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Emily Osment
Emily Osment 2010.jpg
Osment performing live at a KISS concert on May 22, 2010
BornEmily Jordan Osment
(1992-03-10) March 10, 1992 (age 21)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, Singer-songwriter, Voice actress
Years active1998–present
Known forSpy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Height1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
TelevisionHannah Montana
The Suite Life On Deck
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
RelativesHaley Joel Osment (brother)
Musical career
GenresPop, Pop rock, Dance-pop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsWindup, Mercury
Website
officialemilyosment.com
 
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Emily Osment
Emily Osment 2010.jpg
Osment performing live at a KISS concert on May 22, 2010
BornEmily Jordan Osment
(1992-03-10) March 10, 1992 (age 21)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, Singer-songwriter, Voice actress
Years active1998–present
Known forSpy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Hannah Montana: The Movie
Height1.59 m (5 ft 2 12 in)
TelevisionHannah Montana
The Suite Life On Deck
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
RelativesHaley Joel Osment (brother)
Musical career
GenresPop, Pop rock, Dance-pop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsWindup, Mercury
Website
officialemilyosment.com

Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992)[1] is an American actress, and singer-songwriter born in Los Angeles, California. After working in several television films in her childhood, she gained fame for co-starring as the character Gerti Giggles in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over. She went on to co-star in the Emmy Award-nominated[2] Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana as Lilly Truscott as well as the series movie, Hannah Montana: The Movie.[3] She also starred as Cassie in R. L. Stine's: The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It and the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped as Melissa Morris. She most recently starred in the 2011 ABC Family Original Movie, Cyberbully and the 2013 TV series Cleaners, produced for the online service Crackle.

Osment expanded her repertoire into pop music and more recently alternative/indie rock where she has recorded teen pop hits like "I Don't Think About It", "If I Didn't Have You" alongside her Hannah Montana co-star Mitchel Musso, and most recently "Once Upon a Dream".

Osment's debut album, Fight or Flight was released on October 5, 2010 via Wind-up Records, and it features lead single "Let's Be Friends" which was released June 8, 2010.[4] The second single off the album was entitled "Lovesick", and was released on October 19, 2010.

Early life[edit]

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, where her family still resides, to actor Michael Eugene Osment,[5] and Theresa Osment (née Seifert), a teacher of English.[6][7] Here she was raised as a Roman Catholic. Her father has appeared in various films, including her movie Soccer Mom, and her older brother is Academy Award-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment.

Career[edit]

1998–05: Career beginnings and film debut[edit]

Osment's entry into the entertainment industry began in 1998, when she was cast in a commercial for flower delivery company FTD.[8] From there she went on to feature in many commercials, after which she made her acting debut in the 1999 film The Secret Life of Girls, starring Eugene Levy and Linda Hamilton. The same year, she co-starred with Glenn Close in the Hallmark Classic telefilm Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End, a role that would lead a Young Artist Award nomination.[8] Since then, she has gone on to do a number of roles, such as appearances on television shows like Touched by an Angel, Friends, and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

In 2003, Osment made her film debut as Gerti Giggles in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams which grossed $229 million globally and for which she won the "Young Artist Award" for best performance in a feature film. In 2003, she reprised her role in the third part of the Spy Kids series, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, which grossed $197 million worldwide.[9][10]

2006–10: Hannah Montana and music debut[edit]

Osment at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere in April 2009

In 2006, Osment got the role of Lilly Truscott in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana. The series premiere scored record ratings for the Disney Channel with 5.4 million viewers, a response "beyond our wildest expectations", according to the president of Disney Channel Entertainment.[11][12]

The show earned her a Young Artist Award nomination in 2007 for best performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama). She also appeared in the Disney Channel Hannah Montana promotion "Hannah Montana's Backstage Secrets", in which she portrayed Lola in a fictional interview set in the show's canon. In addition, she helped to design some of the pieces from the Hannah Montana clothing collection which Disney released in the latter part of the summer in 2006. On December 25, Osment hosted the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade with Hannah Montana co-star Mitchel Musso. The parade featured acts like Miley Cyrus and the High School Musical cast. She and Musso performed a sketch based on a Hannah Montana episode. She also had a voice over role in a movie called Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen, which also featured the voices of fellow Disney Channel stars Brenda Song and Dylan and Cole Sprouse. She performed several songs for the movie, including "Don't Ya Just Love Christmas" and "One Day".

