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Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove at Despicable Me 2 red carpet movie premiere at Event Cinemas, Bondi Junction, Sydney, Australia.jpg
Cosgrove at the Despicable Me 2 red carpet premiere in June 2013.
Born
Miranda Taylor Cosgrove

(1993-05-14) May 14, 1993 (age 26)
Alma mater University of Southern California [2]
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2001–present [3]
Musical career
Genres
Labels Columbia

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove (born May 14, 1993 [6] ) is an American actress and singer. Her career began at the age of seven with several television commercial appearances. Cosgrove's film debut came in 2003, when she appeared as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock . She appeared in a number of minor television roles over several years before coming to prominence as Megan Parker on the Nickelodeon television series Drake & Josh . In 2007, she landed the role of Carly Shay, the lead character on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom iCarly , on which she starred until 2012. As of May 2010, Cosgrove earned $180,000 per episode of iCarly, making her the second-highest-paid child star on television, and in 2012 was listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest paid child actress. [7] [8] Cosgrove also voiced Margo in the animated film Despicable Me (2010) and its sequels. In 2016, she starred as Shea Moore on the short-lived NBC sitcom Crowded . [9]

<i>School of Rock</i> 2003 film by Richard Linklater

School of Rock is a 2003 comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, produced by Scott Rudin, and written by Mike White. The film stars Jack Black, Joan Cusack, White, and Sarah Silverman. Black plays struggling rock guitarist Dewey Finn, who is kicked out of his band and subsequently disguises himself as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. After witnessing the musical talent of his students, Dewey forms a band of fourth-graders to attempt to win the upcoming Battle of the Bands and pay off his rent.

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<i>Drake & Josh</i> television series

Drake & Josh is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider for Nickelodeon. The series follows stepbrothers Drake Parker and Josh Nichols as they live together despite having opposite personalities. The series also stars Nancy Sullivan, Jonathan Goldstein, and Miranda Cosgrove.

Contents

In music, Cosgrove debuted with iCarly (2008), a soundtrack album for the series in which she performs four songs. In 2009, she released her debut extended play, About You Now . [10] Cosgrove's debut studio album, Sparks Fly , was released in April 2010, followed by her second extended play, High Maintenance , the following year. The EP's lead single, "Dancing Crazy", written by Avril Lavigne, debuted at number 40 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs and peaked at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100. [11]

<i>iCarly</i> (soundtrack) 2008 soundtrack album by Various artists

iCarly: Music from and Inspired by the Hit TV Show is the soundtrack album of the Nickelodeon television series iCarly, which premiered on September 8, 2007. Unlike other TV soundtracks, not all of the songs were featured in the series. It debuted on the Billboard 200 at #28 with 20,000 copies sold in its opening week The track "Headphones On" was included on Rock Band. The album was also released in a deluxe edition which included songs from various artists. The album is also available on Miranda Cosgrove's website.

A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of a particular feature film or television show. The first such album to be commercially released was Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the soundtrack to the film of the same name, in 1938. The first soundtrack album of a film's orchestral score was that for Alexander Korda's 1942 film Jungle Book, composed by Miklós Rózsa. However, this album added the voice of Sabu, the film's star, narrating the story in character as Mowgli.

<i>About You Now</i> (EP) 2009 EP by Miranda Cosgrove

About You Now is the debut extended play by American actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove, released by Columbia Records and Nickelodeon Records to iTunes on February 3, 2009. The extended play was released as a promotional tool, and was not to be taken as her official musical debut. The album was used to promote Cosgrove's single of the same name, released in the final quarter of 2008. Aside from featuring remixes of previous promotional singles of Cosgrove's, the album also featured two tracks, "FYI" and "Party Girl". It is a cover of the Sugababes hit single of the same name. It did, however, help boost sales of the single, "About You Now". The single became Cosgrove's second song to chart on Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, peaking at number 47, her highest peak to date. The single also became her first single to chart internationally, peaking at number 79 in the United Kingdom.

