Emma Stone Wikipedia

Emma Stone
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Stone at the Sydney premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, March 2014
BornEmily Jean Stone

(1988-11-06) November 6, 1988 (age 25)

Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
ResidenceGreenwich Village, New York, New York, U.S.
Other namesEmily Stone, Riley Stone
OccupationActress, model
Years active2004–present
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress and model. She made her feature film debut in Superbad (2007). She has co-starred in The House Bunny (2008), Zombieland (2009), and Paper Man (2009). In 2010, Stone played the lead role in Easy A, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Other notable roles have included Skeeter Phelan in The Help (2011), Gwen Stacy in the Amazing Spider-Man film series (2012–2014), and the voice of Eep in the animated film The Croods (2013).


      Early life

      Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Jeff Stone, a founder and CEO of a general-contracting company, and Krista (née Yeager), a homemaker. Her parents are co-owners of the Camelback Golf Club, and Stone lived on the grounds of the Camelback Inn resort from the age of twelve. She has a brother Spencer, who is two years younger. Stone's paternal grandfather, Conrad Ostberg Stone, was of Swedish descent, and his family's original surname "Sten" was anglicized to "Stone" when immigrating to the U.S. through Ellis Island. Her other ancestry is Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, Scottish, and Irish.

      Stone attended Sequoya Elementary School and then Cocopah Middle School for the sixth grade. She was homeschooled for two years, during which time she appeared in sixteen productions at Valley Youth Theatre, including The Princess and the Pea, Alice in Wonderland, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and performed with the theater's improv comedy troupe. Her parents also sent her for private lessons with a local acting coach who had worked at the William Morris Agency in the 1970s and still had Hollywood connections.

      Stone attended Xavier College Preparatory, an all-girl Catholic high school, as a freshman for one semester. Despite this, she was raised as a Lutheran. She gave a PowerPoint presentation to her parents, set to the Madonna song "Hollywood", to convince them to let her move to California for an acting career. In January 2004, at the age of fifteen, she moved with her mother to a Los Angeles apartment and began homeschooling again.

      Stone is naturally blonde. She won her first role as a teenager after dyeing her hair dark brown. Then Judd Apatow, the producer of Superbad, had Stone dye her hair from dark brown to red for her role in the film. She returned to blonde for her role in The Amazing Spider-Man.


      2004–08: Early career

      Stone at the Zombieland world premiere, 2009
      There was already a listing for an "Emily Stone" when Stone registered for the Screen Actors Guild, so she chose "Emma" as her stage name. Her family and friends call her Emily. She first chose "Riley Stone" as her stage name, but after guest-starring on Malcolm in the Middle, she decided that she was more comfortable with "Emma", a nickname that her mother had given her.

      Stone's low-pitched husky voice is a result of having baby colic, a condition of chronic crying as an infant, resulting in the development of nodules. She has calluses on her vocal cords as an adult.

      Stone made her television debut as Laurie Partridge on In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a VH1 talent competition reality show. The resulting show, retitled The New Partridge Family (2005), only produced an unsold pilot. Afterwards, Stone guest-starred in a number of television series including Medium, Malcolm in the Middle and Lucky Louie. She auditioned to star in the NBC science fiction drama Heroes as Claire Bennet, and overheard in the casting room "On a scale of 1 to 10, you are an 11" – but the casting directors were referring to Hayden Panettiere, who was cast instead. Stone called this experience "rock bottom". In April 2007, she starred in the Fox action drama Drive, as Violet Trimble, but the show was canceled after seven episodes.

      Stone made her feature film debut in the comedy Superbad (2007) with Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, directed by Greg Mottola as Jules, the love interest of Seth (Hill). The following year, she co-starred with Rainn Wilson and Teddy Geiger in the comedy The Rocker (2008), directed by Peter Catteneo, where she played Amelia, the bass guitarist in a band featuring Geiger. She learned to play bass for the role. Later that year, Stone co-starred with Anna Faris, Colin Hanks and Kat Dennings in the romantic comedy The House Bunny, directed by Fred Wolf where she played Natalie, the president of a sorority and sang on a single from the film, "I Know What Boys Like", a cover version of the 1982 song by The Waitresses.

      2009–11: Breakthrough acting

      Stone co-starred with Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas in the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), a takeoff of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, directed by Mark Waters, where she played Allison Vandermeersh, "The Ghost of Girlfriends Past", who haunts Conor Mead (McConaughey), a womanizing photographer who does not believe in true love. She co-starred with Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin in the horror/comedy Zombieland directed by Ruben Fleischer, where she played Wichita, a survivor and con artist from Wichita, Kansas, traveling across the U.S. with her younger sister Little Rock (Breslin). Eventually, she reveals that her real name is "Krista", which is coincidentally the name of Stone's real life mother. The project began shooting in Atlanta in February 2009.

      Later that year, Stone co-starred with Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow in Kieran and Michelle Mulroney's comedy Paper Man (2009), as Abby, a babysitter that Richard Dunn (Daniels) hires after moving to Long Island. Stone began filming her scenes on November 11, 2008, in Montauk, New York, using well-known local locations.

