Emma Stone Edit
Stone at the
Zombieland world premiere at FantasticFest (September 25, 2009)
Emily Jean Stone
November 6, 1988(age 21)
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an  American actress. She made her feature film debut in the comedy (2007), playing Jules. Stone was previously a cast member of the TV series Superbad . She appeared in Drive (2008) and The House Bunny (2009). She then starred in the horror-comedy Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and the indie comedy Zombieland in 2009. In 2010, Stone voiced the character Mazie in Paper Man , and will star in the high school comedy Marmaduke .
Easy A Stone was born in
Scottsdale, Arizona, the daughter of Jeff Stone, a contractor, and Krista Stone. She has a brother who is younger by two years. She was a member of the  Valley Youth Theatre while growing up, a regional theater in Phoenix, Arizona, where she appeared in her first stage production, , at the age of 11. The Wind in the Willows 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!, , and Alice in Wonderland , Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  and performed with the theater's  improv comedy troupe.
 Stone attended
Xavier College Preparatory, an all-girl  Catholic high school, as a freshman for one semester. She gave a  PowerPoint presentation to her parents, set to the Madonnasong " Hollywood", to convince them to let her move to California for an acting career.  She dropped out of high school and moved with her mother to  Los Angeles in January 2004, at the age of fifteen.
 Stone at the Fantastic Fest premiere of the film in Zombieland Austin, Texas, in September 2009. 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,  (2005), only produced a The New Partridge Family pilot episode. Stone next had appearances in the television series , Medium and Malcolm in the Middle . In 2007, she had a regular role on the Lucky Louie Fox drama , playing Drive Violet Trimble, until the series was cancelled.
 Stone made her feature film debut in the 2007 teen comedy
, playing Jules, the love interest of lead character Seth ( Superbad Jonah Hill). In 2008, she appeared in the comedy , with The Rocker 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  , starring The House Bunny Anna Faris, alongside Katharine McPhee, Kat Dennings, 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
, a Ghosts of Girlfriends Past romantic comedy directed by Mark Waters, the director of (2004), starring Mean Girls Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. Stone played "The Ghost of Girlfriends Past", a takeoff of the  Ghost of Christmas Past from Charles Dickens' . She starred in the A Christmas Carol horror/comedy , along with Zombieland Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg. The project, her third comedy for Columbia Pictures, began shooting in Atlanta in February 2009. Stone played Wichita, a survivor/  con artist from Wichita, Kansas, traveling across the U.S. with her younger sister Little Rock ( Abigail Breslin).
 Stone starred in
, alongside Paper Man Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow, directed by Kieran and Michele Mulroney. In the film, a middle-aged novelist, Richard (Jeff Daniels), has an imaginary friend named Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds) and also suffers from writer’s block. Stone plays Abby, a babysitter Richard hires after moving to  Long Island. Stone began filming the independent comedy on  Veterans Day, November 11, 2008, in Montauk, New York, using well-known local locations.
 Stone had a voice role in
in 2010, a film adaptation of the Marmaduke long running comic strip about a Great Dane. She voiced Marmaduke’s friend, Mazie, an  Australian Shepherd who is a bit of a tomboy. Stone will also star as a high school student in  with Easy A 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  and its heroine, The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne, to the life of the protagonist in the film.
 Stone will star in
, alongside Crazy, Stupid, Love Steve Carell, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling and Marisa Tomei. The Warner Bros. film, about a husband (Steve Carell) with marital problems and difficulties with his children, began shooting on April 16, 2010 in Los Angeles. Stone will also star in an adaptation of  Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel , a period piece set in The Help Jackson, Mississippi in the 1960s. She plays Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, an aspiring writer, and plans to employ a Southern dialect for the role.
 Stone joined the voice cast of
, a 3D computer animated caveman comedy by The Croods DreamWorks Animation. She will voice the role of Eep, the oldest daughter of Grug ( Nicolas Cage) and Ugga ( Catherine Keener). Ryan Reynolds voices Gy, the love interest to Stone's character. The film is scheduled for release on March 30, 2012. She also joined the cast of  , starring Friends With Benefits Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, and directed by Will Gluck. The relationship comedy began filming in July 2010 in New York.
 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
 Stone was living on her own in Los Angeles in 2007.
She moved to  Greenwich Village, New York City in 2009. Stone has stated that she was really into  HTML and web design when 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. Stone is close friends with country-pop singer  Taylor Swift.
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