Early life

Cosgrove was born in Los Angeles, California, to Tom, who owns a dry-cleaning business, [12] and Chris (née Casey), a homemaker. [12] She has stated that she is of English, Irish, and French descent. [13] At the age of three, she was discovered by a talent agent [12] while singing and dancing at the Los Angeles restaurant Taste of L.A. [14] Cosgrove stated that when the agent approached her and her mother for modeling, she had "never really thought of being an actress" and "was lucky". [15] After choosing to take the offer, she appeared in television commercials for McDonald's [16] and Mello Yello, [16] and also modeled. [17] At the age of seven, she decided that she "loved doing it" and auditioned for theater and television roles. [15]

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Career

2001–2006: Breakthrough with Drake & Josh

Cosgrove's first television appearance (aside from commercials) was in 2001 as the voice of young Lana Lang in the pilot episode of Smallville . Cosgrove then made her film debut in 2003's School of Rock , directed by Richard Linklater. In the movie, she played Summer Hathaway, a young girl with great ambition and discipline who finds herself adjusting to the free-spirited nature of the new teacher by becoming band manager of the classroom's rock band. School of Rock was both a box office hit, grossing over $131,282,949 worldwide, [18] and critical success, receiving a 91 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. [19] Cosgrove's acting on the film was praised, with David Ansen of Newsweek describing it as "spot on". [20] She said of the experience of working with Jack Black: "The first week it was like, 'Oh, my God, that's Jack Black,' but two weeks later it was fine. He's really funny. Sometimes the director would say, 'Jack, you can't make them laugh so much.'" [21] She cited the scene of trying to sing badly as very difficult. Cosgrove stated that "I got a 45-minute lesson from Jim O'Rourke of Sonic Youth on how to sing badly. I've been taking singing lessons for about five years, so getting to sing badly was new. The director kept saying, 'Try to sing even worse, Miranda,' so it was weird." [16]

Lana Lang (<i>Smallville</i>) fictional character from Smallville

Lana Lang is a fictional character on the television series Smallville. She has been a series regular since the pilot episode, and has been played continuously by Kristin Kreuk, with two other actresses having portrayed Lana Lang as a child and as an elderly woman. The character of Lana Lang, first created for comic books by Bill Finger and John Sikela in the 1950s as a romantic interest for Superboy, was adapted to television in 2001 by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The character has also appeared in various literature based on the Smallville television series, none of which directly continues from or into the television episodes.

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Richard Linklater American director and screenwriter

Richard Stuart Linklater is an American filmmaker. Linklater is known for his realistic and natural humanist films, which revolve mainly around suburban culture and the effects of the passage of time. His films include the observational comedy film Slacker (1990); the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993); the romantic drama film trilogy Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), and Before Midnight (2013); the music-themed comedy School of Rock (2003); Boyhood (2014); and the rotoscope animated films Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).

In 2004, Cosgrove soon landed her first major role in a television series when she was awarded a main role in the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh , alongside Drake Bell and Josh Peck. In the series, she portrayed Megan Parker, the mischievous younger sister of the title characters. Also in 2004, Cosgrove guest-starred in a special episode of the animated series What's New, Scooby-Doo? , as well as guest-starring in a season five episode of Grounded For Life , portraying the character of Jessica. [22] In 2005, Cosgrove was awarded the role of 'Munch' in the Cartoon Network film Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie . In the film, Cosgrove portrays a female mouse who is rescued from a hawk by Junior and Flutter, and subsequently comes along for the adventure that the characters must take. [23] Cosgrove also guest-starred on two episodes of the animated comedy, Lilo & Stitch: The Series . The television series, which aired on Disney, is a spin-off of the original film, Lilo & Stitch . Cosgrove was also awarded her second major role in a theatrical film, when she cast alongside Drake & Josh co-star Drake Bell in the comedy film Yours, Mine & Ours , in which she portrayed the character Joni; [24] [25] the film performed mildly at the box office. Yours, Mine and Ours opened at number three, with an opening weekend of $17,461,108 in the US. [26] Cosgrove later starred in her third theatrical release, Keeping Up with the Steins , which was released to generally negative reviews from critics. The film was also a failure at the box office. [27] [28] [29]

Drake Bell American actor, singer, songwriter, and musician

Jared Drake Bell is an American actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in Newport Beach, California, he began his career as an actor in the early 1990s at the age of five with his first televised appearance on Home Improvement. Bell also appeared in several commercials, such as one for Pokémon Red and Blue, but is best known for his starring roles on Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show and Drake & Josh. Bell starred in a trilogy of The Fairly OddParents movies on Nickelodeon. Bell was the voice of Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney XD.

