Emily Jordan Osment (born March 10, 1992 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She is best known as Lilly Truscott on the Disney Channel Kid Com Hannah Montana. She is also the younger sister of actor Haley Joel Osment.
Emily expanded her repertoire into pop music and more recently alternative/indie rock where she has recorded teen pop hits like "I Don't Think About It", "If I Didn't Have You" alongside her Hannah Montana co-star Mitchel Musso, and "Once Upon a Dream". Her debut album, Fight or Flight, was released on October 5, 2010 via Wind-up Records.
- Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) — Gerti Giggles
- Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003) — Gerti Giggles
- Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005) — Additional voices
- Hannah Montana (TV Series) (2006-2011) — Lilly Truscott
- The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It (2007) — Cassie Keller
- Soccer Mom (2008) — Becca
- Dadnapped (2009) — Melissa Morris
- Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) — Lilly Truscott
- Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil (2010) — Kendall Perkins
- Cyberbully (2011) — Taylor Hillridge
- Kiss Me (2013) — Shelby
- Cleaners (2013-14) — Roxie
- Seasick Sailor (Short Film) (2013) — Beck
- Young & Hungry (2014) — Gabi Diamond
- A Daughter's Nightmare (2014) — Ariel
- No Way Jose (2014) — Summer
- Love Is All You Need (2014) — Karen
- Rainbow Brite (2014) — Rainbow Brite
- The Kominsky Method (2018-2021) — Theresa
- Almost Family (2019-2020) — Roxy Doyle
- Pretty Smart (2021-present) — Chelsea
- Dead End: Paranormal Park (2022-present) — Courtney
- Young Sheldon (2022-present) — Mandy
- All The Right Wrongs [EP] (2009)
- Fight or Flight (2010)
- When I Loved You [EP] (2019) (as Bluebiird)
Tropes she exhibits
- Alpha Bitch: The antagonist in "I Hate The Homecoming Queen".
- California: At least for a Disney Channel alumnus, she holds the distinct difference of being a native Californian still residing in the state, she is very proud and open of the fact, and many of her social media accounts betray this, from her slang to her humor to her documented travels and activities.
- Creator Backlash: As of 2016, Emily felt this way about the writing on her pop releases for Wind-Up Records, namely Fight Or Flight, based on her comments in a NKD mag interview:I wasnt writing by myself. I was writing with a bunch of people, and I had a manager who just threw me in the room with 60 different writers and it didnt really feel as organic as the music I was listening to, like Incubus and Modest Mouse. It was an interesting process. I have a bunch of music that Im just sitting on, and Im kind of just taking my time because the first time around I went way too fast and I hate all those songs now. But it was a part of me and that was what I was like at that age.
- Early Installment Weirdness: Listen to the early, innocuous teen pop of "I Don't Think About It" or "Hero In Me" and compare it with the likes of "Marisol", "Drift" or her Fight Or Flight album.
- Emily has mentioned that the music she released from 2019 on was released under the alias of "Bluebiird" as it bears little resemblance to the poppier music she released under her own name at the beginning of the decade.
- Follow Your Heart: Marisol.
- Girlish Pigtails / Helicopter Hair: As Gerti Giggles.
- Gratuitous Panning:
- Double Talk.
- The ambient electric piano in "Drift" pans from speaker to speaker.
- Identical Stranger: Much humor has been made by her fans, and herself, on social media of her resemblance to Carrie Underwood (who was born exactly nine years earlier).
- Line-of-Sight Name: "Marisol", named after a street sign Emily read while on a walk.
- New Sound Album:
- Her EP All The Right Wrongs has a pop-rock sound, while Fight Or Flight has a synth-pop/dubstep/electronica feel.
- The EP Emily has recorded under the Stage Name of "Bluebiird" in 2019 has a symphonic indie folk sound.
- Personal Raincloud: The music video for "You Are The Only One" shows her singing the song to the camera at some kind of indoor party or get-together; as the song is about a roller-coaster relationship, it occasionally rains over Emily's head as a symbol of the relationship's difficult moments, as she is singing under an umbrella.
- Precision D-Strike: "I Hate The Homecoming Queen" and "Found Out About You" from All The Right Wrongs feature the word "damn".
- A Precision S-Strike appears in the chorus of the Bluebiird song, "Black Coffee Morning".
- Self-Deprecation: Her Twitter posts often have a self-deprecating sense of humor about her 5'3'' height, "hipster" Indie Rock musical influences and fascinations with pandas and Canada, where she often tours.
It's gonna take more than your seven-nation armyI'll fight 'cause I know I'm right
- In "1-800 Clap Your Hands":
- "Get Yer Yah-Yahs Out" is a slightly differently spelled reference to the Rolling Stones 1970 live album.
- Emily has suggested that the spelling of her new musical alias as "Bluebiird" is a nod to the Scottish electro-pop band Miike Snow, whom she is a fan of.
- Word Salad Lyrics: Many of the songs on her Fight Or Flight album have cryptic, poetic lyrics. "Drift" is another good example.