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Victoria Dawn Justice

(1993-02-19) February 19, 1993 (age 31)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2003–present
  • Discography
  • songs recorded
Musical career
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals
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Victoria Dawn Justice (born February 19, 1993) is an American actress and singer. She has received several accolades, including two Young Artist Awards and nominations for three Imagen Awards, an NAACP Image Award, and three Kids' Choice Awards.

Justice made her acting debut with a guest appearance on the comedy drama series Gilmore Girls (2003), and rose to fame on Nickelodeon, playing Lola Martinez on the comedy drama series Zoey 101 (2005–2008), Tori Vega on the teen sitcom Victorious (2010–2013), and Jordan Sands in the television comedy horror film The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010). She subsequently appeared in the romantic comedy film The First Time (2012), the teen film Fun Size (2012), the comedy drama film Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015), the teen comedy film The Outcasts (2017), the romance film Trust (2021), the comedy film Afterlife of the Party (2021), and the romantic comedy film A Perfect Pairing (2022), and also starred in the lead role of Lindy Sampson on the MTV thriller television series Eye Candy (2015).

In music, Justice has recorded several songs for the soundtracks of her acting projects, including Victorious and the 2009 Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!. Her debut single "Gold" was released in 2013. She took a seven-year hiatus from music, making her comeback with the track "Treat Myself", released in December 2020.

Early life

Victoria Dawn Justice was born on February 19, 1993, in the Miami suburb of Hollywood, Florida, the daughter of Serene Reed and Zack Justice. Her father is of English, German, and Irish descent; while her mother, originally from the Bronx, is of Puerto Rican ancestry.

She has a younger half-sister named Madison Grace Reed. She and her family moved to Hollywood, California in 2003. While filming Victorious, Justice attended Cleveland High School before completing her diploma through a home school program.

Since 2013, Justice has lived with her parents in an Encino Hills home she purchased.



In 2003, Justice began her acting career when she was 10 years old, making a guest appearance on the Gilmore Girls episode "The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles". Justice portrayed Jill No. 2, a walk-on role. After her appearance in the series, her family moved to Los Angeles, when Justice began to pursue 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 cast as Stella, a young girl who begins seeing visions of Mary Magdalene, in Aaron Ruell's 2005 short film Mary.

In 2005, Justice was accepted into the musical theatre program at the Millikan Performing Arts Academy in Los Angeles. She appeared in advertisements for companies such as Ralph Lauren, Gap, Guess, Mervyn's, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch, and Ovaltine. During the same year, Justice landed a main role in the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 as Lola Martinez, a new student who is an aspiring actress. On landing the role, she said, "I was extremely happy; I was bouncing up and down and screaming. That was a really great moment." Justice's character was introduced in the second season on September 11, 2005. She also made a cameo appearance in the R-rated film When Do We Eat?, and played the role of Rose in the Hallmark television film Silver Bells, the latter of which became a Hallmark Hall of Fame film.

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Justice in April 2008

In 2006, Justice made a guest appearance on an episode of Everwood in the episode "Enjoy the Ride". 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. Zoey 101 ended its run on May 2, 2008. 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 did not record new music until 2009, when she starred in the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!, in which Justice performs three songs. The film aired on Nickelodeon on February 16, 2009. The film became one of Nickelodeon's most popular movies, attracting an audience 3.7 million viewers on its premiere night. The film received generally positive reviews from several critics and held a 76 percent 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 in episodes of iCarly, True Jackson, VP, The Troop, and BrainSurge. Justice announced in 2009 that she would be working on a thriller film, set for theatrical release. Unlike initial plans of a theatrical release, the film had a limited preview release on December 12, 2009, and was returned to post production. Ultimately the film's worldwide release was canceled.

Justice confirmed that she would be starring in her own musical show on Nickelodeon called Victorious, explaining the show's genesis thus: "I was on Zoey 101. When I was 12, Dan Schneider cast me as a new character, Lola Martinez. From there, I worked with him for three years, on three seasons of Zoey 101. And, after that, Dan found out that I could also sing and dance as well as act, so he thought it would be really cool to create a show for me on Nickelodeon, called Victorious." The pilot for the show debuted on March 27, 2010, and received 5.7 million views, making it the second-highest rated premiere for a live-action Nickelodeon series. The original broadcast of this episode took place following the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards. Justice recorded several songs for the series throughout its run. Justice had the opportunity to share a recording set during the series' recordings, with different young artists who, like her, were in search of artistic possibilities.

