The Young Victoria (2009) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). She was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of four children in the family of a teacher mother and barrister father. She 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) (TV) 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) (TV), 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 Krasinsky are living in the Los Angeles area, California.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Gulliver's Travels Princess Mary 2010 Adventure
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Warrior Queen Isolda 2003 Action, Drama, History
My Summer of Love Tamsin 2004 Drama, Romance, Thriller
The Devil Wears Prada Emily 2006
Irresistible Mara 2006 Game Show
The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 Biography, 0
Wind Chill Girl 2007 0, Reality Tv
Gnomeo and Juliet Juliet 2008
The Great Buck Howard Valerie Brennan 2008 0
The Young Victoria Queen Victoria 2009 0, Biography
Sunshine Cleaning Norah Lorkowski 2009 Comedy, Drama
Gulliver's Travels Princess Mary 2010
The Wolfman Gwen Conliffe 2010 0, Reality Tv, Game Show
Wolfman Gwen Conliffe 2010 Drama, Horror, Thriller
Wild Target Rose 2010 Comedy, Crime
The Adjustment Bureau Elise Sellas 2011
Gnomeo & Juliet Juliet 2011 Drama, 0
Arthur Newman Mike 2012 0, Biography
Looper Sara 2012
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Harriet 2012 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Five-Year Engagement Violet Barnes 2012 Comedy, Romance
Your Sister's Sister Iris 2012 Comedy, Drama
Edge of Tomorrow Rita Vrataski 2014 0
Struggle to the Light Sarah Churchill 2014 History
Into the Woods The Baker's Wife 2014 Fantasy, Musical
Barton & Charlie & Checco & Bill Charlie 2016 Drama
The Girl on the Train Rachel Watson 2016 Thriller
Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes Juliet 2018 Animation