May 19, 2024

Miranda Cosgrove (born May 14, 1993; Age: 31 years) is a highly accomplished American actress and singer, celebrated for her versatile talents showcased in various popular television shows and movies. She first captured the audience’s attention with her role as Megan Parker in the Nickelodeon TV series “Drake & Josh, where she portrayed a witty and mischievous character, earning widespread recognition and becoming a fan favorite.

However, her iconic lead role as Carly Shay in the Nickelodeon teen sitcom “iCarly” catapulted her to fame. In “iCarly,” Cosgrove portrayed an intelligent, resourceful, and tech-savvy teenager who, along with her friends, created a web show that garnered immense popularity.

Early Life

Miranda was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, in a close-knit, well-established family of Tom Cosgrove and her mother, Chris Cosgrove. She was surrounded by family from a young age, which significantly shaped her life.

During her formative years, Miranda attended Laurel Spring School in California, where she received her education. Later, she pursued higher studies and enrolled at the prestigious University of Southern California, where she dedicated herself to her academic pursuits and eventually graduated.

Growing up, Miranda was deeply passionate about singing and acting, which ignited her interest in various extracurricular activities. Her love for the arts inspired her to explore these talents further, leading her to pursue opportunities in the entertainment industry. 

Career

Cosgrove’s acting career kicked off at the tender age of three when she appeared in television commercials. She debuted in 2003 in the comedy film “School of Rock,” starring alongside Jack Black. However, her role as Megan Parker in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Drake & Josh” (2004-2007) garnered her initial recognition. As the scheming and witty younger sister, Cosgrove showcased her comedic timing, laying the foundation for her future success.

Cosgrove’s career reached new heights with her lead role as Carly Shay in the Nickelodeon series “iCarly” (2007-2012). The show, created by Dan Schneider, followed the lives of Carly and her friends as they developed and hosted their web show. “iCarly” became a massive hit, catapulting Cosgrove into the limelight. Her portrayal of Carly Shay earned her critical acclaim and several award nominations, solidifying her status as a teen icon.

While working on “iCarly,” Cosgrove also pursued roles in feature films. She lent her voice to Margo in the animated movie “Despicable Me” (2010) and its sequels, which were box-office successes. In 2013, she was starred in the comedy film “The Intruders” and later appeared in the independent film “The Blue Lagoon: The Awakening” (2012).

Following the end of “iCarly,” Cosgrove continued exploring diverse television roles. She starred in the NBC sitcom “Crowded” (2016) and appeared in guest roles on shows like “The Good Wife” and “The Goldbergs.” In 2018, she was cast in the CBS sitcom “History of Them,” although the series was not picked up.

Simultaneously, Cosgrove ventured into the music industry, releasing her debut album “Sparks Fly” in 2010. The album showcased her pop-rock sound and included the hit single “Dancing Crazy.” She also contributed to the soundtrack of “iCarly,” recording several songs for the show.

Filmography

  • School of Rock
  • Yours, Mine & Ours
  • Keeping Up with the Steins
  • Drake & Josh Go Hollywood 
  • Despicable Me
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Despicable Me 3 
  • The Wild Stallion

Television

  • Drake & Josh
  • iCarly
  • Crowded

Personal Life

Miranda is currently in a romantic relationship with Brian. While specific details about their relationship remain private, Miranda’s fans have been happy to see her enjoying her personal life.

In the past, Miranda has been linked to a few notable individuals. She was rumored to have been in a relationship with Nat Wolff, her co-star from the movie “The Naked Brothers Band.” Additionally, she was also rumored to have had a romantic involvement with James Maslow, another actor and singer known for his role in the TV show “Big Time Rush.” These relationships, however, were never officially confirmed.

Another name that surfaced in Miranda Cosgrove’s dating history was Noah Centineo, a famous actor known for his roles in teen romantic comedies. While the details of their relationship remained private, their rumored connection sparked interest among fans and the media.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @mirandacosgrove

Net Worth

Miranda Cosgrove has accumulated an estimated net worth of around US$12 million.


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