‘The Voice’ Coach Ariana Grande’s Top Acting Credits Over the Years
Ariana Grande isn’t just one of the most-streamed artists on Spotify and one of the most followed females on Instagram, she is also an accomplished actress who got her start on Broadway. Her supporting role in the 2008 musical 13 opened many doors for her. She has become one of the biggest stars on television and beyond. Let’s check out some of The Voice coach’s top acting credits.
1. Ariana Grande Rose to Fame Acting in ‘Victorious’
Grande shot to fame in the 2010 Nickelodeon television series Victorious. Her role of Cat Valentine became a favorite among fans who lived for her hilarious one-liners. Elizabeth Gillies, who starred with her in 13, also appeared on Victorious. Their performance of “Give It Up!” during one of the episodes proved that they were both triple threats. Grande was known for her dedication to continuously dyeing her hair a fiery red color. Her angelic voice outshined the other stars on the show. Victorious ran for four successful seasons and was only a stepping stone in Grande’s monumental career.
2. She Landed the Spinoff ‘Sam & Cat’
Grande became so popular, she landed the spinoff show Sam & Cat with iCarly star Jennette McCurdy. The pair reprised their roles from their original shows, living as roommates who started a babysitting business. Sam & Cat only ran for one season. Even though the show didn’t last very long, Grande was praised for her performance and won a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award.
3. ‘The Voice’ Coach Made Her Film Debut in ‘Swindle’
Grande starred in Swindle where she channeled her inner super spy with the character Amanda Benson. She skilled the role of the cheerleader who later helps out her high school friends in a money-making scheme. The 2013 film was based on a novel of the same name. Over 4 million people tuned in to watch Grande’s movie debut.
4. Her Role in ‘Scream Queens’ Was Iconic
In 2015, Grande nabbed a role in Scream Queens. You know you’ve made it when you get the call to appear in one of Ryan Murphy’s shows. Grande had a recurring role on the show alongside former The Voice coach Nick Jonas. Her role in the series was small, but one scene sticks out against the rest. Grande nailed her character’s death, a scene where she continued to send text messages and post on Facebook as the killer was after her.
5. Grande Had a ‘Zoolander 2’ Cameo
In 2016, Grande had a very brief cameo in Zoolander 2. She posted on social media that being in the movie was the “coolest experience ever.” She played a sexy latex girl who got to share the screen with Owen Wilson for a very steamy few seconds. This was a newer side of her that fans had not seen yet. She pretty much proved that she can skill any role.
6. ‘Hairspray Live!’ Was Her Time to Shine
There was no better person to play Penny Pingleton in Hairspray Live! than Grande. The 2016 NBC television event was right up her alley since she got her start on Broadway. She also loves and embraces Broadway shows like Wicked and Rent. Grande and Ephraim Sykes were total scene-stealers in Hairspray Live! Their rendition of “Without Love” stole the show. Grande helped bring in over 9 million viewers for the one-night event.
7. ‘Don’t Look Up’ is Grande’s Latest Film
Grande was cast to play the role of Riley Bina in the science fiction film Don’t Look Up. The initial 2020 film release on Netflix was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film will have a limited theatrical release before it streams on Netflix beginning on Dec. 24. The movie isn’t out yet, but Grande got to act alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, and Jonah Hill so you know it’s going to be Oscar-worthy.