Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt
Quick Facts About Emily Blunt
Celebrated Name Emily Blunt
Age 41 years old
Nick Name Emily
Birth Name Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
Birth Date 1983-02-23
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Birth Nation England
Place of Birth London
Nationality British-American
Ethnicity Mixed
Father Oliver Simon Peter Blunt
Mother Joanna Mackie
Siblings Susannah Blunt, Felicity Blunt, and Sebastian Blunt
School Ibstock Place School and Hurtwood House
Religion Anglican/Episcopalian
Net Worth $80 million
Salary $8 million
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Marital Status Married
Husband John Krasinski
Children Violet Krasinski (born in 2016) and Hazel Krasinski (born in 2014)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 5 ft 7.5 inches (1.71m)
Body Build/Type Athletic
Body Measurement 34-23-35 inches
Weight 52 KG
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown

Emily Blunt is a British actress. She is best known for her portrayal of Emily Charlton in the 2006 American comedy-drama film, "The Devil Wears Prada". Her journey to stardom began with a stage debut in "The Royal Family" (2001) and a role as Catherine Howard in the television miniseries "Henry VIII" (2003). Blunt's feature film debut came in "My Summer of Love" (2004), but it was in 2006 that she truly made her mark, starring in "Gideon's Daughter" and "The Devil Wears Prada", earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her impressive career continued with notable performances in "The Young Victoria" (2009), "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (2011), "The Adjustment Bureau" (2011), "Looper" (2012), "Edge of Tomorrow" (2014), and "Into the Woods" (2014). With multiple accolades, including a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three British Academy Film Award nominations, she was ranked among the highest-paid actresses by Forbes in 2020. Blunt's versatility shone through as she received acclaim for her roles in "Sicario" (2015), "The Girl on the Train" (2016), and "A Quiet Place" (2018), directed by her husband, for which she won the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has since continued her successful career with appearances in "Mary Poppins Returns" (2018), "A Quiet Place Part II" (2021), "Jungle Cruise" (2021), "The English" (2022), and "Oppenheimer" (2023). 

Who is Emily Blunt?

Emily Blunt, the British actress and voiceover artist, catapulted to fame with her role as Emily Charlton in the 2006 American comedy-drama film, "The Devil Wears Prada", sharing the screen with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, and Adrian Grenier. Her performance in the film earned her critical acclaim, leading to nominations for a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award in 2007. Blunt's impressive career includes notable roles in Edge of Tomorrow, The Girl on the Train, A Quiet Place, A Quiet Place Part II, Into the Woods, Gideon’s Daughter, Mary Poppins Returns, Looper, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Young Victoria, Your Sister’s Sister, Sicario, and Oppenheimer. Her exceptional acting skills have garnered her widespread recognition and praise in the entertainment industry.

Emily Blunt was born on 23rd February 1983 in London, England, making her 40 years old as of 2023. Her birth name is Emily Olivia Leah Blunt, and she holds dual American-British nationality, with a mixed ethnic background of English, Scottish, and Welsh descent. Emily follows the Anglican/Episcopalian religious belief. Her father, Oliver Simon Peter Blunt, is a barrister, while her mother, Joanna Mackie, is a teacher and former actress. She has three siblings: Susannah Blunt, Felicity Blunt, and Sebastian Blunt, who is an actor. Emily's grandfather, Major General Peter Blunt, and her paternal uncle, Crispin Blunt, who serves as a Conservative member of parliament for Reigate, come from notable backgrounds. She attended Ibstock Place School and Hurtwood House. Furthermore, Emily actively contributed to the "American Institute for Stuttering" as a board member.

British Actress, Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt's career took off in November 2001 when she made her professional debut in the play "The Royal Family," earning praise for her portrayal of Gwen. Her talent garnered her the title of "Best Newcomer" by the Evening Standard. She continued to shine on stage, starring as Eugenie in "Vincent in Brixton" and Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" in 2002. In 2003, Blunt made her screen debut in the British TV drama "Boudica" and impressed critics with her portrayal of Queen Catherine Howard in "Henry VIII." Her breakthrough in the film industry came in 2004 when she starred in the independent drama "My Summer of Love," earning her an Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Subsequently, she showcased her versatility with standout roles in "Gideon's Daughter," for which she won a Golden Globe, and the highly successful "The Devil Wears Prada." Blunt's star continued to rise with roles in various films, including "Sunshine Cleaning," "The Young Victoria," and "The Adjustment Bureau".