      Stone at the premiere of Easy A in Germany, 2010
      Stone co-starred with Owen Wilson in the comedy Marmaduke (2010) directed by Tom Dey, a live-action adaptation of Brad Anderson's long-running comic strip of the same name, where she voiced Mazie, a tomboyish Australian Shepherd and a friend of Marmaduke (voiced by Wilson). The same year, Stone starred in her first leading role in the comedy Easy A directed by Will Gluck, as Olive Penderghast, a high school student who scandalizes her teachers and in particular, her more conservatively religious classmates after a false rumor circulates that she is sexually promiscuous. The script was written by Bert V. Royal and contrasts the historical romance novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and its heroine, Hester Prynne, to the life of Prynne in the film versions. Stone read the script before the project was optioned for production, and kept an eye on it along with her manager until preparations were made. Stone was attracted to the script because it was "funny and sweet" and her character was "fantastic from the first read" who was "fleshed [..] out so much in the script". When Stone discovered that the film had gone into production, she met with Gluck to express her enthusiasm about the project. A few months later, the audition process started and Stone met with Gluck again to be one of the first actresses to audition. Stone was nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role.

      Stone appeared at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2010, and introduced Linkin Park, she stated in 2008 that she would eventually like to venture into film production, producing her own films and that her dream was to appear on the NBC late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. Stone hosted the show on October 23, 2010, and again on November 12, 2011.

      Stone collaborated with Will Gluck again and co-starred with Justin Timberlake in Gluck's sex comedy Friends with Benefits as Kayla, who breaks up with Dylan Harper (Timberlake). The film began filming in July 2010, in Los Angeles and New York City, and was released on July 22, 2011. Later that year, Stone co-starred with Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in the Warner Bros. romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love., directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa as Hannah, a law school graduate. The film began shooting on April 16, 2010 in Los Angeles and was released on July 29, 2011. Stone starred in Tate Taylor's drama film The Help from Touchstone Pictures and DreamWorks Studios, an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name and a period piece set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s, where she played Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, an aspiring writer learning about the lives of the African-American maids. She used a Southern dialect for the role.


      Stone at the Deauville American Film Festival in 2011
      Stone co-starred with Andrew Garfield in the superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man directed by Marc Webb, and is a reboot of the Spider-Man film series, where she played Gwen Stacy, the seventeen-year-old classmate and the love interest of Peter Parker (Garfield). The film went into production in December 2010 and commenced in April 2011. Stone was considered to co-star in a reboot of 21 Jump Street, with her Superbad co-star Jonah Hill, but she turned the role down, after signing on to The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released on July 3, 2012.

      Stone co-starred in the DreamWorks 3-D computer animated caveman comedy The Croods, directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders as Eep, the oldest daughter of Grug (voiced by Nicolas Cage) and Ugga (voiced by Catherine Keener), with the love interest, Guy (voiced by Ryan Reynolds). The film was released on March 22, 2013. She co-starred as the title role in the comedic short film Veronica, with Kieran Culkin and directed by Griffin Dunne. and is one of sixteen segments of the anthology film, Movie 43. The feature film was produced by the Farrelly brothers.

      Stone co-starred with Ryan Gosling again and Sean Penn in the crime drama film Gangster Squad, directed by Ruben Fleischer and based on a true story set in the 1940s where she played Grace Faraday who enters a love triangle with LAPD Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Gosling) and mob boss Mickey Cohen (Penn). The film was released on January 11, 2013 in North America.

      Stone plans to work with writer and director Will Gluck for a third time, starring in and executive producing a comedy film for Screen Gems. The film studio has given Gluck and Stone full discretion in developing a new project, after the success of Easy A, their first film collaboration.

      In mid-2012, Stone voiced a supporting role in the crime-based video game, Sleeping Dogs. Stone also reprised her role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, for which her performance was well received by critics. Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post mentioned that "Stone [...] once again delivers a winning and mostly believable performance as the smart, self-possessed Gwen."

      She signed on to co-star in Cameron Crowe's untitled romantic comedy, that was initially titled Deep Tiki, with Bradley Cooper for Sony Pictures that began filming in Hawaii in September 2013 and is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2014. Stone signed on to co-star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's comedy Birdman with Michael Keaton. The film began principal photography in New York City in mid-April 2013 and is scheduled to be released on October 17, 2014. In 2013, Stone dropped out of Guillermo Del Toro's horror film Crimson Peak and was replaced by Mia Wasikowska.

      In May 2013, it was announced that Stone had signed on to co-star in Woody Allen's comedy Magic in the Moonlight with Colin Firth, set in the 1920s, shot on the French Riviera and is scheduled to be released on July 25, 2014.


      Stone is one of the faces for Revlon, and models alongside well-known actresses such as Olivia Wilde and Halle Berry.

      Personal life

      Stone with boyfriend Andrew Garfield at The Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere in Sydney, 2014
      Stone moved from Los Angeles to Greenwich Village, New York City in 2009.

