emilyEmily Jordan Osment is an american actress, singer and songwriter. Most notably known for her role as Lilly Truscott in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana(2006-11) that starred Miley Cyrus.

Early Life

Family

Emily was born on 10th March 1992, in Los Angeles to actor Eugene Osment and Theresa Osment. Her elder brother is actor Haley Joel Osment. She was raised a Roman Catholic. She studied at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada, California, however later on she got a private tutor.

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Career

Acting Career

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Osment in F.R.I.E.N.D.S

Emily made a start in the entertainment industry through a commercial with the flower delivery company, FTD. Then she went on to take the role of Biba in Biba Bear(1998-2002).  She also featured in multiple commercial during this time. She made her acting debut in The Secret Life of Girls(1999). The same year she’d co-star with Glenn Close in Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter’s End(1999). She would go on to do a number of roles in different TV series like Touched by an Angel(1994-2003), Friends(1994-2004), 3rd Rock from the Sun(1996-2001). She made her film debut in Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams(2002) as Gerti Giggles. She’d reprise the role in the next year’s Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over(2003). She also provided her voice in animated features such as in Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch(2005) and Edwurd Fudwupper Fibbed Big(2000).

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Cast of Secret Life of Girls(1999)
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Osment in Spy KIds 2: The Land of Lost Dreams(2002)

 

Hannah Montana

in 2006, Emily would get a role in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana(2006-11) as Lilly Truscott. This role gave her a fame that exceeded the one that she already had as the show was a big hit during the latter half of the 2000s. During this time she’d get a voice over role in the film Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen(2006). She’d also have a recurring voice acting role in the Disney XD animated series Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil(2010-12, original airing). She’d get roles in films such as Soccer Mom(2008), Surviving Sid(2008), Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2(2011), as well as appearing in Hannah Montana: The Movie(2009).

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Osment(left) alongside Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana
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Soccer Mom(2008)
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Osment in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2(2011)

Acting after Music Career

In 2013 she’d star in the television series Cleaner(2013-14). She’d reprise her role in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta!(2013). After Cleaner she’d star in the sitcom Young and Hungry(2014-18). Along with these she’d have guest role or a recurring role in series such as Two and a Half Men(in 2013), Family Guy(2012-)and American Dad!(in 2014).

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Osment(right) in Two and a Half Men(2013)

She featured in films From UP on Poppy Hills(2013), Kiss Me(2014), No Way Jose(2015) and Tea Time with Mr. Patterson(2018) among others.

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OSment in Kiss Me(2014)

She’s scheduled to star in the series Almost Family(2019-).

 

Music Career

Emily made a brief appearance in the Smash Mouth music video All Star(1999) as the girl in the referee uniform. In 2007 she sang the chorus in Billy Ray Cyrus’ “You’ve Got a Friend”. She’d record the song “I Don’t Think About It”(2007). She’d also record a couple of song’s for Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen(2006) and The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It(2007) in which she featured in.

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Osment in her MV for Once Upon a Dream

She would go on to release her first EP, All the Right Wrongs in 2009 after signing with Wind-Up Record in the June of that year. In October 2010 she released her first album, Fight or Flight. Through these years she’d collaborate with various Disney artist and after 2009 with non-Disney artists too.

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Osment in MV for All The Way Up

Awards

In 2004 Emily won the Golden Icon Awards (Travolta Family Ent.) for the Best Child Role Model. This was followed by two Popstar! Magazine’s Annual Poptastic Awards, with a Poptastic Queen award in 2005 and Poptastic Rising Star in 2006.

Emily also won the Teen Choice Award for Best TV Sidekick for her role in Hannah Montana in 2009.

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