The actress Emma Stone
Emily Jean Stone or Emma Stone was born in the year 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is currently 28 years old. She was born to parents Jeffrey Charles Stone, the CEO and founder of the General Contracting Company and Krista Jean Stone who was a homemaker. Spencer Stone is her younger brother. Stone did her schooling from Sequoya Elementary School and Cocopah Middle School. She dropped out of her Xavier College Preparatory to pursue her acting career. She initially wanted to do sketch comedy but soon shifted her focus to musical theatre. As a child, Stone used to suffer from frequent panic attacks which affected her social skills. She took therapy for some time but found solace in local theatre. In an interview, Stone said, “The first time I had a panic attack I was sitting in my friend’s house, and I thought the house was burning down. I called my mom and she brought me home, and for the next three years it just would not stop. I would go to the nurse at lunch most days and just wring my hands. I would ask my mom to tell me exactly how the day was going to be, then ask again 30 seconds later. I just needed to know that no one was going to die and nothing was going to change.” Her panic attacks inspired her to write a book, 'I am bigger than my anxiety'. She had to change her name from Emily Jean Stone because it was already taken by someone in the Screen Actors Guild. She was a born blonde but the 'Superbad' producer Judd Apatow made her go red while filming the movie. As a teenager, she used to build websites for free because she wanted to teach herself HTML. She had once also ventured into writing and wrote for an online newsletter called Neptune that featured articles for teenage girls. She had an advice column in Neptune. Her first drama performance was at the age of 6 in a Thanksgiving-themed school musical called 'No Turkey for Perky'. As a child, she had braces for seven years. She got her first job at a dog bakery baking dog treats.
Emma Stone career and net worth
Emma Stone auditioned for the Nickelodeon Show 'All That' at the age of 12. As she had to make up some characters for the audition, she decided to play a cheerleader who could not spell and a possessed babysitter. She also appeared in 'Medium and Malcolm in the Middle' and in a voice of a dog in 'The Suite life of Zack and Cody'. She has a raspy voice and she attributes it to screaming herself hoarse as a baby due to stomach aches. Before she could talk, she was given nodules as a result of it. Before coming in 'Superbad' she appeared in a failed TV show 'Drive' which went off air only after four episodes. She would have been a journalist if not an actress because she thinks "it's the same kind of idea, you're looking at people and breaking down why they work the way they work." As a kid, she had studied American Sign Language and can still use it. She has a tattoo of bird feet on her wrist and shares it with her mother because both of them love 'Blackbird' by Beatles. She even asked McCartney, who wrote the song, to draw bird feet for Stone. While she was being homeschooled, she appeared in 16 productions at the Phoenix's Valley Youth Theatre including 'Alice's Adventure in Wonderland', 'The Princess and the Pea', 'Joseph' and 'The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'. Stone recalls her hardest time when he auditioned for a role in 'Heroes' but lost it to Hayden Pannettiere.
The actress Emma Stone's movies
After her first big break on VH1's reality show, 'In search of the New Patridge Family', she got the starting point of her acting career. Her famous movies after that include, 'Superbad', 'The House Bunny', 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past', 'Zombieland', 'Marmaduke', 'Easy A', 'Crazy, Stupid, Love', 'The Croods', 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', 'Aloha', 'Irrational Man', 'Magic in the Moonlight' and 'La La Land'. Her latest film 'Battle of the sexes' will be released towards the end of 2017. In 2018, she will be seen as Cruella De Vil in the remake of '101 Dalmations'. Stone has also appeared on the small screen with Tv shows like 'Drive', 'Saturday Night Live', 'Robot Chicken' and 'Malcolm in the Middle'. She won the Oscar Award for the Best Actress in a leading role for the film 'La La Land' and also got the Oscar Nominee for Best Supporting Actress for the film 'Birdman'. She won the Golden Globe Award for the Best Actress for the movie 'La La Land'. She won the Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for 'Battle of the Sexes'. Her movie 'Battle of the Sexes' is about the most deadly and serious sporting contest of the modern times. 'Battle of the Sexes' also had Steve Carell starring opposite Emma Stone.
