Emma Stone Bio: From Superbad to The Amazing Spider-Man

Emily Jean Stone was born November 6th, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a baby, she was stricken with colic and cried relentlessly, which left her with callused vocal chords and her trademark hoarse voice. After appearing in local theater productions and improv groups in her youth, she developed a passion for performing and sought to make it in Hollywood. Today, she is on her way to Hollywood's A-list thanks to her cute and offbeat sense of humor and appearances in box office triumphs such as 'The Amazing Spider-Man.' Join WatchMojo.com as we learn about the origins of Emma Stone.
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Emma Stone Bio: From Superbad to The Amazing Spider-Man


This gorgeous star is best known for her husky voice and red hairstyle. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be learning more about the origins of Emma Stone.

Emily Jean Stone was born November 6th, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a baby, she was stricken with colic and cried relentlessly, which left her with callused vocal chords and her trademark hoarse voice.

After appearing in local theater productions and improv groups in her youth, Stone developed a passion for performing. She then created a PowerPoint presentation to persuade her parents to relocate to Hollywood so she could pursue a showbiz career.

It worked, so a 15-year-old Stone and her mother moved to LA where the aspiring actress went on auditions during the day and was home-schooled at night. She adopted the stage name “Emma Stone” when she applied to the Screen Actors Guild and found her real name was taken.

After many failed auditions, Stone was finally discovered in 2004 as part of VH1's nationwide competition, “In Search of the New Partridge Family.” As a result, she was cast as Laurie Partridge in the reboot of this iconic '70s sitcom; however, the series only lasted one episode.

Stone then took advantage of her career's momentum by landing guest spots on several popular television shows, including an appearance on “Malcolm in the Middle,” voice work on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” and a recurring role on the short-lived 2007 Fox series “Drive.”

Despite those roles, Stone had yet to make her breakthrough. She hit a low when she auditioned for the 2006 superhero show “Heroes” and lost the role of Claire Bennet to Hayden Panettiere.

However, that was just one week before Stone landed her first feature film role in Judd Apatow's 2007 teen comedy “Superbad.” For the movie, Apatow suggested Stone dye her hair a vibrant red, which became her signature even after the flick, despite the fact she was a natural blonde. With her new 'do and her quirky personality, Stone was finally on Hollywood's radar.

She followed that triumph with more roles in 2008: first, she learned to play bass guitar for her appearance opposite Rainn Wilson in “The Rocker,” then she portrayed a sorority girl in “The House Bunny.”

The next year, she led Matthew McConaughey on a romantic quest in “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” and starred beside Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg as a survivor in “Zombieland.” Also in 2009, she joined Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Lisa Kudrow in the indie flick “Paper Man.” Though that comedy-drama bombed, Stone's performance as a teen who befriends a troubled writer was highly praised.

Stone shook things up in 2010 by lending her voice to the live-action adaptation of the comic strip “Marmaduke.”

She then landed her first starring film role as a high school student who mistakenly earns a reputation as the local slut in “Easy A.” Stone's standout performance in the hit earned her heaps of praise, and a Golden Globe nomination. It also helped her fulfill her longtime dream of hosting “Saturday Night Live.”

2011 was Stone's busiest year yet: she showed up in the sex comedy “Friends with Benefits,” before she joined a team of all-stars in the hit comedy-drama “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” She then adopted a Southern accent to lead an ensemble cast in the fight for civil rights in the screen adaptation of the best-selling novel “The Help.”

Stone kept busy in 2012 with numerous projects, and made her biggest blockbuster showing yet as comic book character Gwen Stacy in the franchise reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Not only was that film was a box-office triumph, it also introduced her to co-star Andrew Garfield, with whom she started a relationship. She also started work on new projects that year, which included the CGI caveman comedy “The Croods” and the crime film “Gangster Squad.”

This actress's cute and offbeat sense of humor have made her Hollywood's newest “it-girl,” and she's even dazzled as part of Maxim's Hot 100 List. If she continues to showcase her passion and unique charm on the big screen, there's no doubt Emma Stone will conquer Hollywood's A-list.

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