Emma Stone’s desire to be an actress began at a young age. As a child, her parents enrolled her at the Valley Youth Theatre near their Scottsdale, Arizona home. At age 11, Stone made her stage debut starring in The Wind in the Willows and would go on to star in over a dozen more productions at the youth theatre.
Stone moved to Los Angeles with her mother when she was 15 years old, and began acting professionally soon after. She first appeared in the VH1 reality TV show In Search of The Partridge Family in 2004. The show was a nationwide search for actors to star in a sitcom remake of the hit ’70s show The Partridge Family. Stone won the coveted role of Laurie Partridge, and although the show was cancelled after the pilot, it served as a springboard for the young actress’ career.
Over the next few years, Stone appeared in a number of popular TV shows including Medium, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Malcom in the Middle. She then landed a recurring role on the short-lived Fox drama Drive.
Stone began her film career with a prominent role in the raunchy teen comedy Superbad (2007), before moving on to roles in The Rocker (2008), The House Bunny (2008), Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) and Marmaduke (2010).