Emily Jean “Emma” Stone was born on November 6, 1988, in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is of Swedish, German & British Isles descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, where she made her stage debut in a production of Kenneth Grahame’s “The Wind in the Willows”. She appeared in many more productions through her early teens until, at the age of fifteen, she decided that she wanted to make acting her career.
Her first performance was in a Thanksgiving-themed school musical called No Turkey for Perky when she was 6
She had a brief Broadway career
From late 2014 to early 2015, Stone made her Broadway debut as the star in Cabaret, taking over the role of Sally Bowles from Michelle Williams. She cited it as “the most nerve-racking thing ever” and had to listen to a French radio station to mentally prepare her for the role.
She voiced Ivana Tipton, the dog from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
She’s obsessed with the Spice Girls
Stone has a deep obsession with the Spice Girls, even going as far as naming herself after Baby Spice herself, Emma Bunton. In 2014, the actress wept after a video message from Mel B. Graham Norton even pranked her, as Stone lost her cool for a brief moment when she believed two of the Spice Girls would be making an appearance on the show. Luckily for her, Stone got to meet her idols at the 2019 reunion tour, even posing with Baby Spice for a photo.
‘Acting was something that helped me overcome a lot of my anxiety and doubts. Your teenage years can often be difficult, but I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life. So that gave me plenty of drive and ambition.’