Emma Stone (born Emily Stone in 06.11.1988) Emma Stone is an American actress known for her roles in 'Zombieland', 'Easy A', 'The Help' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.
Childhood: Emma Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her parents were Krista and Jeff who was a contractor. She attended Sequoya Elementary School and Cocopah Middle School while being a member of the Valley Youth Theatre. She was then home schooled for two years while she appeared in plays with the theatre group. She attended Xavier College Preparatory but dropped out in the first year in order to move to LA and continue her acting career while she was home schooled.
Acting Career: Emma Stone's first television role was for the pilot episode of 'The New Partridge Family' 2005. She won the role after appearing on VH1 talent show 'In Search of the New Partridge Family'. Her first regular role was on Fox drama 'Drive' in which she starred as Violet Trimble. She auditioned for 'Heroes' put lost the part to Hayden Panettiere. Her feature film debut came with the 2007 comedy 'Superbad' in which she played Jonah Hill's character's love interest. She learned bass to play band member Amelia in 2008's 'The Rocker' and appeared as a sorority president in 'The House Bunny'. In 2009, she played the title character in 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' and starred alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in 'Zombieland'. In 2010, she voiced Mazie in 'Marmaduke' and had a leading role in the comedy 'Easy A' alongside Amanda Bynes for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. She worked with the 'Easy A' director, Will Gluck, again in 2011's 'Friends with Benefits' and had starring roles in 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'The Help' that same year. 2012 saw Emma play Gwen Stacy in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' where she met her current boyfriend Andrew Garfield. She is yet to appear in 2013 movies 'The Croods' as the voice of main character cavegirl Eep and 'Gangster Squad'.
Personal Life: Emma Stone is in a relationship with Andrew Garfield who worked with her on 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. Her husky voice is due to a baby colic she had whereby her persistent screaming and crying caused her to have calluses on her vocal cords. She now lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.
A dramatisation of the real-life clash between tennis icons Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, this film is much more than a skilful re-enactment. It's a witty and insightful exploration of the kind of person who chases sporting success and global fame, even when the odds are stacked against them. And it's sharply well-played by Emma Stone and Steve Carell, who bring out the humour and pathos in their characters and the rivalry between them.
In the early 1970s, Billie Jean (Stone) has finally had enough of being treated as a second-class member of the tennis world, since women win just an eighth of what male players get. But the head of the tennis association (Bill Pullman) refuses to budge, so Billie Jean and her publicist (Sarah Silverman) start their own rival ladies' league. Meanwhile, former champion Bobby (Carell) is noisily shouting down this women's movement, claiming he could beat any female player. And while Billie Jean tries to ignore him, she knows that there's only one way to shut him up for good.
Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire) packs a lot into two hours, digging beneath the story to explore both of these players in their private lives. Billie Jean is questioning her marriage to Larry (Austin Stowell) as she falls for her hairdresser (Andrea Riseborough). And Bobby's gambling obsession is jeopardising his marriage to Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). The entire cast is terrific at bringing these people to life with scene-stealing quirks that keep the audience smiling. And both Stone and Carell skilfully reveal the resonant internal journeys King and Riggs are taking even as the situation becomes a full-on media circus.
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Both Margot Robbie and Emma Stone have played sports stars this year.
With Margot Robbie set to portray disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya' this December - the trailer for which has now been released - we look at some of Hollywood's biggest stars in their roles as historical athletes. It takes a lot of physical training to play a top sportsman/woman, but these actors truly nailed their roles.
Margot Robbie stars as Tonya Harding in 'I, Tonya'
1. Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta - 1980 boxing drama 'Raging Bull' detailed the life of a troubled middleweight boxer who turned his life upside down with a series of self-destructive actions which he detailed in the memoir 'Raging Bull: My Story'. The movie, shot in black and white, was directed by Martin Scorsese and won two Academy Awards.
She had to scrutinise tennis player Billie Jean King closely.
In the new drama Battle of the Sexes, recent Oscar winner Emma Stone plays tennis icon Billie Jean King, who famously challenged former champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) to a match in 1973. And the project was fairly daunting for the actress, not least because it's her first role as a real person.
Emma Stone and Steve Carell in 'Battle of the Sexes'
"Billie Jean, in and of herself, was so inspiring," Stone says. "To get to play a person like her was a very fascinating and scary prospect. Luckily, she is also a pure force of nature and positivity."
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The actress had to do some serious weight-training.