Josh Peck American actor, voice actor and comedian

Joshua Michael Peck is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and YouTube personality. He is best known for playing Josh Nichols alongside Drake Bell's character in the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh from 2004 to 2007, and in its two television films in 2006 and 2008. He began his career as a child actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his role on The Amanda Show from 2000 to 2002. He has since acted in films such as Mean Creek (2004), Drillbit Taylor (2008), The Wackness (2008), ATM (2012), Red Dawn (2012), Battle of the Year (2013), Danny Collins (2015), and Take the 10 (2017). He has voiced Eddie in the Ice Age franchise since Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), and voiced Casey Jones in the Nickelodeon animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012–17). He also starred with John Stamos in the Fox comedy series Grandfathered (2015–16).

2007–2012: iCarly and music

Cosgrove at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards. Miranda Cosgrove 2.jpg
Cosgrove at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.

She also earned a role in the straight-to-DVD film The Wild Stallion and appeared in several Nickelodeon television series. The first of these appearances was in Zoey 101 . Cosgrove later guest starred on an episode of Unfabulous , which starred Emma Roberts. In the episode, Cosgrove guest starred as a sweet girl named Cosmina. However, Cosgrove was already in the works of starring in her own sitcom, titled iCarly , released on September 8, 2007. Schneider tailored iCarly around the interest young people have in the internet. A unique part of this show is the fact that viewers may submit their own videos and also be included in the show. Cosgrove said of the audience participation aspect, "When I first heard about the idea, I thought it was so cool. If I were home and watching TV, I'd want to send in a video." [30] By the summer of 2008, the show was the third highest rated in the 9–14 demographic. The "iCarly Saves TV" special extended episode, became the most-viewed entertainment show on cable TV in June 2008. [16] The Drake & Josh final episode was aired on September 16, 2007. Cosgrove's debut as a recording artist began with the iCarly theme song "Leave It All to Me", [31] featuring Drake Bell and released as a single on December 2, 2007. [32] In June 2008, Columbia Records released the iCarly soundtrack, which featured four songs performed by Cosgrove and debuted at number one on the Billboard Kid Albums chart. [33] [34] The following single "Stay My Baby" failed to reach the charts, but the third release, "About You Now", reached number 47 on the Hot 100. [35]

<i>The Wild Stallion</i> 2009 film by Craig Clyde

The Wild Stallion is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD film directed by Craig Clyde and starring Miranda Cosgrove, Danielle Chuchran, Robert Wagner, Paul Sorvino, Connie Sellecca and Fred Ward. It was distributed by Myriad Pictures. In December 2010 the popular Horse Book Club PONY included The Wild Stallion in their package.

<i>Zoey 101</i> television series

Zoey 101 is an American comedy-drama television series created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from January 9, 2005 until May 2, 2008. It focuses on the lives of teenager Zoey Brooks, her brother Dustin, and her friends as they attend Pacific Coast Academy (PCA), a fictional boarding school in Southern California. It was initially filmed at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, then at stages in Valencia, California beginning in season 3. It was nominated for an "Outstanding Children's Program" Emmy in 2005. Zoey 101 was the most expensive production ever for a Nickelodeon series, as it was shot completely on location in Malibu, California.

<i>Unfabulous</i> television series

Unfabulous is an American teen sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon. The series is about an "unfabulous" middle school student and teenager named Addie Singer, played by Emma Roberts. The show, which debuted on September 12, 2004, was one of the most-watched programs in the United States among children between the ages of 10 and 16. It was created by Sue Rose, who previously created the animated series Pepper Ann and Angela Anaconda, and co-created the character Fido Dido with Joanna Ferrone. The series ended on December 16, 2007, with the third season being the final season.

