Emily Osment

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Emily Osment
Emily Osment - Guardians of the Galaxy premiere - July 2014 (cropped).jpg
Osment at the Guardians of the Galaxy premiere in July 2014
Born Emily Jordan Osment
(1992-03-10) March 10, 1992 (age 22)
Los Angeles, California
Education Occidental College
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active 1998–present
Television Hannah Montana
Young & Hungry
Relatives Haley Joel Osment (brother)
Musical career
Genres Pop, pop rock, dance-pop
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, guitar
Years active 2006–present
Labels Windup (2009–11)
Website officialemilyosment.com

Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992)[1] is an American actress, singer, and songwriter born in Los Angeles, California.[2] 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[3] Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana as Lilly Truscott as well as the series movie, Hannah Montana: The Movie.[4] 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.

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".

Emily entered the world of music recording soundtracks for movies singles and albums Disney. According to an interview in the Grammy 2008, Emily was writing some songs together with Eve 6[5] and for the year 2009 signed with the label Wind-up Records and released "All The Way Up", the first single from his EP debut, "All the Right Wrongs", released on October 26 of 2009. The EP debuted at the Billboard 200 and his songs occupied the top positions in the Canadian Hot 100 and Radio Disney. The EP was promoted with a tour in 2010 called Clap Your Hands Tour, who visited United States .

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.[6] The second single off the album was entitled "Lovesick", and was released on October 19, 2010. In October 2010 he began his second tour called Fight or Flight Tour, whose first date took place in São Paulo, Brazil.

She most starred in the 2011 ABC Family Original Movie, Cyberbully, the 2013/2014 series Cleaners, produced for the online service Crackle and the 2014 Lifetime movie A Daughter's Nightmare. In 2014/2015 she currently stars in the ABC Family television series Young & Hungry as Gabi Diamond.

Early life[edit]

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California,[2] where her family still resides, to actor Michael Eugene Osment,[7] and Theresa Osment (née Seifert), an English teacher.[8][9] 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.


1998–2005: Beginning and films[edit]

Osment's entry into the entertainment industry began in 1998, when she was cast in a commercial for flower delivery company FTD.[10] 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.[10] 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 2002, 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.[11][12] 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.

2006–2007: Hannah Montana, Rise to fame and musical beginnings[edit]

Osment at Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere, in 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.[13][14] The show earned him a nomination for Young Artist Award in 2007 for best performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama). Osment also appeared in promoting Hannah Montana, Hannah Montana 's Backstage Secrets, which plays Lola in a fictional interview in the series canon . In addition, Osment helped to design some of the pieces from the collection of clothing Hannah Montana Disney , which released the last part in the summer of 2006.

She also had a voice over role in a movie called Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen'. She performed several songs for the movie, including "Don't Ya Just Love Christmas" and "One Day". Emily sings the chorus of the song Billy Ray Cyrus "You've Got a Friend" , from his album 2007 Home at Last. Osment has also recorded a song titled "I Don't Think About It" in The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It, for which they made a music video. The video was released in Haunting Hour DVD and premiered at Cartoon Network.

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. Osment 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. Emily performed several songs for the film, including "Don't Ya Just Love Christmas" y "One Day".

She also starred as a goth in R. L. Stine's: The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It.[15] 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.

2008–2011: Movies , Album debut and success with Cyberbully[edit]

Emily Osment and Jason Earles at the premiere for Hannah Montana: The Movie.

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.[16] 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", released on September 12, 2008.[17] 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. In 2008 she starring in the film Soccer Mom and was ranked on number 1 on Parade magazine and Forbes to Hot Kid Stars To Watch list.[18] 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 Grammy of 2008, she was writing and recording tracks with Eve 6. In an interview with Half Taft Blue in the 2008, Osment said she was working on his EP, All the Right Wrongs , although the would sound completely different from pop to Disney. On September 18, 2009, Osment wrote songs that would appear on this EP on her official page Twitter . The EP was released by Wind-Up Records on October 27, 2009. Osment is set to write most of the songs on the album, with new track All the Way Up, which premiered on Radio Disney in August 2009, followed by the second single "You Are The Only One" in February 2010.

Emily Osment singing at the New Jersey Festival of Ballooning on July 24, 2010.

In 2009 Osment announced that she was working on her music debut, that she 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.[19][20] On October 26, 2009 Osment release her debut EP, All The Right Wrongs, featured the singles "All the Way Up" and "You Are the Only One". The album was released by Wind-up Records.

Osment performing live in 2010

Osment confirmed through her Twitter account that she would be on tour. The tour was under the name of Clap Your Hands Tour and counted nine dates by United States. On March 24, 2010, Osment confirmed on Good Day NY that her debut album would be released in the Summer 2010.[21] The first single, "Let's Be Friends" from her debut album premiered on June 7, 2010.[22] In October 5 she released her fist album, Fight or Flight. The second single, "Lovesick", was released on February 4, 2011. In October, Osment made her second tour Fight or Flight Tour to promote her first album Fight or Flight . It included concerts in North America, Europe and Latin America . It began on October 30, 2010 in São Paulo (Brazil) and ended on December 8, 2010 in Appleton (United States).

Emily was presented in 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards on November 7 in Madrid, Spain, presenting the award to Justin Bieber for best male artist .

