Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove 2015
Full name

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove


May 14, 1993 (age 24)


Los Angeles, California


Los Angeles, California

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove is an American actress and singer-songwriter Cosgrove's career began at the age of three when she appeared in television commercials. Her film debut was in 2003, as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock. Cosgrove appeared in a number of minor television roles over several years before coming to prominence on the Nickelodeon TV series Drake & Josh. A few years later, Cosgrove landed the role of Carly, the lead character in the Nickelodeon TV series iCarly. As of May 2010, Cosgrove earned US$180,000 per episode of iCarly, making her the second-highest-paid child star on television. She was listed in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the Highest Paid Child Actress for iCarly. Following the success of iCarly, an iCarly (soundtrack) was released in June 2008, in which she performed four songs. Cosgrove's debut album Sparks Fly was released on April 27, 2010. As of Fall 2012, she is furthering her education by going to USC (University of Southern California). She has no plans to quit acting or singing however.

Life and Career

Early Life

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


List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Smallville Young Lana Lang (voice) "Pilot" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2004 Grounded For Life Jessica "You Better You Bet" (Season 5, Episode 5)
2004 What's New, Scooby-Doo? Miranda Wright Voice; "A Terrifying Round with a Menacing Metallic Clown" (Season 3, Episode 7)
2004–07 Drake & Josh Megan Parker Main Role
2005 Lilo & Stitch: The Series Sarah Voice; "Shush: Experiment" (Season 2, Episode 34)
"Morpholomew: Experiment" (Season 3, Episode 16)
2007 Zoey 101 Paige Howard "Paige At PCA" (Season 3, Episode 13)
2007 Just Jordan Lindsey Chandler "Piano Stressin'" (Season 1, Episode 13)
2007 Unfabulous Cosmina "The Talent Show" (Season 3, Episode 1)
2007–2012 iCarly Carly Shay Lead Role
2008 The Naked Brothers Band Herself "Mystery Girl" (Season 3, Episode 1)
2010 7 Secrets with Miranda Cosgrove Herself Nickelodeon documentary
2010 The Good Wife Sloan Burchfield "Bad Girls" (Season 2, Episode 7)


Crowded Shea Moore Lead Role

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