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Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove

Born

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove
May 14, 1993 (age 18)
Los Angeles, California

Years Active

2001-present (actress)
2007-present (singer)

Occupations

Film and Television Actress, Musician, Voice Actress

Instruments

Guitar, Vocals

Label

Columbia Records

Voices

Sunshine Hamsterburg


Miranda Taylor Cosgrove (born May 14, 1993) is an American teen actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Megan Parker in Drake and Josh, Summer Hathaway in 'School of Rock, and as Carly Shay in iCarly. Her career began in 2001, when she was spotted by an agent who was so impressed by her singing and dancing in a restaurant called "Taste of LA" that he signed her up for a number of small roles in commercials. Now she is doing iCarly, which is her third major role since 2007. She has won numerous awards in the Nickelodeon teen choice shows. Miranda has also done voice overs for Adventures of Peter Cottontail, Despicable Me and has appeared as "Hannah" in a film called The Wild Stallion.







BiographyEdit

Miranda Cosgrove was born in Los, Angeles, California on May 14, 1993. When she was three years old, she was singing and dancing in a restaurant called "Taste of LA." A talent agent was impressed with her singing, and dancing skills so he signed her up for his talent agency, leading to a career in advertising soon after, as well as other roles and shows. She began homeschooling after she finished elementary school at Maude Price Elementary School in Downey, California, and then enrolled in an online school program, which she has been doing since 2006. She is an only child. Miranda's ethnicity is English, Irish, and French, as told to People Magazine. She finds it cool how people think she is different ethnicities.

Though Miranda is single, she has dated Nat Wolff from the Naked Brothers Band.[1] Her first kiss was when she was ten at a concert with a fan, who was much younger than her. She gets nervous when a guy leans in for a smooch, "I always get so nervous before a kiss. But I try to talk myself into it and just let things happen. If you try to force it, it'll be a bad kiss," she says. In April 2011, she was accepted into both New York University and USC, and needed to make a decision within a few weeks. She said she would major in either Theatre or Film.[2]



CareerEdit

ActingEdit

In 2001, Cosgrove's first acting role was uncredited. She was the voice of the 3-year-old Lana Lang in the first episode of Smallville. Afterwards, she had many other small roles in various television series, and appeared in a starring role as Summer Hathaway in the 2003 film School of Rock. Her claim to fame was when she was cast as Megan Parker in the 2004 Nickelodeon TV series Drake and Josh, which gained a massive following. In 2007 she was cast in another Nickelodeon TV series, iCarly, as the main character Carly Shay, who makes her own webshow, acting alongside Jennette McCurdy, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress. The film Despicable Me features Miranda Cosgrove, who voices an orphan girl named Margo, and daughter-figure to an evil mastermind criminal. This film was released in 2010. In February of 2010 she announced that she was to be the new face of Neutrogena, starring in a television commercial endorsing the product. She inked a deal for 26 more episodes of iCarly [3], bringing the total episodes to 96. She said she still loves making iCarly and won't stop acting and singing, even with her upcoming S.A.T. tests and looking to start college next year.[4] She appeared on the cover of The New York Times Magazine talking about her career, family (her parents Tom and Chris), and her schooling from public to home schooling.[5] [6]



SingingEdit

Cosgrove made her music debut in 2007, singing the theme song for iCarly called "Leave It All to Me" which features her Drake and Josh co-star, Drake Bell. On June 10, 2008, the soundtrack to iCarly was released, including Leave It All to Me and three other songs by Cosgrove, including the next singles: the c

over of Amy Diamond's song "Stay My Baby" and "About You Now," originally by the Sugababes, and another track called Headphones On which failed to reach the charts. The sountrack debuted at #28 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 200,000 copies. She released a new song, a cover of Christmas Wrapping, for the soundtrack to Merry Christmas Drake and Josh. She lip-synced About You Now and Stay My Baby at the Macy's Parade on the Build-a-Bear Float. Her first live performance was the the KCA's 2010 pre-show. She performed Kissin' U, which was shown on TV. Bam was performed as well, but never shown on television. Miranda flew to Texas to perform a mini-concert for her contest winner, was an 8 year old girl. She also performed in New York as well. After filming the 4th season of iCarly, Miranda is going on a tour in September. Miranda Cosgrove's debut album, "Sparks Fly" was released on April 27, 2010. Her hit single, "Kissin' U," was in the 80s on BillBoard Top 100 and was on Top 40 Spins. She was scheduled to sing in a live performance in NYC after NICK's "Worldwide Day of Play" special airs September 25, 2010.[7]

