Emily Jean “Emma” Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child, in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. 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 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).
The 2010 teen comedy Easy A was Stone’s first starring role and earned her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. This breakthrough was followed by the commercially successful film Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and a supporting part in the critically acclaimed drama The Help (2011). Stone gained 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). Her Broadway debut came in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–2015). For the lead role of an aspiring actress in the critically praised musical film La La Land, Stone received a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination.
One of the highest-paid actresses in the world in 2015, Stone has been nominated for two Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Apart from her acting career, she promotes several causes, such as increasing awareness of breast cancer.