Miranda Cosgrove

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Actress • Singer

Birth Date: May 14, 1993

Age: 30 years old

Birth Place: Los Angeles, California

The success of Miley Cyrus in the new millennium paved the way for a handful of young stars to try to steal away her teen idol crown. Among the heirs to the throne included soft-spoken and precocious Miranda Cosgrove, who starred on Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh" (2004-07) and "iCarly" (2007-12). On the latter, Cosgrove portrayed Carly Shay, a teen who produces her own Internet show from her attic. On April 2008, Columbia Records signed the rising star, making her a bona fide recording artist after the release of the "iCarly" soundtrack that same year. The show's theme song and album's first single, "Leave it All to Me" charted on the Billboard Hot 100. A leading role as Margo in the enormously successful "Despicable Me" (2010) and its sequels also made Cosgrove an animated film star. With her success on television and films followed by the music business as well - plus possessing an irresistible girl-next-door quality - it was no wonder Cosgrove gave Cyrus and the other Disney princesses a run for their money. Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born on May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles. She was at a local mall with her parents, singing and dancing in a restaurant, when an agent approached and asked if they would be interested in signing her up at a modeling and commercial agency. Because Cosgrove was only three at the time, her parents took considerable time to consider the pros and cons of placing their child in the entertainment industry. They decided on letting her do some commercial work, starting with a Mello Yello commercial when Cosgrove was four. She started auditioning for theater around eight, and by the time she was nine, the actress had nabbed her first TV series role. Cosgrove, who cited Anne Hathaway and Rachel McAdams as her acting role models, was cast as Megan Parker, the sweet yet mischievous younger sister on "Drake & Josh," a role that made her a household name among the 'tween set. That same year, the young star acted alongside Jack Black in the hit comedy "School of Rock" (2003). She played Summer Hathaway, the adorable yet Type A overachieving manager of the student rock band formed by Black's character. While enjoying the success of "Drake & Josh," Cosgrove found time to do other projects on the big screen. She was one of 18 kid stars in the 2005 remake of the family comedy classic, "Yours, Mine and Ours" starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. Finding consistent work outside of "Drake & Josh," Cosgrove then played Karen Sussman in the coming-of-age family comedy, "Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006). Cosgrove was also nominated for a Young Artist Award four years in a row between 2004 and 2008 for her film and TV projects. After four successful seasons, "Drake & Josh" ended in 2007, yet Nickelodeon already had Cosgrove's next project lined up. She was cast in the starring role of "iCarly," about a girl who lives with her older brother and stars in a web show that she runs out of her attic. With the help of Carly's friends Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress), the series incorporated real videos made by fans which showcased their unique and silly talents. "It's a show within a show because fans send in tapes and we show it on air," the actress said. "iCarly" was one of the most watched shows in Nickelodeon history. It was also a hit on the real Internet, with the site iCarly.com receiving more than 11 million hits in the first quarter of 2008. Fans also uploaded more than 100,000 videos to the site, all in hopes that theirs would be aired on TV. In 2008, Cosgrove reprised her role as Megan and reunited with her former co-stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck in two TV films based on their former hit show: "Drake & Josh: Best Christmas Ever" and "Drake & Josh in New York!" Music producer and recording artist Bell also helped Cosgrove write songs for her burgeoning music career, including the iCarly theme, "Leave it All to Me." Cosgrove's mainstream breakthrough came with animated hit "Despicable Me" (2010), in which she co-starred alongside Steve Carell and the irresistible Minions. Its success led to the sequels "Despicable Me 2" (2013) and "Despicable Me 3" (2017) as well as various short films and TV specials in which she reprised the role. A starring role in direct-to-video animated film "A Mouse Tale" (2015) kept Cosgrove working in voice roles, while the lead in Canadian-made horror film "Intruders" (2015) brought her back before the cameras.

