Ariana Grande is an actress and singer who currently stars as Cat, on the hit Nickelodeon show Sam and Cat. Most recently, she created the original role of Miriam in the reading of the new musical, Cuba Libre, written and produced by Desmond Child. Ariana made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the original role of Charlotte in 13 the musical, for which she won a National Youth Theatre Association Award in 2009. Ariana has recently worked on recordings with pop music’s greatest Grammy Award-winning composers such as Diane Warren, Desmond Child, Billy Steinberg, and Matthew Gerrard. She has also collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer Ken Lewis, and most recently Rock Mafia on original songs they co-wrote together. Furthermore, she has been a soloist with various symphonies including South Florida’s Philharmonic, Pops and Symphonia Orchestras, and has had repeated appearances singing at NYC’s own Birdland. Ariana performed the National Anthem for the first LIVE ESPN broadcast of the Anthem for the Florida Panther’s hockey league. In the Summer of 2009, as a member of the charitable organization, Broadway in South Africa, Ariana performed and taught music and dance to children in Gugulethu, South Africa. Also, at the age of 10, Ariana co-founded the youth singing group, Kids Who Care, in South Florida, which performed for charitable fund-raising events, raising over $500,000 for charities in 2007 alone.
* Full name: Ariana Joan Grande
* Birthdate: June 26, 1993 (20)
* Eye color: Brown
* Star sign: Cancer
* She was born in Boca Raton, Florida.
* Her natural hair color is brown.
* She dyed her hair to red velvet for her role Cat in Victorious.
* She has an older brother named Frankie. He is also a performer.
* Her fashion icon is Marilyn Monroe
* Her favorite cereal is Cocoa Puffs