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Elizabeth Gillies
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Gender: Female
Age: 20
Born: July 26th, 1993
Character: Jade West
Occupation: Actress, Singer, Dancer
Years Active: 1995-present

Elizabeth "Liz" Egan Gillies[1] (born July 26th, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for her role as Jade West on the hit Nickelodeon show, 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, Ariana Grande (See: Cade, Eliana), also noted that Liz loves photography and is frequently taking photographs of herself and everyone on the set. 

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Background

  • Full name: Elizabeth Egan Gillies[2]
  • Birthdate: July 26th, 1993
  • Hair Color: Brown (Naturally); Black (Dyed); Brown/Black (Dyed); Blonde (Dyed); Brown (Currently)
  • Eye Color: Blue-Green
  • Star sign: Leo

Career

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1995-2006

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Liz as Jade West

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

2007–2008

Gillies began her career by appearing in commercials for bubblegum and cellphones, before receiving small roles in The Black Donnellys, The Clique and Locker 514. In summer 2008, she was cast as Lucy in a Goodspeed production of Jason Robert Brown's new musical about growing up, 13 (along with Ariana Grande). 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".
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2009–present

On January 4, 2009, 13 closed down. Gillies currently stars in Nickelodeon's Victorious, in which she plays Jade West, the "mean girl" of the show and the frenemy/occasional antagonist of Victoria Justice's character Tori Vega.

She guest starred on White Collar in the episode 'Upper West Side Story' with former '13' co-star Graham Phillips playing a teenage private school student whose father is suspected of embezzlement. Elizabeth is featured in Mikey Deleasa's music video for "Time In A Day"; her character is the vocalist's girlfriend.

She recently performed with Deleasa in Ohio, singing five covers that included Jaded by Aerosmith, Perfect by Pink, You and I by Lady Gaga, and Make You Feel My Love by Adele.

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She is working on an album, as she tweeted "Off to the studio to do some writing" on January 2, 2012 and mentioned in a Teen.com interview "I am working on some stuff right now, nothing I can really talk about, but I definitely am working on my music, and I'm moving along that path a little further on, so hopefully there'll be something to show in the next year or so." On March 6, 2012, she mentioned in a tweet "I've been crazy busy writing original music so I haven't had any time do covers..." Also during her show in Genghis Cohen, she has said "I'm still in the process of writing my own album, but I wanted to play a small show so I can share a little bit of what I'm been working on". [3]

Trivia

  • She was born in Haworth, New Jersey.
  • Liz said in an interview that the only thing her and Jade have in common is they love bunnies
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    Liz Gillies' You Don't Know Me Cover

