Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove
Full name

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove


May 14, 1993 (age Template:Age)


Los Angeles, California


Los Angeles, California

Miranda Taylor Cosgrove is an American actress and singer songwriter her career began at the age of three when she appeared in television commercials her film debut was in 2003 as Summer Hathaway on 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.

Miranda Three
Miranda Two

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 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 as lucky.

She was cast in another Nickelodeon TV series iCarly as the main character Carly Shay who makes her own webshow acting alongside Kayla Marie Lee, 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.


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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