Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer and actress who is popular for the role of 'Cat Valentine' in the Nickelodeon TV series. She began her acting career in the Broadway musical 13 as a supporting role of 'Cheerleader Charlotte' in 2008 and her music career with the soundtrack 'Music from Victorious' three years later.
These are some facts you need to know about Ariana Grande:
- Ariana Grande is of Italian descent and is half Sicilian and half Abruzzese.
- Her father was a graphic design firm owner in Boca Raton while her mother was the chief executive officer of Hose-McCann Communications, a telephone and alarm system company.
- Her family moved to Florida from New York before Grande was born.
- Her parents were separated when Grande was around 8-9 years old.
- Her half-brother, Frank James Michael Grande Marchione or best known as Frankie J. Grande is an American dancer, actor, singer, producer, television host, and YouTube personality.
- Ariana was educated at Pine Crest School and North Broward Preparatory School. She left her high school in order to pursue her career in music. She, however, continued to be enrolled so that her tutors could send her materials and help her study.
- She loves dogs and she now has six named Coco, Toulouse, Ophelia, Fawkes, Cinnamon and Sirius Black.
- She is allergic to cats and bananas.
- She believes in eating a plant-based diet because she is a vegan.
- Not only talented, Ariana is also a philanthropist. When she was ten, she co-founded ‘Kids who Care’, a singing group in South Florida which performed for charitable fund-raising events and has raised more than $500 since 2007. She also took part in a public campaign called ‘Delete Digital Drama’ to stop online bullying as well as a charitable TV Programs called ‘Stand Up for Cancer’. In 2016, altogether with Madonna, she raised funds for orphans in Malawi.
- Despite her very young age, Ariana has earned a number of awards and nominations, such as four nominations in Grammy Awards 2015 and 2017, Artist of The Year in American Music Awards 2016, and more.
- She holds an amazing record. Two albums of her, 'Yours Truly' (2013) and 'My Everything' (2014), have debuted at number one since 2010.
- 'Dangerous Woman' (2016), Ariana's third album, was the album to not hit number-one in The US but it became her first number one album in the UK, Australia, Brazil, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Spain, and Taiwan.
Date of Birth: June 26, 1993
Place of Birth: Boca Raton, Florida, The USA
Occupation: Singer and Actress
Father: Edward Butera
Mother: Joan Grande
Sibling: Frankie J. Grande (American dancer, actor, singer, producer, television host, and YouTube personality)
- Yours Truly (2013)
- My Everything (2014)
- Dangerous Woman (2016)
- 2011 Snowflake, the White Gorilla as Snowflake (voice)
- 2016 Underdogs as Laura (voice)
- 2016 Zoolander No. 2 as Woman in bondage outfit
- 2009 The Battery's Down as Bat Mitzvah Riffer
- 2010–13 Victorious as Cat Valentine
- 2011 iCarly as Cat Valentine
- 2011–13 Winx Club as Princess Diaspro (voice)
- 2013 Swindle as Amanda Benson
- 2013–14 Sam & Cat as Cat Valentine
- 2014 Family Guy as Italian Daughter (voice)
- 2014 Saturday Night Live as Herself/musical guest
- 2015 RuPaul's Drag Race as Herself/guest judge
- 2015 Knock Knock Live as Herself
- 2015 Scream Queens as Sonya Herfmann
- 2016 Saturday Night Live as Host and musical guest
- 2016 The Voice as Performer – Duet with Christina Aguilera
- 2016 Hairspray Live! as Penny Pingleton
- 2016 The Voice as Performer – Duet with Stevie Wonder