Author: Suren Prasad
Emma Stone is estimated to be worth £5.5 million. She was born on November 6, 1988 in Arizona to Jeff and Krista Stone, co-owners of the Camelback Golf Club in Marriot’s Camelback Inn Resort.
Homeschooled after sixth grade, Stone began performing in plays such as The Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland, The Princess and the Pea as a youngster at Valley Youth Theatre. A Hollywood-connected acting coach was also hired to refine her acting.
After a semester in an all-girl Catholic school, Stone convinced her parents she needed to move to LA with a PowerPoint presentation set to Madonna song Hollywood. Impressed, her mother relocated with her to Los Angeles in January 2004.
At the time of registering with the Screen Actors Guild, Stone chose the stage name ‘Emma’, as ‘Emily Stone’ was already listed.
Her TV debut In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004) resulted in an unsold pilot, The New Partridge Family (2005). Subsequently, she appeared in the sitcoms 30 Rock, Lucky Louie, Malcolm in the Middle and Medium.
In 2007, she starred in Fox action drama Drive and her first feature film, the comedy Superbad ($121 million). In 2009, Stone appeared in several further movies: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Zombieland and Paper Man.
She voice-acted in the live action adaptation Marmaduke in 2010 and bagged a Golden Globe nomination with her first lead role in the lightweight teen comedy Easy A (2010).
In 2011, after roles in the comedies Friends with Benefits and Crazy, Stupid, Love, Stone starred in Oscar-nominated The Help (2011), based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel.
Her biggest Hollywood role to date came playing Andrew Garfield’s love interest Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012, which grossed $757,930,663 worldwide, reprising her role in the 2014 follow-up The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
In 2013, Stone lent her voice to Dreamworks animation The Croods, played the title role in the short film Veronica, a part of the anthology film Movie 43, produced by the Farrelly brothers, and starred in crime thriller Gangster Squad. Her earnings escalated to a reported $16 million in that year.
The young actress also worked on Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight, released in 2014, and both are expected to collaborate once more on a mystery drama film later this year.
Stone supports New York cancer charity Gilda’s Club as well as the Stand Up to Cancer programme.
The actress lives in a $2.5 million Beverly Hills mansion with her Spider-Man boyfriend and owns an Audi 6 and Mini Cooper. She has been the face of Revlon since 2012, appearing in numerous print and television campaigns.