emma stone
  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  November 06, 1988

Emma Stone is a producer and actress. She's received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards. In 2017, she was the world's highest-paid actress and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, she started acting as a child in a theater production of The Winds in the Willows in 2000. As a teenager, she relocated to Los Angeles and made her TV debut in "In Search of the New Partridge Family," a reality show that produced only an unsold pilot.

After minor TV roles, Stone appeared in a series of well-received teen comedy movies, like "Superbad,” "Zombieland," and "Easy A," which was her first leading role. After this breakthrough, she starred in the romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid Love" and the period drama "The Help" and gained wider recognition as Gwen Stacy in the 2012 superhero movie "The Amazing Spider-Man" and its 2014 sequel. She received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a recovering drug addict in "Birdman" and playing Abigail Masham in "The Favourite." She won two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her roles as an aspiring actress in "La La Land" and a resurrected suicide victim in "Poor Things."

She also played tennis player Billie Jean King in "Battle of the Sexes" and the title role in "Cruella." On TV, she starred in "Maniac" and "The Curse. On Broadway, she's starred as Sally Bowles in a revival of the musical "Cabaret." Stone and her husband, Dave McCary, founded the production company Fruit Tree in 2020, under which they've produced the films "When You Finish Saving the World,” "Problemista," and "I Saaw the TV Glow." Stone was born in 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Jeffrey and Krista Jean Stone. She lived on the grounds of the Camelback Inn resort from ages 12 to 15. She has a younger brother, Spencer. Stone said she was "bossy" and "loud" while growing up. She was educated at Sequoya Elementary School and attended Cocopah Middle School for sixth grade. She didn't like school but said her controlling nature meant that she ensured she got all A's.

Stone suffered anxiety and panic attacks as a child, which she says caused a decline in her social skills. She went to therapy but said it was her participation in local theater plays that helped cure the attacks. Stone wanted to act since she was four years old. Initially, she wanted a career in sketch comedy but shifted her focus to musical theater and took vocal lessons for several years. Her acting debut, at age 11, came in a stage production of The Winds in the Willows, playing Otter. She was homeschooled for two years, during which time she appeared in 16 productions at Phoenix's Valley Youth Theatre. Her parents later sent her for private acting lessons with a local acting coach.

What religion is Emma Stone?

Emma Stone practices Catholicism. She attended Xavier College Preparatory, an all-girl Catholic high school, as a freshman but dropped out after one semester to become an actress. In one interview, Stone said she was exposed to the Lutheran faith. She said, "And Lutheran is, in a way, a kind of diet Catholic or Catholic lite. It's like many of the tenets of Catholicism, but you don't pray through the saints, and there's not purgatory, and you don't go to confession. But there still is that sort of viewpoint, I guess, around certain things."

She continued, "And it, you know, I have great respect for religion, and I find theology really fascinating. I think also because, you know, the stories that take place in religion can teach you a lot, and all different religions can teach you a lot of things about, you know, ways to live or to approach other people or - the golden rule is, you know, extremely applicable to me to this day. But I very early on realized that religion didn't resonate for me. And so I guess the sort of relationship I had to it was a more of a guilt and a sort of self-judgment rather than, you know, focusing on the wonderful things that it can teach you, at least at a young age."

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