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Pop star and ac­tress Mi­randa Cos­grove has grown up since her 2003 film de­but in School Of Rock and in newly canned sit­com Crowded (2016), she plays col­lege grad­u­ate Shea, who’s moved back in with her par­ents and adult sis­ter. Not that it’s taken a lot of re­search for the role, says Mi­randa. “I still live at home and I love it! It’s so much eas­ier.”

The 23-year-old’s been in the busi1

ness for 20 years – she was dis­cov­ered danc­ing at a res­tau­rant with her housewife mom Chris and busi­ness­man dad Tom. And her first job? Ap­pear­ing in a McDon­ald’s ad­vert.

While she loves tour­ing for work, 2

2011 was a bad year for Mi­randa – her bus was in a crash and she broke her an­kle. “I had to walk on crutches for months, which sucked a lot,” she says.

And it cost her a small for­tune. 3

Sony can­celled her Danc­ing Crazy Tour (at least 25 con­certs) and Mi­randa lost out on a $400 000 (R5.7 mil­lion) pay­day. She sued the bus com­pany for $50 000 (R700 000) al­though no set­tle­ment has been re­vealed.

That’s not the only drama she’s 4

ex­pe­ri­enced. In 2013, a crazed fan was or­dered to stay at least 30m away from Mi­randa af­ter he threat­ened to kill him­self to prove his love.

Mi­randa had a pho­bia of get­ting 5

her ears pierced but she took the plunge in 2013 af­ter watch­ing a pierc­ing ses­sion. She proudly posted a pic on her In­sta­gram ac­count @mi­ran­da­cos­grove, along with “Got my ears pierced today #alit­tle­late”.

She’s quite the smar­ty­pants too. 6

Mi­randa was ac­cepted into New York Univer­sity and the Univer­sity Of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia in 2011. She opted for the lat­ter, to stay closer to her folks while study­ing Film & Theatre.

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