In 2011, Emily showcased her talent in the British romantic comedy-drama "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," earning acclaim for her role as a financial adviser working to bring fly fishing to the Yemen desert. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, receiving positive reviews, and Blunt was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. The same year, she made a cameo in Disney's "The Muppets" and starred in the independent comedy-drama "Your Sister's Sister." In 2012, Blunt impressed in the romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" and received praise for her performance in the science fiction action film "Looper." She also starred in the comedy-drama "Arthur Newman" that year. In 2014, Blunt showcased her versatility in "Edge of Tomorrow," receiving accolades for her portrayal of Sergeant Rita Vrataski. The film was commercially successful, and Blunt won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in an Action Movie. Additionally, she played the Baker's Wife in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods," earning further praise for her acting and singing. She received her second Golden Globe nomination for her role in the latter film.

In 2015, Blunt impressed audiences with her powerful performance in the crime thriller "Sicario," directed by Denis Villeneuve, where she portrayed FBI agent Kate Macer on a mission to dismantle a Mexican drug cartel. The film received critical acclaim and was a contender for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Blunt's nuanced and compelling portrayal earned her praise from critics. In 2016, she starred in the prequel-sequel "The Huntsman: Winter's War," which faced mixed reviews and commercial disappointment. However, she redeemed herself with the mystery thriller "The Girl on the Train," where she received accolades for her performance as an alcoholic woman entangled in a missing person's investigation. Blunt's return to live-action in husband John Krasinski's horror film "A Quiet Place" was met with critical acclaim, with reviewers praising her compelling acting. The same year, she wowed audiences as the titular character in "Mary Poppins Returns," earning nominations for the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

In 2020, she made a guest appearance in her husband's web series, Some Good News, which premiered on YouTube during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also starred in the romantic drama Wild Mountain Thyme, based on John Patrick Shanley's play Outside Mullingar, though both the film and her Irish accent received mixed reviews. Despite this, Forbes recognized her as the sixth highest-paid actress in the world, with annual earnings of $22.5 million. In 2021, Blunt reprised her role in the horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, which faced a delay due to the pandemic but went on to become a commercial success. She also starred in the adventure film Jungle Cruise, based on the amusement ride, receiving mixed reviews for her performance. The following year, Blunt impressed critics with her portrayal of an avenging mother in the television miniseries The English. She garnered praise for her performance and received a SAG Award nomination. In the biographical film Oppenheimer (2023), she played the supporting role of Katherine, the wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer, for which she took a pay cut but delivered a powerful performance. The film achieved considerable box office success, becoming Blunt's highest-grossing release to date. Her upcoming projects include starring in David Yates's crime drama film Pain Hustlers for Netflix and in David Leitch's action film The Fall Guy.

Emily Blunt Awards and Achievements

Golden Globe Awards:

  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for "The Devil Wears Prada" (2007).
  • Won for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for "Gideon's Daughter" (2007).
  • Nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for "The Young Victoria" (2010).
  • Nominated for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (2013).
  • Nominated for Best Actress for "Mary Poppins Returns" (2019).

Screen Actors Guild Awards:

  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for "The Girl on the Train" (2017).
  • Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for "Mary Poppins Returns" (2019).
  • Won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for "A Quiet Place" (2019).

BAFTA Awards:

  • Nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "The Devil Wears Prada" (2007).
  • Nominated for Rising Star Award (2007).
  • Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for "The Girl on the Train" (2017).
  • Critics' Choice Movie Awards:
  • Nominated for Best Actress for "The Young Victoria" (2010).
  • Nominated for Best Actress in an Action Movie for "Looper" (2013).
  • Won for Best Actress in an Action Movie for "Edge of Tomorrow" (2015).

Saturn Awards:

  • Won for Best Supporting Actress for "The Adjustment Bureau" (2012).

Evening Standard British Film Awards:

  • Won for Most Promising Newcomer for "My Summer of Love" (2005).

London Film Critics' Circle:

  • Won for British Supporting Actress of the Year for "The Devil Wears Prada" (2007).

Empire Awards:

  • Nominated for Best Actress for "The Young Victoria" (2010).
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists:
  • Won for Best Female Action Star for "Edge of Tomorrow" (2015).

Gotham Awards:

  • Won for Best Ensemble Cast for "Your Sister's Sister" (shared with Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass) (2012).

Palm Springs International Film Festival:

  • Won for Ensemble Cast (shared with cast of "Mary Poppins Returns") (2019).

MTV Movie & TV Awards:

  • Nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance for "The Devil Wears Prada" (2007).

Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards:

  • Won MaxMara Face of the Future (2007).

How much is Emily Blunt Net Worth?

