Emily Jean “Emma” Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The highest-paid actress in the world, she has received such accolades as an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Stone appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and the Time 100 in 2017, and is often described by the media as one of the most talented actresses of her generation.
Emily Jean Stone is a popular Oscar-winning American actress. Known as one of the most skilled and successful actresses of the contemporary generation, she reached the peak of her career after the success of her 2016 film ‘La La Land’ in which she played a lead role. Born in Arizona in the United States, Stone was drawn to acting from a very early age. She made her acting debut at the age of 11 in a play ‘The Wind in the Willows’. She made her TV debut in 2004 in ‘The New Partridge Family
Emily Jean Stone was born on November 6, 1988, in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista Jean Stone (née Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, the founder and CEO of a general-contracting company. Stone lived on the grounds of the Camelback Inn resort from the age of 12 to 15. She has a younger brother, Spencer. Her paternal grandfather, Conrad Ostberg Sten, was from a Swedish family that anglicized their surname to “Stone” when they immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island. She also has German, English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
As an infant, Stone had baby colic and cried frequently; she consequently developed nodules and calluses on her vocal cords while she was a child. Stone has described herself as having been “loud” and “bossy” while growing up. She was educated at Sequoya Elementary School and attended Cocopah Middle School for the sixth grade. Although she did not like school, she has stated that her controlling nature meant that “I made sure I got all As”. Stone suffered panic attacks as a child, which she says caused a decline in her social skills. She underwent therapy but states that it was her participation in local theater plays that helped cure the attacks.
- Emma Stone made her TV debut in 2004 in an American TV series ‘The Partridge Family’. Over the next few years, she played minor roles in other TV shows, such as ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ and ‘Drive’.
- She made her film debut in the 2007 teen comedy, ‘Superbad’. Directed by Greg Mottola, the film starred actors such as Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and Seth Rogen. Stone appeared in a supporting role, playing a character named Jules. She won a ‘Young Hollywood Award’ for her brilliant performance.
- The following year she was seen in the American comedy ‘The Rocker’ in a supporting role. Directed by Peter Cattaneo, the film is about a failed musician, who is on a tour with his nephew’s band. Stone appeared as a character named Amelia.
- In 2009, she appeared in ‘Ghosts of Girlfriends Past’, playing a supporting role. Directed by Mark Waters, the film was a moderate commercial success. Some of her next films were ‘Paper Man’ (2009), Zombieland (2009), ‘Friends with Benefits’ (2011), and ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ (2011).
- She gained much popularity and appreciation for her role in the 2012 Superhero film ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’, which was based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero Spiderman. Directed by Marc Webb, the film follows Peter Parker, a young teenager living in New York, whose life changes after he gets bitten by a genetically altered spider. Thus he gains superpowers, and becomes Spider-Man. Stone appeared as Gwen Stacy, Parker’s girlfriend. The film was a huge commercial success.
- The following year, she appeared in the American crime-thriller, ‘Gangster Squad’, and ‘Movie 43’, an American comedy, and finally, ‘The Croods’, an adventure animated comedy. She also appeared frequently as a host of the TV show ‘Saturday Night Live.’
- In 2014, she reprised her role as Gwen Stacy in the ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’. The film, like its prequel, was a huge commercial success. Some of her next films were ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ (2014), ‘Aloha’ (2015), and ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping’ (2016).
- Her latest and most successful role was in the 2016 American musical comedy ‘La La Land’. Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film was a huge success, winning several Oscars. Probably the most successful film of the year, the story revolved around a musician and an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love. Stone’s amazing performance won her an Oscar for ‘Best Actress’.
Awards & Achievements
- Emma Stone has won a total of 30 awards and 92 nominations as of May 2017. The awards she has won include an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a British Film Academy Award, all three for Best Actress, for her role in the 2016 movie ‘La La Land’.
- She is the recipient of three Screen Actors Guild Awards, one each for her roles in the movies ‘The Help’ (2012), ‘ Birdman’ (2015), and ‘La La Land’ (2017).
- Some other awards she has won are the ‘Critics Choice Movie Award’ for the 2012 movie, ‘The Help’, and ‘Nickelodeaon Kids’ Choice Award’ for the 2014 movie ‘The Amazing Spiderman’.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Emma Stone
- Does Emma Stone smoke?: Not Known
- Does Emma Stone drink alcohol?: Yes
- Emma aspired to be a sketch comedy artist, but at the age of 4, she got inclined towards acting.
- She had braces for around 7 years.
- During her childhood, she suffered from anxiety and panic attacks, which inspired her to write a book called “I Am Bigger Than My Anxiety.”
- She is an avid baker and her first job was preparing treats at a dog bakery.
- It took her around 8 months to get her first role which was as Laurie Partridge in the 2005 TV show The New Partridge Family.
- Before getting into acting, she learned HTML and web design.
- Her typing speed is 100 words/minute.
- She initially chose “Riley Stone” as her stage name, but after guest-starring on Malcolm in the Middle, she decided to choose the name “Emma”, a nickname given by her mother.
- She has blonde hair, but she started dying it red after Judd Apatow (Producer) suggested her to go red for his movie Superbad (2007), she liked it so much that she continued with the red color.