Emma Stone’s BiographyEmily Jean Stone is an American actress who from the young age have established herself as a versatile actress: not only she’s good in drama, but also in comedy genre. The viewers who love to have a good laugh, have probably seen her in such much-talked-about films as “Superbad”, “Movie 43” and “Zombieland”, and the ones, who love more serious films – in Oscar-winning "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”, period drama “The Help”, and musical “La La Land”.
Emma Stone’s ChildhoodEmily was born to Jeffrey Stone, CEO of a general contracting company and a housewife Krista Stone (née Yeager). Emma’s family tree is multinational: her paternal grandfather is of Swedish descent, and she also has English, Scottish, Irish and German ancestry. Emma has a younger brother Spencer who became a stunt double.
Emma has changed three schools: she was educated at Sequoya Elementary School, and later attended Cocopah Middle School and an all-female Catholic private school Xavier College Preparatory. As a teenager, she was a part of the troupe of Arizona-based Valley Youth Theatre.
The theater became a sort of an outlet for young Emma as when she was a child whether due to her vivid imagination or the number of movies watched, she often thought of major disasters and developed anxiety and frequent panic attacks. Luckily, therapy and acting helped her almost get rid of them.
Acting career«The ends justify the means» – was Emma’s motto on the way to her dream. She decided to talk her parents into letting her pursue her acting career in an unusual way: when she was 12 she prepared a PowerPoint presentation where she listed all the reasons why she should be home-schooled. She succeeded, and three years later did the same thing, but this time she tried to persuade her parents that she should move to Los Angeles. The slideshow featuring Madonna’s «Hollywood» apparently turned out to be very convincing, because Emma, together with her mom moved to LA to conquer Hollywood a month later.
In order to become more noticeable at the castings, Emma dyed her natural blonde hair dark auburn, but at first, this didn’t help much either. And so if “the theater begins with the cloakroom”, then for many actors Hollywood begins with television. That is what happened to Emma. The young actress was cast for the role of Laurie Partridge in a TV show “The New Partridge Family”, which was unfortunately closed after the pilot episode.
After her “Superbad” success, the actress landed the role of the bass guitarist Amelia in the comedy “The Rocker”. She simultaneously worked on the set of “The House Bunny” alongside Anna Faris. By the way, for this movie Emily recorded a cover version of the Waitresses' 1982 song "I Know What Boys Like”.
But all the troubles fully paid off. Even though Emma had to turn down a role in Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” while filming “Easy A”, it turned out, not for nothing – she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Musical or Comedy for portraying a slandered goody-two-shoes Olive, while Snyder’s film tanked at the box office.
It was in this role that Emma’s talent for drama uncovered to the full extent: her parts were one of the most intense and emotional in the movie. As a result, “Birdman” and Emma, in particular, were nominated for every award possible (including the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award), but unfortunately for the young actress, Patricia Arquette with her role in “Boyhood” prevailed that year.
Emma Stone as a Voice ActressEmma Stone is famous not only for her striking appearance and lively facial expression, but also for her low raspy voice, so it’s no wonder she’s quite successful at doing the voice-over.
For the first time, she tried her hand at it in 2010: she provided her voice for an Australian Shepherd Mazie, Marmaduke’s friend in the film of the same name. The main protagonist – Marmaduke was voiced by Owen Wilson.
La La LandIn 2017 Emma Stone added a long-awaited Golden Globe to her award collection for her performance in a musical drama “La La Land” alongside Ryan Gosling. Emma played a young aspiring actress Mia, who had to work part-time as a waitress, and Ryan portrayed Sebastian – a little-known jazz pianist.
Role in Damien Chazelle’s musical turned out to be truly significant for Emma, she felt like the character she’d portrayed spoke to her on a personal level. Emma’s dedication was generously rewarded not only with astounding critics’ and audience’s reviews but also financially. Emma Stone became the highest-paid actress that year (with the income of 26.6 million dollars), leaving Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lawrence behind.