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    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. She has "a vegan/gluten free English muffin with bananas & agave every morning" and she could not eat the food prepared by her Italian Great Grandmother.[4][5]
  • She and Ariana Grande both passed their driving test on June 13, 2012.
  • She played the role of Lucy in the Broadway musical 13 along with Ariana Grande, who played Charlotte.[6]
  • Her height is said to be about 5'7 (1.70 m).[7]
  • Even though she mostly works in Los Angeles, she still lives in Haworth, New Jersey.
  • 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.
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  • Her favorite dessert is her grandmother's apple pie.
  • She said in an interview that a celebrity she would love to be caught kissing is Johnny Depp.
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  • She says she'd like to have two or three kids someday and is really good with them.
  • In The Penguins of Madagascar, she sings the opening title in the episode "The Penguin Who Loved Me".
  • Her worst fear is getting stuck in an elevator.
  • She is 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).
  • She loves llamas.
  • She considers Avan Jogia a flirt.
  • 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 (go to the Eliella page for a funny incident concerning her, Daniella, David Archuleta, and a wasp!).
  • Her favorite character from the musical Rent is Angel.
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  • Her dad owns a band.
  • On Twitter, Liz posted that her dream is to win an Oscar.
  • She can play piano/keyboard.
  • Liz currently voices the character of Daphne on Nickelodeon's show, Winx Club.
  • Her first on-screen kiss was when she was 10 years old, and she says for every major job she has obtained her character has had to kiss another character.
  • When she was 14 years old, she played the character of young Jenny on The Black Donnelly's in 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.
  • She loves Jim Carrey.
  • According to Dan Schneider, she is a very good baker.
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  • Liz frequently, whenever she flies somewhere via air-plane, asks her fans via Twitter to wish her a safe flight. (i.e.: Off to London/NY/LA! Wish me a safe flight!! :))
  • Liz has a younger brother named George. This was confirmed on her Twitter.
  • The important things she looks for in a guy are maturity, confidence, and sense of humor.
  • She is scared of fireworks.
  • She likes pancakes.
  • She sings the official theme song of Winx Club called "We Are Believix!"
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    You can listen to it here.
  • Elizabeth means "God's fullness and perfection".
  • She likes The Sims game series and is half of what she owns.
  • She prefers Tea over Coffee because she never had Coffee.
  • She prefers Winter over Summer.
  • She prefers Mountains over the Beach.
  • She likes American Psycho.
  • Liz tweeted "Mommy and Daddy" along with a picture of Matt Bennett putting his hand to her stomach along with Liz doing the same at the Emmys.
  • She can play the drums. You can watch her play the drums here.
  • One of her hidden talents is to draw. One of the sketches she made is this.
  • Liz had to leave high school in freshman year but didn't want to leave school in general because she wants to have an education as it's really important to her, so she did online schooling and got tutoring for about 5 hours each day on set. Liz wants to hopefully go to college soon and thinks that it's always great to have an education behind you.
  • Liz had a piece of chicken for the first time in 2 years on June 17, 2011.
  • Liz confirmed she often watches "My Little Pony" because she think it's "Adorable, and super cute" her favorite pony is Applejack.
  • Liz loves dog costumes.
  • Liz wore green all day for Earth Day in 2011.
  • When Liz was younger, she had an obsession with the villain Poison Ivy.
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  • Liz says that she's still kept all of her Barbie dolls and that they were her favourite toy as a child.
  • It's been clear that Liz is not very afraid of the "Hurricane Sandy". As she posted on Twitter: "Chill out #Sandy you're making a scene!"
  • She had braces behind her teeth. Liz confirmed that on her ask.fm account.
  • On ask.fm said Liz she had a very dry, sarcastic & most of the time bizarre sense of humor.
  • She has currently dyed her hair blonde.
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Twitter Feed

From Liz Gillies' Twitter:

Filmography

Cinema

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Year Film Role Notes
2008 Harold Evelyn Taylor
2008 The Clique Shelby Wexler Minor role
2011 The Death and Return of Superman Fan Girl Minor role, Short film
2013 Animal Mandy Lead Role
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The Clique as Shelby

Television

Year

Show

Role

Notes

1995

6 to 8 Frozen Zone

Melissa

Guest Star Appearance

2007

The Black Donnellys


Young Jenny

Guest Star Appearance

2007

Locker 514


Guest Star Appearance

2010–2013

Victorious

Jade West

Main Role

2010

BrainSurge

Herself

Contestant

2011

iCarly

Jade West

Guest Star in "iParty with Victorious"
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2011–Present

Winx Club

Daphne

9 episodes, voice only

2011

Big Time Rush

Heather Fox

1 episode, Guest Star Appearance

2012

White Collar

Chloe Woods

Guest Star Appearance

2012

Figure It Out

Herself

Judge Panelist

2013

The Exes

Tracy

Guest Star Appearance

2014 Sam & Cat Jade Guest Star Appearance


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Theater

Broadway

  • 2008: 13 – Lucy (Original Cast)

Discography

Year Song Record Company Chart Position
2011 Give It Up

Sony, Nickelodeon, Columbia

#23 Billboard US Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100[8] (sharing with Ariana Grande)

Commercials/Voiceovers

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  • Virgin Mobile
  • Verizon FIOS
  • Gardasil
  • Huntington Learning Centers
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On YouTube

She has covered a few of her favorite songs and posted them on her YouTube account, "One and Only" by Adele, "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens, part of "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette, "Jealous Guy" by John Lennon, "Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones, 13 seconds of "Oh Darling" by The Beatles, "You And I" by Lady Gaga, "Just Like Heaven" by Katie Melua, "Fast Car " by Tracy Chapman and "For No One" by The Beatles. On YouTube, one can find other videos of her singing as well, such as a goofy duet with Leon Thomas of "Chocolate In My Veins", one of her singing the first verse and the chorus of "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" by Poison also "Can't Be Tamed" by Miley Cyrus as an imitation. Dan Schneider posted a short video of her singing the Beatles "Come Together". She also did a duet with Ariana Grande called "Chestnuts". She did a cover of "Somewhere Only We Know" by Keane with Max Schneider. She sings the official theme song of Winx Club called "We Are Believix!". She also sang with Michael Corcoran "Okay". She recently sang a duet cover with Max Schneider, "Beneath Your Beautiful".

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