Name: Emily Olivia Leah Blunt
Birthdate: February 23, 1983
Birthplace: London, England
Claim to fame: When she appeared opposite Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in the 2006 movie, The Devil Wears Prada. She received rave reviews from her co-star Meryl Streep, who called her one of the best young actresses she’d ever worked with…maybe ever.
What we can see her in next: She stars in the big-budget action movie, The Edge of Tomorrow, opposite Tom Cruise, which is now in theatres everywhere.
Interesting fact: Acting and adopting new accents helped her to overcome a debilitating speech impediment at age 12.
Best quote: “I appreciate a slow-burn romance. In most movies everyone is just tearing their clothes off in the first scene.” – on her appreciation for “taking it slow” in relationships.
Why we love her: Emily Blunt is one of those actresses that just about everybody seems to love. The fact that she had to overcome a dreadful speech impediment as a kid is another reason why you’ll love her even more. She’s also extremely, extremely talented, not to mention, easy on the eyes. She’s got that likeable quality in spades and has been moving up the ranks in Hollywood faster than almost any other British actress. That’s why she’s our crush this week, because she’s a big talent who’s about to get a whole lot bigger.
She hasn’t been in the Hollywood limelight for too long either. She got her start doing British film and TV, and then made the crossover to Hollywood when she came to people’s attention in 2006’s, The Devil Wears Prada. Ever since she’s been on a fast ascent to become one of the most sought after leading ladies in the film industry. Some highlights along the way have been My Sister’s Sister, The Adjustment Bureau, where she starred opposite Matt Damon, the British comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and 2012’s The Five-Year Engagement.
On top of her booming career, she’s also got a great eye for funny men. She married the hilarious Office alum, John Krasinski in 2010, which just shows that she has great taste in comedy as well. Emily Blunt is our crush this week, cause…well let’s just be blunt about it, it’s because she’s f*cking hot and awesome!
You can see her in the new action movie with Tom Cruise, The Edge of Tomorrow, in theatres everywhere.