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"Did you miss me?"
— Elizabeth Gillies announcing her return as Jade.

Elizabeth Gillies
Liz Gillies
Biographical information
Full Name

Elizabeth Egan Gillies

Nickname(s)

Liz, Lizzie

Gender

Female

Born

July 26, 1993 (age 23)
Haworth, New Jersey, U.S.

Occupation

Actress, singer-songwriter

Years active

2007-present

Physical description
Height

5'7" (1.70m)[1]

Hair color

Black (dyed)

Eye color

Brown

Production information
First appearance

#TheKillerTunaJump

Last appearance

#TheKillerTunaJump

Role

Jade West

Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies (born July 26, 1993)[2] is an American actress, singer and dancer. She is best known for playing the role as Jade West on Victorious, which she reprised on Sam & Cat. She made her Broadway debut at age 15 in the musical 13 as the character Lucy Dunn. She also voices the character Daphne on the animated series Winx Club.

Biography

Acting

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 Dunn 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 was a huge success until its closing on January 4, 2009.

Gillies starred 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."

Music

Gillies has appeared in several songs on the soundtracks Victorious and Victorious 2.0, including "Give it Up" (a duet with Ariana Grande), and "Take a Hint" (a duet with Victoria Justice). 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).

Currently, Gillies is working on an album with alternative rock music.

Credits

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Winx Club: Il segreto del Regno Perduto Daphne English version, voice
Locker 514 Trinnie Minor role
2008 Harold Evelyn Taylor Supporting role
The Clique Shelby Wexler Minor role
2011 The Death and Return of Superman Eradicator Folks Short film
2014 Animal Mandy Completed
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Gigi Post-production
Killing Daddy Cassie Ross Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Black Donnellys Young Jenny 3 episodes, "Pilot", "A Stone of the Heart" and "In Each One a Savior"
2009 The Battery's Down Bat Mitzvah Guest "Bad Bad News"
2010–present Victorious Jade West Main role
2011-present iCarly Jade West iParty with Victorious
Winx Club Princess Daphne Specials 2 (Revenge of the Trix), 3 (Battle for Magix), Season 5 Episodes 2,4,8,11-14,17-19,21-23,25,26, Season 6 (Voice only)
Big Time Rush Heather Fox 1 episode, "Big Time Secret"
2012 Friend Me Emily "Evan Is Now Friends with Emily"
Wikipedia:White Collar (TV series) White Collar Chloe Woods 1 episode, "Upper West Side Story"
Figure It Out Herself 3 episodes, Panelist
2012-2013 Winx Club: Beyond Believix Daphne / Princess Daphne 14 episodes
2013 The Penguins of Madagascar Singer (singing voice) "The Penguin Who Loved Me"
The Exes Tracy "Prelude to a Kiss"
2014 Sam & Cat Jade West "#TheKillerTunaJump"
Broadway
Year Show Role Notes
2008 13 Lucy Dunn Original Broadway cast

Trivia

  • According to Dan Schneider; Liz hadn't played Jade for over a year when she guest starred on Sam & Cat.
  • She is a vegan.

References

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