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Ariana Grande: 7 Forgotten Screen Cameos

From voice acting to playing a latex-clad orgy atendee, here are some of the pop diva’s smallest gigs

Ariana Grande; Movies; Cameos; Zoolander 2; The Battery's Down; Family Guy; Films

Ariana Grande has had her share of unheralded roles.

Ariana Grande went global with her vocal chops, but before she was belting out hits like "Break Free" and "Bang Bang," she was flexing her skills as both a Broadway and Nickelodeon star. She had her first taste of fame in the musical 13 followed soon after by a scene-stealing role on Victorious as the quirky Cat Valentine, and finally leading to the spin-off Sam & Cat. In between those roles — and even as she launched her singing career — Grande worked heavily as a voice actress or spared time for a brief cameo in various movies and TV shows. Let's take a look back at some of Grande's lost on-screen moments.

Family Guy

Family Guy (Fox) Season 5 2005-2006 Shown from left: Brian, Chris, Peter, Stewie, Lois, Meg

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‘Family Guy’ (2014)

Grande's guest spot on Family Guy did not have the singer and actress playing herself. Even though she was in the midst of one of her biggest years yet, Grande had only a brief vocal cameo as "Italian Girl" in an episode of the animated series. In the same episode, Lauren Bacall, in her final acting role, plays a friend of Peter Griffin's mother who passed away in the episode.


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‘Underdogs’ (Unreleased)

For the U.S. dub of the Argentinian children's movie Underdogs, Grande joined Disney's Bella Thorne in voicing the female lead, with Grande serving as Adult Laura and Thorne as Young Laura. Her co-stars included Nicholas Hoult, Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan and was one of two adaptations of the originally Spanish language film (a U.K. version starred Rupert Grint as the male lead). Though the U.S. version was slated for a 2014 release, it was pushed back to 2015 before being completely taken off a release schedule. 

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‘Zoolander 2’ (2016)

Grande is one of too many celeb cameos in the Zoolander sequel. It's easy to blink and miss the star's brief appearance during Hansel's orgy, especially since she's masked in a latex BDSM jumpsuit. The outfit may have had some influence on her Dangerous Woman look, where she's been seen sporting latex bunny ears

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