Feb 20, 2014 02:56 PM EST
Emma Stone is without a doubt, one of the hottest actresses right now. She is best known for her roles in "Superbad", "Zombieland", "Easy A" and "The Amazing Spider-Man". She has also showed off her humourous side by appearing not once, but twice as a guest on "Saturday Night Live". Here are 50 interesting facts about this talented actress.
Her real name isn't Emma, it's Emily Jean Stone. She chose the name "Emma" when she joined the Screen Actors Guild because "Emily Stone" was already taken. Her family and friends still call her Emily.
She first chose "Riley Stone" as her stage name, but after guest-starring on Malcolm in the Middle, she decided that she was more comfortable with "Emma", a nickname that her mother had given her
She was born on November 6, 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Her mother, Krista, is a stay-at-home mom, and her father, Jeff, is a contractor. She has one younger brother, Spencer, and is the first of her family to enter the showbiz world.
Emma is of Swedish descent. Her paternal grandfather emigrated to the US through Ellis Island-at which point his last name was Anglicized to "Stone." Meanwhile, her maternal side is mainly Pennsylvania Dutch (German), as well as English, Scottish and Irish.
When Emma was just seven, she broke both her arms by falling off the parallel bars in gymnastics.
Emma is known for her sexy, husky voice and she got it as a result of being a colicky baby. Baby colic is when a healthy baby cries on a regular basis for no clear reason. Oftentimes, the colicky baby cries at the same time on a daily basis. "I screamed myself hoarse every day and developed nodules as an infant. So I have calluses on my vocal cords, which makes me lose my voice all the time and makes doing something like screaming in a scene, over and over, really rough.... But yeah, I've sounded like this since I was a kid." Ouch!
While growing up in Arizona, she harnessed her love for acting at local theater production of The Wiz with future American Idol winner Jordin Sparks. She starred in a total of 16 productions while there.
The star attended Xavier College Preparatory, a Catholic high school in Phoenix, for one semester.
Despite starring in the hugely popular high school movie "Easy A," she said the high school experience is alien to her. She was homeschooled from age 12 onwards and convinced her mother to move to LA with her when she was 15.
How did she convince her family to move to LA? She made a PowerPoint presentation which listed all the benefits while she played Madonna's song "Hollywood".
Before getting into acting, she was into learning HTML and web design.
When Emma moved to Los Angeles, she got a part time job in a bakery specializing in dog treats. However, several customers complained that the cookies were inedible and their dogs did not like them.
After moving to LA, it took her eight months to land her first role which was as Laurie Partridge in the 2005 TV movie "The New Partridge Family."
She was the voice of London Tipton's dog, Ivana Tipton, in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
She was also the voice of the dog Mazie in the film adaptation of the comic strip Marmaduke, which follows a Great Dane and his pals.
Emma's natural hair color is blonde but she dyed it brown. When advised by Judd Apatow, she changed her hair color to red for a role in "Superbad."
She has a lot of training in improv acting and when Jonah Hill (Seth) hits Emma Stone (Jules) in the movie "Superbad", her reaction was improvised and the filmmakers decided to keep it in the final cut.
Emma auditioned for the role of Claire Bennet on NBC's 'Heroes'. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she said "I could hear that, in the other room, a girl had just gone in and they were saying, 'You are our pick ... On a scale of 1 to 10 you're an 11... I went home and just had this meltdown". The girl in the other room was Hayden Panettiere.
She learned to play bass for a role in "The Rocker."
In 2008, Emma was romantically linked to her The Rocker co-star, Teddy Geiger.
She also dated Macaulay Cukin's brother, Kieran Culkin, for one year.
Emma's biggest fear is not to be able to live a normal life (due to fame).
She has admitted to turning down auditions for roles that tried to cast her as the token pretty girl because she wanted to be taken seriously as a comedian.
She acted in several other movies; "The House Bunny," and "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" but it wasn't till the 2009 film "Zombieland" that Emma Stone started to become more of a name.
Emma is really good friends with her Superbad co-star Jonah Hill.
After spending roughly six years in LA, she moved to New York in 2009.
After appearing alongside It girls Amanda Seyfried and Kristen Stewart on the cover of Vanity Fair's Young Hollywood issue, Stone lands her first lead role in the hit comedy, Easy A.
In 2010, she starred in "Easy A" in which she received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance. Film critic Roger Ebert says the film "takes the familiar but underrated Emma Stone and makes her, I believe, a star."
That year, she won both the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance and the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy, and she was nominated for five more awards-one of which was the Golden Globe for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
What were her thoughts on "Easy A?" "I don't think this is really a high school movie. I think it's more a story of reputation and miscommunication and the speed at which, with technology, that spreads now," she said in an interview following the release of the movie.
Emma is a huge iCarly fan. Perhaps it was therefore unsurprising that she made a cameo recently in the show's last season.
Emma covered "I Know What Boys Want" by The Waitresses for The House Bunny together with Rumer Willis and Katharine McPhee.
She's close friends with singer Taylor Swift. "We met at the Young Hollywood Awards forHollywood Life magazine," she explained. "We met there three years ago, and then I listened to some of her music, and I wrote her an e-mail saying I liked her music, I swear. And then we started talking and hanging out."
Diane Keaton and Charlie Chaplin are among Emma Stone's acting inspirations.
Some of her favorite movies include 'City Lights' (1931), 'Network' (1976) and 'Manhattan' (1979).
Why is Emma not on Facebook? She said she had to quit because she was "too addicted" to Farmville! "I got to level 42, and I wasn't doing anything else anymore," she told Elle. "So I had to stop."
She knows sign language because she had a deaf tutor. "It's an incredible language, especially as an actor, drawing on body language and facial expressions to convey things without speaking."
Emma and her mom are huge Beatles fans and her mother's favorite song is 'Blackbird'. Emma sent Paul McCartney a letter, asking him to draw little bird feet her mother and her could get it tattooed on their wrists. Paul did send them a sketch and now they have cute, matching tattoos!
One of her dreams was to host Saturday Night Live (SNL) which has done, twice. Bother performances were well received and she was able to show off her humorous side.
In 2011, she worked really on her Southern accent for "The Help." She also did a lot of reading to get a better feel for the era. "I've just ordered a Martin Luther King Jr. biography to read, a book on Jim Crow laws, and I'm catching on up all the classic Mississippi movies, such as Mississippi Burning and the 1978 TV miniseries King. Even Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," she told the Wall Street Journal right before the film went into production.
She now lives in Greenwich Village in Manhattan with boyfriend and Spider-Man co-star Andrew Garfield. The couple have been together since 2011.
Stone is one of the faces for Revlon, and models alongside well-known actresses such as, Olivia Wilde and Halle Berry.
In 2013, Stone dropped out of Guillermo Del Toro's horror film Crimson Peak and was replaced by Mia Wasikowska.
The actress suffers from asthma. She didn't know that she had the breathing problem until she had an attack while she was filming a sex scene for 'Easy A' in 2010. "I had a little asthma attack, without any prior knowledge that I had asthma, during the scene where we had to jump up and down for hours and hours screaming and yelling on the bed. [It] was humiliating, because it was the second day of shooting."
Emma was voted #6 on Ask Men's list of the 99 most desirable women of 2012.
Emma's net worth is $8 million.
She has several phobias. "I have two phobias: one of being lifted over somebody's head, which was the issue with "Crazy, Stupid, Love", and the other phobia is getting my blood drawn. Needles."
She first got her ears pierced at 21. "Most people go through this when they're like, 14," she revealed. "I'm like, 'Hey, what's up everybody? I moved to New York and got fiive piercings!"
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