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Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an Americanmarker actress. Born and raised in Scottsdalemarker, Stone relocated to Los Angelesmarker at the age of 15. She broke into television and landed a starring role in the short-lived series Drive in 2007. She made her feature film debut that year in the comedy Superbad playing Jules. She next appeared in the comedies The Rocker (2008), The House Bunny (2008), Paper Man (2009), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). She starred in the box office hit horror/comedy Zombieland (2009), alongside Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin, and Jesse Eisenberg. She also will be starring in Easy A (2010) and voicing a character in Marmaduke (2010).

Early life

Stone was born in Scottsdalemarker, Arizonamarker, the daughter of Jeff and Krista Stone, and has a younger brother, Spencer. Stone was a member of the Valley Youth Theatre while growing up, a regional theater in Phoenix, Arizonamarker where she appeared in her first stage production, The Wind in the Willows, at the age of 11. Stone attended Sequoya Elementary School and then Cocopah Middle School for sixth grade. She was home schooled for two years, at which time she appeared in 16 productions at Valley Youth Theatre, including: A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, The Princess and the Pea, Cinderella, The Wiz, Titanic, Honk!, The Little Mermaid, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Alice in Wonderland, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and performed with the theater's improv comedy troupe.

Stone attended Xavier College Preparatorymarker, an all-girl Catholic high school, as a freshman for one semester. She gave a PowerPoint presentation to her parents, set to the Madonna song "Hollywood", to convince them to let her move to Californiamarker for an acting career. She dropped out of high school and moved with her mother to Los Angelesmarker in January 2004, at the age of fifteen.

Career

Stone launched a career in television after winning the role of Laurie Partridge on In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a VH1 talent competition reality show. The resulting show, The New Partridge Family (2005), only produced a pilot episode. Stone next had appearances in the television series Medium, Malcolm in the Middle and Lucky Louie. In 2007, she had a regular role on the Fox drama Drive, playing Violet Trimble, until the series was cancelled.

Stone made her feature film debut in the teen comedy Superbad in 2007, playing Jules, the love interest of lead character Seth (Jonah Hill). In 2008, she appeared in the comedy The Rocker, with Rainn Wilson. Stone played Amelia, the bassist in a band featuring singer Teddy Geiger. Stone learned to play bass for the role. Also that year, Stone appeared in The House Bunny, starring Anna Faris, alongside Katharine McPhee, Rumer Willis and Colin Hanks. Stone played the president of a sorority and sang on a single from the film, "I Know What Boys Like", a cover version of the 1982 song by The Waitresses.

In 2009, Stone appeared in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, a romantic comedy directed by Mark Waters, the director of Mean Girls (2004), and starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. Stone played "The Ghost of Girlfriends Past", a takeoff of the Ghost of Christmas Past from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. She also stars in the horror/comedy Zombieland, along with Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg. The project, her third comedy for Columbia Pictures, began shooting in Atlantamarker in February 2009. Stone plays Wichita, a survivor/con artist from Wichita, Kansasmarker, traveling across the U.S. with her younger sister Little Rock (Abigail Breslin).

Stone will star in the comedy Paper Man, starring Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow, and directed by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. Stone began filming on Veterans Day, November 11, 2008, in Montauk, New Yorkmarker, using well-known local locations. Stone will star as a high school student in Easy A with Amanda Bynes, a comedy directed by Will Gluck. Stone's character divides the strictly moral students and teachers against the liberals in her school after a false rumor circulates that she's sexually promiscuous. The script contrasts the novel The Scarlet Letter and its heroine, Hester Prynne, to the life of the protagonist in the film. Stone also has a voice role in an upcoming film adaptation of the comic strip Marmaduke.

Stone has stated that she would eventually like to venture into film production, producing her own films, and would like to appear on Saturday Night Live.

Personal life

Stone was living on her own in Los Angeles in 2007. She moved to Greenwich Villagemarker, New York Citymarker in 2009. Stone has stated that she was really into HTML and web design as she was younger. Stone was romantically linked to singer-songwriter and actor Teddy Geiger, her co-star in The Rocker, at the time the film was being promoted in July 2008. Although known as a redhead, Stone was a brunette when film producer Judd Apatow had her change the color for her role in Superbad. She is naturally a blonde.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2005 The New Partridge Family Laurie Partridge Television pilot
Medium Cynthia McCallister Television, one episode, as Riley Stone
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Ivana (voice) Television, continuous episodes
Malcolm in the Middle Diane Television, one episode
Lucky Louie Shannon Television, one episode
2007 Drive Violet Trimble Television, four episodes
Superbad Jules Feature film
2008 The Rocker Amelia Feature film
The House Bunny Natalie Feature film
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Allison Vandermeersh Feature film
Paper Man Abby Feature film
Zombieland Wichita Feature film
2010 Easy A Olive Penderghast Feature film (in post-production)


Awards

Year Result Category Award For
2008 Won Young Hollywood Awards Exciting New Face Superbad


Rankings

Year Title Rank
2008 Moviefone's 25 hottest actors under 25 #14
Saturday Night Magazine's Top 20 Rising Stars Under 30 #1
2009 AskMen.com's Top 99 Women #93
FHM's 100 sexiest women in the world (US) #93
Maxim's Hot List #66
ModelCruz.com's Top Actresses of the Year #64


Discography



References

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  10. Goldstein, Gregg (February 4, 2008). " Five to haunt 'Girlfriends'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on February 11, 2008.
  11. Siegel, Tatiana (January 15, 2009). " Emma Stone enters 'Zombieland'". Variety. Retrieved on January 19, 2009.
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  13. Siegel, Tatiana (September 24, 2008). " Emma Stone joins 'Paper Man'". Variety. Retrieved on January 19, 2009.
  14. Clavin, Tom (November 25, 2008). " Jeff Daniels filming a feature in Montauk". The East Hampton Press. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  15. Fleming, Michael (June 3, 2009). " Cast penciled in for 'Easy A'". Variety. Retrieved on June 7, 2008.
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  17. Kit, Borys (November 3, 2009). " Owen Wilson signs on for 'Marmaduke'". Reuters. Retrieved on November 7, 2009.
  18. Barna, Ben (October 2, 2009). " ‘Zombieland’s’ Emma Stone Dreams of SNL and Mexican Food". BlackBook Magazine. Retrieved on October 2, 2009.
  19. Shanahan, Mark; Rhone, Paysha (July 17, 2008). " What's in a name? ". The Boston Globe. Retrieved on July 17, 2008.
  20. Outhier, Craig (August 16, 2008). " Emma Stone explores comedy with latest roles". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved on August 18, 2008.
  21. " 25 Under 25: Hollywood's Hottest Young Stars (2008)". September 24, 2008. Moviefone. Retrieved on October 6, 2009.
  22. " Top 20 Rising Stars Under 30". Saturday Night Magazine. Retrieved on October 6, 2009.
  23. " Emma Stone Top 99 Women 2009". AskMen.com. Retrieved on October 6, 2009.
  24. " The 100 Sexiest Women in the World". FHM. Retrieved on October 6, 2009.
  25. " 2009 Hot 100 Pictures". Maxim. Retrieved on October 6, 2009.
  26. http://www.modelcruz.com/actress/2009/emma-stone/index.html


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