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Ariana Grande Biography

Ariana Grande

Biography


Date of Birth
26 December 1993, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Birth Name
Ariana Grande-Butera

Nickname
Ari
Little Red

Height
5' 0¼" (1.53 m)

Mini Biography
Ariana is a singer and lyricist. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Joan Grande and Edward Butera, both of whom are of Italian descent. After growing up in Florida, She moved to Los Angeles when she received the role of Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon's 'Victorious', along with Victoria Justice and Elizabeth Gillies. Ariana's older half-brother, Frankie, is the only son of his and Ariana's mother, Joan Grande. Ariana has a love for fauna and has her own dog, Cocoa.

Ariana is most famous for her role in 'Victorious' as Cat Valentine and she now has her own Nickelodeon sitcom with Jennette McCurdy called 'Sam and Cat' which is a cross-over of two characters from 'Victorious' (Cat Valentine) and 'iCarly' (Sam Puckett). She's made music videos for some of her own songs, 'Put Your Hearts Up', 'The Way', 'Baby I', 'Right There' and 'Popular Song ft. MIKA'.


Trivia
  • Attended Pine Crest school in Boca.
  • She is hypoglycemic and hyperactive.
  • Is best friends with her Victorious (2010) co-star Elizabeth Gillies. They've known each other since they starred in 13 (musical) on Broadway back in 2008.
  • She is a natural brunette. Dyed her hair velvet red for the role of Cat Valentine on Victorious (2010) because the rest of the cast were brunette. Creator/executive producer Dan Schneider didn't want everyone to have brown hair.
  • Has an older brother Frankie James Grande who is 11 years older than her. He's also a performer and producer, and went on tour with her as one of her dancers.
  • Daughter of Joan Grande & Edward Butera.
  • Her name 'Ariana' was originally inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat (1959).
  • Italian-American.
  • Her role model is Judy Garland.
  • Has 3 pet dogs, Toulouse, Ophelia, and Coco.
  • Her first hit single 'The Way (feat. Mac Miller)' instantly became no. 1 after 7 hours of its release on March 26th, 2013. She released her second single 'Baby I' on July 22 2013 and her album 'Yours Truly' on September 3rd 2013, which became no. 1 on Billboard.
  • She is a Vegan. After watching Blackfish, she urged fans to stop supporting SeaWorld.
  • Her grandfather, Frank Grande, passed away on July 22, 2014 from cancer.
  • Trademarks:
  • Big brown eyes
  • Dimple on left cheek
  • Half up/Half down hairstyle
  • Quotes
  • You have to be thankful and I think being in this business is one of the most important things is to give back because there's no better feeling than knowing that your work is being appreciated by people.
  • One of the most terrible feelings in the world is knowing that someone else doesn't like you. Especially when you don't know what you've done to deserve it.




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