Victoria Justice stars in Nickelodeon's, "Victorious." The show is created and executive produced by Dan Schneider (iCarly/Zoey 101) and will tell the story of 15 year old "Tori Vega" (Justice) who gets recruited to join a performing arts high school. The Show’s sneak peek on March 27th performed at record breaking cable numbers and hasn’t slowed down in momentum and has continued to win its timeslot. In addition to the show, Victoria has also been signed to a recording deal with Sony/Epic and is currently in the studio recording her first album that will also drop in early 2010. Most recently, Victoria wrapped the lead role in a Nickelodeon original TV movie thriller "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" (October 22, 2010).
Born in Hollywood, Florida on February 19 at 12:03am, Victoria had just made it to being a Pisces, like her mother, and grandmother before her. Victoria got the acting bug at age 8, while watching a typical children’s commercial, she then asked her mom if she could do the same thing. Her mother found some agencies on South Beach, (Miami) submitted photos, and quickly found representation. Success came quickly for Victoria, on her first commercial audition she booked a national spot for Ovaltine, to be followed by dozens more. She also became a regular fixture on the South Beach fashion scene, becoming one of the most sought after child models. Even though she loved modeling and filming commercials, she realized it was acting that she wanted to try next.
In the summer of 2003, Victoria, her mom Serene, her step dad Mark, and her younger sister Madison traded Hollywood Florida for the bright lights of Hollywood, California. In her first 3 weeks, she booked a co-starring role on The Gilmore Girls’ Halloween episode. For the next 3 days, she would be dressed in heavy clothes as a hobbit in 100 plus degree weather. Although she only had one line of dialogue, Victoria knew for sure, that acting was what she wanted to do. With the support of her family, they extended their summer vacation and stayed another couple of months. She would go on to book two supporting roles in the independent films, Fallacy with Gary Busey and When do We Eat with Michael Lerner, Leslie Ann Warren, and Jack Klugman. Victoria also experienced the trials and tribulations of the business, however instead of being deterred; it only made her want to be around it more.
She returned home in the fall of 2003, and would reach the pinnacle of her modeling career. She had landed three of the fashion world’s most coveted ad campaigns for kids, Gap, Guess, and Ralph Lauren (2004). When she returned to LA in 2004 she began booking like crazy and landed a number of national commercials like AOL, Mervyn’s and Peanut Butter Toast Crunch to name a few. She also landed a supporting role in another indie film My Purple Fur Coat, and a lead in the independent short film Mary. Mary went on to become a hit at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
She followed that with guest starring roles on such shows as "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," which she immediately followed with a series regular role in the 2004 NBC pilot Little Monsters. Victoria’s big break came in May of 2005, when she landed a series regular role on “Zoey 101” where she played 15 year old "Lola," who was Zoey Brooks’ (Jamie Lynn Spears) new roommate. Since Zoey ended, Victoria has guest-starred on such hit Nickelodeon series as, "Naked Brothers Band," "Troop," "True Jackson VP." and her recent appearance on Nick’s #1 rated cable series "iCarly" in the episode iFight Shelby Marx, where Victoria played "Shelby Marx," won it’s debut night in September 2009 with over an 8.5 million rating! Making it the highest rated "iCarly" episode ever and it broke ratings for cable original TV movies! Victoria also had a lead role in the Nickelodeon original TV movie "Spectacular!" in 2009.
Her past motion picture credits include supporting roles in such films as The Garden (2005), Unknown (2006) opposite Jim Caviezel, (Passion of the Christ). In 2008 she landed a lead role opposite Dylan and Cole Sprouse in the yet to be released Kings of Appletown a modern adaptation of the Mark Twain classic, Tom Sawyer The movie is directed by Academy Award-winning writer, producer and director, Bobby Moresco (Million Dollar Baby/Crash) and produced by John Reily.
When Victoria isn’t acting or modeling she likes hanging out with her family and friends. She loves watching movies, dancing, reading, karaoke, swimming, ice skating, and like most teen girls, she really enjoys shopping.
Victoria currently resides in Los Angeles.