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Despicable Me 4

Voice
Margo
Movie
2024

Drugstore June

Actor
Movie
2024

Mother of the Bride

Actor
Emma
Movie
2024

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2022

Host
Show
2022

CBS Mornings

Guest
News
2021

iCarlyStream

Actor
Carly Shay
Series
2021

iCarlyStream

Executive Producer
Series
2021

North HollywoodStream

Actor
Rachel
Movie
2021
78%

Minions Holiday Special

Voice
Narrator/Marge/Margo
Show
2020

Mission UnstoppableStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2019

Mission UnstoppableStream

Host
Reality
2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

3022

Actor
Lisa Brown
Movie
2019

Minion Scouts

Actor
Movie
2019

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Despicable Me 3Stream

Voice
Margo
Movie
2017
59%

Miranda Cosgrove: About You Now (Spider Remix)

Music Performer
Show
2016

Miranda Cosgrove: About You Now

Music Performer
Show
2016

Crowded

Actor
Shea
Series
2016
32%

Despicable Me 2: 3 Mini-Movie Collection

Voice
Margo
Movie
2016

A Mouse Tale

Voice
Samantha
Movie
2015

The Intruders

Actor
Rose Halshford
Movie
2015

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

Young Hollywood's Greatest

Actor
Show
2014

Evolution Of...

Actor
Show
2014

Lucky Dog

Guest
Reality
2013

The GoldbergsStream

Guest Star
Elana Reid
Series
2013

Hollywood Game Night

Guest
Game Show
2013

Training Wheels

Voice
Margo
Movie
2013

Despicable Me 2Stream

Voice
Margo
Movie
2013
75%

Live! With Kelly and Michael

Guest
Talk
2012

Larry King NowStream

Guest
Talk
2012

LIVE with Kelly

Guest
Talk
2011

Victorious Cast Feat. Victoria Justice, iCarly & Miranda Cosgrove: Leave It All To Shine

Music Performer
Show
2011

Brooks & Dunn: The Last Rodeo

Guest Star
Show
2011

Big Morning Buzz Live

Guest
Show
2011

Miranda Cosgrove: Dancing Crazy

Music Performer
Show
2011

iParty With Victorious

Actor
Carly
Movie
2011

Minion Madness

Voice
Margo
Show
2010

A Big Time Christmas

Self
Show
2010

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

The Nate Berkus Show

Guest
Talk
2010

Ariel & Zoey & Eli, Too

Guest
Show
2010

Miranda Cosgrove: Kissin U

Music Performer
Show
2010

Top 20 Under 25

Host
Show
2010

Home Makeover

Voice
Margo
Movie
2010

Despicable Me: Minion Madness

Actor
Margo
Movie
2010

Despicable MeStream

Voice
Margo
Movie
2010
80%

Icarly Goes To Japan

Actor
Show
2009

Big Time Rush

Guest Star
Show
2009

Lopez Tonight

Guest
Show
2009

The Good WifeStream

Guest Star
Sloan Burchfield
Series
2009
93%

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Guest
Talk
2009

Miranda Cosgrove: Raining Sunshine

Music Performer
Show
2009

The Wild Stallion

Actor
Hanna Mills
Movie
2009

The Bonnie Hunt Show

Guest
Talk
2008

Miranda Cosgrove feat. Drake Bell: Leave It All To Me (Theme from iCarly)

Music Performer
Show
2008

Miranda Cosgrove: Stay My Baby

Music Performer
Show
2008

Miranda Cosgrove Feat. Drake Bell: Leave It All To Me

Music Performer
Show
2008

Miranda Cosgrove Feat. Drake Bell: Leave It All To Me

Music Performer
Show
2008

Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh

Actor
Megan Parker
Movie
2008

iCarly: iGo to Japan

Actor
Carly Shay
Movie
2008

iCarlyStream

Actor
Carly Shay
Series
2007

Chelsea Lately

Guest
Talk
2007

The Naked Brothers BandStream

Guest Star
Series
2007

The Morning Show With Mike & Juliet

Guest
Show
2007

Just Jordan

Guest Star
Show
2007

Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp

Actor
Movie
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

Lucky 13

Actor
Karen Sussman
Movie
2006

Drake & Josh Go Hollywood

Actor
Megan Parker
Movie
2006

Made in Hollywood

Guest
Series
2005

ET Canada

Guest
Show
2005

Zoey 101Stream

Guest Star
Series
2005

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie

Voice
Munch
Movie
2005

Yours, Mine & OursStream

Actor
Joni
Movie
2005
6%

Unfabulous

Guest Star
Show
2004

Drake & JoshStream

Actor
Megan Parker
Series
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Music Performer
Talk
2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

School of RockStream

Actor
Summer
Movie
2003
92%

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

Live With Regis and Kelly

Guest
Show
2001

Grounded for LifeStream

Guest Star
Jessica
Series
2001

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

Today

Guest
News
1952

Today

Music Performer
News
1952

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