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 on July 21, 2014
Born Emily Jordan Osment
(1992-03-10) March 10, 1992 (age 23)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Occidental College
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter
Years active 1998–present
Television Hannah Montana
Young & Hungry
Religion Roman Catholic
Relatives Haley Joel Osment (brother)
Musical career
Genres Pop, pop rock, dance-pop
Instruments Vocals, keyboard, guitar
Years active 2006–present
Labels Wind-up (2009–11)
Website www.emilyosmentofficial.com

Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992)[1] is an American actress, singer, and songwriter born in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed] After working in several television films in her childhood, she gained fame for co-starring as the character Gerti Giggles in Spy Kids Spy Kids 2: The 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.

Osment expanded her repertoire into pop music and 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 "Once Upon a Dream".

Osment entered the world of music recording soundtracks for movie singles and Disney albums. According to an interview at the 2008 Grammys she was writing some songs together with Eve 6.[4] In 2009 she signed with the Wind-up Records label and released "All the Way Up", the first single from her EP debut, All the Right Wrongs, released on October 26, 2009. The EP debuted at the Billboard 200 and her songs reached the top positions on the Canadian Hot 100 and Radio Disney. The EP was promoted within the United States by the 2010 Clap Your Hands Tour.

Osment's debut album, Fight or Flight was released on October 5, 2010 via Wind-up Records. The lead single "Let's Be Friends" was released on June 8, 2010[5] and the second single "Lovesick" was released on October 19, 2010. In October 2010 she began her Fight or Flight Tour, whose first performance took place in São Paulo, Brazil.

She 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 and Studio Universal movie Kiss Me. She currently stars in the ABC Family television series Young & Hungry as Gabi Diamond.

Early life[edit]

Osment was born in Los Angeles, California, where her family still resides, to actor Michael Eugene Osment,[citation needed] and Theresa Osment (née Seifert), an English teacher. 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.[6] 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.[6] 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: The 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 film of the Spy Kids series, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, which grossed $197 million worldwide.[7][8] 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 and musical beginnings[edit]

Osment at Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere on April 2, 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.[9][10] The show earned her 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" and "One Day". She also starred as a goth in R. L. Stine's: The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It.[11] 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.

2008–2012: Fight or Flight, Cyberbully and other films[edit]

Osment and Jason Earles at the Hannah Montana: The Movie premiere on April 2, 2009.

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.[12] 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.[13] She recorded a song called "Hero in Me" for the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped and also filmed a music video to accompany it. In 2008 she starred in the film Soccer Mom and was ranked on number 1 on Parade magazine and Forbes to Hot Kid Stars To Watch list.[14] She also starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped which 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 2008, Osment said she was working on her EP, All the Right Wrongs , although the sound would be different from her previous Disney music. On September 18, 2009, Osment listed the songs that would appear on this EP on her official Twitter page. The EP was released by Wind-Up Records on October 27, 2009. Osment wrote most of the songs on the album. The 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.

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.[15][16] On October 26, 2009 Osment release her debut EP, All The Right Wrongs, which featured the singles "All the Way Up" and "You Are the Only One". The album was released by Wind-up Records.

Osment performing live on May 22, 2010.

Osment confirmed through her Twitter account that she would be on tour: the Clap Your Hands Tour included nine dates in the United States. On March 24, 2010, Osment confirmed on Good Day NY that her debut album would be released in the summer of 2010.[17] The first single, "Let's Be Friends" from her debut album premiered on June 7, 2010.[18] 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).

Osment presented at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards on November 7 in Madrid, Spain, presenting an award to Justin Bieber for best male artist. In March 2010, Osment lent her voice to the secondary character, Celeste Kendall Perkins for the animated series Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil of Disney XD.[19]

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 promote the film, she released her single, "Drift".

2013–present: Young & Hungry, upcoming second studio album and other 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, and was one of her last works at Disney.

