Emily Jean “Emma” Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. Born and raised in Scottsdale, Stone 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 a series of 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).
Stone’s first starring role was in the teen comedy Easy A (2010), for which she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award. She followed this breakthrough role with the commercially successful film Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and a dramatic part in the critically acclaimed film The Help (2011). Stone received 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). Stone made her Broadway debut in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–15).
One of the highest-paid actresses in the world, Stone has been nominated for an Academy Award, two British Academy Film Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards, and has won two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Aside from her acting career, Stone promotes several causes, such as promoting awareness of breast cancer.