Best Actress Emma Stone
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress best known for a sequence of high-profile feature film roles and for winning the Best Actress Oscar in 2016. Able to pull off a variety of different kinds of characters, Emma Stone is a force to be reckoned with in the film industry.
Emma is a Scottsdale, Arizona girl. Her ancestry is Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, Scottish, and Irish. A home-schooled girl, Emily (that's what her family calls her) began appearing in local productions around her middle school years.
Emma quickly decided that acting was her future, so she convinced her parents to allow her to move to Los Angeles at the age of 15 to begin auditioning.
Emma's big break was winning the competition in "In Search of the New Partridge Family" (2004), a VH1 talent reality show. This resulted in a starring role on the resulting television series, and she was on her way.
Other television shows followed, such as appearing in the short-lived Fox action drama "Drive" as Violet Trimble, and then Emma got her big break: her feature film debut in the wildly successful comedy "Superbad (2007).
A sequence of film roles followed, with her most prominent role to date being Gwen Stacy in "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012). Emma Stone reprised that role in the 2014 sequel "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Emma had another big role in "La La Land" (2016), which won six Academy Awards. It won Emma the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
Emma chose some high-profile roles as follow-ups to "La La Land. These included playing Billie Jean King in "Battle of the Sexes" and Cruella de Vil in "Cruella," both scheduled for release in 2018.
Emma Stone's career is moving forward at full throttle, and we are certain to see much more of her in leading roles for years to come.
Emma has made several "Hot Girls" lists, including FHM's 2009 list and Maxim magazine's lists for 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Emma is a Lutheran.
Emma could not use her real first name, Emily, because there already was an Emily Stone in the Screen Actor's Guild. However, it was not a new name for her, as it had been her nickname since elementary school, when she was a fan of Spice Girl Emma Bunton.
Following her win as Best Actress for "La La Land," Emma Stone became Hollywood's highest paid actress of 2017, earning $26 million.
Emma Stone is sometimes mistaken for Emma Watson of "Harry Potter" fame, a mistake compounded by the fact that they sometimes dress alike.
Emma Stone has hosted "Saturday Night Live" three times so far, in 2010, 2011 and 2016.
I've got a great family and great people around me that would be able to kick me in the shins if I ever for one minute got lost up in the clouds. I've been really lucky in that sense.
Blondes do have more fun. But sometimes I look in the mirror and still feel like I'm wearing a wig.
My instincts seem to come from a different place--they feel headier to me, and I get the wrong scent and go off on these whims.
Y'know when you think, "I can't do something because this or this or this". You can actually do anything you want, like I could [go] ballistic right now and tear this whole room apart, I could but i'm not going to because logic is stopping me, but you can do whatever you want. You really can veer off any path at any time. Never give up!
My parents always made me feel as though I could do anything--not in a cheerleading, "You're the greatest!" kind of way; it was more, "You're going to have to work hard, but we'll support you however we can."
When I was 14 years old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called "Project Hollywood 2004" and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004.
Emma did her own stunts in "The Amazing Spider-Man":
I will say this about wirework. It's like the difference between roller coaster and bungee jump. I'm fine in a roller coaster. but put me in a bungee thing where they shoot you up and you freefall? I don't like that. It's fine if there's a track and some kind of harness, but I get really freaked-out if it's in any way a freefall.
The truth is I am naturally blonde anyway. Everyone thinks I'm a redhead but that's just dyed. I'm actually enjoying being a blonde again. It's been a while.
I was a stepsister in a local production of "Cinderella". I had crazy red hair in a cone shape and lots of blue eye shadow. I had braces at the time, so whenever I smiled it was all red lipstick on my teeth, which was really attractive. After that I did a play called "Noises Off", and when that was over I thought, "I really want to be in movies". So I asked my parents and eventually they said yes.