South Jersey 8-Year-Old and Emma Stone Have More in Common Than New Netflix Series

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Aaralyn Anderson, 8, of Clayton, NJ co-stars in the Netflix show 'Maniac.' Aaralyn Anderson, 8, of Clayton, NJ co-stars in the Netflix show 'Maniac.'
CLAYTON, N.J. -

An 8-year-old girl from South Jersey is working her way up in the show-biz biz. 

Aaralyn Anderson, 8, of Clayton, N.J., is costarring in a new Netflix series — Maniac — with Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Gabriel Byrne, Trudie Styler, Billy Magnussen, Justin Theroux, and Sally Field.

The 8-year-old actress appears in several episodes of the the new series, but details as to her character are not available at this time.

Maniac is a dark comedy, which follows an institutionalized man who dreams of a new life in a fantasy world.

Directed by Emmy award-winning director Cary Fukunaga, Maniac is written and produced by Patrick Somerville (The Leftovers).

As it would turn out, Aaralyn was on Access Hollywood in January 2015 as the Toddlewood mini Emma Stone from the Golden Globes red carpet, according to a statement released by CP Talent Management, which represents the young actress. 

Pictures of Aaralyn as the mini Emma Stone later appeared in People magazine.

In November 2016 Aaralyn appeared on Good Morning America for the Schoenhut Piano Company, coincidentally on the same day that Emma Stone was on the show to promote La La Land.

This past August, Aaralyn was shocked to find out she would now be co-starring with the Oscar-winning actress Stone in Maniac.

Aaralyn also picked up the Star Kidz Award this year for her lead role in a short film The Hamster.

She has appeared on The Good Wife on CBS, The Haunting of on LMN, The Characters on Netflix and a new series for ABC (to be announced).

Maniac has already created a buzz in Hollywood with its extraordinary cast.

Netflix, in partnership with Paramount TV and Anonymous Content, produced the 10-episode series slated to be released in 2018.

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