Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove

Highest Rated: 92% The School of Rock (2003)

Lowest Rated: 6% Yours, Mine & Ours (2005)

Birthday: May 14, 1993

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

The success of Miley Cyrus in the new millennium paved the way for a handful of young stars to try to steal away her teen idol crown. Among the heirs to the throne included soft-spoken and precocious Miranda Cosgrove, who starred on Nickelodeon's "Drake & Josh" (2004-07) and "iCarly" (2007-12). On the latter, Cosgrove portrayed Carly Shay, a teen who produces her own Internet show from her attic. On April 2008, Columbia Records signed the rising star, making her a bona fide recording artist after the release of the "iCarly" soundtrack that same year. The show's theme song and album's first single, "Leave it All to Me" charted on the Billboard Hot 100. A leading role as Margo in the enormously successful "Despicable Me" (2010) and its sequels also made Cosgrove an animated film star. With her success on television and films followed by the music business as well - plus possessing an irresistible girl-next-door quality - it was no wonder Cosgrove gave Cyrus and the other Disney princesses a run for their money. Miranda Taylor Cosgrove was born on May 14, 1993 in Los Angeles. She was at a local mall with her parents, singing and dancing in a restaurant, when an agent approached and asked if they would be interested in signing her up at a modeling and commercial agency. Because Cosgrove was only three at the time, her parents took considerable time to consider the pros and cons of placing their child in the entertainment industry. They decided on letting her do some commercial work, starting with a Mello Yello commercial when Cosgrove was four. She started auditioning for theater around eight, and by the time she was nine, the actress had nabbed her first TV series role. Cosgrove, who cited Anne Hathaway and Rachel McAdams as her acting role models, was cast as Megan Parker, the sweet yet mischievous younger sister on "Drake & Josh," a role that made her a household name among the 'tween set. That same year, the young star acted alongside Jack Black in the hit comedy "School of Rock" (2003). She played Summer Hathaway, the adorable yet Type A overachieving manager of the student rock band formed by Black's character. While enjoying the success of "Drake & Josh," Cosgrove found time to do other projects on the big screen. She was one of 18 kid stars in the 2005 remake of the family comedy classic, "Yours, Mine and Ours" starring Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo. Finding consistent work outside of "Drake & Josh," Cosgrove then played Karen Sussman in the coming-of-age family comedy, "Keeping Up with the Steins" (2006). Cosgrove was also nominated for a Young Artist Award four years in a row between 2004 and 2008 for her film and TV projects. After four successful seasons, "Drake & Josh" ended in 2007, yet Nickelodeon already had Cosgrove's next project lined up. She was cast in the starring role of "iCarly," about a girl who lives with her older brother and stars in a web show that she runs out of her attic. With the help of Carly's friends Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie (Nathan Kress), the series incorporated real videos made by fans which showcased their unique and silly talents. "It's a show within a show because fans send in tapes and we show it on air," the actress said. "iCarly" was one of the most watched shows in Nickelodeon history. It was also a hit on the real Internet, with the site iCarly.com receiving more than 11 million hits in the first quarter of 2008. Fans also uploaded more than 100,000 videos to the site, all in hopes that theirs would be aired on TV. In 2008, Cosgrove reprised her role as Megan and reunited with her former co-stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck in two TV films based on their former hit show: "Drake & Josh: Best Christmas Ever" and "Drake & Josh in New York!" Music producer and recording artist Bell also helped Cosgrove write songs for her burgeoning music career, including the iCarly theme, "Leave it All to Me." Cosgrove's mainstream breakthrough came with animated hit "Despicable Me" (2010), in which she co-starred alongside Steve Carell and the irresistible Minions. Its success led to the sequels "Despicable Me 2" (2013) and "Despicable Me 3" (2017) as well as various short films and TV specials in which she reprised the role. A starring role in direct-to-video animated film "A Mouse Tale" (2015) kept Cosgrove working in voice roles, while the lead in Canadian-made horror film "Intruders" (2015) brought her back before the cameras.

Highest rated movies

The School of Rock North Hollywood
Keeping Up With the Steins
The Intruders
Yours, Mine & Ours




78% 92% North Hollywood Rachel (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 52% 3022 Lisa Brown (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Minion Scouts Unknown (Character) - 2019
59% 53% Despicable Me 3 Margo (Voice) $264.6M 2017
No Score Yet 77% Despicable Me 2: 3 Mini-Movie Collection Margo (Voice) - 2016
17% 20% The Intruders Rose Halshford (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 54% A Mouse Tale Samantha (Voice) - 2015
75% 85% Despicable Me 2 Margo (Voice) $368.0M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Training Wheels Margo (Voice) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet iParty With Victorious Carly (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Despicable Me: Minion Madness Margo (Character) - 2010
81% 83% Despicable Me Margo (Voice) $251.5M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home Makeover Margo (Voice) - 2010
No Score Yet 47% The Wild Stallion Hanna Mills (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 70% Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Megan Parker (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 79% iCarly: iGo to Japan Carly Shay (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 81% Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp Unknown (Character) - 2007
36% 38% Keeping Up With the Steins Karen Sussman (Character) $4.3M 2006
No Score Yet 78% Drake & Josh Go Hollywood Megan Parker (Character) - 2006
6% 51% Yours, Mine & Ours Joni (Character) $53.4M 2005
No Score Yet 64% Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Munch (Voice) - 2005
92% 64% The School of Rock Summer (Character) $81.3M 2003


No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission Unstoppable With Miranda Cosgrove Executive Producer,
100% 79% iCarly Carly Shay (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011 2013 2017 2021-2022
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2021
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016 2020
No Score Yet 76% The Goldbergs Elana Reid (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008 2014 2017
32% 69% Crowded Shea (Character) 2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2009-2010 2013
No Score Yet 73% iCarly Carly Shay (Character) 2007-2012
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
93% 91% The Good Wife Sloan Burchfield (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Naked Brothers Band Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 89% Drake & Josh Megan Parker (Character) 2004-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 71% Zoey 101 Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unfabulous Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grounded for Life Jessica (Guest Star) 2004