In May 2011, she released the duet single "Hush" with Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench. In 2011, Osment starred in the ABC Family movie about a young woman who suffers cyberbullying, called Cyberbully released on July 17, 2011. ABC worked with Seventeen Magazine to make the film with the hope that help eliminate Internet harassment. It was filmed in Montreal and was released on DVD on February 7, 2012. The film received generally positive reviews and had 3.4 million viewers on its premiere. To the film, she released her single, "Drift".

2012–2013: Investments in TV, Disney output and new projects[edit]

In 2013, Osment starred in the TV series Cleaners, which in 2014 was announced for a second season. Osment had a cameo in Life with Boys, where she has to take a picture with the main character, Tess, and her boyfriend. She does not appear again and four episodes of Family Guy. She reprised her voice role as Pep for the third Beverly Hills Chihuahua film, which was released on DVD September 18, 2012.

Emily Osment confirmed through his official account of Facebook left his label Wind-Up Records and has launched an independent project with airs folk/indie/country in a band called Ramshackle made up she and her friend Dan Schechter , performing in bars, at the legendary Troubadour and his most recent appearance in the Spiedie Fest 2013 performing covers of The Beatles, R. Kelly and its single "Lullaby".

In 2013 , Emily made a special participation in the episode "Bazinga! That's From a TV Show" for Two And A Half Men series where I play the role of Ashley. Osmnet starred in the short film called Seasick Sailor led by Devon Bostick and Torre Catalano. The film has been presented in some film festivals and even won the award for Best Narrative Short in Los Angeles Film Festival.

2014-present: Young & Hungry and Movies[edit]

Other film projects Osment was the drama , Kiss Me, directed by Jeff Probst and starred opposite Irish actress Sarah Bolger .In October, Emily filmed a new movie No Way Jose. In October 2013, the third movie in the Nightmare franchise started filming, called A Daughter's Nightmare, which premieres on Lifetime in 2014, Osment recorded the song In Case Of Fire for the soundtrack of the film.[23] Osment also finished recording the second season of the web series Cleaners.

In 2014, she debuted as the lead role in the new ABC Family TV series Young & Hungry, produced by Ashley Tisdale. Emily plays 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, klutzy and has an outrageous sense of style.[citation needed] The pilot episode, which aired on June 25, 2014, garnered 1.08 million views in the US.[24] The ABC network renewed Young & Hungry for a second season on September 29, 2014.[25]

In 2015 , one of the project Osment is involved in is the movie Love Is All You Need ? Out at a post -production . The film is also starring Briana Evigan , is an independent drama and set in a world where being gay is normal and heterosexual people are intimidated.

Other ventures[edit]

Image and products[edit]

In 2007 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."[26] 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).[27]

Personal life[edit]

Osment stated that she admires Audrey Hepburn and is a big fan of Breakfast at Tiffany's; has confirmed in an interview with Eggplante that although she is a big fan of Audrey Hepburn, has never seen the película. Also confirmed, in the same interview, she held a complicated relationship with someone for a few years after inspire many of her songs, including the single "You Are the Only One" from her debut EP, All The Right Wrongs.[28] She left her school and opted for private lessons.[29]

Rumors of a possible link between Osment and Tony Oller were confirmed in 2009. The two were seen in October 2009 in the party of the DODGERS but ended in May 2010.[30]

Osment currently maintains a relationship with the actor, writer, comedian and producer Jimmy Tatro.[31]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Secret Life of Girls Miranda Aiken
1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End Cassie Witting
2000 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big Various Voice; Short film
2003 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
2008 Soccer Mom Becca
2008 Surviving Sid Claire Voice
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Lilly Truscott
2009 Dadnapped Melissa Morris Television film
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Pep Voice
2011 Cyberbully Taylor Hillridge Television film
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 Pep Voice
2013 From Up on Poppy Hill Nobuko Yokoyama Voice
2013 Seasick Sailor[32] Beck Short film
2014 A Daughter's Nightmare Ariel Morgan Television film
2014 Kiss Me Shelby
2014 No Way Jose Summer Stern Voice
2015 Love Is All You Need? Kelly Williams Pre-Production
Year Title Role Notes
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)
2006–2011 Hannah Montana Lilly Truscott / Lola Luftnagle Main role
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)
2010–2012 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Kendall Perkins Voice; Recurring role
2012 Life with Boys Herself "Double Trouble with Boys" (Season 1, Episode 11)
2012–2014 Family Guy Various Voice; Recurring role (Season 1113)
2013 Two and a Half Men Ashley "Bazinga! That's From a TV Show" (Season 10, Episode 20)
2014–present Young & Hungry Gabi Diamond Lead role
2014 Rainbow Brite Rainbow Brite Voice; 3 episodes
Year Title Role Notes
2013–14 Cleaners Roxie Main role; Web series


Concert tours[edit]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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[33]
2003 Best Performance In A Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Nominated[34]
2004 Best Young Ensemble In A Feature Film (shared with ensemble) Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Nominated[35]
2007 Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Hannah Montana Nominated[36]
2008 Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (shared with ensemble) Nominated[37]
Best Performance In A TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Nominated[37]
2009 Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Hannah Montana Nominated[38]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Fresh Face Female Hannah Montana: The Movie Nominated[39][40]
Choice TV Sidekick Hannah Montana Won[40]
2010 People's Choice Awards Favorite Breakout Movie Actress Herself Nominated[41]
2012 Prism Awards Best Performance In A TV Movie or Miniseries Cyberbully Won[42]
2013 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Won [43]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female Young & Hungry Nominated[44]


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