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Miranda Cosgrove Biography

Birth Name:
Miranda Taylor Cosgrove
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Is an only child
  • Father is a dry cleaner; growing up, she thought it was normal to have all of her clothes dry-cleaned
  • Was discovered at the age of 3, when an agent saw her in a restaurant and approached her and her parents to discuss modeling and commercials
  • Costarred with Jack Black in School of Rock (2003), her first film; she reunited with Black when he guest starred on iCarly in November 2010
  • Sings Leave It All to Me, the theme song for iCarly
  • Became a Neutrogena spokesmodel in 2010
  • Released her debut album, Sparks Fly, in April 2010, and followed it up with High Maintenance in March 2011
  • Kicked off her first concert tour, Dancing Crazy, in January 2011
  • Plays guitar
  • Got accepted into the University of Southern California and New York University in April 2011; deferred admission to both to continue working on iCarly
  • Sports hobbies include horseback riding, fencing and playing tennis
  • Enjoys shopping for vintage clothes and collecting purses
  • Calls herself a "movie junkie"; To Kill a Mockingbird is her favorite film


  • Tom Cosgrove -- Father
  • Chris Cosgrove -- Mother