Miranda Cosgrove

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Miranda Cosgrove (born Miranda Taylor Cosgrove 14.05.93) Miranda Cosgrove is an American singer and actress, best known for her debut film appearance in 2003's 'School of Rock', and her Nickelodeon television series 'iCarly'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Miranda Cosgrove has a net worth of 7 million USD.

Childhood: Miranda Cosgrove was born to Tom and Chris Cosgrove in Los Angeles, California. At the age of three, Cosgrove was seen singing and dancing at Los Angeles restaurant 'Taste of L.A.' by a scouting talent agent. After approaching Cosgrove's mother about having Cosgrove appear in adverts, the agent was able to land Cosgrove roles in commercials for McDonald's and Mello Yello.

Career: In 2001, Cosgrove made her first non-commercial television appearance in the pilot episode of 'Smallville', playing the voice of a 5-year-old Lana Lang. Two years later, Cosgrove made her first film appearance alongside Jack Black in the film 'School of Rock'. This led to her first major television role, in which she began to work on Nickelodeon's 'Drake & Josh' in 2004.

As she began to get on well with series producer Dan Schneider, additional roles opened up for her, with appearances in animated series' like 'What's New Scooby Do' and 'Lilo and Stitch'. In 2007, with the final episode of 'Drake & Josh' set to air, Cosgrove was already in talks for her own series, entitled 'iCarly'. With the new show, came a chance for Cosgrove to showcase her singing abilities, as she performed and recorded the theme song for the series.

The song, 'Leave It All To Me' was released for digital download, and peaked at number 100 on Billboard's 'Hottest 100' chart. Cosgrove continued to record and release music, including a few songs to promote 2009's 'Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs'. On 27th April, 2010, Cosgrove released her debut studio album, 'Sparks Fly'. The album was supported by her debut tour, the 'Dancing Crazy Tour', in which she toured across North America and Canada. Some of the later shows had to be cancelled after she broke her ankle in a car crash. She voiced a character in 2010's 'Despicable Me' and its 2013 sequel.

Personal Life: Miranda Cosgrove began attending the University of Southern California in 2012 and revealed in an interview that she was majoring in film. She has also worked hard as a supporter for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and enjoys supporting charities like Education Through Music.



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2016 Winter TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour

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Miranda Cosgrove Arrives On A Flight To Los Angeles International Airport

Miranda Cosgrove - Miranda Cosgrove arrives on a flight to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) lugging a huge black suitcase behind her - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th December 2015

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PETA's 35th Anniversary Party

Miranda Cosgrove - PETA's 35th Anniversary Party at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th September 2015

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PETA's 35th Anniversary Bash

Miranda Cosgrove - PETA's 35th Anniversary Bash held at the Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 30th September 2015

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NBC Upfront 2015

Miranda Cosgrove - NBC Upfront 2015 at Radio City - New York, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

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Video - Jaimie Alexander Joined By 'Blindspot' Castmates At 2015 NBC Upfront - Part 7


Jaimie Alexander stunned on the red carpet as she arrived at Radio City Music Hall in New York for the 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation. She was accompanied by her co-stars from the forthcoming drama 'Blindspot', including Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown and Sullivan Stapleton.

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One Direction & Jennifer Lawrence Receive Top Awards At Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards


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Pharrell and Kaley Cuoco did not manage to avoid the slime at this year's Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards. The awards, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, were held yesterday night (29th March) at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.

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One Direction won the awards for Favourite Music Group and Favourite Song.

Music wise, One Direction did incredibly well gaining the awards for Favourite Song with 'Story of My Life' and Favourite Music Group. Whilst, in the solo category, Justin Timberlake received took home the award for Favourite Male Singer and Selena Gomez for Favourite Female Singer. Gomez was seemingly delighted with the award and tweeted thanking her fans for voting for her, adding a picture of her after the awards grinning broadly.

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School Of Rock Reunion Sees Jack Black Thrashing The Axe


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School of Rock's cast have reunited after ten years apart. The cast of the musical comedy appeared at a celebratory event in honour of the film's tenth anniversary. Hosted on August 29th, the screening was held by the Film Association of Austin.

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Jack Black performing at the show with the School of Rock band.

The event in Austin, Texas saw Jack Black and the class of 2003's School of Rock appear at a special screening to celebrate the film's ten year anniversary. The event included a screening of the show, a Q&A session and a performance by the School of Rock band. Miranda Cosgrove posted photographs of the event on Instagram, including a photograph of the cast ten years ago. 

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School Of Rock's 10 Year Reunion


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School of Rock's cast have reunited after ten years apart. The cast of the musical comedy appeared at a celebratory event in honour of the film's tenth anniversary. Hosted on August 29th, the screening was held by the Film Association of Austin. 

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Jack Black performing with the School of Rock band.

The event in Austin, Texas saw Jack Black and the class of 2003's School of Rock appear at a special screening to celebrate the film's ten year anniversary. The event included a screening of the show, a Q&A session and a performance by the School of Rock band. Miranda Cosgrove posted photographs of the event on Instagram, including a photograph of the cast ten years ago. 

