Emma Stone (born Emily Jean Stone on November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona) is an American actress 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.
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 in 2012 and 2014.
In 2015 she earned her first Oscar nomination for "Best Supporting Actress" for Birdman, 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.
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.
- Superbad (2007)
- The House Bunny (2008)
- The Rocker (2008)
- Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
- Paper Man (2009)
- Zombieland (2009)
- Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
- Marmaduke (2010)
- Easy A (2010)
- Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
- The Help (2011)
- Friends with Benefits (2011)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
- The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014)
- Gangster Squad (2013)
- The Croods (2013) (voice only)
- Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
- Birdman (2014) — Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress
- Aloha (2015)
- Irrational Man (2015)
- La La Land (2016) — Academy Award winner for Best Actress
- Battle of the Sexes (2017)
- The Favourite (2018) — Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress
- Maniac (2018)
- Cruella (2021)
- 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.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jennifer Lawrence, as this interview demonstrates.
- Ink-Suit Actor: It's very clear that the new version of Gwen Stacy was designed after her.
- Stage Name: Took the name Emma because "Emily Stone" was already taken in the Screen Actors Guild. Prefers to be called 'Em' by friends.
- Vocal Dissonance: Has a down-to-earth, quirky vibe about her, which makes her raspy, sultry voice a bit jarring.
- What Could Have Been: Stone was offered the role of Cheetah in Wonder Woman 1984 but turned it down.
- Witty Banter: A trademark of hers, in movies.