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Kira Kosarin
Born
Kira Nicole Kosarin

October 7, 1997 (1997-10-07) (age 23)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2012–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Labels
  • AWAL

Kira Nicole Kosarin (born October 7, 1997) is an American actress and singer, known for her role as Phoebe Thunderman on the Nickelodeon series The Thundermans. On April 10, 2019, she released her debut album, Off Brand.

Early life

Kosarin did dance and gymnastics in her early years. She studied ballet at Boca Ballet Theatre and attended middle school at Pine Crest School. Her parents were Broadway performers, her mother as an actress and her father as a music director, conductor and record producer, so she grew up acting, singing and dancing. After attending an "acting on camera" workshop, she decided to move to Los Angeles, California, in 2011 to pursue a career in acting.

Kosarin's parents are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, with ancestors from Eastern Europe.

Career

Acting

Kosarin made her television debut in an episode of the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up. Then, in 2013, she rose to fame when she began portraying the role of Phoebe Thunderman in the Nickelodeon comedy The Thundermans. In 2015, Kosarin was nominated for a Kids' Choice Award in the Favorite TV Actress category, but the award went to Laura Marano. She was again nominated for the 2016 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress and again did not win, though she and her castmates won the award for Favorite TV Show for The Thundermans. Her Nickelodeon television film, One Crazy Cruise (originally titled Tripwrecked), was filmed in fall 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and premiered on June 19, 2015. In April 2019, it was announced that Kosarin would appear in the second season of the Hulu horror series Light as a Feather, in which she portrayed the role of Nadia.

Music

On February 24, 2018, Kosarin announced her debut single, "Spy", which was released on March 16, 2018. On January 11, 2019, Kosarin released her next single, "Vinyl", which was accompanied by a music video. This was followed by three subsequent singles, "Love Me Like You Hate Me", "47 Hours" and "Take This Outside". Her debut album, Off Brand, was released on April 10, 2019. In July 2019, Kosarin was set to embark on a headline tour across the United Kingdom to promote the release of Off Brand, but this was later cancelled due to "scheduling conflicts". On November 8, 2019, Kosarin released her next single, "Simple", a collaboration with American DJ Carneyval. Kosarin also has a YouTube channel where she posts music covers and songs. On July 15, 2020, she independently released an extended play, Songbird.

Filmography

Television roles
Year Title Role Note
2012 Shake It Up Raina Kumar Episode: "Wrestle It Up"
2013–2018 The Thundermans Phoebe Thunderman Main role
2014 AwesomenessTV Herself Guest host; episode: "Teen Challenge"
2015 One Crazy Cruise Ellie Bauer Television movie (Nickelodeon)
2015 Nickelodeon's Ho Ho Holiday Herself Special
2016 School of Rock Princess Oliviana Episode: "A Band with No Name"
2016 Henry Danger Phoebe Thunderman Crossover episode: "Danger & Thunder"
2016 Hell's Kitchen Herself Episode: "Let The Catfights Begin"
2016–2017 Paradise Run Herself 3 episodes
2017 Nickelodeon's Not So Valentine's Special Herself Special
2017 Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special Herself Special
2018 Lip Sync Battle Shorties Herself Episode: "Catwalk/Jungle/Girls Night Out"
2018 Knight Squad Kiki Episode: "Wish I May, Wish I Knight"
2018 Double Dare Herself Contestant; episode: "Thunderstruck vs. Girl Power"
2018 All About The Washingtons Malia Episode: "Yo! Bum Rush The Secret Show"
2019 Good Trouble Aria Episode: "Parental Guidance Suggested"
2019 Lucky Shannon Television movie (Nickelodeon); voice role
2019 Welcome to the Wayne Stacey Wasserman Episode: "Welcome to the Wassermans"
2019 Light as a Feather Nadia Recurring role (season 2)

Discography

  • Off Brand (2019)
  • Songbird (2020)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Actress The Thundermans Nominated
2016 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated
2017 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated
2018 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Female TV Star The Thundermans Nominated
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