Emma Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. She has won
two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for an Academy
Award, two British Academy Film Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards.
Born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone was drawn to acting as a
child, and her first role onstage was in 2000. As a teenager, she
relocated to Los Angeles with her mother, and made her film debut in
Superbad (2007). The 2010 teen comedy Easy A, Stone’s first starring
role, earned her nominations for the BAFTA Rising Star Award and for a
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. This breakthrough role was followed
by the commercially successful film Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and a
supporting part in the critically acclaimed drama The Help (2011). The
actress received wider recognition for playing Gwen Stacy in the 2012
superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, and its sequel in 2014. She was
nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role
of a recovering drug addict in the black comedy Birdman (2014). Stone
won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for playing an aspiring actress in
the musical La La Land (2016).
Today’s selected anniversaries:
Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work by English author
George Eliot, was submitted for publication.
In the first official American football game, Rutgers College
defeated the College of New Jersey, 6–4, in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The Hanford Atomic Facility in the US state of Washington
produced its first plutonium, and it would go on to create more for
almost the entire American nuclear arsenal.
Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ was appointed to head the South Vietnamese
government by the military junta of General Dương Văn Minh, five days
after the latter deposed and assassinated President Ngô Đình Diệm.
A man committing suicide parked his car on the railway tracks
in Ufton Nervet, Berkshire, England, causing a derailment that killed
Wiktionary’s word of the day:
1. Originally, a small ball placed in a container to cast a vote; now, by
extension, a piece of paper or card used for this purpose, or some other
means used to signify a vote.
2. The process of voting, especially in secret; a round of voting.
3. The total of all the votes cast in an election.
4. (chiefly US) A list of candidates running for office; a ticket.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Why was it everything was always so goddam complicated? Even the
simplest things was so goddam complicated when you come to doing them.
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