Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Infobox actor

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birthname = Emily Jean Stone
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birthplace = Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
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othername = Riley Stone
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Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She made her feature film debut in 2007 with the comedy "Superbad" and gained wide exposure in 2008's "The Rocker" and "The House Bunny".


Early life

Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, the daughter of Jeff and Krista Stone, and has a younger brother, Spencer. Stone was a member of the Valley Youth Theatre while growing up, a regional theater in Phoenix, Arizona where she appeared in her first stage production, "The Wind in the Willows", at the age of 11.Balazs, Diana (August 21, 2007). " [http://www.azcentral.com/community/scottsdale/articles/0821sr-emma0822-ON.html 'Superbad' role for Scottsdale native] ". "The Arizona Republic". Retrieved on September 1, 2007.] Stone attended Sequoya Elementary School and then Cocopah Middle School for sixth grade. She was home schooled for two years, at which time she appeared in 16 productions at Valley Youth Theatre, including: "A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail", "The Princess and the Pea", "Cinderella", "The Wiz", "Titanic", "Honk!", "The Little Mermaid", "Schoolhouse Rock Live!", "Alice in Wonderland", and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", [ [http://www.vyt.com/Alumni.php#EmmaStone VYT Alumni] . Valley Youth Theatre. Retrieved on August 20, 2007.] and performed with the theatre's improv comedy troupe. Stone attended Xavier College Preparatory, an all-girl Catholic high school, as a freshman for one semester. She gave a PowerPoint presentation to her parents to convince them to let her move to California for an acting career. She moved with her mother to Los Angeles, California at age 15.


Stone launched a career in television after winning the role of Laurie Partridge on "In Search of the New Partridge Family" (2004), a VH1 talent competition reality show.Cordova, Randy (May 27, 2007). " [http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0527vyt0527.html Youth theater churns out future stars] ". "The Arizona Republic". Retrieved on August 20, 2007.] The resulting show, "The New Partridge Family" (2005), only produced a pilot episode. Stone next appeared in the television series "Medium", "Malcolm in the Middle" and "Lucky Louie". In 2007, Stone had a regular role on the Fox television drama series "Drive" until its cancellation. She made her feature film debut in the teen comedy "Superbad", playing Jules, the love interest of lead character Seth (Jonah Hill).

In 2008, Stone appeared in the comedy films "The Rocker", with Rainn Wilson, and "The House Bunny", starring Anna Faris. [O., Jimmy (August 16, 2007). " [http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=17293 INT: Jonah Hill/Stone] ". JoBlo.com. Retrieved on August 20, 2007.] " [http://www.accesshollywood.com/article/9785/rising-star-emma-stone/ Rising Star: Emma Stone] ". "Access Hollywood". June 4, 2008. Retrieved on June 5, 2008.] In "The Rocker", Stone played Amelia, the bassist in a band put together by Wilson's character; a role for which she learned to play the bass. [Douglas, Edward (August 14, 2008). " [http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=47706 Rainn Wilson is "The Rocker"!] ". Comingsoon.net. Retrieved on August 15, 2008.] In "The House Bunny", Stone played the president of a sorority. Colin Hanks and "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee also appear in the film.Sullivan, Kevin (June 2, 2008). " [http://www.northbynorthwestern.com/2008/06/10785/the-house-bunny/ An interview with Emma Stone of The House Bunny] ". "North by Northwestern". Retrieved on June 4, 2008.]

In 2009, Stone will appear in "The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past", a romantic comedy directed by Mark Waters, the director of "Mean Girls" (2004), and starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner.Goldstein, Gregg (February 4, 2008). " [http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3iade5585233ac6180385ce91850f1e895 Five to haunt 'Girlfriends'] ". "The Hollywood Reporter". Retrieved on February 11, 2008.] Stone will play "The Ghost of Girlfriends Past", a takeoff of the Ghost of Christmas Past from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol".

Stone will also star in the comedy "Paper Man", starring Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow, and directed by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. Filming for "Paper Man" begins in November 2008 in New York. [Siegel, Tatiana (September 24, 2008). "http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117992765.html?categoryid=13&cs=1 Emma Stone joins 'Paper Man'". "Variety".]

Stone has stated that she would eventually like to venture into film production, producing her own films, and would like to appear on "Saturday Night Live".

Personal life

As of 2007, Stone lives on her own in Los Angeles. She has stated that she is skilled in HTML and has web design as a hobby."Last Call with Carson Daly". [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ElWsNhu8P4 youtube.com] ] Stone has been romantically linked to singer-songwriter and actor Teddy Geiger, her co-star in "The Rocker". [Shanahan, Mark; Rhone, Paysha (July 17, 2008). " [http://www.boston.com/ae/celebrity/articles/2008/07/17/whats_in_a_name/?page=2 What's in a name? ] ". "The Boston Globe". Retrieved on July 17, 2008.] Although known as a redhead, Stone was a brunette when film producer Judd Apatow had her change the color for her role in "Superbad".Outhier, Craig (August 16, 2008). " [http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/123316 Emma Stone explores comedy with latest roles] ". "East Valley Tribune". Retrieved on August 18, 2008.] She is naturally a blonde.Barker, Lynn (August 19, 2008). [http://www.teenhollywood.com/d/183423/1038/rockin-with-emma-stone.html "Rockin'" with Emma Stone] . TeenHollywood.com. Retrieved on August 20, 2008.]



External links

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* [http://www.snmag.com/INTERVIEWS/Celebrity-Interviews/Emma-Stone-Coolest-Chick-We-Know.html Emma Stone: Coolest Chick We Know - Saturday Night Magazine (July 2008)]

NAME=Stone, Emma
SHORT DESCRIPTION=television and film actress
DATE OF BIRTH= November 6, 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH=Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

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