Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies 2015 (pictures)
Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies
(born July 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer and dancer. She made her Broadway debut at age 15 in the musical 13 as the character Lucy, of which her Victorious co-star, Ariana Grande, was also a part. She played the role of Jade West on Victorious and also voices the character Daphne on the animated series Winx Club.
Elizabeth Gillies started her acting career at age twelve when she went to a local open casting call and began appearing in commercials for companies such as Virgin Mobile. She also received roles in The Black Donnellys. She starred in The Clique as Shelby Wexler. She was cast in Harold, as a supporting character. 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 received 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". 13 ran through January 4, 2009.
Gillies stars in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious as Jade West, the antagonist and frenemy to Tori Vega (played by Victoria Justice). Gillies also currently voices Daphne on the animated series Winx Club and recorded Winx Club's official song, "We Are Believix." She has guest starred in White Collar and Big Time Rush and was a contestant on the Nickelodeon game shows BrainSurge and Figure It Out.
On August 10, 2012, it was announced that Victorious will be ending after three seasons. Gillies wrote about the news on her Twitter, saying, "All good things must come to an end, and Victorious is no exception. Don’t be afraid that we’re all going to drop off the face of the earth, because we’re not. It might be the end of an era, but it’s the start of many new chapters for all of us.
Gillies has appeared in several songs on the soundtracks Victorious (soundtrack) and Victorious 2.0, including Give It Up (Victorious song) (A duet with Ariana Grande), and Take a Hint (A duet with Victoria Justice that became the most popular song on the Victorious 2.0 Soundtrack.) She wrote the song You Don't Know Me which later appeared on Victorious and was featured in Victorious 3.0.
She also has a YouTube account called LizGilliesOfficial, where she uploads covers of popular songs including: Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones, You and I by Lady Gaga, For No One by The Beatles, Jealous Guy by John Lennon, Father and Son by Cat Stevens and One and Only by Adele. She has covered songs with Max Schneider (Somewhere Only We Know) and Ariana Grande (The Christmas Song)