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A remarkably versatile British actress with a penchant for accents and quirky characters, Emily Blunt was born Feb. 23, 1983, in London. After extensive speech therapy, she overcame a childhood stutter to make a triumphant stage debut in 2001 opposite Judi Dench in "The Royal Family."

Thanks to critically acclaimed turns in Gideon's Daughter (for which she won a Golden Globe) and My Summer of Love (2004), Blunt was well-established in her native England when she landed her first Hollywood film, playing a pin-thin fashionista in The Devil Wears Prada. As Meryl Streep's sneering personal assistant, she again stole critics' hearts -- and her fair share of scenes.

Since then, Blunt's cinematic choices have kept audiences guessing. In 2009 alone, she played a scatterbrained American crime-scene cleaner in Sunshine Cleaning and a famed English queen in The Young Victoria.

Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

2016 R

During her daily rail commute, divorcée Rachel Watson observes the happily married couple living in a house near the train route. One day, she witnesses a scene that enrages her -- and soon finds herself deeply entangled in the ensuing mystery.

  • Emily Blunt in Sicario Sicario
  • Emily Blunt in The Huntsman: Winter's War The Huntsman: Winter's War
  • Emily Blunt in Edge of Tomorrow Edge of Tomorrow
  • Emily Blunt in Looper Looper
  • Emily Blunt in The Young Victoria The Young Victoria
  • Emily Blunt in Into the Woods Into the Woods
  • Emily Blunt in The Adjustment Bureau The Adjustment Bureau
  • Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Emily Blunt in Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson's War
  • Emily Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada
  • Emily Blunt in Gnomeo and Juliet Gnomeo and Juliet
  • Emily Blunt in The Wolfman The Wolfman
  • Emily Blunt in The Five-Year Engagement The Five-Year Engagement
  • Emily Blunt in The Jane Austen Book Club The Jane Austen Book Club
  • Emily Blunt in My Summer of Love My Summer of Love
  • Emily Blunt in Irresistible Irresistible
  • Emily Blunt in Sunshine Cleaning Sunshine Cleaning
  • Emily Blunt in Wild Target Wild Target
  • Emily Blunt in Gideon's Daughter Gideon's Daughter
  • Emily Blunt in Dan in Real Life Dan in Real Life
  • Emily Blunt in The Great Buck Howard The Great Buck Howard
  • Emily Blunt in Gulliver's Travels Gulliver's Travels
  • Emily Blunt in Your Sister's Sister Your Sister's Sister
  • Emily Blunt in Arthur Newman Arthur Newman
  • Emily Blunt in Wind Chill Wind Chill
  • Emily Blunt in Empire Empire