In December 2008, a cover of the holiday song "Christmas Wrapping" was released to promote the hour-long special Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh . [36] On February 3, 2009, Cosgrove released her first solo recording, the extended play About You Now with five songs. [37] To promote the 2009 animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs , Columbia Records released a single entitled "Raining Sunshine" with an accompanying music video in August 2009. [38] [39] Cosgrove became one of MTV's Female Pop Rookies of 2009. [40] In 2010 Cosgrove worked with songwriters The Matrix, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, [39] Leah Haywood, and Daniel James, for her debut studio album. She said that "most of the songs are fun, pop, rock-girl empowerment". [39] The first single from her album, "Kissin' U", was premiered on Ryan Seacrest's radio show on March 12, 2010. [41] The album, titled Sparks Fly , was released in April 2010, [42] and peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart. She signed with skin care and cosmetics company Neutrogena on February 12, 2010, as an ambassador. [43] On March 17, 2010, it was reported that Cosgrove had signed a deal, reportedly in the "low- to mid-seven-figure range" to do 26 additional episodes of iCarly. [44] Also in 2010 Cosgrove voiced Margo in Universal Studios' 3-D computer animated feature Despicable Me , released in July 2010.

In January 2011, Cosgrove revealed that her new EP would be titled High Maintenance , [11] and also released the first single from the same. The song, titled "Dancing Crazy", was written by Max Martin, Shellback, and Avril Lavigne, and produced by Martin and Shellback. [45] With three weeks of airplay, the song debuted at number 40 on the US Billboard Adult Pop Songs. [11] On January 24, 2011 she released her debut tour, Dancing Crazy Tour , visiting North America in support of her first studio album, Sparks Fly . The tour began in Missouri, traveled throughout the United States, and ended in Ohio. Cosgrove continued the tour into the summer to promote her second EP, High Maintenance. [46] On July 15, 2011 the tour continued with a new title, Dancing Crazy Summer Tour , traveled the United States and Canada and performed at music festivals and state fairs. On August 11, 2011, Cosgrove broke her ankle in a tour bus accident on Interstate 70 near Vandalia, Illinois, resulting in the cancellation of her U.S. tour dates. [47] [48] On January 24, 2012 Cosgrove released her second iCarly's soundtrack, iSoundtrack II , produced by Dr. Luke. [49] On May 17, 2012, it was announced that the show's seventh season would be the last for iCarly . [50] The series finale, "iGoodbye", aired on November 23, 2012. [51] Following the filming of the finale in June 2012, Cosgrove embarked on a continuation of the Dancing Crazy Tour, titled the Summer Tour , in July and August 2012.

Cosgrove at the Despicable Me 2 premiere in June 2013. Miranda Cosgrove (8957425381).jpg
Cosgrove at the Despicable Me 2 premiere in June 2013.

2013–present: NBC sitcoms

On February 15, 2013, it was announced that Cosgrove would be starring in Girlfriend in a Coma , a television series written by Liz Brixius for NBC and adapted from the novel Girlfriend in a Coma by Douglas Coupland. Cosgrove was scheduled to play Evie, the daughter of Karen, who wakes up after a nearly twenty-year-long coma and finds out she has a daughter; [52] On March 19, 2013, it was announced that Christina Ricci left the cast and the project had several problems. [53] The project was later cancelled. [54] Cosgrove again voiced Margo in Despicable Me 2 , released on June 5. [55] In 2013, she appeared in the animated short films Training Wheels as Margo and Gru's Girls as Savana. In December, she announced on the Today Show that she was recording a new album. [56] [57] In 2014 Cosgrove performed voice work in the animated film A Mouse Tale , which was released on February 10, 2015. [58] Cosgrove also starred in the horror film The Intruders with Austin Butler, portraying the role of Rose. [59]

In May 2015, Cosgrove was cast in the NBC comedy pilot Crowded , created by Suzanne Martin with executive producer Sean Hayes. [60] [9] Cosgrove played Shea, an Astrophysics PhD graduate from MIT, who does not know what to do in post-college life, and so decides with her sister to move back home to find out, driving her parents crazy. [61] The series debuted on March 15, 2016, but was cancelled after one season. [62] In March 2017, Cosgrove was cast in the NBC comedy pilot Spaced Out from creators Adam Sztykiel and Bill Lawrence. [63] However, it was not ordered to series. [64]

