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Next Gen 2010: Hollywood's Young Guns

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    Emma Stone
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    Emma Stone, 22
    Actress, 'Easy A,' 'The Help,' the Spider-Man reboot

    Fresh off her breakout performance in last summer's hit comedy Easy A, Stone scored the much-coveted role of Gwen Stacy in Sony's untitled Spider-Man reboot with fellow Next Gen nominee Andrew Garfield. She called the experience she calls "mind-blowing." Add to that the role of society girl-turned-social rebel Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan in Disney's just-wrapped adaptation of best-seller The Help and Stone has come a long way since cutting her sketch-comedy teeth as a teenager at Valley Youth Theater in Phoenix. Her skills served her well when auditioning for her breakout role in the 2007 bawdy buddy comedy,Superbad and when realizing one of her lifelong dreams last month: hosting Saturday Night Live on Oct. 23.

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