Emily Osment was born on March 10, 1992 to mother Theresa Osment, a teacher, and father Michael Eugene Osment, an actor. She was no stranger to entertainment business. Beside having a father who pursued an acting career, she also has a brother, Haley Joel Osment, who worked as an actor before her.
Emily's first involvement is showbiz started since she was just 6 years old. From doing a commercial for flower delivery company, she moved to bigger projects and got her acting debut in 1999 movie "The Secret Life of Girls", playing alongside Eugene Levy and Linda Hamilton. In the same year, she nabbed a supporting role in film "Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End" and received a Young Artist Award nomination.
Emily got her first major role in the big screen in 2002. Playing Gerti Giggles in "Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams", she won Young Artist Award for Best Performance in Feature Film. In addition, the film was also a hit and grossed around $119 million worldwide. Following the success, a sequel titled "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over" was filmed the next year with Emily reprising her role.
Three years later, Emily joined the likes of Miley Cyrus, Mitchel Musso, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jason Earles for Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana". In this small screen project, she portrayed Miley's best friend named Lily Truscott. The show was a huge success and scored around 5.4 million viewers in its season premiere. Another Young Artist Award nomination was earned by Emily for her role as Lily.
Emily did not only show her face in front of camera for movie and TV projects, she also lent her voice to several cartoon characters. She voiced a character named Trick for a stop-motion animated Christmas television special "Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen". Also, she had a voice role in "Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch" and "Edward Fudwupper Fibbed Big".
Emily tried her hands at singing for the first time when she provided several soundtracks for "Holidaze" in 2006. She was then recruited as a featured guest in Billy Ray's 2007 song "You've Got a Friend". She collaborated with Mitchel in a remake of Randy Newman's 2001 song "I Didn't Have You".
Emily has a solo debut single "All the Way Up" coming out on Radio Disney in August 2009. In its accompanying music video, she shared screen with band Push Play. On October 26 in the same year, she released a mini album called "All the Right Wrongs" which materials include a theme song for her TV movie "Dadnapped".
Emily is also set up to drop a full-length album on March 9, 2010. She worked with producer Matt Squire (Taking Back Sunday, Boys Like Girls, Panic At the Disco) and was involved behind the songwriting desk. She collaborated with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's and Eve 6's members, Max Collins and Tony Fagenson.
Explaining about the materials she recorded for the album, Emily confirmed the songs are "definitely pop, but with an alternative-rock edge." She added, "It's music you'll want to play in the car with the windows rolled down."