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US Box Office: The Conjuring Haunts R.I.P.D. During Its Opening Weekend


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The Conjuring, opening this weekend, gained $41.5 million. Another lower budget film beat off the likes of R.I.P.D. which, according to reports, cost more than $130 million to make.

Vera FarmigaVera Farmiga at the premiere of Bates Motel, L.A. 

Warner Brother's haunted house horror, which stars Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel); Lili Taylor (Hemlock Grove); Patrick Wilson (Prometheus) and Ron Livingston (The Time Traveller's Wife), follows two paranormal investigators as they attempt to help The Warrens overcome a malign presence which lurks in their seemingly idyllic country house. 

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Will 'Despicable Me 2' Break More Records For Universal?


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Despicable Me 2’s special July 4th was independent in more ways that one: it was Universals biggest ever opening for a movie, with a total of $34.3m on Wednesday, despite most American’s enjoying the seasonally good weather. This has set it up to perform well over the weekend, as those little minions continue to delight audiences.

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The hilarious animation – starring Steve Carell as the evil genius-cum-family man Gru – followed up the impressive Wednesday with a solid Thursday, managing $23.5m. All in all, a domestic total of $84.3m so far is good going, especially considering it’s still got a holiday weekend to sell. Even better news for Universal is, considering it’s an animation, it was rather cheap, costing a mere $76m to make – it’s already broken even and more!

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'Despicable Me 2': Early Reviews Round-Up


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Despicable Me 2, the sequel to the first 2010 film, is due to be released in cinemas on Wednesday. Early critical reviews have been largely positive. Keith Uhlich of the New York Times said the franchise has improved since the last film and that it is "delights more often than it disappoints".

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Steve Carell at the Despicable Me 2 premiere, L.A. 

Whilst most of the critics have enjoyed the film there are others who criticised Universal Pictures for its lack of originality. Ryan Gilbey of The Statesman said the film is "a completely redundant follow-up to the perfectly delightful 2010 original". Others have drawn comparisons with Monsters University, claiming Despicable Me 2 "has more laughs in the first 5 minutes" than Monsters managed in 90 (according to Roger Moore of McClatchy-Tribune News Service). 

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Despicable Me 2 Review


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With the same teams of writers and directors, this sequel sticks closely to the winning formula of the 2010 original: pile on so much snappy humour and colourful wackiness that no one will worry about the plot. So the film is sweetly engaging and relentlessly hilarious, but there's nothing particularly inventive or memorable about it.

After discovering his less villainous side, Gru (Carell) is now trying to go legit with his sidekick Dr Nefario (Brand) and their horde of mischievous yellow minions. Gru is also enjoying the challenges of being a father to his lively adopted daughters Margo, Agnes and Edith (Cosgrove, Fisher and Gaier). Then he meets the undercover spy Lucy (Wiig) and her boss Silas (Coogan), who ask for his help hunting down the bad guy who stole a secret government chemical. Gru reluctantly takes the job, and his suspicion falls on Eduardo (Bratt), not because he looks just like former fellow villain El Macho, but because Margo is in love with his surly teen son (Arias).

As before, the film mixes cute family sentimentality with wacky cartoon slapstick in which everyone gets smashed, pounded and blown up but emerges unscathed to face the next bit of outrageous mayhem. The violent undercurrents are sometimes a little disturbing, especially when children are talking about murder, but the movie's wildly ridiculous tone constantly reminds us to stop taking anything seriously. Thankfully, we're constantly distracted by the whizzy, action-packed animation, which makes especially witty use of the 3D.

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A Week In Movies: World War Z Breaks Out, Madonna Steps Out, Despicable Cast Speaks Up


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Filming on Brad Pitt's apocalyptic zombie epic World War Z started two years ago in Britain and Malta, and audiences are finally getting to see the results this weekend. Critics are being hard on the film, but the box office will have the last word.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival kicked off this week with the premiere of Breathe In, the new drama from Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), who walked the red carpet with star Felicity Jones. There will be nearly 150 new movies screened in Edinburgh over the next 10 days, along with parties every night with the filmmakers and stars.

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Video - Miranda Cosgrove Talks Gru-Zinkerbell, Romance And Singing Minions In 'Despicable Me 2' Interview


Miranda Cosgrove is interviewed about her role as Gru's adopted daughter Margo in the animated comedy sequel 'Despicable Me 2'. She mentions Gru's new fatherly role, the differences from the first one and her favourite bits of the movie.

'In the beginning of 'Despicable Me 2' he's Gru-zinkerbell', she says, citing an example of the newly lovable Gru. 'The fairy princess that's gonna come to the big birthday party can't make it so he doesn't want to let all the little kids down so he dresses up. It's really sweet and I think it definitely shows how much he cares.' Despite having many of the same characters, Miranda insists the sequel is pretty different. 'This one I feel there's a lot of romance in it and it's more about love; like Gru's falling in love for the first time and my character Margo has a love interest', she reveals. She also adds, 'I'm really excited for audiences to see the Minions singing. I think those were some of my favourite parts.'

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14th May, 1993

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