Justice later guest-starred on the animated series The Penguins of Madagascar, voicing the character of Stacy in the episode "Badger Pride". Justice starred in the 2010 Nickelodeon television movie The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, playing Jordan Sands, a girl who is transformed into a werewolf following her move to a creepy manor. The film averaged 5.8 million viewers for the premiere. Victorious ended its run on February 2, 2013. Justice played the lead role Wren in the comedy Fun Size, released on October 26, 2012. In a 2010 interview with the Associated Press, she stated that she was recording an album but planned to take her time with the process. In October 2012, she revealed she would release her debut album in 2013. For the Girl Up movement, which helps girls in developing countries, she released a promotional single, "Girl Up", co-written with Toby Gad, on February 16, 2013. Justice's debut single "Gold" was released on June 18, 2013. In August 2014, Billboard revealed that Justice had left Columbia Records but was recording new music to be released in 2015.

In October 2013, it was announced that Justice had been cast as Lindy Sampson in MTV's Eye Candy, a cyber thriller based on the novel by R. L. Stine. The series was canceled after one season. The same year, it was announced that Justice had been cast in Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. The film had its world premiere at the Outfest Film Festival on July 17, 2015. It was later released on September 18, 2015, through video-on-demand services. Justice also competed against Gregg Sulkin in an episode of Lip Sync Battle that aired on July 30, 2015, performing Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" and Nelly's "Hot in Herre".

On October 20, 2016, Justice played Janet Weiss, one of the lead roles in the Fox musical film The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again. It is a tribute to the cult classic 1975 film of the same name and was directed by Kenny Ortega, using the original script written by Richard O'Brien and Jim Sharman. Justice also starred in The Outcasts as Jodie. The film was released on April 14, 2017.


Justice hosted the 2020 Kids' Choice Awards following Nickelodeon's decision to stage the event virtually. In July 2020, Justice announced she had become a member of the Recording Academy. That December, Justice announced that her first single in over seven years would be titled "Treat Myself". The song was released on December 11, 2020, and is the first single she released as an independent artist. This was followed by a single titled "Stay", released on February 12, 2021. The next single, "Too F*ckin' Nice", was released on May 28, 2021.

On March 12, 2021, Justice starred as Brooke Gatwick in the romantic drama film Trust. To promote the film, she released a cover of Billy Paul's "Everybody's Breaking Up". Justice starred as Cassie Garcia in the film Afterlife of the Party, which premiered on September 2, 2021, on Netflix. Along with Spencer Sutherland and Jessica Rose Weiss, she released the soundtrack EP to which she performed and co-wrote a song titled "Home". Justice portrayed Lola Alvarez in the Netflix romantic comedy film A Perfect Pairing, released on May 19, 2022. Justice portrayed Annie, a pregnant woman, in the thriller The Tutor, which premiered on March 24, 2023. She also joined the cast of the comedy California King, in which she plays a character named Lynette, and the film Sic.

On February 19, 2023, coinciding with her 30th birthday, Justice released the single "Last Man Standing". She plans to release her debut studio album.


Justice has taken part in several charity events, supporting charities such as the United Nations Foundation, which benefits numerous causes such as AIDS, Children, Environment, Health, Human Rights and Peace.

On September 30, 2010, Justice announced she would be joining the charity campaign Girl Up. When asked about joining, she stated "I'm so excited to become a champion for Girl Up and to help make a difference for girls who aren't given the same opportunities that most of us take for granted. I know that there are plenty of girls throughout the country who are just like me—ready and motivated to stand up for the rights and well-being of girls in the developing world. I am confident that, together, we will rise to the challenge." Justice joined Girl Up on September 30, 2010, for the campaign's official launch in New York City and went on to support the "Unite for Girls" tour, which traveled to cities across the United States. She visited Girl Up–supported programs in developing countries to observe first-hand the impact the programs can have on girls and communities. In an interview with Seventeen, Justice stated, "I was looking into different charities and hearing these girls in Guatemala and Africa talk about having to walk miles for water and crying because they don't have any money to go to school. It just really broke my heart, so I want to spread the word as much as I can and get other people working together. Before you know it we can actually make a difference."


