Emma Stone Biography
Emma Stone was so determined to pursue an acting career she gave a power-point presentation to her parents, set to Madonna's song "Hollywood" to convince them to let her move to California to so she could succeed.
The plan worked and they allowed her to drop out of her public school at the age of 15-years-old and move to a Los Angeles apartment with her mother Krista.
She was home-schooled so she could audition during the day, and she launched her television career in 2004 when she won the role of Laurie Partridge on a VHI Talent Competition reality show "In Search of the New Partridge Family."
The show was shown in 2005 as a pilot episode and a series never followed, but it did lead to other television roles for the young actress.
Her film debut came two years later in the teen comedy "Superbad" when she played the love interest of the leading character Seth played by Jonah Hill. For the comedy film "The Rocker" she had to learn to play the double bass. She was playing Amelia, the bass player in a band featuring singer Teddy Geiger.
While they were promoting the film in July 2008 she was romantically linked to Geiger, but in 2010 she has been photographed with a new boyfriend Kieran Culkin, brother of "Home Alone" star Macaulay Culkin, she first met Kieren in 2008 while they were filming "Paper Man."
She was in "The House Bunny" in 2008 and "The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" in 2009. The same year she also starred in the horror-comedy "Zombieland."
Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona and was a member of the Valley Youth Theatre, a regional theatre in Phoenix, Arizona where she appeared in her first stage production, "The Wind in the Willows" at the age of 11-years-old."
Altogether she appeared in 16 productions at the Valley Youth Theatre and she also performed with the theatre's improvised comedy troupe before she did the power-point presentation for her parents.
Since she made her film debut in 2007 she has not stopped working. In 2010 she was the voice of the character Maisie in "Marmaduke," the film adaptation of the long-running comic strip about a Great Dane.
Maisie, an Australian Shepherd, was a friend of Marmaduke and a bit of a tomboy. Following that film Stone went on to star in the High School comedy "Easy A" for which she received a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
She starred in "The Help" in 2011 and also played the female lead in a remake of the "Spiderman" film series produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. She plays Gwen Stacy, Pete Parker's love interest in the film which was directed by Marc Webb and released on the July 3rd 2012.