Gorgeous, funny, and uber talented, Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is an award-winning English actress that has starred in numerous films both in the United States as well as her native land across the pond. A student of Hurtwood House near Dorking, Surrey, England – Blunt made her acting debut, opposite Dame Judi Dench, in the 2001 Sir Peter Hall’s stage production of “The Royal Family” before making her first appearance on screen in the made-for-television film “Boudica” (2003). She would go on to make brief appearances in other series such as “Foyle’s War” (2003) and “Poirot” (2004) before finally making her first feature film debut in the drama thriller “My Summer of Love” in 2004.
It didn’t take long for audiences and filmmakers alike to notice Blunt’s indisputable acting skills since it seems the star became an instant favorite and overnight success on the silver screen – going on to star in some of Hollywood’s most memorable, and popular, films over the last decade.
Emily Blunt House
To be blunt (you knew that pun was coming), Emily Blunt is one heck of a house flipper. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the star confessed her long-time love for all-things renovation and her dream of flipping houses for a living.
In fact, the star purchased a 5,200 square-foot Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY townhouse near Prospect Park for $6.5 million in 2016 and then listed it in 2018 after making extensive renovations to the home in order to restore the stained glass windows and other original aspects of the building. Blunt and her husband had intentions staying at the townhouse originally; however, the couple decided to sell due to scheduling issues. Built in 1909, the incredibly beautiful Brooklyn limestone is four-stories and has 7-bedrooms, 3 1/2-bathrooms (including a stunning master bathroom complete with a stained-glass skylight), a chef’s kitchen with a full-length skylight, a wood-burning fireplace, and a rear patio with blue stone pavement.
In addition to her latest flip, Blunt also unloaded three other homes on the West Coast prior to relocating to the East Coast – including a 4,900 square-foot, 5-bedroom home in West Hollywood that was purchased by “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Kendall Jenner, and a 4-bedroom rural Ojai spread in Southern California.
We can’t wait to see what Blunt adds next to her property portfolio!
Who Is Emily Blunt Married To?
Emily isn’t the only famous name in her family! In July 2010, the star tied the knot with fellow actor John Krasinski. The pair were introduced via a mutual friend in a random meeting at a Los Angeles restaurant back in 2008. Krasinski would later admit that he was already deeply smitten with the actress at first sight and feared falling in love with her instantly – aww! Shortly after the meeting, Krasinski would take his future bride on their first date – to the shooting range (actually really fun for a date btw).
Emily Blunt husband, John Krasinski is an American actor, film producer, screenwriter, and director best known for his role as Jim Halpert on the comedy series “The Office” (2005-2013), and most recently his depiction of Jack Ryan on the series “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (2018 – present). Much like the famous lady in his life, Krasinski started out on stage before moving on to television and film.
Emily Blunt: What We Really Want to Know
Now that we’ve covered her homes and relationship status, let’s take a look at some of the details about this lovely lady in question.
Emily Blunt Age
This stunning starlet was born February 23rd, 1983 – making her currently 35 years young!
Emily Blunt Children
Yes! In fact, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have added two adorable additions to their family; Hazel Krasinski (born in 2004), and Violet Krasinski (born in 2016).
Emily Blunt Height
The actress measures at 5-foot 7-inches.
Emily Blunt Net Worth
Blunt has an impressive net worth of $25 million! Not really surprising, however, when you think about what her filmography looks like.
The actress has starred in numerous blockbuster hits, including “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007), “The Adjustment Bureau” (2011), “Looper” (2012), “The Five-Year Engagement” (2012), “Edge of Tomorrow” (2014), “Sicario” (2015), “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” (2016), and the excellent crime drama “The Girl on the Train” (2016) just to name a few.
She also starred in the trademark magic umbrella and infinity-sized traveling bag of the coolest nanny around, Mary Poppins! She’s Mary Poppins y’all! (high-five to those who got that reference). A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious reboot of the original 1964 movie musical classic, “Mary Poppins Returns” was released in last 2018. As for what’s to come, Blunt is expected to star in yet another Disney film, opposite Dwayne Johnson, titled “Jungle Cruise” sometime in 2020.
Emily Blunt Childhood
Despite a rapid rise to fame, however, the actress still had some obstacles she was forced to overcome in her youth before she made her mark in the biz. At age 12, Blunt struggled with a terrible stutter that was so damaging to her self-esteem growing up she often avoided social situations and was frequently bullied by children in school. Her parents tried to help by taking her to speech therapists and relaxation coaches, but nothing seemed to work.
In the end, she would overcome her issues with speech thanks to a school teacher that encouraged her to work through the stutter by performing in school plays. Her teacher suggested that she try to speak with a different accent during her stage performances, and it worked! Through this technique, Blunt was able to finally lose the stutter and go on to become the leading lady we love today. The actress has spoken openly on numerous occasions about the issues that plagued her early childhood in order to raise awareness to a problem many adults and children face on a daily basis. Her story acts as an inspiration to others who struggle with stuttering and she is featured in the Stuttering Foundation’s (SFA) list of Famous People Who Stutter.