Emily Blunt: Snapshot

Emily Blunt
Date of Birth
February 23, 1983
Birth Place
London, England
The fashionista flick The Devil Wears Prada was Emily Blunt's snarky introduction to American audiences. As the self-important "first assistant" to Meryl Streep's Devil, the then-unknown British actress commanded the screen, wittingly bossing around Anne Hathaway.

Before sparring with The Devil, Blunt built her reputation in British film and TV, appearing in the award-winning drama My Summer of Love and earning a Golden Globe for the TV movie Gideon's Daughter.

Blunt, who has since shared the screen with Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson's War) and Amy Adams (Sunshine Cleaning), dated crooner Michael Bublé for three years before marrying The Office's John Krasinski. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Hazel, in 2014.

Emily Blunt: Five Fun Facts

  1. Emily Blunt took her first acting role in a school play–with an ulterior motive. "As a kid, I had the most horrendous stutter," Blunt told Teen People. "But I had a wonderful teacher who suggested that I do the school play. I did, and I didn't stammer once."
  2. Of playing Queen Victoria in the 2009 period piece Young Victoria, Emily Blunt told Blackbook magazine, "You know you've made it as a British actress if you're asked to play a British monarch."
  3. Emily Blunt got some help to attain her wafer-thin look for The Devil Wears Prada. "I was kinda of cinched in with duct tape," she told the press at the Golden Globe awards in 2007.
  4. Emily Blunt kissed both Tom Hanks (Charlie Wilson's War) and his son Colin (The Great Buck Howard) onscreen. "We filmed Buck Howard before Charlie Wilson's," Blunt told Newsweek. "Colin likes to tell his dad, 'I got her first.'"
  5. Emily Blunt sang back-up vocals on then-boyfriend Michael Bublé's cover of "Me and Mrs. Jones". "She nailed it," Bublé told Entertainment Weekly. "And yet, every time the song gets to that part, she turns [the volume] down."

Emily Blunt: Biography


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Emily's Summer of Love

Blunt lands her first big-screen role as the manipulating teen in the British indie hit My Summer of Love. "Playing 'baddies' is just more fun playing than 'goodies,'" Blunt tells Blackbook magazine of her deceitful character Tamsin. The movie not only garners attention for its risqué plot but a best British film BAFTA.


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In Love with Michael Bublé

Blunt meets Canadian crooner Michael Bublé backstage at one of his concerts, and the two stars begin dating. "Every time I see her onscreen, I fall in love with her all over again," Bublé tells PEOPLE. Blunt adds, "I get tears in my eyes when I see him onstage." To escape the Hollywood limelight, the couple moves in together in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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Assistant to 'The Devil'

Alongside movie stars Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, Blunt is dubbed the scene-stealer of The Devil Wears Prada. Hamming it up as the industry-hardened first assistant to Hathaway's naïve newcomer, Blunt serves the feared fashion editor coolly played by Streep. "[I was] given lines on a golden plate," Blunt tells EW. "I just hoped people wouldn't think I'd gone over the top." The movie draws in $124 million and earns Blunt her second Golden Globe nod.

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BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Focus Features; Axelle Woussen/Bauer-Griffin; Everett

Edited by Julia Wang

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