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Ariana Grande Biography


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Birth Name: Ariana Grande
Born: 07/26/1993
Birth Place: Boca Raton, Florida, USA




From teen queen to pop star, Ariana Grande was a perfect storm of determination and talent that led to her success across several entertainment arenas. The Boca Raton native was performing on cruise ships at the age of eight, hit the storied planks of a Broadway musical while still in high school, and starred in her own television show before she was twenty. She was awarded the National Youth Theatre Association Award, her first of many prestigious awards, for her role in the Broadway musical "13" in 2008. Although she continued her success in other plays, an opportunity to play a major character for the new teen series "Victorious" (Nickelodeon 2010-13) had her leaving New York and heading for the sunny climes of California. The show ran for several seasons, and Ariana continued her love for theatre while in Hollywood when she portrayed Snow White at the Pasadena Playhouse's production of "A Snow White Christmas" (2012) alongside Charlene Tilton and Neil Patrick Harris. When production ended on "Victorious" in 2012, the network announced a new show, one that Ariana would be co-starring in alongside fellow teen actress Jennette McCurdy. Reprising her role as Cat Valentine from "Victorious" alongside Jennette's role of Sam from another Nick show, "iCarly" (Nickelodeon 2007-12 ), the buddy sitcom "Sam & Cat" (Nickelodeon 2013-14) was highly successful. For most actresses, having two successful television shows in a row might be enough, but as Ariana had herself admitted, she was both a perfectionist and a workaholic. Besides the television shows and theatrical performances, Ariana had a three-octave vocal range that made her next career as a pop singer almost inevitable. Her first single "The Way" was released in 2013 and was a huge hit, going double platinum. She released her debut album Yours Truly the same year.





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