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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt
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Emily Blunt Biography

Emily Blunt young and beautiful British actress, who appeared as Princess Isolda in the British television drama Boudica, on the life of the ancient British warrior-queen who fought the Romans. Not long after that, Emily Blunt played Henry VIII's fifth wife, the teenage Queen Catherine Howard opposite Ray Winstone in the British 2-part television drama, Henry VIII. Emily Blunt appeared in the second part of the drama, which followed Henry's life from the execution of his second queen, Anne Boleyn (played by Helena Bonham Carter) until his own death from a stroke in 1547. Emily Blunt's character was executed for adultery in 1542. Read Full Bio >>

Emily Blunt Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011). Nominated
2013 London Critics Circle Film Awards British Actress of the Year Looper (2012) and Your Sister's Sister (2011). Nominated
2013 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress in an Action Movie Looper (2012). Nominated
2013 People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Comedic Movie Actress The Five-Year Engagement (2012). Nominated
2012 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Looper (2012). Nominated

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Emily Blunt Trivia

  • She bought a $2.2 million new house in Vancouver where she lived with her boyfriend at the time, pop singer Michael Bublé.
  • Co-star Meryl Streep has praised Blunt as the best young actress she's worked with in some time, perhaps ever.
  • Named Best Female Scene-Stealer for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) by Entertainment Weekly.
  • She was told to lose weight for her role as Emily in The Devil Wears Prada (2006). She revealed this in a 2006 interview with Craig Ferguson. Co-star Anne Hathaway tells a similar story, and reports that she & Emily were always hungry on-set due to being kept on strict diets to maintain the rail-thin "super-model" look.
  • For her breakout performance in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Emily convinced David Frankel that her character should be British rather than American. Emily also improvised many of her lines and told interviewers that she based the character on people she's met, but would never want to associate with.
  • In 2004, Emily shared the prestigious Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer with Natalie Press.
  • Acting and adopting new accents helped her to overcome a debilitating speech impediment at age 12.
  • Admits she and her The Devil Wears Prada (2006) co-star Stanley Tucci competed to see who could be more over-the-top in their scenes. Tucci admits his young co-star won "hands down".
  • At the 2002 Chichester Festival, Emily earned rave reviews playing Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Divides time between London, Sydney and Vancouver where she lives with her partner Michael Bublé.
  • Favourite actresses are: Cate Blanchett, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.
  • Made her theatrical debut alongside Dame Judi Dench in The Royal Family. She had only six months of formal acting training before gaining the role of Gwen.
  • Susan Sarandon asked her to audition for the role of Mara in Irresistible (2006) after seeing My Summer of Love (2004).
  • Upon filming their first scene together for The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Meryl Streep laughed that Blunt should be given the film carbon copy, rather than steal the movie.
  • She is not related to singer James Blunt.
  • She is the great-niece of actor and retired Major-General Tony Richardson.
  • Grew up in Roehampton, London.
  • Good friends with The Devil Wears Prada (2006) co-star Anne Hathaway.
  • The new face of Max Mara add campaign (2007).
  • Her ex-boyfriend Michael Bublé's wrote the hit single Everything for her. She is also on his album Call Me Irresponsible where she sings briefly at the end of the song Me And Mrs. Jones.
  • Was named as one of Screen International's 'Stars of Tomorrow' alongside James McAvoy, Noel Clarke, Michelle Ryan and Rupert Friend.
  • Attended the 2008 Park City - Kari Feinstein Sundance Style Lounge.
  • Broke up with longtime boyfriend Michael Bublé in July 2008. They had been together since 2005.


Emily Blunt Photos

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    "Arthur Newman" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

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    33rd Annual London Film Critics' Circle Awards - Arrivals

  • Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

    2013 National Board of Review Gala - Inside Arrivals

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    70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

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    18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Pressroom

  • Emily Blunt and John Krasinski

    18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

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