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Emily Osment

Actress, Global Ambassador for StompOutBullying.org

Taylor Hillridge on ABC Family’s “Cyberbully”

Emily Osment stars as Taylor Hillridge, a teenage girl who falls victim to online bullying when she receives her first home computer. Betrayed, tormented and afraid to face her peers at school, Taylor is pushed to a breaking point.

For four seasons and 101 episodes, Osment played the unstoppable Lilly Truscott on the Disney Channel original series “Hannah Montana.” Before ending its remarkable run, the show’s success was catapulted onto the big screen with “Hannah Montana, the Movie.” Osment followed with “Dadnapped,” a Disney Channel original movie in which she played Melissa, the daughter of a well-known novelist and the only person who knows how to save him after he is abducted by fanatic fans. For this film, Osment also sang the theme song, “Hero in Me.” She continued to demonstrate her acting and singing talents with another lead role in “The Haunting Hours – Don’t Think About It,” the first of a new series of films based on R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps.” For this film she performed the hit song, “I Don’t Think About It”. Born in Los Angeles, Osment has been reared in a family of actors. Her father is an accomplished stage actor who has appeared in numerous television and film productions, and her brother, Haley, is an award-winning film actor. Her mom is a highly-respected public school educator. Osment booked her first commercial acting job at the age of five and starred in numerous commercials before landing a role in the feature film “The Secret Life of Girls” with Linda Hamilton and Eugene Levy. She co-starred in the Hallmark movie, “Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winters End” with Glenn Close, Christopher Walken and Jack Palance. Early television credits include guest appearances on “Friends,” “3rd Rock from the Sun” and “Touched by an Angel.” She earned the attention of audiences everywhere for her role as Gerti Giggles in the Robert Rodriguez films, “Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams” and “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over.” Osment also lends her voice to the animated films “Holidaze, The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen,” “Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch,” “The Hunchback of Notre Dame II,” “Jungle Book 2,” “Edward Fuddwupper Fibbed Big” and “Kick Buttowski.” Osment is a singing artist signed with Wind Up Records. She has two albums “All the Right Wrongs” and “Fight or Flight.” In her spare time she snowboards, hangs with friends, and loves going to the beach. She lives in Los Angeles with her family, two golden retrievers – Tor and Nado – and her little dog Luna.

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