Osment did a voice-over role in the Disney movie Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch and also a voice role in Edward Fubbwupper Fibbed Big. She also starred as a goth in R. L. Stine's: The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It[13][14][15][16][17][18][19] (co-starring with Hannah Montana co-star Cody Linley). It earned her a Young Artist Award nomination in 2008 for "Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Leading Young Actress". She also recorded the song "I Don't Think About It" for the movie's soundtrack. In 2007, she guest starred as Kelly and tall skunk girl on Disney Channel's Shorty McShorts' Shorts.

Osment also recorded a remake version of the song "If I Didn't Have You" with Mitchel Musso for the DisneyMania 6 CD. The song was produced by Bryan Todd. The two also filmed a music video for their remake.[20] In addition, she also recorded a song, released in 2008, with "The Disney Channel Circle of Stars". She recorded a remake of "Once Upon a Dream" for the release of Sleeping Beauty 50th Platinum Edition. The song was aired on Disney Channel on September 12, 2008.[21] She also recorded a song called "Hero in Me" for the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped. She also filmed a music video to accompany it. The song will also be released on the Disney compilation album Disney Channel Playlist, which was released June 9, 2009. According to an audio interview with Osment backstage at the Grammys, she is to start filming a new movie called Soccer Mom. In April 2008, Parade magazine and Forbes ranked her #1 in their Hot Kid Stars To Watch list.[22] She also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped. The film premiered in February 2009.

According to an audio interview with Osment backstage at the Grammys 2008, she was writing and recording tracks with Eve 6. In an interview with Half Taft Blue in 2008, she said that she was working on her EP, All the Right Wrongs, though the sound would be completely different from Disney pop. Instead, the main genre was Indie rock. She wrote most of the songs on the album, with the new track "All The Way Up" being premiered on Radio Disney in August 2009. Osment described her music as "definitely Pop but with an Alternative rock edge." She has collaborated on tunes with Tom Higgenson, Max Collins, Tony Fagenson, Toby Gad and Mandi Perkins.[23][24] On September 18, 2009, Osment tweeted the songs that would be featured in her EP on her official Twitter page.[25]

On March 24, 2010, Osment confirmed on Good Day NY that her debut album would be released in the Summer 2010.[26] The first single, "Let's Be Friends" from her debut album premiered on JSYK.com on June 7, 2010.[27] On June 3, it was announced that the album would be released in the fall.[28] She announced via Facebook on August 16 that her album would be released in the US on October 5 and that it would be titled Fight or Flight. The cover art was revealed August 17. The next single off Fight or Flight was "Lovesick".

2011–Present: Focus on acting and return to music[edit]

In May 2011, she released her next single "Hush" to Canadian Radio. The song is a duet between her and Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench. Osment finished filming Cyberbully, an ABC Family TV film in Montreal starring Kelly Rowan and Kay Panabaker. Osment had the role of "Taylor Hillridge", a victim of cyber bullying. The movie premiered July 17, 2011. To the film, she released her newest single, "Drift", which is also featured in Cyberbully. In 2012 Osment confirmed on her official Facebook account, that she had left Wind-Up Records and is pursuing a "folk" sound for her next album. She started a new music project with her new college friend Daniel Schechter, an indie folk duo called Ramshackle.

In 2012, Osment announced (via Twitter) that she would be guest starring in an episode of Life With Boys and four episodes of Family Guy. She also will portray Shelby in the 2013 drama film "Kiss Me", a film about a girl with scoliosis. She reprised her voice role as Pep for the third Beverly Hills Chihuahua film, which was released on DVD September 18, 2012.

In 2013, Osment appeared as Roxie, a professional killer, in the made-for-streaming series Cleaners.

In September 2013, it was reported by deadline, that Emily would be playing the lead role in the new ABC Family project Young & Hungry. Young & Hungry is produced by Ashley Tisdale‘s Blonde Girl Productions. Emily will play Gabi, a feisty young blogger hired as the personal chef to a young San Francisco tech entrepreneur. Not the typical polished chef, Gabi is blunt and klutzy and has an outrageous sense of style. But not only does she have a true gift for cooking, she has the ability to figure out what people want to eat.