A little more about Stone
Emma Stone has been nominated for two Academy Awards and three British Academy Film Awards till now. She won the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress for her performance in 'La La Land'. She was also nominated for numerous other performances. Her market value shot up immediately after winning the Oscar and the Golden Globe Awards. She was most star-struck on seeing Diane Keaton, Tom Hanks and Lorne Michaels and admits to crying in front of all of them. She worked quite hard before sending her audition for Easy A. She had to record a webcam monologue and she spent hours recording different versions of the same short segment before finally sending it. Stone's all-time favorite TV show is Huff. Her favorite books are 'Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters' by J.D. Salinger. She deleted her Facebook account after she got highly addicted to the game Farmville. While filming a fake sex scene for Easy A, she got an asthma attack and needed an oxygen tank! She finds the Spice Girls really motivating and is a huge fan of theirs. Her favorite member is Baby Spice and got really touched when Scary Spice sent her a surprise video message. Stone is good friends with Jennifer Lawrence, Sugar Lyn Beard and Martha MacIsaac. She enjoyed smashing the glass and destroying everything in the film 'Zombieland' and enjoyed filming the movie. She has sung in the film 'La La Land' but that is not the first movie she has sung in. She first sang 'I Know What Boys Like' in 'House Bunny' and also sang 'Knockkoys on Wood' in Easy A. Her Broadway debut came with the revival of Cabaret from 2014 to 2025. Stone has appeared with Ryan Gosling in three movies, 'Crazy, Stupid, Love', 'Gangster Squad' and 'La La Land'. The best piece of advice she ever received was to "stay irrepressibly true to yourself and be tenacious about finding ways to manifest the truest form of you." She still has a childhood belief that her dead grandfather whom she never met leaves her quarters around the house. Stone's movie 'The Favorite' is an upcoming British-Irish-American biographical historical film slated for release in 2018. 'The Favorite' is directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. 'The Favorite' has Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. 'The Favorite' is a comedy movie.
Stones's personal life
Stone has always managed to keep her personal life away from the media speculation. One of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood is following the footsteps of other great celebrities like Emma Watson and Jennifer Lawrence. Her relationship with her Spider-Man co-star is not hidden from the media. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have been in a relationship for long and their fans love to see them together. The couple did not officially announce their relationship for quite some time. Sadly, the two broke up in 2015. About her relationship with Garfield, Stone said he was “someone I still love very much.” She said in an interview, “See, I never talk about this stuff for this exact reason— because it’s all so speculative and baseless. Once you start responding—once you’re like, ‘No, that’s not true’—then they’re like, ‘Well, if we push enough, we’ll get a comment, so let’s see what else we can make up.’ I understand the interest in it completely because I’ve had it, too. But it’s so special to me that it never feels good to talk about, so I just continually don’t talk about it.” Stone has never said a word about their split.
The journey behind her net worth
Stone has a net worth of $28 million. Since she was always very keen to get into acting right from the age of 11, she became a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. She had to convince her parents to let her move to California to pursue a career in acting and for that she made a power-point presentation to show them at the age of 15 years. She dropped out of high school in January 2004 and moved to an apartment in Los Angeles with her mom. She did home-schooling for two years so that she could audition during the daytime. She finally bagged the role of Laurie Patridge in the year 2005 VH1 reality show 'In Search of the Patridge Family'. Since then her career took a spring and she was next seen on television in numerous TV series until 2007. She made her feature film debut in the teen comedy 'Superbad' as Jules. She was next seen in 'The House Bunny' in the year 2009, in 'Paper Man' in 2009, 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' in 2009 and 'Zombieland' in 2009. She won her first Golden Globe nomination in the year 2010 for her role of Olive in 'Easy A.' Since then, Stone has had no looking back. She was then seen in a number of critically appraised films like 'The Help' and 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' in the year 2011. Her film, 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' made 142.9 million USD at the box office. Her role of Gwen Stacy in the blockbuster hit 'The Amazing Spider-Man' was much appreciated by the critics. She moved on next to win the Best Actress Academy Award in 2017 for her role in 'La La Land'. She is currently one of the highest paid actresses in the world. She managed to earn $26 million only from July 2016 to July 2017. Her net worth keeps on increasing year and year and she is a well-deserving actress.