Emma Stone low-pitched husky voice is a result of having baby colic, a condition of frequent screaming as an infant, resulting in the development of nodules. She has calluses on her vocal cords as an adult.
Emma Stone made her television debut as Laurie Partridge on In Search of the New Partridge Family (2004), a VH1 talent competition reality show. The resulting show, retitled The New Partridge Family (2005), only produced an unsold pilot. Afterwards, Stone guest-starred in a number of television series including Medium, Malcolm in the Middle and Lucky Louie. She auditioned to star in the NBC science fiction drama Heroes as Claire Bennet, and overheard in the casting room “On a scale of 1 to 10, you are an 11” — but the casting directors were referring to Hayden Panettiere, who was cast instead. Stone called this experience “rock bottom”. In April 2007, she starred in the Fox action drama Drive, as Violet Trimble, but the show was cancelled after seven episodes.
Stone made her feature film debut in the comedy Superbad (2007) with Michael Cera and Jonah Hill, directed by Greg Mottola as Jules, the love interest of Seth (Hill). The following year, she co-starred with Rainn Wilson and Teddy Geiger in the comedy The Rocker (2008) directed by Peter Catteneo, where she played Amelia, the bass guitarist in a band featuring Geiger that she learned to play bass for the role. Later that year, Stone co-starred with Anna Faris, Colin Hanks and Kat Dennings in the romantic comedy The House Bunny, directed by Fred Wolf where she played Natalie, the president of a sorority and sang on a single from the film, “I Know What Boys Like”, a cover version of the 1982 song by The Waitresses.