Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Ariana grew up in Boca Raton, Florida where she attended North Broward Preparatory School. Grande made her acting debut in 2008 in the role of Charlotte in 13 on Broadway. From 2010 to the present, she played Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and reprised the role on the spinoff Sam & Cat.
In March 2013, Grande reached mainstream success after her single “The Way” from her debut studio album Yours Truly (2013) became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The album received critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.