Emily Blunt is a highly successful actress with an estimated net worth of $80 million as of 2023. Her annual income exceeds $8 million, solidifying her status as one of the wealthiest actresses in Hollywood. Her fortune stems from various sources, including her prolific acting career, lucrative endorsements, and brand partnerships. Notably, her contributions to blockbuster films like 'The Adjustment Bureau,' 'Looper,' 'Gideon's Daughter,' and 'Edge of Tomorrow' have significantly contributed to her financial success. Additionally, she enjoys substantial earnings from brand endorsements, representing renowned names such as "Yves Saint Laurent Perfume," "Roland Mouret," "Westward," "Alice + Olivia Devon," "Jimmy Choo Baxter Wedges," "Lorraine Schwartz," and "Dolce & Gabbana." This substantial wealth affords her a lavish and opulent lifestyle.

Who is Emily Blunt Husband?

Emily Blunt, a happily married woman, tied the knot to her husband, John Krasinski on 10 July 2010, following their engagement in August 2009 and the beginning of their relationship in November 2008. Her spouse, John, is an actor by profession. The couple shares the joy of parenthood, being proud parents to two daughters, Violet Krasinski (born in 2016) and Hazel Krasinski (born in 2014). Together, they own a house in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of New York City, where they relish their life together. Emily is straight in her sexual orientation. 

Emily Blunt and his wife, John Krasinski

Before her marriage to John, she had a 3-year affair with a singer she met at the Logie Awards in Melbourne, and the two lived together in Vancouver, Canada. However, their relationship came to an end in 2008.

How tall is Emily Blunt?

Emily Blunt, the stunning actress, boasts a height of 5 ft 7.5 inches (1.71m) and an athletic build. With captivating blue eyes and dark brown hair, she exudes elegance and charm. Her body measurements of 34-23-35 inches complement her healthy weight of 52 kg (115 lbs). Sporting a size 9 US shoe, Emily's attractive personality matches her beauty, making her a truly enchanting presence on and off the screen.

5 Facts About Emily Blunt

1. Emily Blunt struggled with a speech impediment

Emily Blunt, renowned actress and active board member of the America Institute for Stuttering, experienced a speech impediment that began at the age of 7 and worsened by the time she turned 12. To help her combat the stuttering, her teacher enrolled her in acting classes, where mimicking various accents proved transformative in overcoming her stammering. By 14, she had achieved fluent speech. Blunt openly shares her journey of triumph over stuttering through acting, using characters to distance herself from the impediment, and finding freedom on stage. Despite occasional resurfacing of her stutter when tired or stressed, she remains an inspiration and advocate, being listed alongside other famous individuals who stutter in the Stuttering Foundation's collection, and actively participating in SFA galas, consistently voicing her past struggles to bring awareness and support to others facing similar challenges.

2. She learned Israeli Martial Art for her role in 'Edge of Tomorrow'

In preparation for her role as Sergeant Vrataski, a special force warrior in the 2014 film 'Edge of Tomorrow,' Emily Blunt dedicated herself to mastering the Israeli Martial Art of Krav Maga. Over a span of 12 weeks, she diligently trained in Krav Maga, blending it with gymnastics and yoga to immerse herself fully into the character. The effort paid off as the film was a triumph, and Blunt's exceptional performance earned her the Best Actress in an Action Movie award at the prestigious Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

3. Emily stars alongside her husband in a horror film

In the 2018 film 'A Quiet Place,' Emily Blunt and her husband, John Krasinski, shared the screen as a married couple navigating a post-apocalyptic world haunted by terrifying creatures. John not only starred alongside Emily but also wrote and directed the film, as well as its sequel. The movie's success was remarkable, with 'A Quiet Place 2' becoming the first film to surpass the 100 million USD mark in ticket sales past the year 2020. Blunt's exceptional performance in the movie earned her the Screen Actor Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress, further cementing her talent and versatility as an actress in the genre.

4. She was almost cast in The Dark Knight

Emily Blunt was considered for a role in the blockbuster film 'The Dark Knight' after Katie Holmes declined to return, but the director ultimately chose Maggie Gyllenhaal for the part. While there was a possibility of Blunt joining the cast, it appears that the director believed Gyllenhaal was better suited for the role. As such, Emily's potential involvement in the film did not come to fruition, and Maggie Gyllenhaal took on the character instead.

5. In her younger years, Emily had a dislike for her surname 'Blunt.'

During her early years, Emily Blunt harbored a strong aversion to her surname, "Blunt," as it made her a target for teasing and ridicule. The name's similarity to certain slang terms and its meaning earned her nicknames like "Blunt pencil," and she endured the burden of being associated with other unfortunate monikers. Thankfully, after leaving school, the teasing subsided, but a comical twist awaited her in 2005 when James Blunt's song "You're Beautiful" gained immense popularity. People began approaching Emily, assuming she was related to the singer, leading to amusing comments and ticket requests to see "her brother" perform, providing a lighthearted anecdote amid her previous struggles with her surname.