Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress and singer. She made her feature film debut in the 2007 comedy Superbad.
Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, 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, Arizona where she appeared in her first stage production, The Wind in the Willows, at the age of 11. She attended Sequoya Elementary School, Cocopah Middle School, and Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix as a freshman for one semester, and then was home schooled. 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. When she was a freshman in high school, she gave a PowerPoint presentation to her parents to convince them to let her move to California for an acting career. She moved with her mother to Los Angeles, California at age 15.
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 appeared in the television series Medium, Malcolm in the Middle and Lucky Louie. In 2007, Stone had a regular role on the Fox television drama series Drive until its cancellation. She made her feature film debut in the teen comedy Superbad, playing Jules, the love interest of lead character Seth (played by Jonah Hill).
In 2008, Stone will appear in the comedy films The Rocker, with Rainn Wilson, and The House Bunny, starring Anna Faris. In The Rocker, Stone plays Amelia, the bassist in a band put together by Wilson's character, Robert “Fish” Fishman, a headbanger that is past his prime. The Rocker will premier on August 1, 2008. The House Bunny, written by the screenwriters of Legally Blonde (2001), tells the story of a Playboy Playmate who gets kicked out of The Playboy Mansion and moves into a college sorority of socially inept girls. Stone plays the president of the sorority, Zeta Alpha Zeta. Colin Hanks and American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee also appear in the film. The House Bunny opens on August 22, 2008. On August 1, 2008, she appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as part of promotions for The House Bunny.
In 2009, Stone will appear in The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, a romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner. Stone will play The Ghost of Girlfriends Past, a takeoff of the Ghost of Christmas Past from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Directed by Mark Waters, the director of Mean Girls (2004), the film also stars Lacey Chabert, Michael Douglas and Robert Forster. Also included in the cast are Breckin Meyer, Anne Archer, and Amanda Walsh.
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.
As of 2007, Stone lives on her own in Los Angeles. She has stated that she is skilled in HTML and has web design as a hobby. Stone has been romantically linked to singer-songwriter and actor Teddy Geiger, her co-star in The Rocker.