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Emily Blunt complete biography | Wife of John Krasinski

Who is Emily Blunt?

Emily Blunt is a British-American actress who has won the hearts of millions because of her exceptional acting skills. Born on February 23, 1983, she is known as an actress able to portray women’s characters beautifully from all wake of life. She was interested in acting from a very early age.

Emily’s full name is Emily Olivia Leah Blunt, and she was born and raised in London, England. She is the Golden Globe Award winner for the Best Supporting Actress and various other awards and nominations.

Blunt is best known for her supporting role in the movie The Devil Wears Prada. In the film, she was comparatively a new face where famous actresses like Meryl Streep and Anna Hathaway were the leading character. However, Emily’s unparalleled performance didn’t go unnoticed. This award-winning performance of hers took her acting career to a greater height.

Emily Blunt Biography
Emily Blunt Biography

Emily Blunt has also delivered her fantastic work as an actress in movies such as A Quiet Place, My Summer of Love, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Into the Woods, and others. However, the most appreciable aspect of her work is that she is not restricted to any single type of character. Instead, she experiments herself into a variety of characters, and what’s more, she delivers every single character perfectly.

She is a woman who seems calm, poised, and confident. One would think she was always this self-confident lady However, would you believe if we said Emily, as a child, had a problem with stuttering? Furthermore, it was through acting that she finally overcame this problem. Well, to know more about the unknown facts about Emily, do scroll down further.

Quick Facts

Full NameEmily Olivia Leah Blunt
BirthdateFebruary 23, 1983
Age38 years old
Sun SignPisces
TraitsPisces Female Traits

Positive– Creative, empathetic, and compassionate

Negative– Moody, lazy and indecisive
BirthplaceLondon, England
Currently residingUnited States of America
NationalityBritish-American
EducationCompleted a two-year program on acting from Ibstock Place School
Height5’7” (170 cm)
ParentsOliver Simon Peter Blunt (father),
Joanna Blunt (mother)
GrandparentsMajor General Peter Blunt (Grandfather)
SiblingsFelicity Blunt (Sister)
Sebastian Blunt (Brother)
Susannah Blunt (Sister)
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse NameJohn Krasinski
ChildrenHazel Krasinski,
Violet Krasinski
ProfessionActor
Net WorthUSD 35 million

Interesting Facts

1. Emily Blunt had a stuttering problem as a kid

Emily had a problem with stuttering since she was 6 years old. She lived with the issue for another seven years. But, then, how does she speak so clearly, you may wonder. Here’s the reason why. Emily had a teacher who suggested participating in a school show in a different accent. And guess what, it worked! Emily is one of those few celebrities who openly talk about such problems. As she mentioned in one of the articles about her stuttering, “I was a smart kid and had a lot to say, but I couldn’t say it. It would just haunt me. I never thought I’d be able to sit and talk to someone like I’m talking to you right now.”

2. Blunt is exceptionally good at singing, playing cello and horse-riding

If you thought Emily was a brilliant actor, wait until you hear about her other talents. She is a wonderful singer, an amazing cello player, and a killer horse-rider! Isn’t she a complete package? Emily did her own singing in her movie Marry Poppins. Yeah, she is that good.

3. Emily had to be wooed by Dwayne Johnson for her role in Jungle Cruise

Emily Blunt was adamant about not acting in one of her recent films Jungle Cruise. However, she was sent a very “cute” video by her co-star Dwayne Johnson requesting her to take the role. So, she finally accepted the role though the amazing script was also a primary reason.

4. She has a nickname for Dwayne Johson

The Jungle Cruise co-stars have literally turned into best friends. Did you know Emily even has a nickname for Dwayne? She has him nick-named “Toots.” Emily also says that she likes giving Dwayne cute nicknames.

Emily Blunt Early Life and Childhood

Emily with her father Olivia Blunt, mother Joanna Blunt and siblings Felicity, Sebastian, and Susannah Blunt
Emily with her father Olivia Blunt, mother Joanna Blunt, and siblings Felicity, Sebastian, and Susannah Blunt

Emily Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in the London Borough of Wandsworth. She was born as the second child to Oliver Simon Peter and Joanna. She was born in a prominent family. Her father Oliver was a barrister, and her mother was an actress and teacher. Not only that, her grandfather was Major General Peter Blunt, and her uncle is a well–known Parliament Member, Crispin Blunt.

Emily has three siblings- Felicity Blunt, Sebastian Blunt, and Susannah Blunt.

She did her schooling in Ibstock Place School. Thereafter, she attended “Hurtwood House,” a private high school for residential students in Dorking. There she completed her two years course on performing arts.

Emily had a stuttering problem as a kid. She struggled with this problem for seven years. Her parents took her to see many therapists but to no avail. She credits one of her teachers for helping her finally overcome her problem. It was her idea that she part takes in a school art. As Emily later put on, she felt liberated when she became a different character that helped her overcome her problem.

