Stone at the Wondercon 2012 in Anaheim, California
|Born||Emily Jean Stone |
November 6, 1988
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
|Residence||Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Other names||Emily Stone, Riley Stone|
|Partner(s)||Andrew Garfield (2011–present)|
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. In 2007, she starred in the short-lived Fox action drama Drive as Violet Trimble, and made her feature film debut in the comedy Superbad (2007). She has co-starred in The House Bunny (2008), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), Zombieland (2009), and Paper Man (2009). In 2010, Stone voiced Mazie in Marmaduke, and played the lead in the comedy Easy A for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. In 2011, she co-starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love. and The Help. In 2012, Stone co-starred as Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film series. In 2013, she co-starred in Gangster Squad, and voiced Eep in the animated film The Croods. Stone is set to reprise her role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
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 age 15, 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. Judd Apatow, the producer of Superbad, then 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
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 frequent screaming as an infant, resulting in the development of nodules. She has calluses on her vocal cords as an adult.
Stone launched a career in television after winning the role of 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, and overheard in the casting room "On a scale of 1 to 10, you are an 11" — the casting directors were referring to Hayden Panettiere, who was cast as Claire Bennet instead. Stone called this experience "rock bottom". In April 2007, she starred in the Fox action drama Drive, playing Violet Trimble, however, the show was cancelled after seven episodes.
In 2007, Stone made her feature film debut, co-starring in the comedy Superbad opposite Michael Cera and Jonah Hill and directed by Greg Mottola. Stone played Jules, the love interest of Hill's character Seth. In 2008, she co-starred in the comedy The Rocker, opposite Rainn Wilson and Teddy Geiger and directed by Peter Catteneo. Stone played Amelia, the bass guitarist in a band featuring Geiger. Stone learned to play bass for the role. Later that year, Stone co-starred in The House Bunny, directed by Fred Wolf. Stone 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.
In 2009, Stone co-starred in the romantic comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, a takeoff of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, opposite Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas and directed by Mark Waters, known for directing Mean Girls. Stone played Allison Vandermeersh, "The Ghost of Girlfriends Past", who haunts McConaughey's character Conor Mead, a womanizing photographer with cynical views on true love. She co-starred in the horror/comedy Zombieland, opposite Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Abigail Breslin and directed by Ruben Fleischer. The project began shooting in Atlanta in February 2009. Stone played Wichita, a survivor and con artist from Wichita, Kansas, traveling across the U.S. with her younger sister Little Rock (played by Breslin). At the end of the film, she reveals that her real name is "Krista", which is coincidentally the name of Stone's mother in real life.
Stone also co-starred in the comedy Paper Man in 2009, opposite Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow, directed by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. She played Abby, a babysitter that Daniels' character hires after moving to Long Island. Stone began filming her scenes on November 11, 2008, in Montauk, New York, using well-known local locations.
In 2010, Stone co-starred in a voice role in Marmaduke, a film adaptation of Brad Anderson's long-running comic strip of the same name about a Great Dane and directed by Tom Dey. She voiced Mazie, a tomboyish Australian Shepherd and a friend of Marmaduke (voiced by Owen Wilson). Stone starred in her first leading role that year in the comedy Easy A, directed by Will Gluck. Stone played 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 contrasts the 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 co-starred in the romantic-sex comedy Friends with Benefits opposite Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis and directed by Will Gluck, whom she worked with for the second time. Stone played Kayla, who breaks up with Timberlake's character Dylan Harper. 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 in the Warner Bros. romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love. opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The film centered around Carell's character Cal, a husband with marital problems and difficulties with his children. Stone played 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 the Touchstone Pictures and Dreamworks Studios drama film The Help, directed by Tate Taylor, an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel of the same name and a period piece set in Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s, which was released in August 2011. She played Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, an aspiring writer, and employed a Southern dialect for the role.
Stone co-starred opposite Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb. It is a reboot of the Spider-Man film series by Columbia Pictures, Marvel Entertainment and Sony. She played Gwen Stacy, the seventeen-year-old classmate and love interest of Garfield's character Peter Parker. 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, opposite her Superbad co-star Jonah Hill. She turned the role down however, after signing on to The Amazing Spider-Man, which was released on July 3, 2012.
