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Emily Olivia Leah Blunt (born 23 February 1983 in London) is an English-American actress.

She began her film career with a bang in the lesbian love story My Summer of Love and was quickly rocketed to international attention when she appeared in The Devil Wears Prada. Both were enough to get her nominated for the BAFTA's Orange Rising Star Award (which was claimed by Eva Green in the end). Much was expected of her, though her filmography over the next few years was a rollercoaster of critical hits (Sunshine Cleaning, The Adjustment Bureau, The Young Victoria etc) and some major misfires (The Wolfman, Gulliver's Travels).

Things took a major upswing in 2014 first with the Sleeper Hit Edge of Tomorrow in which Emily received rave reviews for her Action Girl performance (in a surprisingly feminist action flick, too). By the end of the year, her Golden Globe nominated performance in Into the Woods catapulted her to the A-list.


She's been perpetually courted for the various franchises out there. She was going to be in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Widow — but contractual obligations to Gulliver's Travels led to her dropping out and getting replaced with Scarlett Johansson, who was heavily campaigning for the role in the first place. Drew Goddard also reportedly wanted her for the Sinister Six movie that remains in Development Hell. She finally got to be part of a franchise as of 2018 with Mary Poppins Returns — playing none other than the iconic Magical Nanny. She's also got Brony cred due to her voicing Tempest Shadow in My Little Pony: The Movie (2017).

Blunt married John Krasinski in 2010, and they have two daughters together. Her sister Felicity is married to Stanley Tucci. In 2015 she became a US citizen.


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  • Action Girl: After some moments of this in Looper and a few forays of Action Survivor in The Adjustment Bureau, she goes full-on this in Edge of Tomorrow, and in Sicario she plays an FBI agent chasing a mysterious drug lord. Her character in the My Little Pony movie is more of a Dark Action Girl. Her character in A Quiet Place doesn't fight as much, but she's no slouch in this department, either.
  • Fake American: A lot of her roles have her playing Americans, though most of those were her older, more obscure roles (Sunshine Cleaning, The Great Buck Howard, etc.). Her more famous roles have her using her natural accent.
  • Hide Your Pregnancy: She was filming Into the Woods during her first pregnancy, and The Girl on the Train during her second. Ironically, in both films, her character is meant to be infertile.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Several examples, like Charlie Wilson's War, where she's in a scene in her panties, and Edge of Tomorrow. Especially when she does that yoga pose in her introductory scene in the latter, particularly since the pose gets repeated several times. She's had a number of lingerie scenes in other films, plus appearing topless as well.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • She was originally cast to play Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but was contractually obligated to do another movie (she signed a two-movie deal with Fox when she was cast in The Devil Wears Prada) that was filming at the same time as Iron Man 2 and had to drop out. She also turned down the role of Peggy Carter in the same franchise due to schedule issues.
    • She was also considered for Amy Elliott Dunne. Which would have been awesome.