Watch: Why Emma Stone Is Here To Stay In Hollywood

At just 24 years old, Emma Stone is one of Tinsel Town's most lovable leading ladies.

Spotlight on No. 17: Emma Stone
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Celebuzz continues to count down the most powerful stars under 30 today with our Hollywood Power Index.

Coming in at No. 17 is the adorable Emma Stone who, at 24, is one of Hollywood's most in-demand leading ladies.

The star first skated into the spotlight in 2005 as Laurie Partridge in the short-lived VH1 series, The New Partridge Family. A few TV guest spots later, she began booking girl-next-door roles in films like Superbad and The House Bunny. It wasn't long until the scene stealer began getting offers for leading roles in huge blockbuster hits like The Help and The Amazing Spider-Man, along with noteworthy accolades for her work (a Golden Globe nomination for Easy A, for one).

For her most recent role in period drama Gangster Squad, Stone teamed up with her Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer and Crazy, Stupid, Love co-star Ryan Gosling for some high-action hijinks centered in the world of organized crime in late-1940s Los Angeles. The film put the actress put the actress in the high-profile company of veteran actors Sean Penn and Josh Brolin.

Though her filmography shows that she has no plans of slowing down, the actress still prefers a more normal, low-profile existence. "Fame is not part of my goal. How do you play a real person if your life is no longer real?" Stone recently mused to Nylon magazine.

How does the lovable star measure up in young Hollywood? Launch the video above to hear what our experts have to say.

 

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