Emily Blunt (Emily Olivia Leah Blunt) is a British actress who has acted in a number of British and American movies, not to mention various TV and theatre shows. For her performance, she has been nominated and has won a number of awards. Her accolades include Golden Globe Award, Critics' Choice Awards, BAFTA Britannia Award, and numerous others. Emily has already established herself as a very talented and versatile actress, with diverse movies such as The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), The Muppets (2011), and others.
Emily was born on February 23, 1983 in London, to Janice, a teacher and former actress, and barrister Oliver Simon Peter Blunt. She was the second of her parents’ four children. Her family had a significant political presence, with her father being a Queens Counsel and her uncle being a Member of the Parliament. However, Blunt spent her young years dealing with a problem of her own. Since the age of seven, she struggled with stuttering. She was lucky to meet a teacher at the age of fourteen, who helped her overcome the problem by the way of acting. This stoked her fascination for acting, and she eventually joined Hurtwood House, a college which was popular for its performing arts program, where she was discovered by an agent.
Blunt’s professional acting debut came with the play, The Royal Family (2001), which garnered her critical acclaim. The Evening Standard praised her as the “Best Newcomer”. The next year, she went on to act in two plays – Vincent in Brixton, at the National Theatre, and Romeo and Juliet, at the Chichester Festival Theatre. 2003 was the year in which she made her screen debut with British TV drama, Boudica. Her next performance was in Henry VIII, in which she played the role of Queen Catherine Howard. These led to her big screen debut with My Summer of Love (2004). Her performance in the movie earned her an Evening Standard British Film Award in the Most Promising Newcomer category, which she shared with co-star Natalie Press. She also starred with Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in the TV drama, Gideon’s Daughter (2005), for which she grabbed a Golden Globe Award.
Blunt captured international attention when she appeared in the Hollywood movie, The Devil Wears Prada (2005), which had seasoned actors like Meryl Streep and Anne Hathway. Her performance was praised by the critics and she won the nominations for BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards for the Best Supporting Actress. Her later work includes Irresistible (2006), Wind Chill (2007), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007), The Young Victoria (2009), and many others. She was swarmed with so much work that she had to reject Jon Favreau’s offer for the role of Black Widow in the movie Iron Man 2.
By 2010, Blunt had established herself firmly on the big screen and was appearing in big-budget movies such as The Wolfman (2010), Gulliver’s Travels (2010), and The Adjustment Bureau (2011). She dropped the offer to be the female lead in the movie, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). Her other notable works include British comedy, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), The Muppets (2011), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), and Looper (2012). She even starred alongside Tom Cruise in the 2014 movie, Edge of Tomorrow.
Throughout her acting career, Blunt has won dozens of award nominations, including BAFTA, Golden Globe, MTV Movie Award, Satellite Award, Saturn Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, and many more. Her most notable award wins are a Golden Globe, Britannia Award, Saturn Award, and 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards, among others.
Blunt married actor John Krasinski in 2010, whom she had been dating since 2008. They together have a daughter, Hazel. Before John, she was in a relationship with the Canadian singer, Michael Bublé, for three years.