Emily Blunt

English rose, Emily Blunt is living the dream – she’s an award-winning actress, wife to star of the American Office John Krasinski and mother to their adorable baby daughter Hazel – and lists some Hollywood’s biggest stars as her friends. Here are a few facts about her life before her move to LA…

  • CELEB-MONTAGEShe was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, to Janice M. (Dixon), a teacher and former actress, and Oliver Simon Peter Blunt, a barrister
  • She is the second of four children and considers her siblings Felicity, Sebastian, and Suzanna as close friends
  • Blunt went to Hurtwood House, the top co-ed boarding school, where she excelled at sport, music and singing
  • While studying at Hurtwood’s theatre course (1999-2001) she was chosen to perform at the Edinburgh Festival
  • She first scored roles in several period dramas on stage, as well as on TV productions, such as Foyle’s War (2002), Henry VIII (2003) and Empire (2005)
  • She is a proficient horseback rider and plays cello to grade eight
  • She won the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer as Gwen Cavendish opposite Dame Judi Dench in Sir Peter Hall‘s production of “The Royal Family” at Haymarket Theatre in 2001
  • Blunt’s career ascended to international fame after she starred as Isolda opposite Alex Kingston in Warrior Queen (2003)
  • She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, opposite Bill Nighy, as Natasha in Stephen Poliakoff‘s Gideon’s Daughter (2005)
  • After seeing Emily’s performance in My Summer of Love, actress Susan Sarandon sought her out to play Marla for the film Irresistible
  • She appeared in the FHM list of ‘100 Sexiest Women in the World’ in 2009

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