Emma Stone (born Emily Jean Stone on November 6, 1988) is an American actor and singer.
She got into community theater at a very young age and was already in youth improv troupes as a pre-teen. She first came to Hollywood in 2004 at the age of 15 after she used a slideshow presentation to convince her parents to let her become an actress instead of finishing high school. She competed on a VH1 reality show "In Search For The Next Partridge Family" and won the part of the new Laurie Partridge. However this updated version of The Partridge Family never made it past the pilot. She next tried for the part of Claire in Heroes but lost out to Hayden Panettiere. She appeared in an episode of Lucky Louie as a teenage babysitter who wanted to give Louie a blowjob and the short-lived FOX series starring Nathan Fillion called Drive (2007).
In 2007 she made her feature film debut in the Judd Apatow-produced comedy Superbad as Jules, the girl Jonah Hill's character wanted to go out with. The next year she was in The House Bunny starring Anna Faris and The Rocker starring Rainn Wilson. She then starred in the horror-comedy Zombieland in 2009 along with Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin. In 2010, Emma got her first lead role as Olive Pendergast in the teen comedy Easy A, which became her Star-Making Role and earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical". In 2011, she was in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Help, which both had critical and commercial success. Stone also played Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man Series alongside Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in 2012 and 2014.
In 2015 she earned her first Oscar nomination for "Best Supporting Actress" for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), and in 2017 she won the Oscar for "Best Actress" and the Golden Globe for "Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical" for La La Land.note
Her low-pitched, husky voice is the result of calluses she has on her vocal cords thanks to suffering from colic as an infant, which developed into nodules.
She is married to filmmaker Dave McCary, giving birth to their daughter in 2021. However, neither was officially announced by them.
- Medium (2005) as Cynthia McCallister
- The Suite Life of Zack & Cody (2006) as Ivana Tipton (voice)
- Malcolm in the Middle (2006) as Diane
- Lucky Louie (2006) as Shannon
- Drive (2007) as Violet Trimble
- Superbad (2007) as Jules
- The House Bunny (2008) as Natalie Sandler
- The Rocker (2008) as Amelia Stone
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) as Allison Vandermeersh
- Paper Man (2009) as Abby
- Zombieland (2009) as Wichita
- Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
- Marmaduke (2010) as Mazie (voice)
- Easy A (2010) as Olive Penderghast
- Robot Chicken (2011) as various characters (voice)
- Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) as Hannah Weaver
- The Help (2011) as Skeeter Phelan
- Friends with Benefits (2011) as Kayla
- 30 Rock (2012) as herself
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) as Gwen Stacy
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
- Sleeping Dogs (2012) as Amanda (voice)
- iCarly (2012) as Heather
- Movie 43 (2013) as Veronica
- Gangster Squad (2013) as Grace Faraday
- The Croods (2013) as Eep Crood (voice)
- The Croods: A New Age (2020)
- Magic in the Moonlight (2014) as Sophie Baker
- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) as Sam Thomson (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress)
- The Interview (2014) as herself
- Aloha (2015) as Allison Ng
- Irrational Man (2015) as Jill Pollard
- Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) as Claudia Cantrell
- La La Land (2016) as Mia Dolan (won an Academy Award for Best Actress)
- Battle of the Sexes (2017) as Billie Jean King
- The Favourite (2018) as Abigail (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress)
- Maniac (2018) as Annie Landsberg
- Cruella (2021) as Estella / Cruella
- Author Appeal: Inverted — she has said that she does not wish or intend to star in any fantasy works. This was one of the draws for her 2018 Netflix miniseries Maniac; the psychological trippiness allowed Hollywood to actually put her in fantasy settings due to the scenarios created by the characters' heads, but it's the closest we'll probably ever get in that department.
- Dye Hard: She only dons her natural blonde in a few roles, such as in Birdman and The Amazing Spider-Man movies. Otherwise, expect Emma as a redhead.
- Of the Spice Girls. She freaked out when she got to talk to Mel B (Scary) and Mel C (Sporty) at different times via video while promoting The Amazing Spider-Man 2. She came very close to freaking out when, during an interview on The Graham Norton Show, Graham implied to her that all five of them were backstage waiting to meet her. They weren't.
- She's hooked on K-Pop.
- Ink-Suit Actor: It's very clear that Spider-Gwen was designed after her version of Gwen Stacy.
- Reclusive Artist: Shes one of the few prominent millennial celebrities who doesnt have any official social media accounts. She also very rarely talks about her personal life. Her husband has a verified Instagram account and used it to announce their engagement but theyve never officially confirmed that they got married and he doesnt post often. She was clearly very pregnant in late 2020 and allegedly gave birth in March of the following year but theres no official announcement.
- Stage Name: Took the name Emma because "Emily Stone" was already taken in the Screen Actors Guild. Prefers to be called 'Em' by friends.
- Those Two Actors: Has played Ryan Gosling's love interest in three different films.
- Vocal Dissonance: Has a down-to-earth, quirky vibe about her, which makes her raspy, sultry voice a bit jarring.
- What Could Have Been:
- Witty Banter: A trademark of hers, in movies.