Miranda Cosgrove is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She started her career at an early age when she was only three years old. She is best known for her appearance in ‘Drake & Josh’ as Megan Parker. She also gives her voice in many movies. If you want to know more about Miranda Cosgrove and her life keep reading this article.
Early life and Biography of Miranda Cosgrove
The full name of this actress is Miranda Taylor Cosgrove and she is a daughter of Chris Casey and Tom Cosgrove. She was born in Los Angeles in May of 1993. She comes from a normal family; her mother was a homemaker and her father used to have a dry-cleaning business. She has English, Irish and French roots.
She started her career at a very young age when she was only three years old. She was found by a talent agent. She even used to dance and sing in a restaurant in L.A. called the ‘Taste of L.A’. After that, she started to act in many TV commercials for Mello Yello and McDonald’s. And before that when she was younger, she used to model. Before she went to the University of Southern California she was homeschooled.
Miranda Cosgrove’s Personal Life
Miranda was in a relationship with an actor James Maslow from 2007 to 2009. After the two of them broke up she was in a relationship with a songwriter Natt Wolff, from 2009 to 2011. Miranda is currently single. Miranda is a humanitarian and a philanthropist, and she has served as the spokesperson of ‘Light the Night Walk’. She also supported the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Education Through Music.
Miranda’s Career, Awards, and Achievements
Back in 2011, Miranda lent her voice in one episode of TV show ‘Smallville’. In 2003 she played Summer Hathaway in ‘School of Rock’. For that role, she was nominated for the MTV Movie Awards. From 2004 to 2007 she was playing Megan Parker in a TV show ‘Drake & Josh’. She had some guest appearances in other TV shows and from 2007 to 2012 she played Carly Shay in ‘iCarly’. For that role, she won the Gracie Allen Award, Young Artist Award and Ology Award.
In 2016 she appeared in the TV show called ‘Crowded’. She gave her voice in the movie ‘Kahn Kluay’. She also lent her voice in the ‘Despicable Me’ film franchise. For that role, she won the Teen Choice Awards and Kids’ Choice Awards. She also got a nomination for the People’s Choice Awards. She also starred in the movies ‘The Intruders’, ‘The Wild Stallion’ and ‘Yours, Mine and Ours’.
In 2010 she released the album ‘Sparks Fly’, and it was released by Columbia Records. She released two Eps that were called ‘About You Now’ and ‘High Maintenance’. She also released a few singles ‘Stay My Baby’, ‘Leave it All to Me’, ‘About You Now’, ‘Dancing Crazy’ and ‘Kissin U’. In 2011 she went on a tour and she had a bus accident with her tour bus where she broke her ankle and had to cancel her tour. Her career suffered from that incident and she had to pause her career for two years.
Miranda Cosgrove Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Miranda Cosgrove is around $11 million. That is pretty good when we take into consideration that she had big roles only when she was younger and that her singing career didn’t go through. But she made a great success with lending her voice in movies, like the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise. Miranda is still very young so we may expect that she returns to her acting career in full glory.