      Stone's mother Krista was diagnosed with breast cancer and won her battle in 2008. To celebrate being two years cancer free in 2010, Stone wrote a letter to Paul McCartney asking him to draw two birds' feet because "Blackbird" is her mother's favorite song. He did so, and Stone and her mother received matching wrist tattoos.

      In mid-2011, Stone began dating her The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield.



      2008Rocker, TheThe RockerAmelia
      2008House Bunny, TheThe House BunnyNatalie
      2009Ghosts of Girlfriends PastAllison Vandermeersh
      2009Paper ManAbby
      2009ZombielandWichita / Krista
      2010Easy AOlive Penderghast
      2011Friends with BenefitsKayla
      2011Crazy, Stupid, Love.Hannah "Nana" Weaver
      2011Help, TheThe HelpEugenia "Skeeter" Phelan
      2012Amazing Spider-Man, TheThe Amazing Spider-ManGwen Stacy
      2013Gangster SquadGrace Faraday
      2013Movie 43VeronicaSegment: "Veronica"
      2013Croods, TheThe CroodsEepVoice
      2014Amazing Spider-Man 2, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man 2Gwen Stacy
      2014Magic in the MoonlightSophieJuly 25 release date
      2014BirdmanOctober 17 release date
      2014Untitled Cameron Crowe projectCaptain Allison NgIn post-production
      2017The Croods 2EepVoice


      2004In Search of the Partridge FamilyLaurie ContestantWinner (credited as Emily Stone)
      2004New Partridge Family, TheThe New Partridge FamilyLaurie PartridgePilot
      2005MediumCynthia McCallisterEpisode: "Sweet Dreams" (credited as Riley Stone)
      2005Malcolm in the MiddleDianeEpisode: "Lois Strikes Back" (credited as Riley Stone)
      2006Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & CodyIvana (voice)Episode: "Crushed"
      2006Lucky LouieShannonEpisode: "Get Out"
      2007DriveViolet Trimble7 episodes
      2010/11Saturday Night LiveHostOct. 23, 2010 & Nov. 12, 2011 (also a cameo on May 3, 2014)
      2011Robot ChickenVarious characters2 episodes; voice
      201230 RockHerselfEpisode: "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell"
      2012iCarlyHeatherEpisode: "iFind Spencer Friends"

      Video games

      2012Sleeping DogsAmanda Cartwright


      • Katharine McPhee – "I Know What Boys Like" (2008), RCA – iTunes Store single with Emma Stone and Rumer Willis from The House Bunny,[citation needed] a cover version of the 1982 single by The Waitresses

      Awards and nominations

      2008Young Hollywood Awards Exciting New FaceSuperbadWon
      2009Detroit Film Critics Society Best EnsembleZombielandNominated
      2010Scream Awards Best EnsembleZombielandWon
      2010Scream Awards Best Horror ActressZombielandNominated
      2010Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress: ComedyZombielandNominated
      2011BAFTA Rising Star AwardNominated
      2011Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best EnsembleThe HelpNominated
      2011Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or ComedyEasy ANominated
      2011Hollywood Film Festival Ensemble Acting AwardThe HelpWon
      2011MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic PerformanceEasy AWon
      2011MTV Movie Award Best Line from a MovieEasy ANominated
      2011MTV Movie Award for Best PerformanceEasy ANominated
      2011NewNowNext Awards Brink of FameNominated
      2011San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an EnsembleThe HelpNominated
      2011Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion PictureThe HelpWon
      2011Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best EnsembleThe HelpWon
      2011Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Romantic ComedyEasy AWon
      2011The Comedy Award for Best Comedy Actress – FilmEasy ANominated
      2011Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best EnsembleThe HelpNominated
      2011Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best EnsembleThe HelpWon
      2012Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best EnsembleThe HelpNominated
      2012Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best CastThe HelpWon
      2012MTV Movie Award for Best CastThe HelpNominated
      2012MTV Movie Award for Best KissCrazy, Stupid, Love.Nominated
      2012MTV Movie Award for Best PerformanceCrazy, Stupid, Love.Nominated
      2012MTV Movie Award for TrailblazerWon
      2012NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion PictureThe HelpNominated
      2012National Board of Review Award for Best Acting by an EnsembleThe HelpWon
      2012People's Choice Award Favorite Movie ActressCrazy, Stupid, Love. & The HelpWon
      2012Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe HelpWon
      2012The Comedy Awards for Best Comedy Actress – FilmCrazy, Stupid, Love.Nominated
      2012Teen Choice Award for Choice Female Movie Star of the SummerThe Amazing Spider-ManNominated
      2012Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: ComedyCrazy, Stupid, Love.Won
      2012Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: DramaThe HelpWon
      2012Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie LiplockCrazy, Stupid, Love.Nominated
      2012Spike Video Game Award for Best Performance by a Human FemaleSleeping DogsNominated
      2013People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie ActressThe Amazing Spider-ManNominated
      2013People's Choice Award for Favorite Face of HeroismThe Amazing Spider-ManNominated
      2013People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (with Andrew Garfield)The Amazing Spider-ManNominated
      2014People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie ActressGangster SquadNominated
      2014Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/FantasyThe Amazing Spider-Man 2Pending

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