Emily Jean Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe, she was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2017. She appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013, and in 2017, she was featured by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child, in a theater production of The Wind in the Willows in 2000. As a teenager, she relocated to Los Angeles with her mother, and made her television debut in In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot. After small television roles, she made her film debut in Superbad (2007), and received positive media attention for her role in Zombieland (2009). The 2010 teen comedy Easy A was Stone's first starring role, earning her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. This breakthrough was followed with further success in the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and the drama The Help (2011).
Stone gained wider recognition for playing Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, and its sequel in 2014, with the former becoming her highest grossing release. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role of a recovering drug addict in the black comedy-drama Birdman (2014). Her Broadway debut came in a revival of the musical Cabaret (2014–2015) and she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for playing an aspiring actress in the highly successful musical film La La Land (2016). She went on to portray Billie Jean King in the biographical sports film Battle of the Sexes (2017), for which she received her third nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Abigail Masham in the historical drama The Favourite (2018) and starred in the Netflix dark comedy miniseries Maniac.
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