'iCarly' star to be latest face of Neutrogena

LOS ANGELES Neutrogena, which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has signed actress and musician Miranda Cosgrove to be its newest brand ambassador.

She joins beauty icons Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Susie Castillo, Vanessa Hudgens, Jennifer Garner, Diane Lane and Emma Roberts as the latest members of the Neutrogena family.


"Miranda embodies the youthful and vibrant spirit that has always been a part of the Neutrogena brand and we are proud to have her as our newest ambassador," stated Jim Colleran, president of Neutrogena. Cosgrove's first ad will debut in early spring. 

Cosgrove is the star of the Emmy-nominated "ICarly," which is Nickelodeon's highest rated live-action show. She plays Carly Shay, a teenager who Web casts with her two best friends. She got her acting break when she landed the role of Megan Parker on Nickelodeon?s hit "Drake & Josh," where she played the sweet, mischievous little sister. 

Cosgrove's other passion is music. Having signed with Columbia Records, her first album titled "iCarly Playlist" was released in 2008 and featured four original songs, including the show's theme song. Her debut solo album will hit stores this spring. 

On the big screen, she will voice a character in Universal's new animated feature Despicable Me, playing opposite Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig. The film opens in July. She also starred in School of Rock playing Summer Hathaway, the over-achieving preppy manager in Jack Black's rock band.

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