Born Today: Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

Born on 23rd February, 1983, English actress Emily Blunt turns 32 today.

Born as Emily Olivia Leah Blunt in London, England to an actress, teacher mother and a barrister father, Emily has three siblings and is herself the second born to the couple.

In her childhood, Emily suffered from stammering however, one of her teachers helped her overcome the stammer. Emily went to one of the top boarding schools whose performing arts program was very popular. It was there at the college that she was discovered and later on signed up by an agent.

Emily Blunt made her acting debut from a play in which she starred opposite Judi Dench. This performance of her’s got her very positive reviews. Later on, she performed in two theatre plays “Vincent in Brixton” and “Romeo and Juliet”. Blunt also played the character of a Queen in a TV drama series.

In the movie “My Summer of Love” (2004), Blunt played the role of “Tamsin” and earned positive reviews. Her acting was appreciated very much and she went on to earn an Evening Standard British Film award for Most Promising Newcomer, which she shared with her co-star from the same movie.

In a 2005 TV movie, “Gideon’s Daughter”, Emily played the role of “Natasha”. Her acting in this movie was impeccable which is why this character earned her a Golden Globe award. In the year 2006, she played “Emily”, the assistant of a very posh magazine editor in “The Devil wears Prada”. In this particular movie she acted alongside Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. This role also earned her a nominee in the BAFTAs and Golden Globe.

In 2007, she appeared in many movies including “The Jane Austen Book Club” and “Charlie Wilson’s War”. She played “Norah” in “Sunshine Cleaning” (2008) and impressed the audience with her portrayal of “Queen Victoria” in 2009’s “The Young Victoria”. In 2010 she appeared in “The Wolfman”, in 2012 “The Five-Year engagement” and in 2014 she appeared in the popular movies “Edge of Tomorrow” alongside Bill Paxton, Tom Cruise and “Into the Woods” with Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick and Meryl Streep.

Blunt previously dated Canadian singer Michael Bublé for three years. However they had a break up, after which she was in a relationship with actor John Krasinski. Both were engaged by August 2009 and got married on 10 July 2010 in Italy. The couple has a daughter who was born on 16 February 2014.

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Mariyum Iftikhar

Mariyum Iftikhar is a Web Producer & Blog Coordinator at She covers Lifestyle, Health and other social issues for the fastest growing news website in Pakistan, US, UK and Middle East.

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