Personal life

Cosgrove is an only child and was homeschooled from sixth grade onwards. [2] [65] In 2011, she was accepted at New York University and the University of Southern California (USC). [66] She ultimately started attending USC in fall of 2012, to be able to continue acting and to stay near her family. [67] She initially majored in film but later switched her degree to psychology. [2] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] In her spare time, Cosgrove goes horseback riding, fences, and plays the guitar. She is a big fan of Rachel McAdams and Orlando Bloom. [72]

Cosgrove has struggled with body image insecurities during her childhood. [73] [74]

Philanthropy

Cosgrove is an active supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. [75] She also visits other children's hospitals and considers Education Through Music one of her favorite charities. [76] She is a national spokesperson for Light the Night Walk, an organization that creates awareness for blood cancer. [77]

Filmography

Film roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003 School of Rock Summer Hathaway
2005 Yours, Mine and Ours Joni North
2006Greatest Ever Comedy MoviesHerselfDocumentary [78]
Khan Kluay Kon SuayVoice role
Keeping Up with the Steins Karen Sussman
2009 The Wild Stallion Hannah Mills
2010 Despicable Me MargoVoice role
Despicable Me: Home Makeover Voice role; short film
2011Our DealNight CreepersShort film
2013 Despicable Me 2 MargoVoice role
Despicable Me: Training Wheels Voice role; short film
2015 A Mouse Tale SamanthaVoice role
The Intruders Rose Halshford
2017 Despicable Me 3 MargoVoice role [79]
Television roles
YearTitleRoleNotes
2001 Smallville Young Lana Lang Episode: "Pilot"
2004 Grounded for Life JessicaEpisode: "You Better You Bet"
What's New, Scooby-Doo? Miranda WrightEpisode: "A Terrifying Round with a Menacing Metallic Clown"; voice role
2004–07 Drake & Josh Megan Parker Main role; 56 episodes
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series SarahEpisode: "Morpholomew: Experiment"; voice role
All That HerselfEpisode: "10th Anniversary Reunion Special"
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie MunchVoice role; television film
2006 Drake & Josh Go Hollywood Megan ParkerTelevision film
2007 Zoey 101 Paige HowardEpisode: "Paige at PCA"
Just Jordan Lindsey ChandlerEpisode: "Piano Stressin"
Unfabulous CosminaEpisode: "The Talent Show"
2007–12 iCarly Carly Shay Main role; 109 episodes
2008 Mystery Girl HerselfTelevision film
Merry Christmas Drake & Josh Megan ParkerTelevision film
20107 Secrets with Miranda CosgroveHerselfTelevision documentary [80]
The Good Wife Sloan BurchfieldEpisode: "Bad Girls"
Big Time Christmas HerselfTelevision film
2016 Crowded Shea MooreMain role; 13 episodes
2017Spaced OutCaseyUnsold Pilot
2018History of ThemNarratorUnsold Pilot
2019 Teen Choice Awards HerselfHosting with Victoria Justice

Music videos

YearTitleArtistRole
2011“Our Deal” Best Coast
2013Happy Pharrell Williams
2018"Happier" Marshmello Lead teenager [81]

Discography

Concert tours

Awards and nominations

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Kissin U pop rock single by Miranda Cosgrove

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Dancing Crazy song by Miranda Cosgrove

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<i>High Maintenance</i> (Miranda Cosgrove EP) 2011 EP by Miranda Cosgrove

High Maintenance is the second extended play by American actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove. It was released on March 17, 2011 by Columbia and Epic Records. The EP was preceded by the release of its lead single, "Dancing Crazy", which was co-written by Avril Lavigne and produced by Max Martin and Shellback. The single became Cosgrove's first to chart on the Top Heatseekers chart, peaking at number 21, and peaked at number 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Musically, High Maintenance mainly incorporates the dance-pop and pop rock genres, with some electropop influences.

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