Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. Ariana grew up in Boca Raton, Florida where she attended North Broward Preparatory School. Who made her acting debut in 2008 in the role of Charlotte in 13 on Broadway. From 2010 until 2013, she played Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious, iCarly (2011) and is reprising the role on the spinoff Sam & Cat, with her co-protagonist, Jennette McCurdy. In March, 2013, Grande released her first song "The Way" from her debut studio album Yours Truly (2013). It became a Top 40 hit.