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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt: British Actress

Emily Blunt is one of the most talented actresses working today, known for her incredible performances in movies like A Quiet Place and Mary Poppins Returns that have garnered her numerous awards and nominations.

She made her film debut in 2004 with My Summer of Love but quickly rose to stardom through her performance in The Devil Wears Prada. Since then she has appeared in films such as Charlie Wilson’s War and The Young Victoria.

Emily Blunt’s Biography

Emily Blunt is widely recognized as one of Hollywood’s finest actresses, having built an extensive career spanning British TV, theatre, and movies. After making her film debut with My Summer of Love she has continued to star in many critically-acclaimed flicks such as Edge of Tomorrow, Looper, The Girl on the Train, and A Quiet Place as well as showing her singing and dancing talents on screen.

Joanna Blunt was born in London, England to Joanna (nee Higginbottom), an experienced actress and teacher, and Oliver Blunt (Barrister), both former actors themselves. While at Hurtwood House boarding school she first discovered her passion for acting; soon thereafter taking part in theatre productions while using acting classes to overcome stammering issues and help launch a career on stage.

Chastain made her big screen debut in 2004 with My Summer of Love, garnering critical acclaim and leading to further roles such as Dan in Real Life, Charlie Wilson’s War, and Gideon’s Daughter.

In 2015, she garnered critical acclaim for her performance as FBI Agent Kate Macer in Sicario, set during Mexico’s drug war. Later that same year she played Queen Freya in The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) and in 2018 costarred alongside John Krasinski in A Quiet Place which proved an enormous box office hit – both films are sequels to the 1964 original Mary Poppins film Mary Poppins Returns which also star her.

Emily Blunt has also been actively engaged in charitable work outside her acting career. She supports organizations like Malala Fund which provide education for girls in developing countries, and American Institute for Stuttering which assists people who stutter. Furthermore, Emily is the author of multiple books as an advocate for women’s rights.

Emily Blunt’s Filmography

Emily Blunt’s acting talent has taken her from playing a haughty assistant in The Devil Wears Prada to the beloved character Mary Poppins with ease, her gift for dramatic acting, comedy, and physical comedy being showcased across genres in many of her most prominent movies.

Born in London on February 23rd, 1983, Emily Blunt started her acting career on stage, winning the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer following her performance as Gideon’s Daughter in 2001. Blunt made her screen debut in 2004’s My Summer of Love but it wasn’t until 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada that she truly shot to stardom. Her portrayal of a sour and self-indulgent fashionista with misplaced professional ambition and anxiety made an immediate and long-lasting impactful impression on audiences around the globe.

Over time, she continued honing her craft in dramas like The Young Victoria and Salmon Fishing in Yemen while expanding her cinematic horizons with sci-fi flicks like Looper and The Adjustment Bureau. 2016 brought marquee billing roles in the action flick The Huntsman: Winter’s War as well as the musical classic Into the Woods where she demonstrated that she can carry any film even when sharing screen time with top talent.

Following her success with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, she appeared in another high-profile action movie called Edge of Tomorrow which proved she could handle this type of genre expertly. Blunt again proved her versatility with A Quiet Place, a horror hit about a family trying to survive in an environment overrun by bloodthirsty creatures that hunt via sound. Blunt’s co-starring with her real-life husband John Krasinski (who also directed), Blunt carried this lean and minimalist blockbuster effortlessly while providing layers of depth to an otherwise flat story. Later that year she made another statement in Mary Poppins Returns with her starring performance proving that she can do musicals as well as action.

Emily Blunt’s Personal Life

Emily Blunt is an accomplished multi-talented actress who has been performing since she was young. Her skills as a singer, cellist, and horseback rider led to an interest in acting during stage productions; although she experienced stammering as a child but eventually overcame it. Born and raised in London England, Emily has since featured in multiple movies, television shows, and stage productions throughout her career so far.

Emily made her theatre debut with a role in ‘The Royal Family’ in 2002 and her first film appearance was 2004’s My Summer of Love where her performance received critical acclaim. Later that same year she made her film debut in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ based on the bestseller novel of the same name where Emily earned critical acclaim playing Emily as Miranda Priestly’s caustic assistant; Emily earned a Golden Globe nomination as best supporting actress due to this movie role which further developed her talent for playing manipulative characters like Catherine Howard from TV miniseries Henry VIII; antique dealer Gwen Conliffe in ‘My Summer of Love’ and antique dealer Gwen Conliffe from film.

Her next role was as a military commander in ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ (2014), giving her more exposure. To stay true to character she took Krav Maga classes before filming this role. The movie became a huge hit and won her the Screen Actors Guild Award for best supporting actress.

In 2021, she made a return appearance as Mary Poppins for the musical ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ to critical acclaim from both critics and fans. Additionally, her performance earned rave reviews in the 2022 violent western ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ alongside Jon Hamm. Christopher Nolan later cast her as J. Robert Oppenheimer’s wife in his biopic film ‘Oppenheimer’ (22023).

Joanna Mackie, an actress, and teacher, and Oliver Blunt QC, a barrister, are her parents; Sebastian is her brother and Felicity her sister; John Krasinski (American director and actor) is her husband; neither have social media accounts as they consider it superficial forms of communication.

Emily Blunt’s Awards

Emily Blunt made headlines when The Devil Wears Prada (2006) became her breakthrough project and launched her into high-profile projects. It brought critical acclaim as well as awards nominations from BAFTA (Best Actress in a Leading Role) and Golden Globe Awards (Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture).

Salmon Fishing in Yemen (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), and animated movies Gnomeo and Juliet (2013) and Sherlock Gnomes (2018) cemented her standing as an accomplished actress. In 2015 she earned praise as she appeared as an FBI agent in Sicario (2015) as well as for singing in Disney’s adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods (2014).

John Krasinski is an actor-director/producer. They married in 2017 and share two children. Emily has become a vocal opponent of gun violence; joining Everytown for Gun Safety’s board in 2023, supporting The Stuttering Foundation of America charity as well as discussing her stuttering disorder openly.

Emily has earned four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for both film and TV work, most recently in 2022 for her miniseries role on The English. Additionally, Emily was nominated twice for lead film acting performances – both The Girl on the Train (2016) and A Quiet Place (2018) where she co-stars as part of an ensemble cast battling against monsters that hear everything around them.

Emily Blunt has long been a mainstay of British television, appearing in series such as Foyle’s War (2003), Empire (2005), and Gideon’s Daughter (2005). Additionally, she appeared in Pamela Hawkins’ novel The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as its adaptation for a film adaptation in 2007 which earned her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. On American television she can be found regularly appearing as guest stars such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002-04), CSI Miami (2007-2008), and The West Wing (2008) among others.


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