Both Emily Osment and Mitchel Musso gained recognition through their roles as the best friends of Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) in the Disney Channel Original Series Hannah Montana, which aired from 2006-2011.
What have the two been doing since the series ended? Let’s look:
Emily Osment was born in Los Angeles, California on March 10, 1992, and she is now 28-years-old. She is also the sibling of Haley Joel Osment, an actor. Emily began her career in 1997 through commercials and other small roles, and this eventually led to appearances in films such as Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003).
Mitchel Musso was born in Garland, Texas on July 9, 1991, and is also 28-years-old. The actor began his career in 2002, notably getting a small role in the film Secondhand Lions. Before Hannah Montana, he also landed a main role in the 2005 Disney Channel Original Movie, Life is Ruff, which co-starred Kyle Massey and Kay Panabaker.
For both Osment and Musso, their careers took off after starring in Hannah Montana. Both played an integral part in the series as Lily Truscott and Oliver Oken and grew as characters alongside Miley during the tenure of the show.
The series followed the three friends navigating school together along with the “double-life” of Miley as she was a popular singer named Hannah Montana. The series remains one of the most renowned to air on Disney Channel, as each of the four seasons averaged 4-5 million viewers, with the finale getting 6.2 million.
Because of the success of the show, a separate film called Hannah Montana: The Movie was made in 2009.
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Osment has taken on voice roles in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 (2011) and Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta! (2012) since Hannah Montana ended. Her most notable role has come on the Freeform series Young & Hungry, which aired from 2014-2018.
It centered around the life of chef Gabi Diamond (Osment) and her complex and fluctuating romantic relationship with “boss” Josh Kaminski (Jonathan Sadowski).
Musso’s biggest roles during/after Hannah Montana have come on Disney, which includes the voice of Jeremy on Phineas and Ferb (2007-2015) and starring in Pair of Kings on Disney XD from 2010-2012.
Emily Osment is still very active in the entertainment industry today. The actress just starred on a FOX series called Almost Family with a lead role. It began airing last October but was unfortunately canceled after 13 episodes. She also released several singles and a studio album called When I Loved You last year.
Meanwhile, Musso has generally disappeared off the national radar after 2012. He has starred in several films since then along with having a small voice role on the Disney XD TV show Milo Murphy’s Law.
Were these two of your favorite stars back in the day?