Emily Blunt Parents

Oliver Simon Peter Blunt (Father)

Oliver Simon Peter Blunt father of Emily
Oliver Simon Peter Blunt father of Emily

Born on 8 March 1951, Oliver Blunt is a barrister in the United Kingdom. He did his schooling at Bedford School, Bedfordshire, England. Similarly, he graduated from the University of Southampton. He is one of the highest-paid barristers of the United Kingdom.

Joanna Margaret Blunt (Mother)

Joanna Margaret Blunt mother of Emily
Joanna Margaret Blunt mother of Emily

Joanna Margaret Blunt is a famous actress. She was known as Joanna Mackie. She was known for her role in movies like Lillie, Fighting Back, and BreakPoint. Joanna later gave up her acting career and took to teaching.

So, we can say that Emily’s mother had a significant role in her acting career. Various pictures have shown that the mother-daughter share a very close bond.

Siblings

   Emily Blunt has three siblings. Their names are Felicity, Sebastian, and  Susannah.

Felicity Blunt (elder sister)

Sister of Emily, Felicia with her husband Stanley Tucci
Sister of Emily, Felicia with her husband Stanley Tucci

Felicity Blunt was born on January 8th, 1982, in London, England. She is the elder sister of Emily Blunt. She works as a literary agent at the UK publishing house, Curtis Brown. She is the wife of the famous American actor, producer, and director Stanley Tucci.

Sebastian Blunt (brother)

Sebastian Blunt brother of Emily
Sebastian Blunt brother of Emily

Sebastian Blunt is a well-known actor based in Southwest London. He is known for his role in The Edge of Tomorrow. He has also appeared in various other movies and TV shows

Susannah Blunt (younger sister)

Susannah Blunt with her husband
Susannah Blunt with her husband

Susannah is the younger sister of Emily Blunt. She is a veterinarian who graduated from Bristol Veterinary School in 2015.

Romantic Affairs and Relationship

Michael Buble (Ex-boyfriend)

Emily Blunt with her ex-boyfriend Michael Buble
Emily Blunt with her ex-boyfriend Michael Buble

Emily had a relatively long-term romantic relationship with the famous Canadian singer Michael Buble. They even lived together in Vancouver, Canada. The couple had a rather serious relationship. In fact, they talked adoringly about each other on various talk shows.

However, the long, romantic relationship ended up with the couple splitting in 2008. Buble described their relation as a naïve, and immature decision. He even talked about having to go for therapy after he broke up with Emily.

John Krasinski (Husband)

John Krasinski husband of Emily Blunt
John Krasinski husband of Emily Blunt

The British-American beauty is happily married to the famous heart-throb, John Krasinski. The couple has been married for 11 years now, and the magic they share still hasn’t faded a bit. The beautiful couple was married on July 10th, 2010 after dating each other for a couple of years. They had a dream wedding in Como, Italy. There the couple tied their knot in a private ceremony.

They make a dazzling couple in the Hollywood industry. John is popular for his role as in the famous TV series The Office. But, as John has stated in many interviews, it was love at first sight for him. They first met through a mutual friend in a restaurant in Los Angelos.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Children

Hazel Krasinski (elder daughter)

Hazel Krasinski childhood photo
Hazel Krasinski daughter of Emily Blunt

Hazel Krasinski is the elder daughter of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. She was born on February 16, 2014. The adorable kid is the apple of her parent’s eye.

Hazel’s father has even stated that the birth of Hazel was the reason that helped him direct the Hollars movie. Not only that, Hazel has already made her first step in the movie industry with a cameo part in A Quiet Place.

Violet Krasinki (younger daughter)

Violet Krasinski daughter of Emily
Violet Krasinski daughter of Emily

Violet is the younger daughter of Emily and John. She was born on 21 May 2016 under the star sign Gemini. Her parents adore the beautiful girl.

In one of his interviews, John revealed that Violet has already shown her inclination towards music though too young. He recalls an instance when the kid sang a particularly low octave almost perfectly. This definitely took the parents by surprise. Well, it looks like we have a star in the making!

Career

Blunt took to acting as a way to overcome her stuttering problem. However, her natural acting talent took her a long way.

Emily started her acting career at a young age in a West End Production The Royal Family. Then, she made her film debut with the lead role in the movie My Summer of Love. Finally, her realistic role as a mentally troubled young girl in Gideon’s Daughter’s BBC television film won her the Golden Globe’s Award For Best Supporting Actress.

However, her supporting role in the movie The Devil Wears Prada was critically acclaimed. This role took her career to an even greater height.