Stone co-starred in a voice role in the DreamWorks Animation 3-D computer animated caveman comedy The Croods directed by Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders. She voiced Eep, the oldest daughter of Grug (voiced by Nicolas Cage) and Ugga (voiced by Catherine Keener). Ryan Reynolds voiced Gy, the love interest to Stone's character. The film was released on March 22, 2013. She co-starred as the title role in the comedic short film Veronica, opposite 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 opposite Ryan Gosling for the second time and Sean Penn in the crime drama film Gangster Squad based on a true story set in the 1940s and directed by Ruben Fleischer who worked with Stone in Zombieland. Stone played Grace Faraday, who enters a love triangle with Gosling's character, Sgt. Jerry Wooters of the LAPD and Penn's character, mobster Mickey Cohen. The film was released on January 11, 2013 in North America.
Stone plans to work with writer and director Will Gluck for the third time, starring in and executive producing a current untitled comedy for Screen Gems. The film studio has given Gluck and Stone full discretion in developing a new project, after the success of Easy A.
In January 2012, Stone signed on to the comedy script Little White Corvette written by Michael Diliberti, about a pair of would-be drug dealing siblings for GK Films to be shot in Miami. In mid-2012, Stone voiced a supporting role in the crime-based video game, Sleeping Dogs. She signed on to co-star in Cameron Crowe's Deep Tiki opposite Bradley Cooper, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray, set in Hawaii for Sony Pictures. Stone will also reprise her role as Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is scheduled for release on May 2, 2014. Stone will co-star in Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's comedy Birdman opposite Michael Keaton. The film began principal photography in New York City in mid-April 2013. In 2013, Stone dropped out of Guillermo Del Toro's horror film Crimson Peak and was replaced by Mia Wasikowska.
|2008||Rocker, TheThe Rocker||Amelia|
|2008||House Bunny, TheThe House Bunny||Natalie|
|2009||Ghosts of Girlfriends Past||Allison Vandermeersh|
|2009||Zombieland||Wichita / Krista|
|2010||Easy A||Olive Penderghast|
|2011||Friends with Benefits||Kayla|
|2011||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||Hannah Weaver|
|2011||Help, TheThe Help||Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan|
|2012||Amazing Spider-Man, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man||Gwen Stacy|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Grace Faraday|
|2013||Movie 43||Veronica||Segment: "Veronica"|
|2013||Croods, TheThe Croods||Eep||Voice only|
|2014||Amazing Spider-Man 2, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man 2||Gwen Stacy||In post-production|
|2014||Magic in the Moonlight||In post-production|
|2014||Untitled Cameron Crowe project||Captain Allison Ng||In post-production|
|2004||In Search of the Partridge Family||Laurie Contestant||Winner (as Emily Stone)|
|2004||New Partridge Family, TheThe New Partridge Family||Laurie Partridge||Main role; pilot|
|2005||Medium||Cynthia McCallister||Episode: "Sweet Dreams"|
|2005||Malcolm in the Middle||Diane||Episode: "Lois Strikes Back" (as Riley Stone)|
|2006||Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Ivana||Voice only; episode: "Crushed"|
|2006||Lucky Louie||Shannon||Episode: "Get Out"|
|2007||Drive||Violet Trimble||Main role; 7 episodes|
|2010–11||Saturday Night Live||Host||3 episodes|
|2011||Robot Chicken||Various voices||2 episodes|
|2012||30 Rock||Herself||Episode: "The Ballad of Kenneth Parcell"|
|2012||iCarly||Heather||Episode: "iFind Spencer Friends"|
|2012||Sleeping Dogs||Amanda Cartwright||Voice only|
- Katharine McPhee – "I Know What Boys Like" (2008), RCA – iTunes Store single with Emma Stone and Rumer Willis from The House Bunny, acover version of the 1982 single by The Waitresses
Awards and nominations
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