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5 Things to Know About Emma Stone’s Fiancé Dave McCary

The lowdown on where he works, how they met and more.

Late on Wednesday, a picture on Instagram announced that Emma Stone is engaged. The post, courtesy of her new fiancé Dave McCary, showed the couple smiling together with Stone’s embellished left hand in the forefront. In their two years as a couple, however, both of them have kept their relationship quite private. From rare public appearances to their romance’s incognito social media presence, we don’t know a whole lot about McCary. Here are some need-to-knows about Stone’s future husband.

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1. He’s a comedian, writer and director by profession

McCary’s career path started to define itself when he co-founded an L.A.-based sketch comedy group in 2007 with students from the University of Southern California. After graduation, McCary, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennet and Nick Rutherford came together to form Good Neighbor. Years later McCary, Mooney and Bennet were all hired to Saturday Night Live, and the following year Rutherford joined the late night comedy show as a writer. Aside from SNL, McCary has contributed to writing, directing and producing a number of shorts throughout his career, while dabbling in a few other large-scale projects.

2. You can find him on YouTube

Members of the Good Neighbor group have videos from eight to 12 years ago archived on the GoodNeighborStuff YouTube channel. Many of the videos have garnered millions of views, from comedy concepts like “best kids awards” to a “420 Disaster”.

3. The writer met Stone through SNL

The writer is in his fourth season with NBC’s sketch comedy series, originally hired as a video director for the show in 2013. Stone and McCary met on set at SNL back in late 2016 when she hosted an episode of the show, and starred in a sketch he directed called “Wells for Boys.”

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Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Dave McCary at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photography via Kevin Mazur/Getty

4. He has directed a movie

In 2017, McCary directed his first feature film Brigsby Bear, an indie comedy-drama film that was co-written by and starred his best friend and fellow Good Neighbor member Kyle Mooney. Mooney and McCary started their comedy careers making low-budget videos and music together in their many years of friendship. According to Page Six, Stone attended the movie’s premiere in 2017. McCary’s most recent director role was for a comedy TV movie called My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres, which premiered in the U.S. last August. Stone is one of the stars cast in this comedy, alongside her La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling.

5. He’s a 3-time Emmy nominee

McCary’s work on SNL has earned him Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series three years in a row. It’s also his fourth year being nominated for a Writers Guild of America award, which he won in 2017 and 2018. Stone, an Oscar winner, and her soon-to-be husband no doubt make for a talented couple.

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