Miranda Cosgrove is an American singer and actor, who started her acting career at an early age of three. She is well-recognized for her portrayal of Summer Hathway in a movie, School of Rock and Meghan Parker in a television sitcom, Drake & Josh.
Early life details
Miranda Cosgrove was born in Los Angeles, on May 14, 1993, to Tom, who owns a dry cleaning business and Chris, a homemaker. She claims to be Irish-English-French descendent.
Her career as an actor started at the age of three after she was discovered by a talent agent at LA restaurant, Taste of LA. The agent offered her and her mother for modeling, and after accepting the proposal,she appeared in several commercials including, Mcdonalds and Mello Yello, and she also modeled.
Further, her parents are very supportive of her career and to stay close to her family and manage work, she was home schooled from sixth grade. Moving on, she enrolled at University of Southern California (USC) in 2011.
How did she get into acting?
At a young age of seven, she decided that she would pursue her career in acting and she started auditioning for theater and television roles. She made her first television debut in 2001, as the voice of 5 years old, Lana Lang in the pilot episode of Smallville.
It was 2003, when she made her film debut with Jack Black. She played ambitious Summer Hathaway in 2003 commercial hit School of Rock. The movie was not only groundbreaking for Miranda, but the film itself was a hit which grossed over $131,282,949 worldwide. Not only wide acclaim, but the movie also earned her a significant TV role as a mischievous younger sister, Megan Parker in Drake & Josh.
Later that year, she even guest appeared in a special episode of the hit animated series, What’s New, Scooby-Doo? and in a season five episode of Grounded For Life. In 2005, she appeared as Munch in the Cartoon Network film, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, and later also guest starred in the animated comedy series, Lilo & Stitch.
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The same year, she also earned her major role in the comedy film, Yours, Mine and Ours, where she portrayed the role of Joni. Later in 2006, she starred in theatrical release, Keeping up with the Steins. In September 2007, Miranda starred in her sitcom, iCarly.
The show gained popularity when fans could get their videos published in the show. In no time, extended episode of iCarly Saves TV became one of the most-viewed. The show aired it’s the seventh season in 2012, which was the final season. In 2010, she lent her voice in Universal Studios animated movie, Despicable Me.
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Since 2013, Miranda has been actively pursuing her acting commitments. She again voiced in Despicable Me 2 in 2013, and A Mouse Tale in 2014. Further, in 2015, she starred in a horror genre, The Intruders. She also starred in NBC comedy sitcom, Crowded, but sadly the show got canceled after airing its first season.
In 2017, she was heard as Margo in Despicable Me 3. In March 2017, she was cast in a pilot episode of NBC comedy, Spaced out, but she did not appear in the series after.
Also a Singer!
Miranda exposed her singing talent by releasing the iCarly theme song, Leave It All to Me. Since then, she has recorded and published four Billboard hit songs. In 2008, she released a cover of Christmas Wrapping, and her singles includes, Raining Sunshine, Kissin’ U, Dancing Crazy.
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In 2011, she started her Dancing Crazy Tour and traveled the whole of North America, which she continued in 2012 as well.
Besides, she has also managed to do various philanthropic works. She is an active supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. She is also the national spokesperson for Light The Night Walk, an organization that creates awareness for blood cancer and leukemia.
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Net worth in 2018
Starting her career at such an early age, she has been into acting for more than a decade now. In 2010, Miranda was paid a whopping $180,000 per episode of iCarly making her the second highest paid child star on television.
Also in 2012, Guinness World Records listed her as the highest paid child actress. Throughout her career, she has garnered some serious cash. As of 2018, she has a net worth of $8 million.
Who is she dating?
Miranda has amassed enormous fan followers through her acting career. It’s no surprise that they are wondering whether she is married or dating someone.
Previously, she dated Nat Wolff. The couple dated since 2008 and reportedly broke up in 2010. Since then, she has been able to keep her personal life in check which many celebrities don’t have the luxury of. As of now, she is possibly single.
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Miranda Cosgrove has garnered a huge fan following in her social sites, where she is mostly seen posting pictures of her. Despite her busy schedule, she is considerably active on a social media platform. As of 2018, May she has 7.9 million followers on her Instagram and 7.84 million followers on her Twitter account.