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MIRANDA COSGROVE (Margo) is one of Hollywood's hottest young stars. She has been cast in the NBC pilot Girlfriend in a Coma, in which she'll star opposite Christina Ricci. She will play Evie, whose mother, Karen (Ricci), has just woken up from a coma after 17 years. Nurse Jackie's Liz Brixius wrote the script and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit's Dick Wolf will produce.

Cosgrove was most recently seen on the Primetime Emmy-nominated Nickelodeon show iCarly. The show ranked as the No. 1 live­action series on television with kids ages 2-11 and was the network's top show among kids ages 6-11 and tweens ages 9-14 before its series finale in December 2012. The "iSaved Your Life" episode is Nickelodeon's most­watched show ever. Cosgrove starred in the title role (Carly Shay) as a teenager who lives with her 20-something brother/ guardian and produces webcasts from a makeshift loft studio with her two best friends.

iCarly was a domestic and international success, winning the Nickeodeon Kids' Choice Award (KCA) for Favorite TV Show, in the U.S., Australia, Latin America and Germany. From 2009-2012, Cosgrove received KCA nominations for Favorite Television Actress and Teen Choice Award nominations for Choice TV Actress. She won the Nickelodeon U.K. Star of the Year Award in 2010. She received nominations for Favorite International TV Star for the 2008 Australian KCAs and for Favorite Female TV Star for the 2008 U.K. KCAs.

iCarly was nominated for a Creative Arts Emmy Award in 2009 and 2010, a Teen Choice Award from 2009-2011 and a People's Choice Award in 2010; it also won KCAs from 2009-2012. In addition, the series garnered a Television Critics Association Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming and a BAFTA Children's Award nomination.

Cosgrove also guest-starred as a troubled pop star in a November 2010 episode of the Primetime Emmy-nominated CBS show The Good Wife, opposite Julianna Margulies.

On the big screen, Cosgrove lent her voice to the character Margo in Universal Pictures' 2010 summer blockbuster animated feature Despicable Me, with co-stars Steve Carell and Jason Segel. The film has grossed more than $540 million worldwide and was nominated for a 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Film, a People's Choice Award for Favorite Family Movie and a 2011 BAFTA for Best Animated Film. She received rave reviews for her work in School of Rock as Summer Hathaway, the overachieving preppy manager of Jack Black's rock band. Her other film credits include Yours, Mine & Ours and Keeping Up With the Steins. Her theater credits include Back Again with the Orison Professional Theater Group.

Cosgrove's first solo album, "Sparks Fly," debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart in April 2010. The first single, "Kissin' U," which she co­wrote with influential producer Dr. Luke, is officially certified RIAA Gold, with more than 500,000 singles sold. Her five-song EP "High Maintenance" was released in March 2011. She recorded four original songs for the first iCarly soundtrack and also recorded original songs for the second iCarly soundtrack, which was released in 2012. Cosgrove was nominated for a 2010 Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Female Artist.

Cosgrove got her big break when she landed the highly sought-after role of Megan Parker on Nickelodeon's megahit Drake & Josh. She played the deceptively sweet, mischievous little sister whose scene­ stealing role led to her own show, iCarly. She appeared in Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh on Nickelodeon in 2008. Her voice-over credits include Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie as Munch the mouse and What's New, Scooby-Doo? as Miranda Wright.

In April 2011, Cosgrove was honored as the Best Role Model in a Digital Age at the Common Sense Media Awards, alongside former President Bill Clinton. She is also one of the faces of Neutrogena, following Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Susie Castillo, Jennifer Garner, Diane Lane and Emma Roberts.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Cosgrove cur­rently lives there and attends the University of Southern California.


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