Emily Jean “Emma” Stone was born November 6, 1988. She is an American actress. She began her acting career with a role in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows. She was homeschooled for two years; during the period, she appeared in sixteen plays in a regional theater in Arizona. She studied at Xavier College Preparatory for one semester, and dropped out to pursue a career in film. Stone made her television debut in VH1’s In Search of the New Partridge Family, a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot.
Following a series of minor roles in television shows, Stone made her film debut in the comedy Superbad (2007), and had supporting roles in The House Bunny (2008) and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). She received further mainstream attention for her role in the comedy Zombieland (2009). She had her breakthrough with her first starring role in the teen comedy Easy A (2010), and was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and Golden Globe Award.
Stone starred in several commercially successful films: the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), the critically acclaimed drama The Help (2011) and the superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its sequel in 2014. In 2013, she lent her voice to the animated comedy The Croods. She garnered critical acclaim and nominations for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe for the role of a recovering drug addict in the black-comedy drama Birdman (2014). She made her Broadway debut in the musical Cabaret (2014–15).
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