Love and equality reigned supreme at Regency Village Theatre Saturday night, where stars, athletes, and tennis fanatics alike united for the Los Angeles premiere of “Battle of the Sexes.”“[I hope we] come to a place where it doesn’t matter what gender you are, it doesn’t matter what race you are, it doesn’t matter what your sexuality is — everyone is absolutely equal. That’s humanity and that’s just the truth,” said Emma Stone, who stars as tennis legend and equal rights...
Emma Stone quickly rose from unheralded newcomer to Oscar nominee on the strength of her natural charisma and versatility as an actress who’s as comfortable on the big screen as a Broadway stage. An effervescent star with a self-deprecating sense of humor, she consistently charms audiences with the down-to-earth air she has displayed throughout her young but dynamic career.
An actress who, at 15, convinced her family to move to Hollywood so she could pursue stardom, Stone has made determined moves that showcase her many talents. An adept comic with impressive dramatic range, she belted her way through an acclaimed Broadway run in the 2014 revival of “Cabaret” — a skill that helped her put in an award-worthy performance in Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land.” The box-office success the film gave Lionsgate worked well for Stone; Forbes calculated it made her the highest paid actress of 2017, with $26 million.
Born in Scottsdale, Ariz., Stone made her feature film debut in producer Judd Apatow’s comedy “Superbad” before breaking out with the teen comedy “Easy A.” That Golden Globe-nominated performance led to acclaimed dramatic roles in the likes of “The Help,” as well as her first franchise blockbuster, “The Amazing Spider-Man.” In 2014, Stone was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for “Birdman.”