Date of Birth: November 6, 1988
Born Emily Jean Stone, Emma's desire to be an actress began at a young age. As a child, her parents enrolled her at the Valley Youth Theatre near their Scottsdale, Arizona home. At age 11, Emma made her stage debut starring in The Wind in the Willows and would go on to star in over a dozen more productions at the youth theatre.
Emma moved to Los Angeles with her mother when she was 15 years old, and began acting professionally soon after, but had to change her first name to Emma because there was already an Emily Stone who was a member of the Screen Actors Guild. She first appeared in the VH1 reality TV show In Search of The Partridge Family in 2004. The show was a nationwide search for actors to star in a sitcom remake of the hit '70s show The Partridge Family. Stone won the coveted role of Laurie Partridge, and although the show was cancelled after the pilot, it served as a springboard for the young actress' career.
Over the next few years, Emma appeared in a number of popular TV shows including Medium, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Malcom in the Middle. She then landed a recurring role on the short-lived Fox drama Drive.
Emma began her film career with a prominent role in the raunchy teen comedy Superbad (2007), before moving on to roles in The Rocker (2008), The House Bunny (2008), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), but it was when she starred in Easy A (2010) that Emma earned A-list status, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for her work in the movie and an MTV Award.
Since then, she's completed roles in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) with Ryan Gosling, The Help with Bryce Dallas Howard and played Spider-Man's love interest, Gwen Stacy, in The Amazing Spider-Man (2011). She teamed up once again with Gosling for the 2013 action flick Gangster Squad set in Los Angeles in the 1940s before reprising her role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) alongside Andrew Garfield.
In 2015, Emma was again nominated for a Golden Globe, this time for her work in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014). Although she didn't win, just days after the ceremony it was announced that she was also nominated for an Academy Award for her work in the film.
Emma's other projects include Irrational Man (2015), Cameron Crowe's Aloha (2015), the much-talked-about musical La La Land (2016) with Ryan Gosling and 2017's Battle of the Sexes, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
For her work in La La Land, Emma won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Other awards she's won for this role include a Golden Globe and Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival. She was also nominated for a Critics' Choice Award.
In 2018, she starred in the Netflix original film Maniac, alongside Jonah Hill. She also starred in The Favourite (2018), sharing an award for Best Ensemble Performance at the Gotham Awards with co-stars Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman. It even earned her Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. In 2019, she reprised her role in the horror comedy sequel Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), which also stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg.
In 2021, Emma played Estella/Cruella de Vil in Disney's Cruella, opposite Emma Thompson.
The Croods: A New Age (2020) voice
Zombieland: Double Tap (2019)
The Favourite (2018)
Battle of the Sexes (2017)
La La Land (2016)
Irrational Man (2015)
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
The Croods (2013) voice
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Help (2011)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Friends with Benefits (2011)
Easy A (2010)
Marmaduke (2010) voice
Paper Man (2009)
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
The House Bunny (2008)
The Rocker (2008)