After this role, she has appeared as the lead actress in many movies that have gained equal recognition and appreciation. Her movies like The Young Victoria, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Edge of Tomorrow, A Quiet Place have shown her diversity as an actress. The best thing about her roles in these movies is her realistic and perfect portrayal of these characters.

YearCategoryTitleRoleAward
2003MovieBoudicaIsolda
2003TV SeriesFoyle’s WarLucy Markham
2003TV Series Henry VIIICatherine Howard
2004MovieMy Summer of LoveTamsinBritish Independent Film Awards– Most Promising Newcomer (Nominee)

Evening Standard British Film Awards– Most promising Newcomer
2004TV SeriesAgatha Christie’s PoirotLinnet Ridgeway Doyle
2005TV Series EmpireCamane
2005Movie The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes & Arthur Conan DoyleJean Leckie
2006Movie My Devil Wears PradaEmily CharltonBAFTA Awards– BAFTA Rising Stara Awards (Nominee)

BAFTA Awards– Best Film Actress in a Supporting Role (Nominee)

Golden Globe Awards– Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (Nominee)

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association– Best Supporting Actress (Nominee)

MTV Movie & TV Awards– Best Breakthrough Performance in a Movie (Nominee)

MTV Movie & TV Awards– Best Comedic Performance in a Movie (Nominee)
2006Movie Gideon’s DaughterNatashaGolden Globe Awards– Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
2006Movie IrresistibleMara
2007Movie Wind ChillGirl
2007Movie The Jane Austen Book ClubPrudie
2007Movie Dan in Real LifeRuthie Draper
2007Movie Charlie Wilson’s WarJane Liddle
2007SongCall Me IrresponsibleMe and Mrs. Jones (Vocalist)
2008Movie The Great Buck HowardValerie Brennan
2008Movie Sunshine CleaningNorah Lorkowski
2009Movie The Young VictoriaQueen VictoriaCritics’ Choice Awards– Best Movie Actress (Nominee)

Golden Globe Awards– Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama (Nominee)

British Independent Film Awards– Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a British Independent Film

Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association– Best Actress (Nominee)

Empire Awards– Best Actress (Nominee)

Jupiter Awards– Best International Actress
2009AnimationThe SimpsonsJuliet (Voice)
2009ShortsCuriosityEmma
2009-2010TV SeriesAngelina Ballerina: The Next StepsMrs. Matilda Mouseling (Voice)
2010MovieThe WolfmanGwen Conliffe
2010MovieGulliver’s TravelsPrincess Mary
2011MovieGnomeo & JulietJuliet (Voice)Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards– Best Animated Female (Nominee)
2011Movie The Adjustment BureauElise Sellas
2011Movie Salmon Fishing in the YemenHarriet Chetwode-TalbotGolden Globe Awards– Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Nominee)
2011Movie Your Sister’s SisterIrisGotham Independent Film Awards– Best Ensemble Performance
2011 Movie The MuppetsMiss Piggy’s Receptionist- Emily Charlton
2012Movie The Five-Year EngagementViolet BarnesPeople’s Choice Awards– Favorite Comedic Movie Actress
2012Movie LooperSaraCritics’ Choice Awards– Best Action Movie Actress (Nominee)

Chicago Film Critics Association– Best Supporting Actress

Georgia Film Critics Association Awards– Best Supporting Actress (Nominee)
2012MovieArthur NewmanCharlotte / Michaela Fitzgerald
2014AnimationThe Wind RisesNaoko Satomi (Voice)
2014MovieEdge of TomorrowSergeant Rita VrataskiCritics’ Choice Awards– Best Action Movie Actress

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards– Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest (Nominee)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards– Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star

Empire Awards– Best Actress (Nominee)
2014MovieInto the WoodsBaker’s WifeCritics’ Choice Awards– Best Movie Cast (Nominee)

Golden Globe Awards– Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Nominee)
2014SongInto the WoodsA Very Nice Prince (Vocalist),
It Takes Two (Vocalist),
Any Moment (Vocalist),
Moments in the Woods (Vocalist),
Finale/Children Will Listen (Part 1) (Vocalist),
Detroit Film Critics Society
Best Ensemble (Nominee)

Gold Derby Awards– Best Ensemble Performance (Nominee)
2015MovieSicarioKate MacerCritics’ Choice Awards– Best Action Movie Actress (Nominee)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards– Kick Ass Award For Best Female Action Star (Nominee)

Dublin Film Critics’ Circle
Best Actress (4th place)

Empire Awards– Best Actress (Nominee)

Evening Standard British Film Awards– Best Actress

Georgia Film Critics Association Awards– Best Actress (Nominee)

Jupiter Awards– Best International Actress (Nominee)

People’s Choice Awards– Favorite Action Movie Actress (Nominee)
2015TV SeriesLip Sync BattleHerself
2016MovieThe Huntsman: Winter’s WarFreya
2016MovieThe Girl on the TrainRachel WatsonBAFTA Awards– Best Film Actress in a Leading Role (Nominee)

Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture (Nominee)

People’s Choice Awards– Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress (Nominee)
2016TV ShowSaturday Night LiveHerself
2017AnimationAnimal CrackersZoe Huntington (Voice)
2017AnimationMy Little Pony: The MovieTempest Shadow (Voice)
2017SongsMy Little Pony: The Movie Open Up Your Eyes (Vocalist)
2018Movie A Quiet PlaceEvelyn AbbottScreen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Gold Derby Awards– Best Supporting Actress (Nominee)

Hawaii Film Critics Society– Best Supporting Actress

MTV Movie & TV Awards– Most Frightened Performance in a Movie (Nominee)

People’s Choice Awards– Drama Movie Star of the Year
2018AnimationSherlock GnomesJuliet- Voice
2018Movie Mary Poppins ReturnsMary PoppinsCritics’ Choice Awards– Best Movie Actress (Nominee)

Critics’ Choice Awards– Best Comedy Movie Actress (Nominee)

Golden Globe Awards– Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Nominee)

Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture (Nominee)
2018SongsMary Poppins Returns Can You Imagine That? (Vocalist),
The Royal Doulton Music Hall (Vocalist),
Introducing Mary Poppins, (Vocalist),
A Cover Is Not the Book (Vocalist),
The Place Where Lost Things Go, (Vocalist),
Turning Turtle, (Vocalist),
Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Vocalist),
Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise) (Vocalist)
2020Movie Wild Mountain ThymeRosemary Muldoon
2021Movie A Quiet Place Part IIEvelyn AbbottFangoria Chainsaw Awards– Best Actress (Nominee)
2021Movie Jungle CruiseLily Houghton

Awards

Emily Blunt has given many unforgettable movies, and her work in each of them is equally appreciated. This is the reason that she has received numerous awards and recognition for her work.

She has received prestigious awards such as the Golden Globe’s Award for the best-supporting actress, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, SAG Awards, Gotham Awards.

Similarly, she has also been nominated for numerous awards such as the BAFTA Awards, AACTA Awards, Empire Awards, etc.

Health Issues

Emily Blunt is physically fit. Her body is a goal for many girls. However, she has been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Emily often talked about how negatively this affected her day-to-day life, including her work.

Controversies

The right-wing commentators criticized Emily after her rather controversial statement. In one of her interviews, Emily commented that she regretted becoming an American citizen after watching the Republican party presidential candidacy debate.

However, Emily later apologized, saying it was just an off-hand joke.

It was so not the intention to hurt anybody or cause any offense, so I really apologize to those that I caused offense to.

Emily apologizes

Net Worth

Emily Blunt is a rather popular actress. So, most of her income comes from acting. Her net worth is around USD 80 million combined with her super-star husband, John Krasinki.

Emily and her husband own USD 2,150,000 Ojai Pad, an eco-friendly house. With 4,177 square feet of living space, the mansion is located in Ojai town, California.

Emily also owns two cars. She rides a Toyota Prius and a Mercedes-Benz GL450.

FAQS

How old is Emily?

Emily was born on Feb 23, 1983. She is 38 years old

Who is Emily Blunt married to?

Emily Blunt is married to the famous actor John Krasinski.

How did Emily Blunt and John Krasinski meet?

John and Emily met through a mutual friend at a restaurant in 2008. Emily and her friend were in the restaurant when John bumped into them. They were introduced there, and their love story began.

How tall is Emily Blunt?

Emily is 170 cm tall. That means she is 5’7”.

What is Emily Blunt best known for?

Emily Blunt is best known for her roles in the movies like The Devil Wears Prada, My Summer Love, and Into the Woods.

How much is Emily Blunt worth?

Emily Blunt’s net worth is estimated to be around $35 million.

Was Emily Blunt pregnant in A Quiet Place?

Emily Blunt has two daughters born in 2014 and 2016. The shooting of A Quiet Place was done in 2017. So no, Emily wasn’t really pregnant in A Quiet Place. However, we have to agree that her acting had us wonder if she was pregnant.

How many kids do John and Emily have?

John and Emily have two beautiful daughters, Hazel and Violet Krasinski.

Who did Emily Blunt date?

Emily dated the famous Canadian singer Michael Buble. They met in 2005 and had three years-long relationships. However, they later broke up their rather serious relationship.

The famous British actress and the popular English singer and songwriter share the same surname. However, this is the closest and the only thing they share. So, in short, no, the two are not related.

Are John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s daughter deaf?

It is Millicent Simmonds, the actress who played the role of John’s daughter in the film A Quiet Place, who is actually deaf. However, his real daughters, Hazel and Violet, are not deaf.

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