Attended Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona.
Although she's known as a redhead, her natural hair color is blonde. It was Judd Apatow who suggested she change her hair color for Superbad (2007) and she liked it so much that she decided to keep it.
She convinced her parents to let her move to Hollywood when she was age 15 by making a PowerPoint presentation aptly titled, Project Hollywood.
She got her start in acting at 11 years of age at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, where she starred in over 16 stage productions as well as performing the the theatre's comedy improv troupe.
Was ranked #93 in Ask Men's Top 99 Women of 2009.
Was ranked #66 in Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2009 list.
Was ranked #93 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World (2009).
Emma has Swedish ancestry through her paternal grandfather, Conrad Ostberg Stone. Conrad's parents, Conrad August Stone and Florence Jeanette Ostberg, were both the children of Swedish immigrants, and the family's original surname, "Sten", had been changed to "Stone". Emma's other ancestry includes Pennsylvania Dutch (German), English, Irish, Scottish, and Swiss-German.
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine Young Hollywood Issue.
Was ranked #49 in Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2010 list.
Her idols are Gilda Radner, Diane Keaton and Marion Cotillard.
Her parents owned the Camelback Golf Course in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Her middle name, Jean, was her grandmother's first name.
Her favorite films are City Lights (1931), Harold and Maude (1971), Network (1976) and Manhattan (1979).
Her father Jeff is a contractor and her mother Krista is a homemaker.
Her family's surname was anglicized to "Stone" when immigrating to the United States through Ellis Island.
Has a younger brother named Spencer.
Was ranked #42 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
Her mother is a breast cancer survivor.
Auditioned for the role of Claire Bennet in Heroes (2006), but lost out to Hayden Panettiere. She referred to this experience as "rock bottom".
Ranked #38 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
She didn't know she had asthma until she had an asthma attack while filming Easy A (2010).
Started to use "Emma" as her professional name, because there was already an "Emily Stone" when she applied for her SAG card.
When she was age 7, she fell off the parallel bars in gymnastics and broke both her arms.
In two of her films, Easy A (2010) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" is discussed.
Voted #6 on Ask Men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.
Named as having the "Sexiest sense of humor" by Victoria's Secret What Is Sexy list (2012).
Friends with Mila Kunis and Taylor Swift.
Was in a relationship with actor Andrew Garfield from 2011 to October 2015.
Ranked #5 on Askmen's list of the top 99 "most desirable" women for 2013.
Good friends with Jonah Hill Jennifer Lawrence, and Brie Larson.
Was considered for the lead female role in 21 Jump Street (2012), but she had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
Filming The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) in Los Angeles, California, USA. [January 2011]
Unexpectedly announced that she decided to pull out of her planned co-starring role with Alan Cumming--and forgo her Broadway debut--in the 2014 revival production of the musical "Cabaret". The Sally Bowles role ultimately went to Michelle Williams under the direction of Sam Mendes (2014). [June 2013]
She is a Lutheran.
Was an obsessive fan of the Spice Girls, Emma Bunton being her favorite.
Her low-pitched husky voice is a result of having baby colic, a condition of chronic crying as an infant. It lasted six months and resulted in the development of nodules. She has calluses on her vocal cords as an adult.
Ranked #27 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
Is a big fan of the show iCarly (2007) and got to appear in one of its final episodes.
One of her dreams was to appear on Saturday Night Live (1975), which she achieved in 2010, in 2011, and again in 2016.
The first name of "Wichita," her character in Zombieland (2009), is Krista. This is likely in homage to her mother, whose first name is also Krista.
Shares with her The Help (2011) co-star Bryce Dallas Howard the role of "Gwen Stacy".
Has starred in three films with three stars of The Office (2005): The Rocker (2008) with Rainn Wilson, Steve Carell in Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) and John Krasinski in Aloha (2015).
Though Aloha (2015) was the first time she and co-star Rachel McAdams had worked together, both actresses had worked with the film's main star Bradley Cooper in other movies: Stone and Cooper appeared in The Rocker (2008) and McAdams worked with him in Wedding Crashers (2005).
