Emily Ratajkowski Biography: Height, Age, Net Worth, Twitter, Boyfriend, Instagram, Parents, Spouse

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Emily Ratajkowski is an American model and actress who rose to fame after appearing in the music video “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke in 2013.

She has starred in movies such as Gone Girl, We Are Your Friends, and In Darkness. She is a writer and a feminist activist who published her essay collection, My Body, in 2021.


  • Full name: Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski
  • Date of birth: June 7, 1991
  • Age: 33 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Model, actress, writer
  • Height: 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
  • Parents: Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David Ratajkowski
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Sebastian Bear-McClard (m. 2018; Sep. 2022)
  • Children: Sylvester Apollo Bear (b. 2021)
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $8 million

Early Life and Education

Emily Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991, in Westminster, London, to American parents Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David Ratajkowski, who were both school teachers.

Her father is a painter, and her mother is an English professor. She is of British Isles, German, Polish, and Jewish ancestry.

When she was five, she moved to San Diego, California, with her family. She attended San Dieguito Academy and later UCLA for a year, majoring in Fine Art, before dropping out to pursue modeling full-time.

From a young age, she was exposed to the nude female figure in photography and art, which influenced her later work. She also tried soccer, acting, and ballet as a child and teenager.

Personal Life

Emily Ratajkowski married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard in February 2018 in a surprise courthouse wedding in New York City.

They had been dating for a few weeks before tying the knot. They welcomed their first child, a son named Sylvester Apollo Bear, in March 2021.

However, in November 2022, they announced their separation after four years of marriage. Ratajkowski has not been linked to anyone else since then.

She is a vocal supporter of women’s rights and reproductive health and has campaigned for Planned Parenthood and Bernie Sanders. She is also an animal lover and has a dog named Colombo.


Emily Ratajkowski started modeling at 14 when she signed with Ford Models. She appeared in several teen magazines and catalogs and also had a role on the Nickelodeon series iCarly.

Her breakthrough came in 2012 when she posed for the cover of the erotic magazine Treats!, which caught the attention of Robin Thicke, who cast her in his controversial music video “Blurred Lines.

The video featured Ratajkowski dancing topless, becoming a viral sensation and making her a household name. She also appeared in the music videos of Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, and Taio Cruz.

Ratajkowski made her feature film debut in 2014, playing the mistress of Ben Affleck’s character in the thriller Gone Girl, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn.

She received positive reviews for her performance and was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.

She then starred in the comedy Entourage, based on the HBO series of the same name, and the drama We Are Your Friends, opposite Zac Efron.

She also had supporting roles in films such as I Feel Pretty with Amy Schumer, In Darkness with Natalie Dormer, and Lying and Stealing with Theo James.

Ratajkowski has also established herself as a high-fashion model, appearing on the covers of international Vogue magazines and walking the runways of Paris Fashion Week and Milan Fashion Week.

She has modeled for brands such as Marc Jacobs, Versace, DKNY, and Miu Miu. She also launched her own swimwear and lingerie line, Inamorata, in 2017.

Ratajkowski is also a writer and feminist activist. She has written essays for publications such as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Glamour and spoken out about issues such as body shaming, sexual harassment, and online abuse.

She published her first book, My Body, in November 2021, a collection of personal essays about her experiences as a woman in the public eye. The book was a New York Times bestseller and received critical acclaim.


Some of the awards that Emily Ratajkowski has won or been nominated for throughout her career are:

  • MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for Gone Girl (2015) – nominated.
  • Capri Hollywood International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast for Gone Girl (2014) – won
  • Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Actress (2015) – won
  • Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Award for Face of the Future (2016) – won
  • GQ Australia Woman of the Year (2019) – won.

Net Worth

According to sources, Emily Ratajkowski’s estimated net worth is $8 million.

She earns most of her income from her modeling and acting career, as well as from her endorsements and business ventures.


Emily Ratajkowski has faced some controversy and criticism for her views and actions on various topics, such as:

  • Her appearance in the “Blurred Lines” video, which was accused of being sexist and promoting rape culture. Ratajkowski defended the video, saying it was empowering and playful, and she had no regrets about doing it.
  • Her nude photoshoot for Harper’s Bazaar in 2016, in which she posed with a hairy armpit. Ratajkowski said that she wanted to challenge women’s beauty standards and expectations and that she was comfortable with her body hair.
  • Her lawsuit against photographer Jonathan Leder in 2020, who published a book of nude photos of Ratajkowski that he took in 2012 without her consent. Ratajkowski claimed that Leder sexually assaulted her during the photo shoot and that he exploited her image for profit. Leder denied the allegations and said that Ratajkowski was a willing participant and that he had the right to publish the photos.
  • Her Instagram post 2018, in which she posed with a group of black children in Ghana while wearing a hat that said “Ghana.” Ratajkowski was accused of being insensitive and tone-deaf and of using the children as props. Ratajkowski deleted the post and apologized, saying she meant no harm and was grateful for her experience in Ghana.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @emrata
  • Twitter: @emrata


  • iCarly
  • Gone Girl
  • Entourage
  • We Are Your Friends
  • Easy
  • I Feel Pretty
  • In Darkness
  • Welcome Home
  • Lying and Stealing
  • Bright Futures
  • Lost Girls and Love Hotels

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