Emily Ratajkowski Wiki-Emily Ratajkowski Biography
Emily O’Hara Ratajkows born June 7, 1991)  is an American model and actress. Born in London and raised in San Diego, Ratajkowski first appeared on the cover of the March 2012 erotic magazine Treats !, leading her to appear in two music videos: Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” ( number one song of 2013 in various countries) and “Love Somebody” by Maroon
Ratajkowski began acting as a child in San Diego before landing a recurring role on the Nickelodeon series iCarly (2009-2010). Her film debut was as the lover of Ben Affleck’s character in the 2014 film Gone Girl. Her other roles include the films Entourage (2015), We Are Your Friends (2015), I Feel Pretty (2018) and Welcome Home (2018). ), as well as the miniseries The Spoils Before Dying (2015) and the anthology series Easy (2016). Ratajkowski is an advocate for women’s health issues as a spokesperson for Planned Parenthood. As a self-identified feminist, she has received support and criticism for her views on s*xual expression.
Early life and carrer
Emily O’Hara Ratajkowski was born on June 7, 1991 in Westminster, London, the only child of American parents, Kathleen Anne Balgley and John David “J.D.” Ratajkowski.    Balgley, who earned her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego,  became a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then taught American literature in Poland from September 1987 to July 1988, and again from September 1988 to July 1989, under the Fulbright Program.  Balgley met Ratajkowski, a painter and art teacher, while both were teaching at the San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, California.   At the time of their daughter’s birth, they were 39 and 45 years old, respectively,  and not married . Ratajkowski describes her mother as a “feminist and intellectual.”  The family lived in West Kensington and Bloomsbury  before settling in San Diego, California, when Ratajkowski was five years old.  She was raised primarily in nearby Encinitas.  Balgley previously taught at California Polytechnic State University,  and, as of 2011, teaches at the San Diego Jewish Academy. 
Ratajkowski is of English, Irish, Polish, German, and Jewish descent.   Her father was raised Roman Catholic, while her mother was raised Jewish.
With the support of an acting coach, Ratajkowski met and signed with a talent agent who contacted Ford Models.  That same day,  she signed with Ford at age 14 and went on to make models of printed teen catalog for Kohl’s and Nordstrom.  At age 15, Ratajkowski began auditioning for the roles of Disney and iCarly,  but while continuing to act, she was often typecast as a bully or cheerleader, and decided to stop auditioning until she obtained enough fame to be more selective with her roles
In September 2014, Ratajkowski was the victim of a wave of celebrity hacking and internet posting of stolen iCloud nude photos.   In December 2014, Us Weekly confirmed that she had started dating musician Jeff Magid.  By early 2018, they had reportedly separated.  On February 23, 2018, Ratajkowski announced on Instagram that she had married actor and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, her boyfriend of several weeks, in a surprise wedding in a New York City courthouse. 
Ratajkowski has raised funds,  made public service announcements,  and has committed to making a short film promoting sexual and reproductive health for Planned Parenthood.  
Ratajkowski says she enjoys freedom of sexual expression “while remaining feminist”,  and speaks openly about using her celebrity to support the empowerment of women and their sexuality.  Amanda Hess de Slate questioned whether she is a feminist or an opportunist who exploits feminism .
On the eve of the New Hampshire Democratic primary in February 2016, Ratajkowski spoke at a Bernie Sanders rally in New Hampshire to support her campaign.    One of the main points of his speech, and his surrounding social media activity, was to counter Gloria Steinem’s statement that young Sanders supporters were involved in the campaign to meet potential male romantic partners.   In 2020, he once again endorsed Sanders for the Democratic nomination.  
In October 2020, Ratajkowski announced, via a Vogue digital cover, that she is pregnant with her first child.