With such blockbusters as “Zombieland” and “The Help” under her belt, actress Emma Stone has proven once and for all that she is an up and coming person of note within Hollywood. Having been recognized as one of the Hollywood elite due to her impressive amount of Golden Globe nominations, Emma Stone has shown that she has what it takes to bring audiences into the theaters and she shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
In order to best see how this young actress has risen from relative obscurity to become the A-list actress that she is today, it’s important to consider her origins. From there one can see what has molded and shaped her and how it led her to being such a success in the terrifying world of Hollywood.

Early Life

Born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1988, Emma Stone proved at an incredibly young age that she was destined for a career in film. One of her favorite activities throughout her childhood was acting in productions at the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. However it was when she was 15 that she really showed her dedication.

According to the official report, when Emma Stone was 15 she set her heart on acting. She supposedly sought to convince her parents to let her drop out of school and go to Hollywood through the use of a very convincing PowerPoint presentation. Apparently her efforts paid off because she and her mother moved to L.A. where she continued her schooling at home while auditions for anything she could find.


Emma Stone had her first breakthrough when she landed the part of Laurie Partridge in the VH1 show “In Search of the Partridge Family” a remake based on the old television show. This led to several small television roles until she finally broke into movies with the acclaimed film “Superbad.”
This film catapulted her into the glamorous world of Hollywood but it was her starring role in “Easy A” that really cemented her reputation as a star. Since then she has starred in ever greater films such as “Zombieland”, “The Help” and “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

Critical Reception

Emma Stone has quickly become a darling of the critics, which was best demonstrated in “Easy A.” While most critics panned the movie for its shallow plot and cheap laughs, most of them agreed that Emma Stone’s performance saved the movie. Roger Ebert himself praised her by saying “It’s a funny, engaging comedy that takes the familiar but underrated Emma Stone and makes her, I believe, a star.”


Emma Stone is a relative newcomer to the world of Hollywood yet she already is known as one of the greatest rising stars of film. From a highly convincing PowerPoint presentation to a star in some of Hollywood’s most recent blockbusters, Emma Stone has proven to everyone that she had the skills to make Hollywood her home. With her whole career ahead of her, Emma Stone is sure to dazzle in the years to come.

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