Emma Stone

Stone in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Emily Jean Stone

Place of Birth: Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 6, 1988

Ethnicity: Swedish (paternal grandfather), German, as well as Welsh, Irish, English, Scottish, and Swiss-German

Emma Stone is an American actress and producer. She has twice won the Academy Award for Best Actress, for La La Land (2016) and Poor Things (2023). She is also known for her roles in the films Superbad, The Rocker, The House Bunny, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Paper Man, Zombieland, Easy A, Friends with Benefits, Crazy, Stupid, Love; The Help, The Amazing Spider-Man, and its sequel; Gangster Squad, Movie 43, Magic in the Moonlight, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Aloha, Irrational Man, Battle of the Sexes, The Favourite, the sequel Zombieland: Double Tap, Cruella, and, in voice role, Marmaduke (2010), The Croods, and, its sequel The Croods: A New Age; on television’s Drive (2007) and Maniac (2018); and in stage performances. She is the first millennial to have won more than one Oscar for acting. Often seen with red hair, she is a natural blonde.

Emma is the daughter of Krista and Jeffrey Stone, who is the founder and CEO of a general-contracting company. She was partly raised on the grounds of the Camelback Inn resort. Her paternal grandfather was of Swedish descent. Much of Emma’s other ancestry is German. She also has Welsh, Irish, English, Scottish, and Swiss-German ancestry. Her maternal grandparents were from families that had lived in the United States for many generations, specifically in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

She is married to comedian, writer, and director Dave McCary, with whom she has a daughter. Emma and Dave co-founded film production company Fruit Tree.

In the film Aloha, 2015, Emma played Allison Ng, a character who was mentioned in the film as having a father who was of half Chinese and half Hawaiian descent, and a mother who was white, of Swedish descent. The casting received criticism, and the film’s director, Cameron Crowe, apologized. Emma is not of Asian heritage.

Emma’s paternal grandfather was Conrad Ostberg Stone (the son of Conrad August Stone and Florence Jeanette Ostberg). Emma’s grandfather Conrad was born in Pennsylvania. Emma’s great-grandfather Conrad was also born in Pennsylvania, the son of Swedish emigrants, Carl/Charles Johan/John Sten/Stone, from Svenljunga, Mårdaklev, Älvsborgs län, and Hilma Josephina Bengston/Bengtson/Bengtsson, from Gunnarp, ätran, Falkenberg, Hallands län. Emma’s great-grandmother Florence was born in Ohio, also to Swedish parents, Johann/Johan/John Gottfried/Gottfrid Östberg, from Hanhals, and Johanna Albertina/Altina Lindström, from Brandstorp, Orebro. The surname Sten was changed to Stone.

Emma’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Jean Moran (the daughter of John Henry Moran and Margaret Jane Davies). Emma’s grandmother Margaret was born in Ohio. John was the son of Patrick Moran, who was born in Canada, to Irish parents, and of Melvina/Vina/Anna Mary Peak. Emma’s great-grandmother Margaret was born in Wales, and was the daughter of Richard B. Davies/Davis and a woman surnamed Magley.

Emma’s maternal grandfather was Donald Earl “Don” Yeager (the son of Irvin Sylvester Yeager and Esther Katharine Parks). Donald was born in Pennsylvania. Irvin was the son of Sylvester Noll Yeager and Mary/Mamie E. Burke. Esther was the daughter of Alfred Parks and Ann/Annie Gertrude Knuffman/Knufmann/Kauffman, whose parents were German.

Emma’s maternal grandmother was Jean Louise Eiseman (the daughter of Cyrus Robert Iceman/Eiseman/Eiceman and Ruth Ann Henry). Jean was born in Pennsylvania. Cyrus was the son of Robert Patterson Eiceman and Esther Lurline/Lurine Hoffman. Ruth was the daughter of Jackson Henry and Eliza/Lydia Jane Turner.

Sources: Genealogies of Emma Stone – http://gw.geneanet.org

Emma discusses some of her ancestry, including her Swedish and Pennsylvania Dutch roots – http://img200.imagevenue.com

Obituary of Emma’s paternal grandfather’s sister, Patricia (Stone) Jenkins – http://www.legacy.com

Emma’s paternal grandmother, Margaret Jean Moran, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Emma’s paternal great-grandparents, John Henry Moran and Margaret Jane Davies – https://www.familysearch.org

Emma’s paternal great-grandparents, John Henry Moran and Margaret Jane Davies, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Emma’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Patrick Moran and Melvina/Vina/Anna Mary Peak, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Genealogy of Emma Stone (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Emma’s maternal grandmother, Jean Louise Eiseman – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com


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61 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    She is very german, but i can see the brittish in her. If she does a DNA test, my guess wold 37-43% german and around 28% brittish&irish

  2. jonasbttencourt says:

    The redhair is perfect for her, it’s crazy how it looks more natural than when she is with her own blonde hair. It’s like water to whine. Really does an upgrade in her looks.

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