Emma Stone: Snapshot

Emma Stone
Date of Birth
November 06, 1988
Birth Place
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Emma Stone has no reservations about balancing that fine line between dorky and cool, sharp-tongued and sexy. "She's catnip to both male and female audiences," EW has praised of her appeal. No wonder she won over audiences and nabbed a Golden Globes nomination with her star-making role in the 2010 romantic comedy Easy A.

The Phoenix, Ariz., native initially wanted to be a Disney star but eventually got her big break as Jonah Hill's quick-witted crush in 2007's Superbad. Since then, Stone has become Hollywood's go-to sassy ingénue, showcasing her signature charisma in House Bunny and Zombieland. But the summer of 2011 proved to be the redhead's coming out party. She appeared in three consecutive hits: Friends with Benefits, Crazy, Stupid, Love and her first big-screen drama, The Help. The icing? Signing a deal to become the newest face of Revlon.

With a role in the 2012 blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Stone is quickly cementing her spot among Hollywood's coveted A-list.

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Emma Stone: Five Fun Facts

  1. Emma Stone convinced her parents to let her move to Los Angeles to act by creating a PowerPoint presentation backed by the Madonna song "Hollywood." "And it worked. I'm very grateful to PowerPoint," she explained.
  2. Emma Stone is actually a natural blonde and only went red for her role in Superbad. "[Producer] Judd Apatow made me a redhead," she told Teen Vogue of adopting her trademark hue.
  3. Emma Stone was so addicted to Facebook's virtual "FarmVille" game that she had to quit the social-networking site. "I got to level 42, and I wasn't doing anything else anymore," she told Elle. "So I had to stop."
  4. Emma Stone once worked at a bakery that made doggie treats. "I think three people called my specific cookies inedible to their dogs," Stone joked to Vanity Fair. "I'm not a super-talented dog baker."
  5. Emma Stone can communicate in sign language. "I had a deaf tutor," she revealed. "It's an incredible language, especially as an actor, drawing on body language and facial expressions to convey things without speaking."

Emma Stone: Biography


Emma Stone

City of Lost Roles

Accompanied by her mother, Stone, 15, heads to Los Angeles to pursue acting. "I went up for every single show on the Disney Channel and auditioned to play the daughter on every single sitcom," she reveals. "I ended up getting none."


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Reality Check

Stone finally gets a minor break: She's selected to appear on the VH1 reality show In Search of the Partridge Family, which auditions contestants for an update of the '70s singing-family series. Stone ultimately wins the role of daughter Laurie, but the show never makes it past a pilot. "It was ridiculous, I will say now," she tells the Arizona Republic. "But it introduced me to some…important people."


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'Bad' to the Bone

Stone steals the show as Jules, the object of Jonah Hill's affection in the bromantic comedy Superbad. The newcomer wins accolades for being "as quirky and interesting as the boys," says the San Francisco Chronicle. The film grosses an impressive $121 million-plus at the box office.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Dan Steinberg/AP

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Seth Poppel/Yearbook Library; Everett

Edited by Julia Wang

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