August 16th, 2011
12:25 PM ET
In 2004, Emma Stone was just plain Emily, fighting for fame on a reality show. The future actress participated on a VH1 series that aimed to create a new "Partridge Family" … and won a role!
“In Search of The Partridge Family” saw eight people competing for the roles from the ‘70s sitcom. A brunette Stone was one of eight “Laurie” contestants, who were judged on their singing, acting and resemblance to the original actress.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), the series was canceled.
Singer Teddy Geiger also appeared on the show, competing for the role of Keith. Geiger and Stone reunited for the 2008 comedy “The Rocker.”
In the end, Stone didn’t need “The New Partridge Family.” Luckily for us, she switched her focus from singing to acting. She changed her name from Emily to Emma, snagged a role in Judd Apatow's comedy “Superbad,” and burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2007.
The 22-year-old currently stars in big screen hits “The Help” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
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