When relative neophyte Blunt was nominated for two 2007 Golden Globes for a pair of antithetical performances — her searing work as a daughter at odds with her adulterous father in the TV-movie Gideon's Daughter
and her delightfully over-the-top turn as a fashionista in the featureThe Devil Wears Prada
— she was just fulfilling her initial promise as one of her generation's most versatile players. Still a teen when she made her London stage debut in 2001's The Royal Family
(opposite Dame Judi Dench and directed by Sir Peter Hall), the British actress earned the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Newcomer. Making an easy transition from stage to British television, she continued to impress in historical roles, first as an ancient warrior in Boudica
and next as a doomed young wife in the drama Henry VIII
. The silver screen summoned her, and she found success with a breakthrough performance as a manipulative privileged teenager in the British independent film My Summer of Love
(2005). Already an established starlet in her homeland, Blunt broke into Hollywood films with her scene-stealing turn in The Devil Wears Prada
. In 2007, her career momentum stayed steady with supporting roles in Dan in Real Life
, Charlie Wilson's War
, and The Jane Austen Book Club
, and she experienced another impressive triumph with her moving depiction of a queen-in-progress in The Young Victoria
(2009). More award nominations found her, including a Golden Globe nod for Best Actress. Next, she put aside her royal costumes to play a reluctant crime-scene cleaner in the independent feature Sunshine Cleaning
(2009) and then a corseted damsel in the horror flick The Wolfman
(2010). Meanwhile, she found off-screen romance with actor John Krasinski and continued to split her time between England and the U.S.Emily Blunt Fast Facts:
- As a child, she was skilled at horseback riding, playing the cello and singing before she became interested in acting.
- At age 18, played the lead role in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at the Chichester Festival in the United Kingdom.
- Made her London stage debut in 2001 in The Royal Family opposite Judi Dench.
- Sang "Me and Mrs. Jones" with then-boyfriend Michael Buble on his 2007 album Call Me Irresponsible.
- In 2007, was nominated for BAFTA's Rising Star Award for her role in The Devil Wears Prada.
- Named one of the Top Fresh Faces of 2008 by Vanity Fair.
- Underwent intense ballet training for her role opposite Matt Damon in the 2010 sci-fi thriller The Adjustment Bureau.
- Emily Blunt Relationships:
- Hazel - Daughter
- Felicity Blunt - Sister
- John Krasinski - Husband
- Michael Bublé - Ex-significant Other
- Sebastian Blunt - Brother
- Susannah Blunt - Sister
- Emily Blunt Awards:
- 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
- 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
- 2006 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
- 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
- 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee