Miranda Cosgrove is an American actress and singer who gained popularity as Megan Parker on the Nickelodeon television series Drake & Josh. She played Carly Shay, the lead character on the Nickelodeon teen sitcom iCarly, for which she was paid $180,000 per episode, making her the second-highest-paid child star on television. She also voiced the character Margo in Despicable Me and starred as Shea Moore in the short-lived NBC sitcom Crowded.
Miranda Cosgrove Biography
Miranda Cosgrove was born on the 14th of May 1993, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. She’s currently 29 years old.
|Birth Name||Miranda Taylor Cosgrove|
|Nickname||Cosmos, Mir, Randy|
|Date of Birth||May 14, 1993|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Age||29 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, Songwriter|
|Ethnicity||English, Irish, and French|
- Father – Tom Cosgrove (Dry cleaning business)
- Mother – Chris (née Casey) (Homemaker)
- Siblings – She’s the only child.
She began appearing in TV commercials at the age of three and was homeschooled from sixth grade onwards. She attended the University of Southern California (USC).
Miranda Cosgrove Boyfriend
Miranda had previously dated James Maslow from 2008 to 2009 and Nat Wolff from 2009 until 2011.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6 inches|
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 54 kg|
Pounds – 119 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||2 (US)|
In 2003, Miranda Cosgrove earned her first acting credit for her role as Summer Hathaway in the comedy film, School of Rock. She played the role of a young girl with great ambition and discipline who finds herself adjusting to the free-spirited nature of the new teacher by becoming band manager of the classroom’s rock band. Her performance in the film was highly lauded by critics as well as the film was commercially successful, grossing over $131,282,949 worldwide.
Cosgrove’s first television appearance came in 2001 when she voiced the 5-year-old Lana Lang in the pilot episode of Smallville.
Her first breakthrough role in a television series came in 2004 when she landed on the role of Megan Parker, the mischievous younger sister of the title characters, in the Nickelodeon series Drake & Josh, alongside Drake Bell and Josh Peck.
Miranda Cosgrove dropped her debut album titled Sparks Fly, in April 2010, peaking at number 8 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Her work in Nickelodeon’s TV series Zoey 101, Just Jordan, Unfabulous, iCarly, The Naked Brothers Band.
As a child, Cosgrove has appeared in a number of TV commercials like McDonald’s and Mello Yello.
She served as a promotional brand ambassador for Neutrogena skin care in 2010.
- Food – Sushi
- Horror Movies – Psycho, The Sixth Sense, and Poltergeist
- Artists – Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, and Paramore
- Movies – Mean Girls
Miranda Cosgrove Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars. She lives in a 3-bedroom, 2900 square feet house, which she bought for $2.65 million in Los Angeles, and owns a white Porsche Cayenne.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – MirandaCosgrove
- Instagram – mirandacosgrove
- Twitter – mirandacosgrove
Miranda Cosgrove Facts
Cosgrove began appearing in television commercials at the age of three before landing on small roles in TV series.
She was discovered by a talent scout at the age of 3 when she was singing and dancing at the Los Angeles restaurant Taste of L.A.
She had stated that her roles models are Anne Hathaway and Rachel McAdams.
Cosgrove is an active supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
She has a dog named Penny and a cat named Midnight.
She is a national spokesperson for Light the Night Walk, an organization that creates awareness for blood cancer and leukemia.
Miranda is allergic to cats.
She has provided voice for several characters in films Despicable Me series, A Mouse Tale and Khan Kluay.
In 2022, she was featured in Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” list.