Emily Ratajkowski: biography and latest news!

    Emily Ratajkowski © Backgrid USA
    Emily Ratajkowski © Backgrid USA

  • Occupation: Model, actress
  • Real name: Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski
  • Sign : Gemini
  • Date of birth: Friday, June 07, 1991 (age: 29 years old)
  • Country: United States

Model and actress, Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991 in London to American parents. Her Irish and Polish roots come from her mother Kathleen, a teacher and writer, and her father John David, a painter and art teacher. As a child she tried her hand at theater, dance (with Michael Jackson as her idol) and even soccer before finally starting modeling at the age of 14 with the modeling agency Ford Models. Nevertheless, she continued her studies and entered the University of California Los Angeles. But after a year she decided to devote herself fully to her modeling career.

Her dream measurements enabled her to land many contracts. She worked for the American ready-to-wear chain Forever 21 and the lingerie brand Naked Princess. Several well-known fashion photographers – such as Tony Duran or Tony Kelly – have her pose.

In 2009, she got a role in two episodes of the children’s series iCarly.

But it was her naked appearance in Robin Thicke’s controversial video Blurred Lines in 2013 that revealed her to the general public. Her popularity skyrocketed and the Victoria’s Secret brand hired her for one of its campaigns. This media exposure also allowed her to attract the attention of director David Fincher, who hired her for his next film, Gone Girl, in which she will be the counterpart to Ben Affleck.

On the private side, Emily broke up in February 2014 with Andrew Dryden, art director, her longtime boyfriend. On February 23, 2018, she announces on social networks her surprise wedding with Sebastian Bear-McClard, at a ceremony in New York. On October 26, 2020, she announces her pregnancy on Instagram.