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, U.S.
Education Occidental College
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter, voice actress
Years active 1998–present
Known for Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
Television Hannah Montana
The Suite Life On Deck
Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil
Relatives Haley Joel Osment (brother)
Musical career
Genres Pop, pop rock, dance-pop
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, guitar
Labels Windup, Virgin
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, the 2013 TV series Cleaners, produced for the online service Crackle and the 2014 Lifetime movie A Daughter's Nightmare. She currently stars in the ABC Family television series Young & Hungry (2014) as Gabi Diamond.

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), an English teacher.[6][7] 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]

1998–2005: Beginning and Spy Kids film series[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 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.[9][10] 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.

2006–12: Hannah Montana and music releases[edit]

Osment performing live at a KISS concert on May 22, 2010

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] 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'. She performed several songs for the movie, including "Don't Ya Just Love Christmas" and "One Day".

She also starred as a goth in R. L. Stine's: The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It.[13] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16] She also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped. The film premiered in February 2009.

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.[17][18] 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. On March 24, 2010, Osment confirmed on Good Day NY that her debut album would be released in the Summer 2010.[19] The first single, "Let's Be Friends" from her debut album premiered on June 7, 2010.[20] In October 5 she released her fist album, Fight or Flight. The second single, "Lovesick", was released on February 4, 2011.

In May 2011, she released the duet single "Hush" with Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench. Osment finished filming Cyberbully, an ABC Family television film. In the film she was a victim of cyber bullying. The movie premiered July 17, 2011. To the film, she released her single, "Drift". In 2012 Osment confirmed on her official Facebook account the break-up with Wind-Up Records She started a new music project with her new college friends Daniel Schechter and Tyler Ollanik, an indie folk group called Ramshackle. In 2012, Osment announced 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.

2013–present: Films and Young & Hungry[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. 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. 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 25th, 2014, amassed an impressive 1.08 million views in the US. [21]

Other ventures[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."[22] 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).[23]

Filmography[edit]

Film
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[24] Beck Short film
2014 A Daughter's Nightmare Ariel Morgan Television film
2014 Kiss Me Shelby
Television
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)
2006–11 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)
2010–12 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Kendall Perkins Voice; Recurring role
2012 Life with Boys Herself "Double Trouble with Boys" (Season 1, Episode 11)
2012–14 Family Guy Various Voice; Recurring role (Season 1112)
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
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2013–14 Cleaners Roxie Main role; Web series

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Extended plays

Concert tours[edit]

Headlining

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[25]
2003 Best Performance In A Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Nominated[26]
2004 Best Young Ensemble In A Feature Film (shared with ensemble) Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Nominated[27]
2007 Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Hannah Montana Nominated[28]
2008 Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (shared with ensemble) Nominated[29]
Best Performance In A TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Nominated[29]
2009 Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Hannah Montana Nominated[30]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Fresh Face Female Hannah Montana: The Movie Nominated[31][32]
Choice TV Sidekick Hannah Montana Won[32]
2010 People's Choice Awards Favorite Breakout Movie Actress Herself Nominated[33]
2012 Prism Awards Best Performance In A TV Movie or Miniseries Cyberbully Won[34]
2013 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Won [35]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female Young & Hungry Nominated

References[edit]

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  35. ^ "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading role in a Dramatic Program or Series goes to @EmilyOsment for Cyberbully! #CdnScreenAwards". Twitter. February 28, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2013. 

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