Miranda Cosgrove is all grown up and all of 22 years old. Gone are her days of being a child actor. She's now branching out into more mature projects and stretching out in her career. You may recognize the actress from iCarly where she got her big break. She's a hardworking actress despite her age as she's determined to take Hollywood by storm. This hot actress started her career in commercials, which is a benchmark that most people have to hit before getting a real gig. When the iCarly show was coming together, they were actually thinking of naming it something else, and her character could have been something mediocre like Josie or Sam. We can’t even imagine it. It was Steve Molaro’s brainchild to name the character "Carly;" he also produced The Big Bang Theory. Very much like her character on the TV show, Miranda will at times make videos with her friends in real life. We can just imagine the madness that comes with that. This sexy actress grew up making home movies, and she enjoys the randomness of having fun on video with her friends. You might be surprised to find out that Miranda has been acting since she was three years old, starting out in commercials of course.
Miranda is a force to be reckoned with in her career, and she’s not just talented; she's smoking hot as well. Check out these photos that prove that this actress is hotter than ever!
15 Her Dark Side
A stunning picture that shows off the actress’s sexy side. Everything about this photo is dark and mysterious, and that’s part of the rebellious side that Miranda wishes that she had. Dark makeup really brings out her eyes and accentuates her alabaster skin. She’s not the most comfortable when it comes to being someone’s role model because there's a lot of responsibility attached to that. The first time she was called a role model, she wasn’t even sure what it meant. “The first time someone called me a role model, I remember thinking, 'What does that mean?' But I feel aware of it when I'm reading scripts.” It can be hard for actors who are out there just telling stories to understand that they can be shaping people’s minds, and that's a lot to put on the shoulders of a young actress.
14 Sultry Girl
A great photo that has a vintage tone to it but shows off her gorgeous beauty in a photo that's anything but innocent. She has a natural flair for looking sexy without any effort whatsoever. She's stunning and able to portray a wide range of emotions in just one photo. There’s no doubt about it: this generation of 20-somethings texts a lot! They're often seen with their phones in front of their faces for an entire day, and they can do just about anything on their phone. It’s something that the older generations have a hard time understanding, especially when it comes to communicating with them. Miranda gets it, and she admits she’s defiantly got a problem when it comes to texting. “I do text a lot. Sometimes, at night, my thumbs hurt because I've texted so much, so I definitely text too much.”
13 Night on the Town
A sexy picture of Miranda as she gets ready for a night on the town. She always looks great with dark makeup; like we said, it gives her that seductive, mysterious vibe that makes you want to know more about ‘that girl’ on the other side of the bar. She has sex appeal without really even trying. She believes that school is important, even for a working actress. She believes that it can only improve your mind and the experiences that you have in life. Plus, it’s a pretty big deal in her family that all the kids are educated. “Even with college, the reason I wanted to go so badly is because I wanted to major in film. I want to take screenwriting classes and learn more about behind the scenes stuff because I love people like Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig who are able to write a lot of their own material and be so involved in everything they do.”
12 Confidence Level 1000%
This photo shoot is packed with sexiness, and Miranda is showing off how she can be portrayed in a more adult-like role now that she’s in her 20s. She has the kind of classic beauty that can be put into any iconic role. This black and white photo really shows her in a different light. Miranda believes in taking care of yourself, self-nurturing yourself so that you're always feeling fulfilled. She learned that at a young age when her mother used to take her to her best friend’s home to get her nails done. “I love getting my nails done. My mom's best friend is a manicurist. When I was little, she'd do little paintings on my nails, like flowers. She comes to our house. It's the best.” Miranda is an actress that's going to go far in her career and will be someone to certainly watch out for.
11 Kisses for Everyone
Yes, that’s Miranda blowing a kiss to one of her fans, and we would love to be on the other end of that kiss. She looks casual but beautiful in a simple strapless dress. I love her loose curls; they make for a wonderful style. Although you may think that anyone that goes into the acting industry has to have a sense of rebellion in them, it’s not the case with Miranda. I mean, acting in itself is a rebellion against society and the expectations there are for living a normal life. But it appears as if Miranda is a good girl; she has no intention of rebelling against anything, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have certain thoughts about it. There’s a part of Miranda that wishes that she did have that streak in her, probably because you tend to experience more when you’re rebellious. “I'm not that rebellious. There's a part of me that wishes I was that.”
10 Au Natural
Miranda Cosgrove is a fan of Instagram; she's a pretty loyal poster when it comes to adding things to her page. In this photo, she looks completely natural and at ease, a relaxed picture that shows just how naturally beautiful the actress is. She’s always thought of her iCarly character as one that's fun to be because she’s always doing crazy things. “I love making 'iCarly' - it's so much fun, and I love getting the script every week and not really knowing what insane thing I'm going to be doing. It's just like an adventure every episode; that's really fun.” That’s the great thing about being an actress: you're continuously changing, and when you're on a TV show, you're always the same character. But in Miranda’s case, the character is always doing fun things.
9 It’s Beach Time
In this shot, Miranda is having some off time and enjoying a day at the beach. This sexy actress looks amazing. She has always stayed in shape, and she certainly looks great with her lean figure. She may be a talented actress, but there are some areas in her life that she wishes she could change, and one is cooking. She didn't get the cooking gene from her mother who is reportedly an amazing cook. Well, you can’t win them all, and at least she has the knowledge that she'll probably have the money to hire a chef one day when she goes off on her own. “My mom is a really good cook. I didn't get the cooking gene, but she cooks this really amazing dinner every Christmas, and that's always really fun.” Who doesn’t love a great turkey dinner?
