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Elizabeth Gillies
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Birthdate

July 26th, 1993 (age 20)

Home

Haworth, New Jersey, USA

Genres

A capella, pop/dance-pop, soft/classic rock

Occupations

Actress, Singer, Dancer

Years Active

1995-present

Nationality

American (of Irish descent)

Elizabeth Egan Gillies (Born July 26th, 1993) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for her role as Jade West in Victorious. In an interview, Liz says she is "really funny" and that she "makes up characters" who she might pretend to be while conversing with someone. She also says she is "very weird". Her co-actress and best friend is Ariana Grande. Also noted that Liz loves photography and is always taking photographs of herself and everyone on the set. She has covered a few of her favorite songs and posted them on her YouTube account, including "One and Only" by Adele, "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens, part of "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morrisette, "Jealous Guy" by John Lennon, "Wild Horses" by Rolling Stones, 13 seconds of "Oh Darling" by The Beatles and "Just Like Heaven" by Katie Melua. On YouTube, one can find other videos of her singing as well, such as a duet with Leon Thomas of "Chocolate In My Veins" and one of her singing the first verse and chorus of "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison.

BackgroundEdit

  • Full name: Elizabeth Egan Gilles
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  • Birthdate: July 26th, 1993
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Star sign: Leo

Elizabeth "Liz" Gillies was born in Haworth, New Jersey and has one brother. She participated in local community theater productions and took theater lessons at her school.


CareerEdit

1995-2006Edit

Gillies started to appear in commercials with cell phones and made one appearance on 1990s Nickelodeon Show 6 to 8 Frozen Zone as Melissa.

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Liz Gillies as "Lucy"

2007–2008Edit

Elizabeth started her career by appearing in commercials for bubblegum and cellphones. She got roles in The Black Donnellys and Locker 514 which really jump-started her career. She was cast in lord of the ringssupporting character in both. In summer 2008, she was cast as Lucy in a Goodspeed production of Jason Robert Brown's new musical about growing up, 13. Later that year, 13 moved to Broadway, which made it the first Broadway production to have an all teen cast. She receives the two big numbers "Opportunity" and "It Can't Be True" along with smaller parts in other songs, such as the title song, "Hey Kendra" and "Getting Ready".

2009–presentEdit

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On January 4, 2009, 13 closed down. Liz currently stars in Nickelodeon's Victorious, in which she plays Jade West, the antagonist to Victoria Justice's character, Tori Vega.

She recently in White Collar, in the episode Upper West Side Story, where she plays Chloe, a teenage private school student whose father is suspected of embezzlement.

Elizabeth is featured in Deleasa's music video for "Time In A Day"; her character is the vocalist's girlfriend.


She recently performed with Mikey Deleasa (the singer whose music video she acted in, as mentioned above) in Ohio, singing five covers of songs, including Jaded by Aerosmith, Perfect by Pink, You and I by Lady Gaga, and Make You Feel My Love by Adele. You can currently find videos of Liz singing these four at YouTube.

TriviaEdit

  • She was born in Haworth, New Jersey.
  • She is a vegan, but not by choice, as she is allergic to most foods (including bread and kiwi) and that is why she doesn't eat animal products. She is also allergic to gluten.
  • Played the role of Lucy in the Broadway musical 13 along with Ariana Grande
  • Her height is about 5'7 (1.70 m)
  • Her best friend is her co-star Ariana Grande (who plays Cat).
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  • Although Gillies mostly works in Los Angeles, she still lives in Haworth.
  • Liz says that her dream role would be to play Alice Ripley's character Diana in Next To Normal.
  • She said in an interview that she likes playing Jade because she is constantly changing, saying "I could never play a monotonous mean girl" and "I would just die if I had to play a one dimensional...mean girl."
  • She says on formspring that if she could live in any time period, it would be the 70's.
  • Her favorite dessert is her grandmother's apple pie.
  • She has one brother who she says is her best friend.
  • She said in an interview that a celebrity she would love to be caught kissing is Johnny Depp.
  • She says she'd like to have two or three kids someday.
  • Her worst fear is getting stuck in an elevator.
  • She's double-jointed.
  • She has never drank a cup of coffee (on set, the prop department dyes water brown and has her drink that for her scenes as Jade drinking coffee).
  • Her best friends is Ariana Grande.
  • She loves llamas.
  • She is the only one of the main cast who has ever been to a school prom.
  • When she was younger, she auditioned for America's Got Talent, but was rejected.
  • She is afraid of wasps.
  • Her favorite character from Rent is Angel.
  • Her dad owns a band.
  • On Twitter, Liz posted that her dream is to win an Oscar.
  • She can play piano/keyboard.
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  • Liz currently voices the character of Daphne on Nickelodeon's Winx Club.
  • Her first on-screen kiss was when she was 10.years old, and she says for every major jo
  • When she was 14 years old, she played the character of young Jenny on The Black Donnelly's in 2 or 3 episodes.
  • Liz appeared on Nickelodeon's BrainSurge but she was eliminated from the game after the first round.
  • She dated Eric Nelsen (who played the role of Brett Sampson, her character's love interest in 13 The Musical on Broadway with her and Ariana Grande) for 2 years. They broke up after 13 ended its run.


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Liz Gillies (and Victoria Justice) on Victorious

FilmographyEdit

CinemaEdit

  • 2008: The Clique
  • 2008: Harold


TelevisionEdit

  • 1995: 6 to 8 Frozen Zone
  • 2007: The Black Donnellys
  • 2007: Locker 514
  • 2011: BrainSurge
  • 2010-present: Victorious
  • 2011: Guest Star on iCarly, "iParty with Victorious"
    (Season 4, Episodes 11-13)
  • 2012: Figure It Out

TheaterEdit

Broadway

  • 2008:13 – Lucy [Original Cast]
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Commercials/VoiceoversEdit

  • Iz by Zizzle
  • Wassup
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Verizon FIOS
  • Gardasil
  • Huntington Learning Centers
  • Ginger Fox
  • Freri de orthograhe

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