Starting being called "Emma" in elementary school because she's a really huge fan of the Spice Girls. Baby Spice is Emma Bunton.
Both she and her Aloha (2015) co-star, Rachel McAdams, had starred in romance movies with Ryan Gosling. In their films with Gosling, the two actresses do a love scene with the actor in the home his character lives in, after having coming in out of the rain.
Has matching bird tattoos with her mother, the birds referring to The Beatles' song, "Blackbird". Sir Paul McCartney drew the birds himself.
Has a phobia of being lifted in the air, because she broke her arms after being lifted onto a high beam.
Is a big fan of Marion Cotillard and revealed to French newspaper L'Express that she can't count the times that she reenacted the scenes from La Vie en Rose (2007) in her room.
Due to the controversy of being one of twenty white actors nominated for an Oscar while no actors of color were nominated in 2015, she says she learned a major lesson about Hollywood and that her eyes have been opened.
Has played a love interest with Ryan Gosling three times. It could have been four, but they both had dropped out of the movie, Focus (2015), with Margot Robbie and Will Smith replacing them.
Longtime manager is Doug Wald.
Is one of 27 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being La La Land (2016). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love for The Broadway Melody (1929), Grace Moore for One Night of Love (1934), Jean Hagen for Singin' in the Rain (1952), Marjorie Rambeau for Torch Song (1953), Dorothy Dandridge for Carmen Jones (1954), Deborah Kerr for The King and I (1956), Rita Moreno for West Side Story (1961), Gladys Cooper for My Fair Lady (1964)), Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), and Victor Victoria (1982), Debbie Reynolds for The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964), Peggy Wood for The Sound of Music (1965), Carol Channing for Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Kay Medford for Funny Girl (1968), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968), Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (1972), Ronee Blakley for Nashville (1975), Lily Tomlin for Nashville (1975), Ann-Margret for Tommy (1975), Lesley Ann Warren for Victor Victoria (1982), Amy Irving for Yentl (1983), Nicole Kidman for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Queen Latifah for Chicago (2002), Catherine Zeta-Jones for Chicago (2002), Renée Zellweger for Chicago (2002), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Penélope Cruz for Nine (2009), Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012), and Meryl Streep for Into the Woods (2014).
She was performing in Cabaret on Broadway when she was cast for her Academy Award winning role in La La Land (2016). Before her triumph the last time an actress won Leading Actress for a musical was Liza Minnelli for the movie version of Cabaret (1972).
Was the 148th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for La La Land (2016) at The Oscars (2017) on February 26, 2017.
As of 2017, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Help (2011), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and La La Land (2016). Of those, Birdman is a winner in the category.
Is one of 8 actresses to have won an Academy Award for their performance in a musical. The others in chronological order are; Rita Moreno, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson and Anne Hathaway.
Merited a place in TIME magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People" issue with an homage - "The Emerging Icon" - written by friend Brie Larson. [May 2017]
Highest paid actress of 2017 with $26 million.
She was originally cast as "Amber" in Sucker Punch (2011), but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. The role later went to Jamie Chung.
Was considered the role as Cinderella in the Disney Live Action Musical 'Into The Woods' but said no. She was also considered the role as Debora in the 2017 Action Movie 'Baby Driver' as Debora but said no due to filming 'La La Land', The role of Debora went to Lily James instead, who's played Cinderella in the 2015 Live Action Disney Remake 'Cinderella' as the title character.
She's a Fan of Kpop.
Her Favorite Color is Red.
Even though She's Gwen Stacy in 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Franchise, She's never read any of the Comics.
Was one of the choices to play Elizabeth Bennett in the 2016 Horror Action Movie 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'.
Deleted her Twitter account @stonenobrien when someone hacked it. She has since sworn off social media.
Though it is her trademark, she doesn't like the sound of her voice, saying to E! Online "I still can't believe I sound like this.".