Emily Jean “Emma“ Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. One of the world’s highest-paid actresses in 2015, Stone has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Volpi Cup in Venice Film Festival and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and the Time 100 in 2017, and is often described by the media as one of the most talented actresses of her generation.
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child, in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. As a teenager, she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother, and made her television debut in VH1’s In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot. After small television roles, she won a Young Hollywood Award for her film debut in Superbad (2007), and received positive media attention for her role in Zombieland (2009).
The 2010 teen comedy Easy A was Stone’s first starring role and earned her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. This breakthrough was followed by a supporting role in the commercially successful romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and then a co-starring role in the critically acclaimed drama The Help (2011). Stone gained wider recognition for playing Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, and its sequel in 2014. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of a recovering drug addict in the black comedy-drama Birdman (2014). Her Broadway debut came in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–2015). Stone won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for playing an aspiring actress in the highly successful musical film La La Land (2016).