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Ariana Joan Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. After playing her first Broadway role at age 15, she created the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious.

Early life

Grande was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She is of Italian descent, half Sicilian, half Abruzzese.

Career

In 2008, Grande played the role of Charlotte in the musical 13 on Broadway, for which she won a National Youth Theatre Association Award. When she joined the musical, Grande left her high school, North Broward Preparatory School, but continued to be enrolled. The school sent materials to her for study with tutors. She played the role of Miriam in the first reading of the forthcoming musical Cuba Libre composed by Desmond Child. Grande teaches music and dance to children in South Africa each year as a member of Broadway in South Africa.

Grande plays the character Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television show Victorious, which premiered in March 2010.

In May/June 2011, she was featured in Greyson Chance's music video for the single "Unfriend You", playing Chance's ex-girlfriend.

Stage and screen credits

Television

Year

Show

Role

Notes

2010-present

Victorious

Cat Valentine

Main character

2011

iCarly ("iParty with Victorious")

Cat Valentine

Special guest star

2011

Winx Club

Princess Diaspro

Recurring role, voice only

Broadway

Year

Show

Role

Notes

2008

13

Charlotte (u/s Patrice)

Original Broadway cast

Music video

Year

Main artist

Song

Notes

2010

Victoria Justice

"Freak the Freak Out"

Cameo

2011

Victoria Justice

"Beggin' on Your Knees"

Cameo

2011

Greyson Chance

"Unfriend You"

Cameo; main antagonist

2011

Victoria Justice

"All I Want Is Everything"

Cameo

2012

Ariana Grande

"Put Your Hearts Up"

Lead role


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