Emily Blunt: biography and latest news!

    Emily Blunt © Pierre Perusseau
    Emily Blunt © Pierre Perusseau

  • Job : actress
  • Sign : Pisces
  • Date of birth : Wednesday 23 February 1983 (age : 38)

Emily Blunt was born on February 23, 1983 in Roehampton, a London suburb. Daughter of Olivier Blunt, a lawyer, and Janice Blunt, a teacher, she is the second of four children. As a child, Emily suffered from a stammer and could not get rid of it despite her mother’s relaxation classes. At the age of 12, a teacher encouraged her to adopt a Yorkshire accent and work on her voice, and she was able to overcome her disability. From then on, she was attracted to acting and comedy. She took acting classes at Hurtwood House, a private school known for its drama program. In August 2000, she was chosen to play in a theater festival in Edinburgh. Spotted by an agent, she signed her first contract and landed a role opposite Judi Dench in 2001 in the play The Royal Family. The following year, she played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet during the Chichester Festival.

In 2003, Emily Blunt made her first steps in the cinema in Boudica The Warrior Queen, which proved to be a flop. Persevering, the young actress does not give up historical characters, she appears the same year in the TV movie Henry VIII. Her determination paid off, she landed a role in the comedy-drama My summer of love (2004), which earned her the Evening Standard British Film Awards for best newcomer with her partner Natalie Press. In 2006, it was her role as a bitchy assistant in The Devil Wears Prada alongside Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway that brought her to public attention. She won the award for best supporting actress at the London Critics Circle Film Awards. The bitchy roles are flooding in, but gradually the actress shows other facets of her game and chooses her roles with care. She alternates registers and goes from the historical film (Victoria: The Early Years of a Queen), to the horror film (The Wolfman), then from the police comedy (Small Murders in England) to the romantic comedy (Five Years of Reflection). In 2014, she shares the poster of the film Edge of tomorrow with Tom Cruise. She treads for the first time the red carpet on the Croisette, in May 2015, for the presentation of Sicario by Denis Villeneuve, in official competition of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

On the private side, Emily Blunt shared the life of the singer Michael Bublé (2005-2008). She found love on the arm of the actor John Krasinski, whom she married on July 10, 2010. The couple welcomes their first child on February 16, 2014, a baby girl named Hazel. In January 2016, the actress’ agent confirmed that she is expecting her second child. In June 2016, Emily Blunt gave birth to her second child, a baby girl named Violet.