8 Mysterious Girl
There's just something mysterious about this photo of the hot Miranda Cosgrove. It’s almost like seeing a picture from the past of someone who isn’t around any longer. There's a mystery surrounding it, and believe it or not, this stunning shot is just a casual one from her Instagram page, and yet she lights up the entire picture. Miranda is very protective of her family and often wants to stand up for them in an aggressive way. We can probably all relate to that feeling. “I don't have any siblings, but I have best friends that I have known since kindergarten that I'm protective of. If they call me and tell me someone was mean to them at school, I want to go to school and be mean to that person and try to stand up for them.”
7 Glamour Shots
Talk about sexy; this gorgeous girl really knows how to bring class and sexiness to a photo shoot. She’s styled in a dress that hugs her tiny body, and that hair is just va-va-voom! A great style that's all about grace with a touch of seduction -- we love it! It took a while for Miranda to start dating, so she didn’t have to navigate the woes of the heart like many girls do. For a while, the actress couldn’t understand what the big deal was with breakups; that was until she went through one herself. “My two best friends have gone through breakups that were really hard, and I remember thinking, 'How could this be so hard and important to them?' Literally, for months, they were really upset, and they couldn't get over it. I had no idea what it was like. And now that I've been through it, I totally understand.”
6 Plays Guitar
How can you not love a girl that can play guitar? And this photo proves that Miranda looks sexy while playing it. Dressed casually, the actress looks serious with her guitar in hand and ready to play. The actress is actually musically inclined and was trained on the guitar. She’s been playing guitar ever since she saw the movie School of Rock, which inspired her to learn. “When I was 5, I started taking singing lessons, and then, after 'School of Rock,' I started taking guitar lessons. I would always write songs and play them for my friends, and I would play my guitar on the set a lot.” It’s pretty cool to think about how much influence movies have over our lives and that many dreams begin because of a movie that was watched. How many actors out there wanted to become actors because of what they saw on TV? It’s amazing.
5 Dressed for Success
A great photo that proves that Miranda is a hottie! In a black and white striped dress, this actress is dressed for success. Dressed all in black and white, she makes an impression and proves that it doesn’t matter what she’s wearing -- she looks amazing. Her friends are true to form, which can be rare in Hollywood where you’re not sure if someone is your friend because of your position in life. But when you're still friends with people from kindergarten, chances are, you are golden. “I'm lucky because my two best friends are from kindergarten, so they never thought that it was a big deal that I was in acting; they don't even ever talk about it. They still act all confused, like, 'What's going on?' when we go places, and people come up to me.” It’s cool to know that you have friends that back you up no matter what.
4 Leather Dreams
We can’t say enough good things about this hot as hell dress that Miranda is wearing to an event. It’s leather and hugs her in all the right places -- an amazing look that really brings out that rebellious side that we know is hiding in there. She's a sexy actress that knows how to rock true Hollywood style. When we talk about our own celebrity crushes, we often forget that celebrities themselves have crushes on other actors. Of course they do; they're around some of the most beautiful people in the world. In Miranda’s case, she has always crushed on James Franco. “I like James Franco. I think he's really cute. I remember a while ago there was a rumor going around that he was getting married and all my friends and I were freaking out. Yeah, I think he's cute!”
3 Party Mode
We love this photo because it shows her fun side, yet it’s still such a sexy picture. Look at the glint in her eye; it shows that there's more than meets the eye. Miranda is sure to have a long career in Hollywood with her natural beauty that exudes a sexiness well beyond her age. It’s hard for parents to see their kids grow up and make decisions on their own. In the case of Miranda, her mother didn’t want to see her driving, ever. “It scared my mom to death when all my friends started driving. She always told me she wanted me to drive, but I think she kind of felt lucky that I didn't get my permit when all my friends did. I think that's been the hardest thing for her: watching me go out with my friends and literally drive away.”
2 Bright as the Sun
We just love this photo of Miranda because not only is she hot as hell in a casual t-shirt but she also just exudes confidence no matter what she does. We love the picture because she’s just taking a casual moment, but she looks amazing in these fun sunglasses. She’s not a huge fan of getting time off from work. You would think most actresses would be exhausted and would want a little time for rest and relaxation, but Miranda loves staying busy. “Sometimes I get kind of bored if I go like a month or so, and I'm not doing anything. At first, I'm like, 'Cool, I'll have a little time off, and I'll get to hang out with friends,' but then after a little while goes by, I'm like, 'Oh, and I really wish that I could go back and start doing work again.'"
1 Hot in Black
Looking great for an event is important to an actress because of all the cameras around. Miranda has no worry about that, of course, because she would look great in a garbage bag. This black dress allows for a peek-a-boo design in the back, which is actually pretty extraordinary. She’s growing into loving classic movies now. She used to watch them when she was younger but didn’t like them, which is understandable because what kid enjoys a super old movie? “I feel like I hadn't given that many classic films, like, a really good chance. I watched 'Casablanca' a really long time ago when I was like, 12. I didn't like it that much, and then when I saw it again in class, I loved it.” I remember the first time that I watched Gone with The Wind; I fell in love with it!
Sources: Wikipedia; usmagazine.com