She announced herself with her performance in the 2011 rom com Crazy, Stupid, Love, awed critics with The Amazing Spider-Man and in 2016, she made Hollywood stand still with her portrayal of an aspiring actress in La La Land, a musical film that saw her earn her highest paycheck since the start of her career in 2004. Emma Stone is arguably one of the world’s most talented actresses and consequently one of the most influential ones. As a reward for her incredible contributions to the industry, Stone has been a recipient of many coveted awards including Oscars and the Golden Globe awards. Let’s discuss the highlights of her career and facts about her personal life.
Emma Stone’s Bio
Emily Jean Stone, born on the 6th of November 1968 has always been a lover of performance arts. Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona to a homemaker mother, Krista Jean Stone (née Yeager) and a business exec father, Jeffrey Charles Stone, Stone has Swedish roots. Her paternal grandfather, a Swedish man was an immigrant to the United States.
Emma began her education at Sequoya Elementary School where she developed a passion for acting. Her love for acting became the antidote she needed to cure the panic attacks she suffered as a kid. It appeared to work faster than the therapy session she underwent.
Sketch comedy was her point of interest initially before she came to develop an interest in theater. Her debut role which came at the age of 11 was in a stage production. Emma continued to chase her dreams and while in her sophomore year in high school, she decided to drop out and move to LA to actively pursue an acting career. Her mom was in support of her dreams and moved with her in early 2004 to the seat of Hollywood.
Emma didn’t have it easy at first. She was either in a pilot that turned-out unsold or canceled or unsuccessfully auditioned for a role. However, her dogged personality wouldn’t have her give up and soon she came under the radar of filmmakers. Her feature film debut was in Jonah Hill’s Superbad (2007) and she hasn’t looked back since then.
Emma Stone is easily one of the most successful actresses of her generation. She has been privileged to be part of films that became huge box-office hits. Her early commercial successes were Zombieland (2009), Crazy, Stupid, Love, and The Help, both in 2011. The following year brought more blessings to Stone thanks to her part in the Amazing Spider-Man which was among the most successful films of 2012. And then came Birdman in 2014 and La La Land in 2016. The latter made over $440 million from a mere $30 million budget. As a result, Stone became the world’s highest-paid actress in 2017 with an annual paycheck of $26 million per Forbes. Her net worth is currently estimated at about $30 million.
Boyfriend or Husband – Andrew Garfield
Emma Stone is one actress that dreads speaking publicly about her romantic life which she believes should be absolutely nobody’s business but hers. While she understands why people seem interested in her love life, it doesn’t make her feel an inch better about speaking publicly about it… but hey its Hollywood and when you’ve achieved such a high level of stardom, best believe the tabloids are coming after you. They certainly came for Emma Stone especially since she began dating her Amazing Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield, which is easily the first name that comes to mind when the topic of Emma Stone’s romantic life comes up anywhere.
Emma and Garfield, like all movie lovers we know, met on the set of the Amazing Spider-Man, the blockbuster film where they played each other’s love interest. As at the time they were filming, they each were dating other people. While Emma was with Kieran Culkin, Garfield was with Shannon Woodward. However, the two soon split from their respective relationships which were 2 years and 3 years old respectively. With an occurrence like that, the media was determined to make a field day for themselves with or without the star’s cooperation.
Though Emma and Garfield continued to keep mum about their romantic relationship, photos from paparazzi cameras were enough confirmation that the two were a thing. And then their subsequent appearance at red carpet events just more than sealed the deal. Their relationship blossomed until mid-2015 when reports surfaced that the two might have split. More facts about their break-up emerged in October 2015 when it was finally confirmed that the two were no longer together. However, in typical Emma Stone fashion, the pair were seen going on vacations together with no prior news of a reunion.
Sources that confirmed their 2015 break-up did say that they remained friends, but when it comes to Emma Stone, no one can really say for sure the status of her love life. While either party has been linked with other people, their supposed on-and-off relationship seem never-ending. Sometime in 2017, Stone was said to be dating filmmaker, Dave McCary best known as a segment director for SNL. And then came May 2018 when news surfaced that Emma could be back with Garfield.