Emily Blunt

by follers on October 23, 2012

Emily Blunt at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Arri

Birth Name: Emily Olivia Leah Blunt

Place of Birth: Wandsworth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 February, 1983

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant Welsh

Emily Blunt is an English actress and singer. She also became a U.S. citizen in 2015.

Emily was born in Wandsworth, London. Her mother, Joanna Margaret (Dixon), is a teacher and actress, and her father, Oliver Simon Peter Blunt, is a barrister. Her uncle is M.P. Crispin Blunt (Crispin Jeremy Rupert Blunt). Emily is married to American actor and filmmaker John Krasinski, with whom she has two children. Her sister, Felicity Blunt, is married to American actor Stanley Tucci.

Emily’s paternal grandfather was Major-General Peter Blunt (the son of Albert George Blunt and Claudia Mabel Wintle). Peter was born in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, and was a British Army officer and businessperson. Albert was the son of Albert Blunt and Emily Emma. Claudia was the daughter of Harry Wintle and Gertrude Ellen Freeth.

Emily’s paternal grandmother was Adrienne Richardson (the daughter of Thomas William Richardson and Jessie May Clarke). Adrienne was born in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. Thomas was the son of John Parkes Richardson. Jessie was the daughter of John Clarke.

Emily’s maternal grandfather was named Robert Dixon.

Sources: Genealogy of Emily Blunt (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Obituary of Emily’s paternal grandfather, Major-General Peter Blunt – http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew April 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm

I personally find much more attractive with brunette hair, as she spotted in the movie “Wild Target”

luckystar April 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm

She looks like Katy perry.

Kimmel July 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

Always thought she was partially Slavic. You can see it around the centre of the face.

Greyface April 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm

her eyes are absolutely stunning in this picture

why are english girls so amaaaazing

gel April 26, 2016 at 8:06 am

So you’ll have more examples of English girls who look like that?

Greyface April 26, 2016 at 10:01 am

I never meant to imply that all english girls looked like Emily blunt,
only that they are exceptionally beautiful.

anyway besides emily are
kelly brook
emilia clarke
mary elizabeth winstead
Jennifer carpenter
emily browning
teresa Palmer
Kristen Stewart
nicole Kidman
naomi watts
kate bosworth
evangeline lilly
megan fox
kate beckinsale
elizabeth banks
christina hendricks
kate winslet
keira knightley
hayley atwell
rosamund pike

Kimmel July 23, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Sweet list. I often forget England can produce some good-looking people.

andrew July 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm

a lot of those women are not from England, and some are very overrated.

fuzzybear44 July 23, 2016 at 11:25 pm


I guess we don’t disagree on everything. Some of those women are really overrated

gel July 24, 2016 at 2:48 am
cwm85 August 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm

British as can be….

gel September 17, 2015 at 1:41 am
labird August 30, 2015 at 7:49 am

So she is 1/64th Welsh

Boatmonger March 14, 2015 at 5:26 am

I have her Welsh ancestor as Ann Mary Jones (born 1849, Abergaveny, Monmouth, Wales), mother of Thomas Blunt, born 1866/88 in Warwickshire (who was the father of Albert G. Blunt).

I encountered the same ambiguity regarding her mother’s name. If her middle name was Mackie, we might suppose that ‘Mackie’ was her mother’s maiden name, but the two Janice M Dixons born 1951-1955 had mother’s maiden names Hodgson and Squire (this Janice M. Dixon was born in Middlesex in March 1953). If her mother was the one born in Middlesex, then her maternal grandparents were probably Joseph R. Dixon and Esther D. Squire.

This site lists her maternal grandfather as a Robert Dixon, no sources given: http://www.famechain.com/individual-family-tree/11278/emily-blunt

Boatmonger March 12, 2015 at 12:08 pm

I’ve mapped out her entire paternal side, but can’t get started on her mother’s ancestry. Do you know any more details?

follers March 12, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Is her father entirely of English ancestry?

Emily’s maternal grandparents may have been Robert Dixon and Mary E. Hodgson.

Boatmonger March 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Her father is about 1/32 Welsh.

I’ll scan the tree I have for her once I’ve found out all I can. It’s horribly unbalanced at the moment, though.

Boatmonger March 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm

OK, I don’t have anything for Robert Dixon, but can go quite far back with Mary Evelina Hodgson. Her ancestry’s all NE English going back a number of generations. Do you think there’s a strong chance that they’re her maternal grandparents?

follers March 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

Who was her Welsh ancestor?

Blunt confuses me because reliable sources have stated that her mother is “the former Joanna Mackie”. British public records list her mother’s name as Joanna M. Blunt.

But marriage records list Blunt’s father as marrying Janice M. Dixon, and Blunt and her siblings have a mother’s maiden name of “Dixon”.

Perhaps her mother’s full name is Janice Mackie Dixon, and she used “Joanna” when she was an actress, and professionally.

I know Blunt’s mother is between 60 and 64 years old, and there might be only one Janice M. Dixon who fits that (the one whose parents were Robert Dixon and Mary Hodgson).

But I don’t feel confident in adding that without further evidence.

scott June 17, 2014 at 1:36 am


andrew June 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

she’s a celeb, at least

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