Victoria Justice

Born February 19, 1993 is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She debuted as an actress at the age of 10 and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 and Victorious. She has made appearances in several theatrical releases, including Unknown as well as the 2006 thriller The Garden. She has appeared in several Nickelodeon series, including True Jackson, VP, The Troop, The Penguins of Madagascar and iCarly, as well as on the Nickelodeon game shows BrainSurge and Figure It Out as a contestant. In 2010, she starred in the Nickelodeon film The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.
Aside from acting, Justice is involved in her musical career. She has performed several songs for the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!, in which she starred. She has recorded a number of songs for the Victorious series.
Early life
Victoria Justice was born on February 19, 1993, in Hollywood, Florida, to Serene and Zack Justice. She has a younger sister named Madison. Her father is of English, German, and Irish descent, and her mother is of Puerto Rican origin. Justice first developed an interest in acting when she was eight years old after watching a children's commercial.[citation needed] She and her family relocated to Hollywood, California, in 2003. In 2005, she auditioned and was accepted into the musical theatre program at Los Angeles' Millikan Performing Arts Academy. Justice has done commercials for companies such as Ralph Lauren, Gap and Guess. She appeared in national commercials for Mervyn's, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch and Ovaltine
Career
2003–2009: Zoey 101 and films
Justice in 2008
Justice began her acting career when she was 10 years old, when she made a guest appearance on the Gilmore Girls episode "The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles". Justice portrayed Jill No. 2 in a walk-on role. After her appearance in the series, her family moved to Los Angeles, when Justice stated she wanted a career in acting. The following year, Justice guest starred on the second episode of the Disney channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, in which she played a young pageant contestant named Rebecca. Later, Justice was awarded a role in the 2005 drama-thriller Mary. Justice portrayed the role of Stella, a young girl who begins seeing visions of Mary Magdalene. The film debuted at 2005 Venice Film Festival, before being showed at several other Festivals, including the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, Deauville Film Festival and the San Sebastián International Film Festival. During the same year, Justice was awarded a main role in the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 as Lola Martinez, a new student who is also an aspiring actress. When she found out she had earned the role, she said, "I was extremely happy; I was bouncing up and down and screaming. That was a really great moment. The season two episode that introduced Justice's character debuted on September 11, 2005. Justice also had roles in two other films that year. She had a cameo appearance in the R-rated film When Do We Eat?, as well as earning the role of Rose in the Hallmark television film Silver Bells, the following of which has become a Hallmark Hall of Fame film.
In 2006, while filming episodes for Zoey 101, Justice made a guest appearance on an episode of the series Everwood, in the episode "Enjoy the Ride". Justice made her theatrical film debut that year, when she was given a cameo role in the film Unknown. The film was a financial failure, and received mixed reviews from critics. Also in 2006, Justice played the supporting role of Holly in the thriller film The Garden. The film was met with negative reviews from critics. Justice focused on seasons three and four of Zoey 101 in 2007 and 2008. Those were the years when it was coming to a close. Justice released a promotional single midway through 2007, while she was still filming Zoey 101. The song was a cover of the Vanessa Carlton song, "A Thousand Miles. May 2, 2008, saw the airing of the final episode of the series. In 2009, she announced plans to guest star on an episode of Nickelodeon's series The Naked Brothers Band. The TV special, titled Valentine Dream Date featured Justice portraying herself. Justice made no plans of going back into the recording studio until 2009, when she starred in the Nickelodeon musical, Spectacular!. Justice's character performs three songs during film. Justice starred alongside Nolan Funk and Simon Curtis in the musical film, which aired on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2009.The film has become one of Nickelodeon's most popular movies, attracting an audience 3.7 million viewers on its premiere night.The film received a generally positive review from several critics, holding a 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of 2011.
After the success of The Naked Brothers Band special in which Justice guest starred she appeared in another episode, "The Premiere", on April 11, 2009. She later appeared episodes of iCarly True Jackson, VP, and The Troop, and on the game show BrainSurge. Justice announced in 2009 that she would be working on a thriller film, set for theatrical release. It was later announced the film would feature Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse. Unlike initial plans of a theatrical release, the film had a limited preview release on December 12, 2009, and was returned to post production. Despite this, the film's worldwide release was canceled.
Filmography
Film
Year     Title     Role     Notes
2005     Mary     Stella     Short film
2005     When Do We Eat?     Young Nikky    
2005     Silver Bells     Rose     TV film
2006     The Garden     Holly    
2006     Unknown     Daughter    
2008     The Kings of Appletown     Betsy    
2009     Spectacular!     Tammi Dyson     TV film
2010     The Boy Who Cried Werewolf     Jordan Sands     TV film
2012     The First Time     Jane Harmon    
2012     Fun Size     Wren DeSantis    
2013     Jungle Master     Rainie (voice)    
2014     Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List     Naomi    
2015     The Outskirts     Jodie     In post-production
Television
Year     Title     Role     Notes
2003     Gilmore Girls     Jill #2     Episode: "The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles"
2005     The Suite Life of Zack & Cody     Rebecca     Episode: "The Fairest of Them All"
2005–08     Zoey 101     Lola Martinez     Main role; 52 episodes
2006     Everwood     Thalia Thompson     Episode: "Enjoy the Ride"
2009     The Naked Brothers Band     Herself     2 episodes
2009–11     iCarly     Shelby Marx / Herself / Tori Vega     3 episodes
2009     True Jackson, VP     Vivian     Episode: "True Crush"
2010     The Troop     Eris Fairy     Episode: "Speed"
2010–13     Victorious     Tori Vega     Lead role; 58 episodes
2010     The Penguins of Madagascar     Stacy (voice)     Episode: "Badger Pride"
2013     Big Time Rush     Herself     Episode: "Big Time Tour Bus"
2015     Being Victoria Justice     Herself     MTV documentary special
2015     Eye Candy     Lindy Sampson     Main role