Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992) is an American teen actress and singer-songwriter. After working in several television films in her childhood, Osment gained fame for co-starring as Gerti Giggles in Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over which earned her several nominations and awards. Osment went on to co-star in the Emmy Award-nominated Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana as Lilly Truscott as well as the series movie, Hannah Montana: The Movie. She also starred as Cassie in R. L. Stine's: The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It and most recently the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped as Melissa Morris. 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." She is recording her debut album, which features several songs written by her, due for release in March 2010, on Wind-up Records where she recently signed. Emily collaborated on the album with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's and Eve 6's Max Collins & Tony Fagenson. The first single from the album, "All the Way Up," premiered on Radio Disney on August 14, 2009.
Emily Osment was born in Los Angeles, where her family still resides, to actor Michael Eugene Osment, and Theresa Osment (née Seifert), an English teacher. Her father is an actor who has appeared in various films and was in Osment's movie debut, Soccer Mom, and her older brother is the Academy Award-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment. Osment was raised Roman Catholic. She was a student at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada, California, and now has a private tutor.
Her introduction into the entertainment industry began in 1998, when she was cast in a commercial for flower delivery company FTD. 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. 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 $119 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 and final part of the Spy Kids trilogy, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, which grossed $197 million worldwide. 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. The show earned her a Young Artist Award nomination in 2007 for best performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama). Osment also appeared in the Disney Channel Hannah Montana promotion "Hannah Montana's Backstage Secrets," in which she portrays Lola in a fictional interview set in the show's canon. In addition, Osment helped to design some of the pieces from the Hannah Montana clothing collection which Disney released in the latter part of the summer in 2006. 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. Osment 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. Osment performed several songs for the movie, including "Don't Ya Just Love Christmas" and "One Day."
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. She also starred as a goth in R. L. Stine's: The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It (co-starring with Hannah Montana co-star Cody Linley). The movie earned her a Young Artist Award nomination in 2008 for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Leading Young Actress. In 2007, Osment guest-starred as Kelly & tall skunk girl on Disney Channel's Shorty McShorts' Shorts. According to an audio interview with Emily backstage at the Grammys, she is to start filming a new movie called Soccer Mom. In April 2008, Parade magazine and Forbes ranked her #1 in their Hot Kid Stars To Watch list. Osment starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Dadnapped. The film premiered in February 2009.
Osment is close friends with fellow Hannah Montana co-stars Mitchel Musso and Miley Cyrus. She mentioned during an interview on The View that her favorite books are the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. She participated in the 10th Annual Michael Douglas & Friends Celebrity Golf Event with her brother. Contrary to previous reports that Osment stated that she looks up to Audrey Hepburn and is a big fan of Breakfast at Tiffany's, she has confirmed in an interview with Eggplante.com that, while she is in fact a huge Audrey Hepburn fan, she has never seen the film. She also confirmed in the same interview that she held a long term complicated relationship with someone for a few years a little while ago which inspires many of her songs, including "You Are the Only One" on her EP All the Right Wrongs. She left her school and opted for private tutoring.
|2009||Hannah Montana: The Movie||Lilly Truscott||Main Role|
|Soccer Mom||Becca||Main Role|
|Dadnapped||Melissa Morris||TV Movie main role|
|2007||The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It||Cassie Keller||TV Movie main Role|
|2006||Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen||Trick (voice)|
|2005||Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch||Additional Voices||Film|
|2003||Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over||Gerti Giggles|
|2002||Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams||Gerti Giggles|
|2000||Edward Fubbwupper Fibbed Big||Voice|
|1999||Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End||Cassie Witting|
|The Secret Life of Girls||Miranda Aiken|
|2006–present||Hannah Montana||Lilly Truscott/Lola Luftnagle||Main Role/Original run since March 24, 2006|
|2009||The Suite Life on Deck||Lola Luftnagle||Episode Double-Crossed|
|2001||Friends||Lelani Mayolanofavich||The One with the Halloween Party|
|2000||Touched by an Angel||Alyssa||With God as My Witness|
|1999||3rd Rock from the Sun||Dahlia||Dick, Who's Coming to Dinner|
|Cast and Crew||Herself||Archive Footage|