Miranda Cosgrove

(Miranda Taylor Cosgrove)

Miranda Cosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove
  • Born: May 14, 1993
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, Singer

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Miranda Taylor Cosgrove is an American actress and singer. Her career began at the age of seven with several television commercial appearances. Cosgrove's film debut came in 2003, when she appeared as Summer Hathaway in School of Rock. She appeared in a number of minor television roles over several years before coming to prominence as Megan Parker on the Nickelodeon television series Drake & Josh. In 2007, she landed the role of Carly Shay, the lead character on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom iCarly, on which she starred until 2012. As of May 2010, Cosgrove earned $180,000 per episode of iCarly, making her the second-highest-paid child star on television, and in 2012 was listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest paid child actress. Cosgrove also voiced Margo in the animated film Despicable Me (2010) and its sequels. In 2016, she starred as Shea Moore on the short-lived NBC sitcom Crowded.

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A big part of why I wanted to go to college is to meet people and make friends.
As far as movies, I love 'The Notebook.' I always say that I wish I could play Rachel McAdams' character. She's amazing. That's the movie every girl wants to be in. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Even with college, the reason I wanted to go so badly is because I wanted to major in film. I want to take screenwriting classes and learn more about behind the scenes stuff, because I love people like Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig who are able to write a lot of their own material and be so involved in everything they do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Everybody in L.A. wants to be an actor. I just wish I could meet somebody who doesn't act or sing.
Growing up, my next door neighbor was my best friend and an only child too.
I definitely have guys that I'm friends with that I have a crush on, and you don't want to ruin the friendship. Friendship
I do home schooling. I went to regular school until fifth grade, and then I started doing home schooling, which it's completely different. I have a teacher on set with me and I just work with her, one-on-one. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I do text a lot. Sometimes, at night, my thumbs hurt because I've texted so much, so I definitely text too much.
I don't have any siblings, but I have best friends that I have known since kindergarten that I'm protective of. If they call me and tell me someone was mean to them at school - I want to go to school and be mean to that person and try to stand up for them.
I feel like I hadn't given that many classic films, like, a really good chance. I watched 'Casablanca' a really long time ago when I was like, 12. I didn't like it that much, and then when I saw it again in class, I loved it. Time
I had to take the driver's test twice. And they don't make you parallel park anymore, but you can't hit the curb when you're backing up. And I hit the curb.
I like James Franco. I think he's really cute. I remember a while ago there was a rumor going around that he was getting married and all my friends and I were freaking out. Yeah, I think he's cute!
I like the old, classic scary movies. I love 'Psycho,' 'The Sixth Sense,' and 'Poltergeist.' Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I love entertaining and making people laugh. It's my favorite thing to do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love entertaining people and making them laugh. It's my favorite thing to do. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love getting my nails done. My mom's best friend is a manicurist. When I was little, she'd do little paintings on my nails, like flowers. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love getting my nails done. My mom's best friend is a manicurist. When I was little, she'd do little paintings on my nails, like flowers. She comes to our house. It's the best. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love making 'iCarly' - it's so much fun, and I love getting the script every week and not really knowing what insane thing I'm going to be doing. It's just like an adventure every episode; that's really fun. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love theater. Like, every time I go to New York, I see a play. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I really love music but I've always wanted to act. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
I think the Beatles are a lot of people's favorite band.
I want to get the message out that everybody can make a difference.
I want to go to college, and I want to keep acting and singing.
I write songs all the time in my room. I play them for my friends and family. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
I'm a big tandem bike rider... I've had a tandem bike since I was 12, and I wanna be a competitive tandem bike rider one day.
I'm lucky because my two best friends are from kindergarten so they never thought that it was a big deal that I was in acting; they don't even ever talk about it. They still act all confused, like, 'What's going on?' when we go places and people come up to me.
I'm more into, like, colour than, like, the type of car and stuff. I don't know much about cars, so I'm just more into picking the right color.
I'm not that rebellious. There's a part of me that wishes I was that.
I'm on the Web a lot. I like to play games online. Sometimes I play Sims.
It scared my mom to death when all my friends started driving. She always told me she wanted me to drive, but I think she kind of felt lucky that I didn't get my permit when all my friends did. I think that's been the hardest thing for her, watching me go out with my friends and literally drive away. Death
I've been acting for a while, but theater is pretty different. I've never been in a play.
I've feel like I've been doing TV shows most of my life. Life
I've had journals ever since I was really little. Sometimes I write poems and stuff, but for the most part I write down what happens to me during the day that I don't want to forget. So I have books filled with little things like that.
I've only had one serious boyfriend, but we dated for three years.
I've seen all the Judd Apatow movies, and I'd love to have a really funny little part in one of them some day. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Humor ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
My dad went to USC and it always had been very important to me and my family. Families, Children & Parenting
My friends and I have always loved the Neutrogena brand and their ability to help inspire confidence. So when I found out I was actually going to be part of the Neutrogena family, I was really excited. Families, Children & Parenting
My ideal guy would be funny and fun to be around. Humor
My mom is a really good cook. I didn't get the cooking gene, but she cooks this really amazing dinner every Christmas, and that's always really fun.
My parents never said I had to be 16 to date, but that has been the rule for all my friends.
My room is never clean. I play 'Guitar Hero' all the time and throw things around my room. Time
My two best friends have gone through break-ups that were really hard, and I remember thinking, 'How could this be so hard and important to them?' Literally for months they were really upset and they couldn't get over it. I had no idea what it was like. And now that I've been through it, I totally understand.
Some of my favorite movies are just movies that are just good stories, and aren't necessarily big budget movies or anything. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Sometimes I get kind of bored if I go like a month or so and I'm not doing anything. At first I'm like, 'Cool, I'll have a little time off and I'll get to hang out with friends,' but then after a little while goes by I'm like, 'Oh,' and I really wish that I could go back and start doing work again. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The first time someone called me a role model, I remember thinking, 'What does that mean?' But I feel aware of it when I'm reading scripts. Time
When I was 5, I started taking singing lessons, and then, after 'School of Rock,' I started taking guitar lessons. I would always write songs and play them for my friends, and I would play my guitar on the set a lot.
With the 'iCarly' soundtrack, I didn't get to write any of the songs. I just picked songs that meant a lot to me that I really liked.