In October 2013, the third movie in the Nightmare franchise began filming, called A Daughter's Nightmare. The film centers around Ariel, a college freshman whose lonely widowed mother Dana worries her to no end. The arrival of the friendly, older nurse Adam in Ariel & Dana's lives offers some relief to both, but Ariel soon suspects Adam might not have the best of intentions. The film will premiere on Lifetime in early 2014.

In October 2013, filming of a new movie No Way Jose started.

On December 11th, it was revealed that there might be another season of Cleaners.

Osment has also appeared in one episode in a TV show, Life with Boys , where she has to take a picture with the main character, Tess and her boyfriend. She does not appear again.

Sponsorship deals[edit]

In 2012 Osment signed a deal to appear in a nationwide campaign called "Smart Girls Rock" by the New York-based denim brand Vanilla Star. "It's a new line for girls, the clothes are really denim and girly with an edge of punk."[29] She promoted her song "I Don't Think About It" with the release of the campaign and commercial.

Late that summer, Disney released a Hannah Montana clothing collection. Osment helped to design some of the pieces from the collection. Her image was used in some of these pieces, as well as other Hannah Montana merchandise (such as dolls and DVDs).[30]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999The Secret Life of GirlsMiranda Aiken
1999Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's EndCassie Witting
2000Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed BigVariousVoice; Short film
2002Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost DreamsGerti Giggles
2003Spy Kids 3-D: Game OverGerti Giggles
2005Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a GlitchAdditional voicesVoice
2006Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't HappenTrickVoice
2007The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About ItCassie Keller
2008Soccer MomBeccaDirect-to-video
2008Surviving SidClaireVoice; Direct-to-video
2009Hannah Montana: The MovieLilly Truscott
2009DadnappedMelissa MorrisDisney Channel Original Movie
2011Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2PepVoice
2011CyberbullyTaylor HillridgeLead Role; ABC Family Original Movie
2012Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3PepVoice
2013From Up on Poppy HillNobuko YokoyamaVoice
2013Seasick Sailor[31]BeckShort Film
2013Kiss MeShelby
2013Emily & ReynaEmily GamezVoice; born (1993-03-22) March 22, 1993 (age 20); also a character
2014A Daughter's NightmareArielTelevision film
2014No Way JoseSummer Stern
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
19993rd Rock from the SunDahlia"Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner" (Season 5, Episode 6)
2000Touched by an AngelAlyssa"With God as My Witness" (Season 6, Episode 12)
2001FriendsLelani Mayolanofavich"The One with the Halloween Party" (Season 8, Episode 6)
2006–11Hannah MontanaLilly Truscott/Lola LuftnagleMain role; Disney Channel Original Series
2007Shorty McShorts' ShortsTall Skunk Girl/Kelly"She Zow" (Season 2, Episode 10)
"Mascot Prep" (Season 2, Episode 3)
2009The Suite Life On DeckLilly Truscott"Double-Crossed" (Season 1, Episode 21)
2010Jonas L.A.Herself"Boat Trip" (Season 2, Episode 11)
2010–12Kick Buttowski: Suburban DaredevilKendall PerkinsVoice; Recurring Role
2012Life with BoysHerself"Double Trouble with Boys" (Season 1, Episode 11)
2012–14Family GuyVariousVoice; Recurring role (Seasons 1112)
2013Two And A Half MenAshley"Bazinga! That's From a TV Show" (Season 10, Episode 20)
2013–14CleanersRoxieMain role
2014Young & HungryGabi DiamondLead Role; ABC Family Series

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Extended plays

Concert Tours[edit]

Headlining

Awards and Nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2000Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Young Actress Age Ten or UnderSarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's EndNominated[32]
2003Best Performance In A Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or YoungerSpy Kids 2: Island of Lost DreamsNominated[33]
2004Best Young Ensemble In A Feature Film (shared with ensemble)Spy Kids 3-D: Game OverNominated[34]
2007Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young ActressHannah MontanaNominated[35]
2008Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (shared with ensemble)Nominated[36]
Best Performance In A TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young ActressThe Haunting Hour: Don't Think About ItNominated[36]
2009Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young ActressHannah MontanaNominated[37]
Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Fresh Face FemaleHannah Montana: The MovieNominated[38][39]
Choice TV SidekickHannah MontanaWon[39]
2010People's Choice AwardsFavorite Breakout Movie ActressHerselfNominated[40]
2012Prism AwardsBest Performance In A TV Movie or MiniseriesCyberbullyWon[41]
2013Canadian Screen AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesWon [42]

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