How Miranda Cosgrove became an actress

Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove is an American actress and singer. She was discovered by a talent scout in a restaurant around the age of four when she started singing and dancing.

Initially, she was hired for commercials, including Burger King and McDonald’s, and participated in casting processes for various roles.

In 2003 she got the role of Megan Parker on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh.

Since 2007 she has played the lead role of Carly Shay in the series iCarly, also from Nickelodeon. Cosgrove also made some guest appearances on other Nickelodeon series such as Zoey 101 and Unfabulous.

With iCarly their first single appeared in December 2007 together with Drake Bell under the title Leave it all to me. However, this was only available in the USA. In June 2008, Columbia Records released the iCarly soundtrack with the four songs Leave it all to me, Stay my baby, About You Now and Headphones On out. About you Now Made it to number 47 in the top 100 of the charts and is her most successful single to this day. Her current album was released in March 2010 Sparks Fly.


  • She played the sister of Drake Bell in both: "Drake & Josh" (2004) and yours, mine & ours (2005).
  • Her role models are Anne Hathaway and Rachel McAdams.
  • Her favorite color is purple.
  • Her favorite artists are Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and Paramore.
  • Your favorite movie is Girls Club - be careful! (2004).
  • She became a promotional brand ambassador when she signed with Neutrogena Skin Care on February 12, 2010.
  • She is an only child.
  • She has a dog named Pearl.


TV Shows

  • 2004-2007: Drake & Josh: Megan Parker


  • 2002: What's New, Scooby-Doo?
  • 2005: Yours, Mine & Ours
  • 2006: Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie
  • 2006: Keeping Up with the Steins
  • 2006: Drake & Josh: Drake & Josh headed to Hollywood
  • 2007: Drake & Josh: The King Prawn
  • 2008: Drake & Josh: Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh
  • 2009: The Secret of the Wild Mustang
  • 2010: Despicable me
  • 2011: iCarly: Party with Victorious (iCarly: iParty with Victorious)

Guest appearances

  • 2001: Smallville: Pilot Episode: Lana Lang
  • 2004: No mercy for Dad: Jessica
  • 2007: Zoey 101: Paige Howard
  • 2007: Unfabulous: Cosmina
  • 2007: Just Jordan: Lindsey Chandler
  • 2008: The Naked Brothers Band: Mystery Girl
  • 2010: Big Time Rush: Mrs. Clause


Studio albums


  • 2011: High Maintenance
  • 2009: About You Now
  • 2010: Kissin U Remix EP


  • 2003: School of Rock
  • 2008: iCarly: iSoundtrack Music From and Inspired by the hit TV Show
  • 2012: iCarly: iSoundtrack II Music From and Inspired by the hit TV Show


  • 2008: Leave It All to Me (iCarly)
  • 2009: About You Now (iCarly)
  • 2010: Kissin U (Sparks Fly)
  • 2011: Dancing Crazy (High maintenance)

Chart placement as a guest musician

more publishments

  • 2008: Headphones On
  • 2008: Stay My Baby
  • 2008: Christmas Wrapping
  • 2009: Raining Sunshine
  • 2010: BAM
  • 2011: High Maintenance

Further guest contributions

  • 2010: All I Want for Christmas
  • 2011: Leave It All to Shine

Music videos

year title Director (s)
2007 Leave it all to me Dan Schneider
2008 Stay my baby Jesse Dylan
2009 About You Now Bille Woodruff
2009 Raining Sunshine Chris Miller
2010 Kissin u Alan Ferguson
2010 All I Want for Christmas Is You Bille Woodruff
2011 Dancing crazy Kenneth Montas
2011 Leave It All to Shine Dan Schneider


Golden record

  • United States
    • 2011: for the single "Kissin U"

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