Elizabeth Gillies Best Known For Her role as Jade West on the hit Nickelodeon show, Victorious.
Gillies made her Broadway debut at age 15 in the musical 13, playing the character of Lucy. She has also appeared in feature films, including the horror film Animal (2014) and the comedy film Vacation (2015).
Name: Elizabeth Egan Gillies
Occupation: Singer, Actress, Dancer
Years active: 2005–present
Born: July 26, 1993, 26 years and 11 months, Haworth, New Jersey, United States
Sun Sign Leo
Hair Color Dyed Black, Her natural hair color is brown.
Eye Color Blue-Green
Height 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Measurements 36-27-34 in or 91.5-68.5-87 cm
Bra size 32D
Genre Alternative Rock
Instruments Vocals, keyboard
Black hair with blue-green eyes
She does her study online. She had attended high school, but just for a couple of months. She had to leave the school in her freshman year. But, as she wants to get educated, so she started online education and got tutored for 5 hours daily on the set.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Sara Viola
Siblings – George Gillies (Younger Brother)
As a child, she started appearing in the adverts. She has appeared in commercials for Virgin Mobile.
Life and career
1993–2007: Early life and career
Gillies was born in Haworth, New Jersey to Dave and Lorrie Gillies. She has one younger brother born in 1996. She is of partial Italian descent.
Elizabeth Gillies began her career in commercials. Her first television appearance was in The Black Donnellys (2007). From 2010 to 2013, she played Jade West in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious. She had a main role in the FX rock ‘n’ roll comedy series SexandDrugsandRockandRoll (2015–2016). Since 2017, she has starred as Fallon Carrington with the actress Nathalie Kelley in The CW television series Dynasty, a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name.
Gillies’ acting career began at age twelve, when she started going to local open casting calls. She quickly began appearing in commercials for companies such as Virgin Mobile. Her first television role was as a recurring character in The Black Donnellys. She has stated that she was not allowed to watch the finished show in its entirety because her parents felt it was not appropriate for her at the time. She appeared in three episodes.
In 2008, she played small roles in The Clique, Harold, and Locker 514. That year she was also cast as Lucy in a Goodspeed production of Jason Robert Brown new musical 13, alongside her future Victorious co-star, Ariana Grande. Later that year, 13 moved to Broadway, which made it the first Broadway production to have a cast and band entirely made up of teenagers. Gillies remained with the production until its closure on January 4, 2009.
In 2010, Gillies was cast as bad girl and occasional antagonist Jade West in the Nickelodeon television show Victorious, a sitcom revolving around teenagers at a performing arts high school in Hollywood. This marked her second time working alongside 13 co-star Ariana Grande. Regarding her Victorious character, Gillies said It wonderful. I love playing Jade. I always say she not so much the ‘mean’ girl, but the ‘bad’ girl in so many ways. She has a lot of human qualities to her – she not just completely sociopathic. She sweet with her boyfriend. It nice to play a character with some depth. The show premiered on March 27, 2010. During her time on Victorious, Gillies was featured in several songs on the soundtracks Victorious and Victorious 2.0, including Give It Up (duet with Ariana Grande), and Take a Hint (duet with Victoria Justice). She also wrote and recorded the song You Don’t Know Me for an episode of Victorious, and it was later featured in Victorious 3.0. She lent her talents to other Nickelodeon shows, voicing the character of Daphne on the animated series Winx Club and recording Winx Club official song, We Are Believix. She also appeared in an episode of Big Time Rush and as a contestant on game shows BrainSurge and Figure It Out.
Beginning in 2012, Gillies began playing small guest roles outside Nickelodeon. Notable appearances include White Collar and The Exes. In July 2012, it was reported that Gillies was working on an alternative rock album. Victorious ended on February 2, 2013 after four seasons. Following the cancellation of the series, Gillies took some time off from acting. In 2013, she was cast as Courtney in the musical adaptation of Jawbreaker and participated in a reading of the show in Manhattan. The musical did not end up being taken to Broadway. On December 10, 2013, Gillies recorded a duet with Ariana Grande called Santa Baby for Grande Christmas EP Christmas Kisses. In 2014, Gillies appeared in the horror film Animal as Mandy and the Lifetime movie Killing Daddy, playing Callie Ross. Animal was filmed in the summer of 2013 in Manchester, Connecticut and was produced by Drew Barrymore. The film also features Gillies’ former Winx Club co-star Keke Palmer and was released on iTunes June 17, 2014.
2015–present: Further acting
In 2015, Gillies was cast as Heather in the remake of Vacation. The film received a wide release on July 29, 2015. She was then cast in the comedy series SexandDrugsandRockandRoll as Gigi, an aspiring singer and daughter of a former rock star named Johnny Rock (portrayed by the show creator Denis Leary). The show premiered July 16, 2015 to mixed reviews, but Gillies’ performance as Gigi was well received. The show ran for two seasons, with the second-season finale airing on September 1, 2016. On September 9, 2016, FX declined to renew the show for a third season, effectively canceling the series.
2008 American comedy film, Harold for her supporting role as Evelyn Taylor.
First TV Show
American television drama, The Black Donnellys for her role as Young Jenny. She appeared in this show in 2007 for just 3 continuous episodes. By the way, this show had produced just 13 episodes in its lifetime, out of which 7 were aired online.
She is hot and to maintain that hotness, fitness comes into play. The workouts and diet are really important to be taken care of and she must be doing that.
Elizabeth Gillies Facts
She has an allergy to gluten.
She is vegetarian as she has an allergy to most of the foods.
Liz made her Broadway debut at 15.
She commenced her acting career at the age of 12.
She loves photography. She is seen taking photos of herself and others on the set of Victorious.
She and Ariana Grande, both passed their driving test on June 13, 2012.
Elizabeth is also afraid of wasps and fireworks.
For the Earth day in 2011, she kept on wearing ‘green’ for the whole day.
She had played a minor role in the film, The Clique, released in 2008.
She has sung songs like “You Don’t Know Me” and “We Are Believix” in 2012.
She is afraid of Wasps
Good friend of Arian Grande.
Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande kissing
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