Justice's musical influences include Madonna, Britney Spears, Pink, Sara Bareilles, Coldplay, No Doubt, the Jackson 5, the Beatles, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Hall & Oates, Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Karen Carpenter, Elton John, Alanis Morissette, Carole King, and Diana Ross.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 When Do We Eat? Young Nikky
2006 The Garden Holly
2006 Unknown Daughter
2008 Adventures in Appletown Betsy
2012 The First Time Jane Harmon
2012 Fun Size Wren DeSantis
2013 Jungle Master Rainie Voice role (English dub)
2015 Get Squirrely Lola Voice role
2015 Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List Naomi Mills
2017 The Outcasts Jodie Schellenberger Originally titled The Outskirts
2018 Bigger Kathy Weider
2019 Summer Night Harmony
2021 Trust Brooke Gatwick
2021 Afterlife of the Party Cassie Garcia
2022 A Perfect Pairing Lola Alvarez
2023 The Tutor Annie
TBA California King Lynette To be released
TBA Sic TBA To be released


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"
2005–2008 Zoey 101 Lola Martinez Main role (seasons 2–4)
2005 Silver Bells Rose Television film
2006 Everwood Thalia Thompson Episode: "Enjoy the Ride"
2009 The Naked Brothers Band Herself 2 episodes
2009 Spectacular! Tammi Dyson Television film
2009 iCarly Shelby Marx Episode: "iFight Shelby Marx"
2009 True Jackson, VP Vivian Episode: "True Crush"
2010 The Troop Eris Fairy Episode: "Speed"
2010–2013 Victorious Tori Vega Main role
2010–2015 The Penguins of Madagascar Stacy Voice role; 2 episodes
2010 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Jordan Sands Television film
2011 iCarly Tori Vega Episode: "iParty with Victorious"
2013 Big Time Rush Herself Episode: "Big Time Tour Bus"
2015 Eye Candy Lindy Sampson Main role
2015 Undateable Amanda 2 episodes
2016 Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life Ramona Miller 2 episodes
2016 The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again Janet Weiss Television film
2017 Impractical Jokers Herself Special guest
2017 Man with a Plan Sophia Episode: "The Silver Fox"
2018 Robot Chicken Student Voice role; episode: "Factory Where Nuts Are Handled"
2018 Queen America Hayley Wilson 2 episodes
2018 American Housewife Harper Episode: "Trophy Wife"
2020 The Real Bros of Simi Valley Courtney Ingles 4 episodes
2020 50 States of Fright Logan 3 episodes



  • Make It in America Tour (2012)
  • Summer Break Tour (with Big Time Rush) (2013)

Awards and nominations

Award Year Nominated work Category Result Ref.
ALMA Awards 2011 Victorious Favorite TV Actress – Comedy Nominated
2012 Victorious Favorite TV Actress – Comedy Nominated
Do Something Awards 2012 TV Star: Female Nominated
Imagen Awards 2011 Victorious Best Young Actress/Television Nominated
2012 Victorious Best Young Actress/Television Nominated
2013 Victorious Best Young Actress/Television Nominated
NAACP Image Awards 2011 Victorious Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program (Series or Special) Nominated
Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2011 Super Fresh Award Nominated
Victorious Fave TV Star Nominated
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2011 Victorious Favorite TV Actress Nominated
2012 Victorious Favorite TV Actress Nominated
2013 Victorious Favorite TV Actress Nominated
Nickelodeon SlimeFest 2012 Aussie's Fave ... Won
Victorious Aussie's Fave Nick Star Won
Teen Choice Awards 2010 Choice Smile Nominated
Young Artist Awards 2006 Zoey 101 (shared with cast) Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Won
2007 Zoey 101 Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress Nominated
Zoey 101 (shared with cast) Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) Won
2008 Zoey 101 Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series Nominated
2011 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Nominated
2012 iCarly Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress 17–21 Nominated

See also

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  • List of Puerto Ricans
  • List of American former child actors
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