Blunt was born in Wandsworth , London. From the age of seven to 14, Blunt struggled with stuttering. There, she was discovered and signed by an agent. List of Emily Blunt performances — Critic Tom Keatinge hailed the production, writing that "Peter Hall's direction and Anthony Ward's tremendous set combine with all this to make The Royal Family a terrific night's entertainment", and that "it provides a vehicle for acting of the finest quality, with strong performances from the whole ensemble".
They avoid the obvious, and are capable of playing complex and conflicting attitudes. Above all, they had energy, which is key for a movie. They nail their cinematic alter-egos effortlessly, using verbal and non-verbal cues to tap into their emotions. They understand their characters and use their talents to bring them to life. The Devil Wears Prada and breakthrough[ edit ] Blunt starred opposite Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson in the British television drama Gideon's Daughter ,  based on an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff , where she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner, played by Nighy.
The film premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival in , and debuted on British television in February Blunt played Emily, the senior assistant of Runway magazine editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly, played by Streep. Blunt and Hathaway were required to maintain a strict diet regimen for their roles, so much so that Hathaway later revealed that it made them cry. She attended the 79th Academy Awards where she co-presented the award for best costume design with Hathaway, with both acting as their characters from the film.
Blunt at the 60th British Academy Film Awards in Blunt's profile continued to rise, and in , she appeared in four films: The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in , where it received positive reviews, particularly for Adams' and Blunt's performances.
Adams and Blunt get the job done. Blunt admitted to having little prior knowledge of the Queen, but after consulting her mother, found her to be "remarkable" and "a very 21st century sort of woman. In , Blunt co-starred with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins in the horror film The Wolfman , a re-adaptation of the classic film of the same name. The film received mainly negative reviews, and according to the Los Angeles Times , was one of the largest box-office failures of all time.
The film earned generally positive reviews, with critics praising Blunt's and Damon's chemistry. The First Avenger , but like the offer for Iron Man 2, she turned it down. Science-fiction and comedies[ edit ] In , Blunt was named the ambassador of the new Yves Saint Laurent fragrance, Opium.
She played a financial adviser who recruits a fisheries expert, played by McGregor, to help realise a sheikh's vision of bringing the sport of fly fishing to the Yemen desert, resulting in a spiritual journey for both in the process. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times noted "Blunt and McGregor are two of the most gifted and attractive actors working today, able to play off each other with great style Also that year, she made a cameo appearance in Disney's The Muppets , as Miss Piggy 's receptionist, and starred in the independent comedy-drama Your Sister's Sister , alongside Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass  Blunt at the Toronto International Film Festival In , Blunt starred in the comedy The Five-Year Engagement , directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-starring Jason Segel , in which she and Segel played a couple whose relationship becomes strained when their engagement is continually extended.
The film earned positive reviews, with Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News remarking that "Blunt has never been more relaxed, and she and Segel have a believably warm chemistry.
Blunt played Sara, a tough farm woman and single mother, who aids and falls in love with Gordon-Levitt's character. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival , where it served as the opening film, and earned highly positive feedback. Blunt trained three months for her role, "focusing on everything from weights to sprints to yoga, aerial wire work and gymnastics", and studying Krav Maga.
Many critics took note of the atypically dominating role portrayed by Blunt, and Justin Chang of Variety noted that "Blunt is alert, energized and emotionally present in a none-too-taxing role. Lou Lumenick of The New York Post felt it was one of the best female performances of the year,  while Richard Corliss of Time remarked that "When Blunt is onscreen, these woods are alive with the magic of a fractured fairy tale The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival , where it received critical acclaim.
Blunt received considerable praise for her performance, with Dan Jolin of Empire magazine calling it "nuanced", and stating that "Her straight-arrow-sharp determination becomes painfully dulled,"  and while Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian found her character implausible, he praised Blunt for "[brazening] out any possible absurdity with great acting focus and front.
The film was a box office bomb  and was mostly dismissed by critics. Though the film earned mixed reviews from critics, who felt that it failed to live up to the novel, Blunt received unanimous praise for her performance. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine remarked that "the movie gives away the game faster than the novel, but Emily Blunt digs so deep into the role of a blackout drunk and maybe murderer that she raises Girl to the level of spellbinder. The Movie and Animal Crackers , Blunt made her return to the screen, in husband John Krasinski 's horror film A Quiet Place , which centers on a family being tormented by monstrous creatures that hunt by sound.
They met in , while backstage at the Australian television Logie Awards in Melbourne. They later shared a home in Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada, before breaking up in They became engaged in August ,  and married on 10 July in Como , Italy.
In , Tucci married Blunt's sister Felicity, who works as a literary agent. Blunt introduced the couple. She said she felt conflicted over abandoning her sole allegiance to the United Kingdom.