Birth Name: Emily Olivia Laura Blunt
Place of Birth: Wandsworth, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 23 February, 1983
Ethnicity: English, as well as distant Scottish and Welsh
Emily Blunt is an English actress and singer. Her roles include the films My Summer of Love, The Devil Wears Prada, Irresistible, Wind Chill, The Jane Austen Book Club, Dan in Real Life, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Great Buck Howard, Sunshine Cleaning, The Young Victoria, The Wolfman, Wild Target, Gulliver’s Travels, The Adjustment Bureau, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Your Sister’s Sister, The Five-Year Engagement, Looper, Arthur Newman, Edge of Tomorrow, Into the Woods, Sicario, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, The Girl on the Train, A Quiet Place, and its sequel; Mary Poppins Returns, Wild Mountain Thyme, Jungle Cruise, and Oppenheimer; and, in voice-role, Gnomeo & Juliet, The Wind Rises, Animal Crackers, My Little Pony: The Movie, and Sherlock Gnomes; and television’s Henry VIII, Gideon’s Daughter, and The English. 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 Conservative Party politician Crispin Blunt (Crispin Jeremy Rupert Blunt), who has been a Member of Parliament for Reigate, since 1 May, 1997. 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 John Blunt, CB, MBE, GM (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 is named Robert Dixon.
Emily’s maternal grandmother is Mary Evelina Hodgson (the daughter of John Hodgson and Annie/Ann Hodge). Mary was born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England. John was the son of Robert Hodgson and Annie Smithson. Emily’s great-grandmother Annie was the daughter of Samuel Hodge and Ann Elizabeth Christie, whose father was Scottish.
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