Emily Blunt, born February 23, 1983, has had a natural talent for acting since she was a teenager. Her enrollment in the Hurtwood House for its arts performing program led her to being discovered by an agent and starting her acting career in 2001 when she was just 18 years old. Her first acting role was in a stage play called “The Royal Family.” Blunt’s first television appearance was in a show called “Boudica,” and her first film was “My Summer Love.” She earned the Most Promising Newcomer award as her first award in 2005 and became more popularly known after her remarkable performance in “The Devil Wears Prada” in 2006. The talented actress’s career continues to soar to date and she has won and been nominated for various awards for her performance. Let’s find out more about the British actress here!
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
February 23, 1983
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt, popularly known as just Emily Blunt, was born on February 23, 1983, in the London Borough of Wandsworth. Her mother was an actress and teacher, and her father was a barrister. At the young age of 16, she attended Hurtwood House, a private college known for its performing arts program, where she was discovered by an agent.
In 2001, her door to acting opened when she acted in her first stage play, “The Royal Family,” and was thereafter named the Best Newcomer for her performance in the “Evening Standard” London newspaper. In 2002, she played Juliet in a “Romeo and Juliet” play at the Chichester Festival Theater. Blunt made her first appearance on television in 2003 in a show called “Boudica,” and started gaining more recognition after her role in her first film, “My Summer Love,” in 2004. In the following year, Blunt earned her very first award, the Most Promising Newcomer award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for her performance in “My Summer Love.” In the same year, her performance in the television drama, “Gideon’s Daughter,” won her the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.’ Blunt’s career breakthrough came in 2006 with her performance in the comedy-drama film, “The Devil Wears Prada,” where she was nominated for the ‘B.A.F.T.A. Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ and the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress-Motion Picture.’ In 2009, the rising actress won various awards for her performance in several films, one of which was the ‘B.A.F.T.A. Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.’ Her nominations in the same year included the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama’ and the ‘Critics Choice Movie Award for Best Actress.’
In 2010, the award-winning British actress married director, John Krasinski. She has since continued to star in various movies, including in her husband’s thriller film, “A Quiet Place,” in 2017, as well as its sequel, “A Quiet Place Part II,” in 2021. In 2020, Blunt was ranked sixth on the “Forbes” list of highest-paid actresses in the world.
Blunt lands her first acting role in the stage play, “The Royal Family.”
She makes her first appearance on television in the show, “Boudica.”
She acts in “My Summer Love,” her first film.
Blunt wins several awards, such as the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ and the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.’
Blunt rises in popularity for her role in the successful comedy-drama film, “The Devil Wears Prada.”
She is ranked sixth on the “Forbes” list of highest-paid actresses worldwide.
Why We Love Emily Blunt
She helps children who stutter
Having suffered from stuttering as a child until she was 14 years old, Blunt knows the struggle of having a speech disorder. She is part of the board of directors of the American Institute of Stuttering, which supports children and adults who suffer from stuttering and offers individual therapy, group workshops, and programs to help them overcome speech disorders.
She’s a remarkable actress
We just have to love her role in “The Devil Wears Prada” and in “The Girl on the Train.” Blunt has shown us remarkable performances and has received positive reviews in all her films, including those that didn’t perform well!
Her beauty is unmatched
Blunt’s beauty is just unmatched! She looks great in anything, at every red carpet event, and in whatever character she plays!
5 Surprising Facts
She had to lose weight
For her role in “The Devil Wears Prada,” she and a few other cast members were asked to lose weight and had to follow a strict diet routine.
She suffered from stuttering during childhood
Blunt suffered from bullying because of her childhood stutter.
She loves horseback riding
Blunt has done horseback riding since she was a child and is pretty skilled at it.
Acting isn’t her only talent
She is also talented at playing the piano and enjoys singing too.
Anne Hathaway is her best friend
Blunt says Hathaway is her best friend and describes her as ‘her rock.’
Emily Blunt FAQs
How many films has Emily Blunt been in?
Blunt has starred in at least 46 movies.
Who are Emily Blunt’s sisters?
Blunt has two sisters, Felicity and Susannah, and a brother, Sebastian.
Has Emily Blunt ever won an Oscar award?
Blunt has yet to receive an Oscar nomination.
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