Dave McCary, Emma Stone's New Fiancé, Is A Star In His Own Right
In case you missed the memo, your favorite Oscar-winning La La Land star is engaged! Emma Stone and Dave McCary announced their engagement on Dec. 4 with a selfie on his Instagram, featuring a grinning McCary, 34, and a ring-clad Stone, 31, alongside a pink heart emoji. While the world has been in love with Stone since she stole our hearts in Superbad and Easy A, her new husband-to-be maintains a relatively low profile as a writer at SNL. But don't let the fact that he's not necessarily an A-list celeb fool you — McCary has some pretty impressive credits under his belt that qualify him not only as a star but also as a majorly good dude.
Stone and McCary reportedly met at the end of 2016 when she was a host on Saturday Night Live and starred in a sketch directed by McCary called “Wells for Boys." According to People, the pair's bond didn't turn romantic until the summer of 2016.
Prior to their relationship, Stone famously dated Andrew Garfield on and off from 2011 to 2015. Stone and Garfield are reportedly still "on good terms with each other and remain close," a source told People at the time of their split.
But with Garfield in Stone's past, here's what you need to know about this leading lady's new man.
He's a big-time comedy writer
In addition, he produced the 2019 movie My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres. In 2017, he made his feature-length film directorial debut with Brigsby Bear.
He's still tight with his childhood bestie Kyle Mooney.
In addition to being one of McCary's coworkers on the set of Saturday Night Live, actor Kyle Mooney has been one of his besties since childhood.
On July 28, 2017 McCary posted a picture from a page of their eighth grade yearbook that dubbed Mooney "Most Likely to be a Movie Star." He captioned the picture:
18 years ago kyle was voted "most likely to be a movie star" in our 8th grade yearbook. not only is kyle my favorite movie star he is more importantly the warmest most loyal friend i've ever had. taryn crabb turned out to be my second favorite movie star
He's reportedly has a "core of kindness."
“Dave has this core of kindness and sweetness," a source reportedly told People in 2017. “He’s tall and fit, confident and funny. He’s not someone who seeks the spotlight."
He's been nominated for three Emmy awards.
He's no stranger to awards, having received nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for his work at Saturday Night Live.
He's a SoCal guy, through and through.
McCary grew up in San Diego then went on to go to college at the University of Southern California alongside his bestie Mooney.
He's reportedly super meh about being famous.
“He’s never wanted to be famous himself, he’s wanted to showcase his funny friends and make work that lets him hang out with them,” a source reportedly told People in 2017. “Even in party situations he’s low-key and doesn’t crave attention and is okay bouncing and doing something more chill.”
All in all, it sounds like McCary is a solid dude worthy of Stone's heart.