November 30, 2021
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. She was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Stone was exposed to her acting from an early age in her 2000 play The Willows in the Willows. Relocating to Los Angeles with her mother as a teenager, she made her television debut with In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004) on VH1, a reality show produced as her pilot program. After small roles on television, including appearing in several episodes as Violet Trimble in Fox's TV series Drive in 2007, she made her film debut in the film Superbad, released that same year, at the Young Hollywood Awards. She won the Exciting New Face award for the film, Zombieland (2009), which received positive media attention for her role in Zombieland (2009). In 2010, she got her first lead role in the teen comedy film Easy A, and she was nominated for a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. After gaining this attention, she appeared in the commercially successful film Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and the critically acclaimed drama film The Help (2011). Stone played the role of Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), a reboot of the superhero film series, and the sequel, released in 2014. She played the role of a recovering drug addict in the black comedy Birdman (2014), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She made her Broadway debut with her re-performed musical Cabaret (2014-15). Her performance in the musical film La La Land (2016) was acclaimed by critics, and at the Venice International Film Festival, she won the Volpi Cup Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and the SAG Award for Best Actress. She won the British Academy Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (BAFTA) and the American Academy Award for Best Actress. One of the highest-paid female actors in the world in 2015, Stone is referred to by the media as the most talented female actress of her generation, and she was ranked on the 2013 Forbes Celebrity 100 list.