Emily Blunt is one of the finest actors in the world right now and she has the credentials to prove it. After making an entry in Hollywood, Blunt has given many award-worthy performances. The actress will be back on the big screen once again with the highly anticipated Disney flick ‘Jungle Cruise’ along with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
This will be her third movie with Disney after ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘The Muppets’. If the upcoming movie turns out to be a success at the box office, it will be her second commercial hit of the year. ‘A Quiet Place II’ was a huge hit earlier this year and proved why Blunt’s involvement in a project makes it a must-watch.
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She made her acting debut by appearing in various theatre productions and entered Hollywood in the mid-2000s. Apart from giving inspiring performances, she has also made a lot of money from all the ventures that she has been a part of. Let’s take a look at how much money she has made over the years.
Early life and career
Born on February 23, 1983, Emily Olivia Leah Blunt made her professional acting debut in Peter Hall’s production of the play ‘The Royal Family’. For her performance, she was named Best Newcomer by the Evening Standard. 2003 was the years when she made her TV debut with the series ‘Boudica’ and then went on to work on ‘Henry VIII’.
She made her feature film debut with an independent film titled ‘My Summer of Love’. She garnered a lot of praise for her acting and was just waiting for her big break in Hollywood. In 2005, she finally received her breakthrough role in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ along with Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. It turned out to be a path-breaking role for Blunt and she was considered as the next big thing in Hollywood. She was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category at the BAFTAs and Golden Globes. Later that year, she appeared on the TV movie ‘Gideon’s Daughter’ and gained wider prominence.
Blunt’s profile continued to rise, and in 2007, she appeared in four films: the horror film ‘Wind Chill’, the romantic drama ‘The Jane Austen Book Club’, the comedy-drama ‘Dan in Real Life’, and the biographical comedy-drama ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’. In 2008, she portrayed Queen Victoria in ‘The Young Victoria’ and gained wider prominence.
A time came when Jon Favreau wanted Blunt to play the role of Black Widow in ‘Iron Man 2’. However, due to scheduling conflicts, she was forced to drop out of the movie. Later, the role went to Scarlett Johansson. She kept on giving amazing performances in movies and did her first proper acting movie in the form of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’. The movie, which also starred Tom Cruise, became a blockbuster hit and viewers hailed Blunt’s performance as one of the best in recent years.
Since then, she has given magnificent performance in projects such as ‘Sicario’, ‘The Girl on the Train’, ‘A Quiet Place’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’.
Achievements and awards
The actress won her first major accolade in 2007 for ‘Gideon’s Daughter’. She won the Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Movie for her role in the project and earned critical praise. In the same year, she was nominated for 2 BAFTAs and 1 Golden Globe for her role in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.
Since then, she has been nominated for 4 Golden Globes, 6 Critics Choice Awards, 3 SAG Awards, and 1 BAFTA.
In 2019, she won the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in ‘A Quiet Place’.
The British actress has been associated with a lot of charities. According to Look to the Stars, Blunt has supported charities like the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the American Institute of Stuttering, Amnesty International, Feeding America, Greenpeace, International Medical Corps, Oxfam, Partners in Health, Red Cross, and UNICEF.
Blunt also supported the Malala Fund in 2018 to give girls everywhere the chance at an education.
In 2018, she teamed up with her husband and actor John Krasinski to volunteer at Family Reach’s cooking fundraiser.
In July 2016, Krasinski and Blunt sold their Hollywood Hills home to Kendall Jenner for $6.5 million, and a few months later, they moved into a pre-war townhouse in Brooklyn. The house boasted 6 bedrooms. However, they sold the house for & 6.5 million in 2018 and shifted to a house in Brooklyn that cost around $15.3 million.
What is Emily Blunt’s net worth?
Blunt has been a part of various box office blockbusters which made her earn a lot of bucks. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress’ net worth is estimated at $80 million. Most of her earnings have come through acting and some endorsements. Let’s see how ‘Jungle Cruise’ helps her in increasing the fortune she has made over the years.
‘Jungle Cruise’ will simultaneously release in theatres and on Disney+ on Friday, July 30.