Emma Stone Reacts to Being Called Her Birth Name — What Is Her Real Name?

"That would be so nice. I would like to be Emily."

Sarah Kester - Author

May 22 2024, Published 6:28 p.m. ET

Beloved actress Emma Stone has built an entire career on a stage name. This includes two Oscar wins under her name and countless other accolades. But her real name isn’t Emma.

It’s not uncommon for celebrities to have stage names. Hollywood is full of them, from Lady Gaga to Katy Perry to Miley Cyrus.

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In May 2024, the Kinds of Kindness star had a sweet moment with a reporter who called her by her real name at a press conference. So, what is Emma’s real name? Keep reading to find out.

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Emma Stone’s real name is Emily.

Will the real Emily Stone please stand up?

In May 2024, the star was overjoyed at being called by her real name at a press conference at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. She was there with director Yorgos Lanthimos and her co-stars to promote their film Kinds of Kindness.

The star was visibility pleased when a reporter referred to her as “Emily” before asking her a question. After some people were confused, the actress said, “My name is Emily, thank you. Very nice.”

Why did Emily Stone change her name to Emma Stone?

In an April 2024 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Emily revealed that she changed her name at the start of her career. This was due to another actress already going by the name Emily Stone.

"It’s just because my name was taken [by another actress in SAG]. Then I freaked out a couple of years ago," she continued. "For some reason, I was like, ‘I can’t do it anymore. Just call me Emily.’ ”

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In the interview, she revealed that some people in her life call her by her birth name. "When I get to know them, people that I work with do," she said. In fact, the conversation about her name came up when Emily’s The Curse co-star Nathan Fielder told The Hollywood Reporter that he would refer to her as Emily during their interview.

Before we continue, I’d like to say something. Her name’s Emily, but she goes by Emma professionally,” he explained.

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Nathan continued: “So when there’s people that don’t know her, I end up saying Emma. But I’m going to just say Emily from here on.”

How sweet! And while Emily doesn’t mind being called Emma, she did reveal that she likes being called by her real name. “That would be so nice. I would like to be Emily,” she said.

She added, “Nathan calls me Em, which is easier.”

Emily got the stage name Emma from the Spice Girls.

During a 2018 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Emily revealed that it was Emma Bunton aka “Baby Spice” from the Spice Girls who inspired her stage name.

“So growing up I was super blond, and my real name is Emily, but I wanted to be called Emma because of Baby Spice and guess what, now I am,” she said with a laugh.

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