Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Emma Stone

Emily Jean Stone was born on November 6th 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She's  an American actress.
She first appeared in a stage production The Wind in the Willows at the early age of 11 as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre(a regional theater in Phoenix, Arizona).  Emma attended the Sequoya Elementary School and the Cocopah Middle School for the 6th grade.
Then she was home schooled for 2 years while she appeared in 16 productions at the Valley Youth Theatre.  She attended Xavier College Preparatory an all girl Catholic High School as a freshman for one semester.  I guess she wasn't havin it because around that time she gave a PowerPoint presentation to her parents set to the Madonna song "Hollywood" just to convince them to move to California to start acting.
Dropping out in 2004 she moved to a apartment in Los Angeles with her mother at the age of 15.  Auditioning during the day and home schooling at night.  Apparently it paid off after appearing in the TV movie The New Partridge Family and shows Medium,The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,Malcolm in the Middle,Lucky Louie and 7 episodes of Drive(1 unaired).
Then she was in the movie Superbad!  That may have been the first time I saw her acting but there was something about her, that made her stick out as an actress?  Though the movie was of acquired taste, I thought she did very well.  She was great in  The House Bunny along with the rest of the actresses that movie was hilarious!  I liked her in Paper Man even though the movie kind of sucked.
She was also good in Zombieland and Easy A.  I'm curious to see  her in The Amazing Spider-Man even though it's been done and redone again and again.  I still wouldn't mind seeing it, if only to see her performance.
A little more about Emma, her mother Krista (née Yeager) homemaker, her father  Jeff Stone a contractor.  She has a brother that is 2 years younger Spencer Stone.  Her fathers grandfather was of Swedish descent.  The name Stone was anglicized  when immigrating to the U.S. through Ellis Island.
Some of her ancestors also lived in Pennsylvania Dutch Country.  You might not know it but Emma Stone, her hair color is naturally blonde.
After dying her her hair brunette film producer Judd Apatow had her change her hair color to be a red head in Superbad.  In The Amazing Spider-Man she goes back to her original  hair color.  On the set she met actor Andrew Garfield and they started dating.
Her family and friends call her Emily.  She got the name Emma Stone when she registered for the Screen Actors Guild and found out that the name Emily Stone was already taken.  She has a low-pitched kind of husky voice as a result from having baby colic which is a condition of constant screaming as an infant that  results in the development of nodules.  She now has calluses on her vocal cords.  I believe she resides in Greenwich Village, New York.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jude Law

David Jude Hayworth Law born December 29th 1972 in Lewisham, South London. He's an English actor,film director and producer. It is said that Jude's name came from both the book "Jude The Obscure" and the song "Hey Jude"? Both of his parents were comprehensive school teachers, his mother Margaret Anne (née Heyworth) and his father Robert Law, the youngest headmaster in London. They live in Vaudelnay, France where they enjoy running a drama school and theatre. He has one older sister Natasha who is an illustrator and artist. She still lives in London. He grew up in Blackheath, an area in the Borough of Lewisham. Jude went to John Ball Primary School in Blackheath and Kidbrooke School. Then he attended Alleyn's School. Jude met actress Sadie Frost while working on the film Shopping. They married on September 2nd 1997 and then divorced on October 29th 2003. He has a stepson, Finlay Munro who was born on September 20th 1990. He has three biological children with Sadie Frost which includes his son Rafferty born on October 6th 1996, daughter Iris born October 25th 2000 and son Rudy born on September 10th 2002.
Then in 2003 while making the film Alfie, Jude and co-star Sienna Miller got into a relationship. In 2004 they became engaged on Christmas Day. However in November of 2006, Sienna and Jude separated.
For a bit there Jude and American model Samantha Burke had a relationship but it didn't seem to last. Suddenly it was to be announced that Jude had once again become a father. Samantha Burke gave birth to their daughter Sophia on September 22nd 2009 in New York.

In December 2009 Jude was in some broadway shows that just happened to be at the same time as Sienna Miller was on broadway. I'm not saying there's a connection there but they seemed to rekindle their relationship around that time. A couple years later though they announced they had split up again in February of 2011. I say at least they tried. That's more than most people do.
The first movie I saw Jude Law in that impressed me was Gattaca. If you havn't seen that movie I would recommend watching it. Other movies I really liked him in was Midnight in the Garden of Evil,eXistenZ,Enemy at the Gates(Ed Harris),A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Road to Perdition(Tom Hanks),Cold Mountain,The Holiday and Repo Men.
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