Osment performing live at a KISS concert on May 22, 2010
|Born||Emily Jordan Osment
March 10, 1992
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, Singer-songwriter, Voice actress|
|Known for||Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Hannah Montana: The Movie
|Height||1.59 m (5 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
The Suite Life On Deck
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
|Relatives||Haley Joel Osment (brother)|
|Genres||Pop, Pop rock, Dance-pop|
Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and voice actress 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 Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana as Lilly Truscott as well as the series movie, Hannah Montana: The Movie. 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 (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. The second single off the album was entitled "Lovesick", and was released on October 19, 2010.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Sponsorship deals
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Discography
- 7 Concert Tours
- 8 Awards and Nominations
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Osment was born in Los Angeles, where her family still resides, to actor Michael Eugene Osment, and Theresa Osment (née Seifert), a teacher of English. 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.
1998–05: Career beginnings and film debut
Osment's entry into the entertainment industry began in 1998, when she was cast in a commercial for flower delivery company FTD. 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. 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.
2006–10: Hannah Montana and music debut
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.
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 (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. 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. 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. 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. On September 18, 2009, Osment tweeted the songs that would be featured in her EP on her official Twitter page.
On March 24, 2010, Osment confirmed on Good Day NY that her debut album would be released in the Summer 2010. The first single, "Let's Be Friends" from her debut album premiered on JSYK.com on June 7, 2010. On June 3, it was announced that the album would be released in the fall. 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
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.
She met her best friend Miley Cyrus on the set of the Disney Channel Series Hannah Montana.
Her favorite color is blue. Her celebrity crush is Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Emily learned how to play the guitar from her mother.
After wrapping up her tour in 2011, Emily Osment decided to attend Occidental College located in Los Angeles, California.
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." 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).
|1999||The Secret Life of Girls||Miranda Aiken|
|Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End||Cassie Witting|
|2000||Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big||Various||Voice; Short film|
|2002||Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams||Gerti Giggles|
|2003||Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Gerti Giggles|
|2005||Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch||Additional voices||Voice|
|2006||Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen||Trick||Voice|
|2007||The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It||Cassie Keller||Lead Role|
|Surviving Sid||Claire||Voice; Direct-to-video|
|2009||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Lilly Truscott|
|Dadnapped||Melissa Morris||Lead Role; Disney Channel Original Movie|
|2011||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2||Pep||Voice|
|Cyberbully||Taylor Hillridge||Lead Role; ABC Family Original Movie|
|2012||Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3||Pep||Voice|
|2013||From Up on Poppy Hill||Nobuko Yokoyama||Voice|
|Seasick Sailor||Beck||Short Film|
|2014||A Daughter's Nightmare||Ariel||Lead Role; A Lifetime movie|
|No Way Jose||Summer Stern|
|1999||3rd Rock from the Sun||Dahlia||"Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner" (Season 5, Episode 6)|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Alyssa||"With God as My Witness" (Season 6, Episode 12)|
|2001||Friends||Lelani Mayolanofavich||"The One with the Halloween Party" (Season 8, Episode 6)|
|2006–11||Hannah Montana||Lilly Truscott/Lola Luftnagle||Main role; Disney Channel Original Series|
|2007||Shorty McShorts' Shorts||Tall Skunk Girl/Kelly||"She Zow" (Season 2, Episode 10)
"Mascot Prep" (Season 2, Episode 3)
|2009||The Suite Life On Deck||Lilly Truscott||"Double-Crossed" (Season 1, Episode 21)|
|2010||Jonas L.A.||Herself||"Boat Trip" (Season 2, Episode 11)|
|2010–12||Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Kendall Perkins||Voice Role; Recurring Role|
|2012||Life with Boys||Herself||"Double Trouble with Boys" (Season 1, Episode 11)|
|2012–13||Family Guy||Various||"Friends Without Benefits" (2012)
"Valentine's Day in Quahog" (2013)
"Save the Clam" (2013)
"Roads to Vegas" (2013)
|2013||Two And A Half Men||Ashley||Guest Star|
|2014||Young & Hungry||Gabi Diamond||Lead Role; ABC Family Series|
- All the Right Wrongs (2009)
- Clap Your Hands Tour (Spring 2010)
Awards and Nominations
|2000||Young Artist Awards||Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Young Actress Age Ten or Under||Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End||Nominated|
|2003||Best Performance In A Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger||Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams||Nominated|
|2004||Best Young Ensemble In A Feature Film (shared with ensemble)||Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Nominated|
|2007||Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress||Hannah Montana||Nominated|
|2008||Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (shared with ensemble)||Nominated|
|Best Performance In A TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress||The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It||Nominated|
|2009||Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress||Hannah Montana||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Movie: Fresh Face Female||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Nominated|
|Choice TV Sidekick||Hannah Montana||Won|
|2010||People's Choice Awards||Favorite Breakout Movie Actress||Herself||Nominated|
|2012||Prism Awards||Best Performance In A TV Movie or Miniseries||Cyberbully||Won|
|2013||Canadian Screen Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series||Won |
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