Emily Osment confirmed through her official Facebook account that she had left her label Wind-Up Records and has launched an independent project with airs folk, indie and country in a band called Ramshackle, consisting of Osment and her friend Dan Schechter, performing in bars such as the Troubadour and at the Spiedie Fest 2013, performing covers of The Beatles, R. Kelly and "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 she played the role of Ashley. Osment 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 won the award for Best Narrative Short at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Osment also participated in the drama, Kiss Me, directed by Jeff Probst in which she 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 premiered on Lifetime in 2014. Osment recorded the song In Case Of Fire for the soundtrack of the film.[20] 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.[21] The ABC network renewed Young & Hungry for a second season on September 29, 2014.[22]

In 2015, one of the projects Osment is involved in is the movie Love Is All You Need? The film, which also stars Briana Evigan is an independent drama set in a world where being gay is normal and heterosexual people are intimidated. In August 2015, Osment was booked for a recurring role on the third season of the CBS series Mom. She will play Jodi, a girl living on the street who is a drug addict; Christy (Anna Faris) and Bonnie (Allison Janney) try to help her stay clean. The third season will premiere on November 5, 2015.[23]

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."[24] 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).[25]


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

She agreed to sign with CosmoGIRL! shirts for the president of an online charity auction. In 2007, Osment designed a line of shirts for 2lovecollection.com, whose proceeds went to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and St. Jude Research Hospital.

In early 2008, Osment participated in the "Disney Channel Earth Day", where she and other Disney stars met with TreePeople to teach children how to care for the environment with small changes in their homes and neighborhoods. Osment was also part of the green project, Disney's Friends for Change, an initiative for the environment created in 2009. The campaign wants young people aware of the current environmental situation and engage with it in around them. Children had the opportunity to choose how Disney will invest one million dollars in various environmental programs.[26]

Osment was voted the U.G.L.Y celebrity of 2011 at the seventh annual Celebrity of the Year Award, thanks to the votes of young Americans impressed with the performance of the actress in her TV movie Cyberbully.[27] Preventing bullying is the fundamental mission of Hey UGLY international nonprofit organization that sponsors the annual award.

Personal life[edit]

Osment has stated that she admires Audrey Hepburn and is a big fan of Breakfast at Tiffany's. She confirmed that some of her songs from her debut EP, All The Right Wrongs, including the single "You Are the Only One" are inspired by a prior long-term relationship. As of 2015 she's dating an actor Blake Cooper Griffin.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Secret Life of Girls Miranda Aiken Secondary role
1999 Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End Cassie Witting Lead role
2000 Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big Various Voice; Short film
2002 Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Gerti Giggles Lead role
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Gerti Giggles Secondary role
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
2008 Soccer Mom Becca Lead role
2008 Surviving Sid Claire Voice
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Lilly Truscott Lead role
2009 Dadnapped Melissa Morris Television film
2011 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Pep Voice
2011 Cyberbully Taylor Hillridge Television film
2012 Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! Pep Voice
2013 From Up on Poppy Hill Nobuko Yokoyama Voice
2013 Seasick Sailor[28] Beck Short film
2014 A Daughter's Nightmare Ariel Morgan Television film
2014 Kiss Me Shelby Lead role
2015 No Way Jose Summer Stern Lead role
2016 Love Is All You Need? Kelly Williams Post-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; 98 episodes
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 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)
2012–2015 Family Guy Various Voice; Recurring role (Season 1114)
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
2015–present Mom Jodi Recurring role
Year Title Role Notes
2013–14 Cleaners Roxie Main role; Web series

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Additional Voices Voice


Studio album[edit]

Extended play[edit]

Concert tours[edit]


  • Clap Your Hands Tour (2010)
  • Fight or Flight Tour (2010)

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
2003 Best Performance In A Feature Film – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams Nominated[29]
2004 Best Young Ensemble In A Feature Film (shared with ensemble) Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Nominated[30]
2007 Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Hannah Montana Nominated[31]
2008 Best Young Ensemble Performance In A TV Series (shared with ensemble) Nominated[32]
Best Performance In A TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It Nominated[32]
2009 Best Performance In A TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Hannah Montana Nominated[33]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Fresh Face Female Hannah Montana: The Movie Nominated[34][35]
Choice TV Sidekick Hannah Montana Won[35]
2010 People's Choice Awards Favorite Breakout Movie Actress Herself Nominated[36]
2012 Prism Awards Best Performance In A TV Movie or Miniseries Cyberbully Won[37]
2013 Canadian Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series Won [38]
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female Young & Hungry Nominated[39]
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Young & Hungry Nominated[40]


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