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She loves singing Kissin' U and kicking the beach balls into the audience.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Film

Year

Film

Role

Notes

2003

School of Rock

Summer Hathaway

2005

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie

Munch

voice

Yours, Mine and Ours

Joni North

2006

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood

Megan Parker

main role; made-for-TV Movie

The Wild Stallion

Hanna Mills

Keeping Up with the Steins

Karen Sussman

2007

Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp

Megan Parker

TV Movie; main role

2008

The Naked Brothers Band: Mystery Girl

Herself

TV Movie; special guest

iCarly: iGo to Japan

Carly Shay

TV Movie; main role

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh

Megan Parker

TV Movie; main role

2009

iCarly: iDate a Bad Boy

Carly Shay

TV Movie; main role

iCarly: iFight Shelby Marx

Carly Shay

TV Movie; main role

iCarly: iQuit iCarly

Carly Shay

TV Movie; main role

2010

iCarly: iPsycho

Carly Shay

TV Movie; main role

Despicable Me

Margo

voice,main role

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2001

Smallville

voice of young Lana Lang

pilot (uncredited)

2003, 2007-2008

The Today Show

Herself

guest star

2004

U-Pick Live

Herself

Nickelodeon TV block; guest star

2004 MTV Movie Awards

Herself

award show

Grounded for Life

Jessica

1 episode; guest role

2004 – 2007, 2008

Drake & Josh

Megan Parker

main role, 4 seasons

2005

All That

Herself

10th Anniversary; guest appearance

2006

Blues Clues: Behind the Clues: 10 Years with Blue

Herself

10 year special; during Interview segments

2007 – present

iCarly

Carly Shay

main role

2007

Zoey 101

Paige Howard

1 episode "Paige at PCA"; guest role

Just Jordan

Lindsey Chandler

1 episode; guest role

Unfabulous

Cosmina

1 episode; guest role

2008

2008 Kids' Choice Awards

Herself

award show; guest appearance

Dance on Sunset

Herself

1 episode; guest appearance

2008 Teen Choice Awards

Herself

award show; presenter

Regis and Kelly

Herself

guest star

The Mike and Juliette Show

Herself

guest star

Rachael Ray

Herself

guest star

CW 11 Morning Show

Herself

guest star

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Herself; performer

performing "About You Now" and "Stay My Baby"

2009

MTV Cribs

Herself

guest star

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Herself

guest star

2009 Kids' Choice Awards

Herself

guest appearence, nominated for Favorite Television Actress; won favourite tv show (shared with the cast of iCarly)

2010

2010 Kids' Choice Awards

Herself

guest appearence, nominated for Favorite Television Actress; won favorite tv show, (shared with the cast of iCarly)

7 Secrets About Miranda Cosgrove

Herself

host (NICK; Apr. 24, 2010)

The View

Herself

guest appearance (ABC; Apr. 26, 2010)

2010 Video Music Awards

Herself

guest appearance (MTV; Sept. 12, 2010)

NICK Worldwide Day of Play

Herself

guest appearance in NYC (NICK; Sept. 25, 2010)

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Herself

guest appearance (ABC; Nov. 15, 2010) [9]

The Good Wife

Sloan

(CBS, scheduled for Nov. 16, 2010)

George Lopez Show

Herself

guest appearance (TBS; Nov. 18, 2010)

Big Time Rush

Herself

"Big Time Christmas" (NICK; Dec. 4, 2010), as herself

2011

People's Choice Awards

Herself

Presenter (CBS; Jan. 5, 2011)

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Herself

guest, performed Dancing Crazy (Mar. 9, 2011) [10]

Dancing Crazy with Miranda Cosgrove

Hostess, tour guide

Half-hour, performing Dancing Crazy, others; on tour (NICK; Mar. 19, 2011)

2011 Kids' Choice Awards

Herself

Presenter, nominated for Favorite Television Actress (NICK; Apr. 2, 2011) won favorite tv show (shared with the cast of iCarly)

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Herself

interview (NBC; Apr. 26, 2011) [11]

Victorious

Carly Shay

iParty with Victorious (Jun. 11, 2011)

DiscographyEdit

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About You Now (EP) (2009)

Sparks Fly (2010)

High Maintenance (EP) (2011)



SoundtracksEditEdit

ICarly-Music From and Inspired By the Hit TV Show(2008)



SinglesEdit

250px-Miranda Cosgrove - About You Now



Year

Songs

Chart positions

Album

U.S.Billboard Hot 100

U.S.Pop 100

Radio Disney

2007

"Leave It All to Me" (feat. Drake Bell)

100 [citation needed]

83[citation needed]

-

iCarly soundtrack

2008

"Stay My Baby"

-

-

6[citation needed]

"About You Now"

47[citation needed]

-

-

"Christmas Wrapping"

-

-

-

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh soundtrack

2010

"Kissin' U"

54 [12]

unknown yet

unknown yet

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TriviaEdit

She wanted a bicycle for her 18th birthday (May 14, 2011), but she chose to fly to Memphis to help the sick children in the Stars for the Kids benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.[13]

Miranda gets paid $180,000 per episode, second-highest of all teen stars in Hollywood, but then suddenly dropped to $150,000. Only Angus T. Jones ("Two and a Half Men") earns higher at $250,000 per episode. Victoria Justice, star of Victorious tied for eighth place, earns $12,000 per episode. But they have to pay commissions to their agents (10%), manager (10-15%), and 15% has to go in trust for the actor until he is 21, because of the Coogan law in California. That also doesn't count taxes. So, she may get to keep presently only 30-40% of her gross earnings. [14]

She tweeted after taking her last final exam, and graduated high school on June 8, 2011.[15]

Miranda's Top 5 favorite episodes of iCarly are iPilot, iDate a Bad Boy, iGo to Japan, iSaved Your Life, and iGot a Hot Room. [16]


iPilot: "Because it is the first episode we ever did. I love looking back on it and seeing how young we were and how far the show has come."

iDate a Bad Boy: "Because it was Carly's first boyfriend."

iGo to Japan: "Because we got to jump out of a plane, get splattered by mud and hold a possum!"

iSaved Your Life: "Because finally after three seasons, Carly decides she actually might like Freddie."

iGot a Hot Room: "Because it's the first time you see Carly's bedroom and you get to see while Spencer is a little wacky, Spencer is a great brother."

Click here to view Miranda's GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Tiger Beat magazine (Oct. 2010)
  2. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC (Apr. 26, 2011)
  3. Miranda Cosgrove signs on for more 'iCarly' Hollywoodreporter.com (Mar. 17, 2010)
  4. Why Miranda Cosgrove is Sticking with iCarly (But Making Room for Music, College) TVGuide.com (Oct. 11, 2010)
  5. The Good Girl, Miranda Cosgrove, NY Times Magazine (March 23, 2011)
  6. The Good Girl, Miranda Cosgrove, READER's COMMENTS
  7. NICK promotional ad (Sept. 14, 2010)
  8. MirandaBuzz 'Tweet' (Sept. 25, 2010)
  9. Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC; Nov. 15, 2010)
  10. J-14 Video: Miranda Cosgrove and Greyson Chance Perform "Dancing Crazy" on Ellen, J-14 (Mar. 9, 2011)
  11. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC (Apr. 26, 2011)
  12. Chart History; May 15 (May 7)
  13. Our Deal (Extended Version)
  14. Miranda Cosgrove Turns 18: How'd She Celebrate?, eonline.com (May 17, 2011)
  15. TV’s richest kids: Ten not worried about paying for college, New York Post (May 10, 2010)
  16. Miranda's tweet, Twitter.com (June 8, 2011)
  17. Miranda's Most Memorable Moments, iTunes.com (July 11, 2011)

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