It is the first time she has ever played a real life person and Emma Stone has certainly thrown herself into it with 'Battle of the Sexes'. In fact, she trained so hard to portray tennis hero Billie Jean King that she ended up gaining 15 pounds of muscle.
Emma Stone at 'Battle of the Sexes' screening
The 28-year-old had to learn how to play tennis for real for the new movie, which depicts the iconic mixed-sex match between Billie Jean and Bobby Riggs in 1973 which ended with the former beating the latter in a sweeping victory. But Emma's preparation showed mind-blowing dedication; and she didn't even mind the weight gain.
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Stone appeared on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to talk about having anxiety therapy when she was just seven.
Emma Stone has spoken more about her battle with anxiety, revealing that she began therapy for dealing with the condition when she was just seven years old.
In a new interview with Stephen Colbert on ‘The Late Show’, the 28 year old Oscar winner spoke about being an “anxious child” and dealing with panic attacks. She brought along a drawing she had done at age nine in one of the therapy sessions, and also spoke about how acting has helped her cope with it as she has grown up.
“So I was nine and in therapy at that time, this is me with anxiety who is a little green monster,” Stone explained about her drawing. “I was a very, very anxious child and I had a lot of panic attacks. I benefited in a big way from therapy - I started it at seven. Acting and improvisation helped me so much.”
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That's the only problem with strapless dresses.
There's nothing worse than bagging the photo opportunity of a lifetime, only for it to be ruined by an unflattering illusion. Poor Emma Stone was left mortified when a shot of her and Hillary Clinton made her appear naked behind the T-shirt she was holding up.
Emma Stone at 'Battle of the Sexes' screening
The 26-year-old expressed her embarrassment on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' while discussing her forthcoming movie 'Battle of the Sexes' in which she stars as tennis hero Billie Jean King. She was showing off some T-shirts featuring the iconic figure with her tennis score - 6:4, 6:3, 6:3 - backstage with Clinton, but unfortunately her strapless dress destroyed the moment.
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The 'La La Land' star earned $26 million over the last 12 months, according to the annual list published by Forbes.
The 28 year old star made $26 million over the last year, the overwhelming majority of which came from her earnings from her Oscar-winning performance as a barista and aspiring actress in the musical romance La La Land, which made over $445 million worldwide.
“I moved here when I was 15 to start auditioning, I knew what it felt like to go on audition after audition,” Stone said in the run-up to the film’s release.
Continue reading: Emma Stone Named The Highest Earning Female Actor Of Last 12 Months
Krista Stone and Emma Stone at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017
After storming awards season with Whiplash two years ago, writer-director Damien Chazelle returns with something even better: an original movie musical that is shamelessly enjoyable. It somehow manages to be a feel-good triumph as well as a darkly honest exploration of the quest for fame and romance in Los Angeles. And with fantastic songs, colourful choreography and already iconic performances from Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this is pure cinematic joy.
It opens in a traffic jam on a warm winter's day, where aspiring actress Mia (Stone) first encounters struggling jazz musician Sebastian (Gosling). They meet a couple more times before they begin to share the troubles they are facing trying to make their dreams come true. As romance blossoms, Mia urges Sebastian to go for his passion project to create a proper jazz bar, while Sebastian supports Mia's attempt to write a one-woman show to display her talents. But there are huge pressures to endure and obstacles to overcome as this city pushes them to compromise.
Chazelle establishes the film's musical tone from the opening moment, a breathtaking single-take full-on musical number on a freeway flyover. And the movie only gets better from there, deepening the two central characters as every scene is packed with hilarious comedy, honest romance and wrenching drama. Gosling and especially Stone are perfect in these roles, drawing on their already established chemistry as they add singing and dancing to their repertoires.
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From who was meant to star to how much the stars learned.
'La La Land' broke records this year by winning a total of seven Golden Globes out of seven nominations, which is the most a movie has ever won. It's well deserved too, being one of the most impressive films of 2016 and an extremely relevent one for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in 'La La Land'
It's their third movie together after 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' and 'Gangster Squad', and if you ever wondered where the title comes from, it's both a reference to Los Angeles (LA) and the city's capacity to draw dreamers to its heart. Emma Stone herself was one of those dreamers at the age of 15.
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The two actors had all eyes on them as Gosling accepted his award.
Gosling beat Reynolds to the award and the Deadpool star consoled himself by smooching Garfield, who also left the awards empty handed after losing out on Best Performance in a Motion Picture Drama to Casey Affleck.
Date of birth
6th November, 1988
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