Gillies in July 2015
Elizabeth Egan Gillies
July 26, 1993
Haworth, New Jersey, U.S.
|Other names||Liz Gillies|
Elizabeth Egan Gillies(born July 26, 1993 ) is an American actress and singer.
Her first television appearance was in The Black Donnellys (2007). From 2010 to 2013, she played Jade West in the Nickelodeon series Victorious . She had a main role in the FX comedy series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2015–2016). Since 2017, Gillies has starred as Fallon Carrington in The CW's series Dynasty , a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name.
The Black Donnellys is an American television drama that debuted on NBC on February 26, 2007 and last aired on April 2, 2007. Thereafter, NBC began releasing new episodes weekly on NBC.com until the series was cancelled. The Black Donnellys was created by Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco featured in the cast Jonathan Tucker, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush, Tom Guiry, Kirk Acevedo, and relative newcomers Michael Stahl-David and Keith Nobbs.
Nickelodeon is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. It broadcasts usually from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. It is primarily aimed at children and adolescents aged 2–17.
Victorious is an American sitcom created by Dan Schneider that originally aired on Nickelodeon from March 27, 2010 to February 2, 2013. The series revolves around aspiring singer Tori Vega, a teenager who attends a performing arts high school called Hollywood Arts High School, after taking her older sister Trina's place in a showcase while getting into screwball situations on a daily basis. On her first day at Hollywood Arts, she meets Andre Harris, Robbie Shapiro, Rex Powers, Jade West, Cat Valentine, and Beck Oliver. The series premiered after the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards. The series won for Favorite TV Show award at the 2012 Kids' Choice Awards and 2013 Kids' Choice Awards, beating out iCarly. Victorious earned four Emmy nominations.
Gillies made her Broadway debut at age 15 in the musical 13 , playing the character of Lucy.She has also appeared in feature films, including the horror film Animal (2014) and the comedy film Vacation (2015).
Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
13 is an original musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn.
A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit fear. Initially inspired by literature from authors like Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Mary Shelley, horror has existed as a film genre for more than a century. The macabre and the supernatural are frequent themes. Horror may also overlap with the fantasy, supernatural fiction, and thriller genres.
Gillies was born in Haworth, New Jersey. She has one younger brother, born 1996.Gillies has stated that she is Irish and has an Italian grandmother and great-grandmother.
Haworth is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,382, reflecting a decline of 8 (-0.2%) from the 3,390 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6 (+0.2%) from the 3,384 counted in the 1990 Census.
Gillies' acting career began at age 12, when she started going to local open casting calls. She quickly began appearing in commercials for companies such as Virgin Mobile.
Virgin Mobile is a wireless communications brand used by eight independent brand-licensees worldwide. Virgin Mobile branded wireless communications services are available in Australia, Colombia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Chile, Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Poland, South Africa, México, and the United States. Virgin Mobile branded services used to be offered in Singapore, India and Qatar.
Her first television role was as a recurring character in The Black Donnellys . She has stated that she was not allowed to watch the finished show in its entirety because her parents felt it was not appropriate for her at the time. She appeared in three episodes.
In 2008, she played small roles in The Clique , Harold , and Locker 514. That year she was also cast as Lucy in a Goodspeed production of Jason Robert Brown's new musical 13 , alongside her future Victorious co-star, Ariana Grande. Later that year, 13 moved to Broadway, which made it the first Broadway production to have a cast and band entirely made up of teenagers.
Gillies remained with the production until its closure on January 4, 2009.
In 2010, Gillies was cast as bad girl and occasional antagonist Jade West in the Nickelodeon television show Victorious , a sitcom revolving around teenagers at a performing arts high school in Hollywood. This marked her second time working alongside 13 co-star Ariana Grande. Regarding her Victorious character, Gillies said "It's wonderful. I love playing Jade. I always say she's not so much the 'mean' girl, but the 'bad' girl in so many ways. She has a lot of human qualities to her – she's not just completely sociopathic. She's sweet with her boyfriend. It's nice to play a character with some depth."The show premiered on March 27, 2010. During her time on Victorious, Gillies was featured in several songs on the soundtracks Victorious and Victorious 2.0, including "Give It Up" (duet with Ariana Grande), and "Take a Hint" (duet with Victoria Justice). She also wrote and recorded the song "You Don't Know Me" for an episode of Victorious, and it was later featured in Victorious 3.0.
She lent her talents to other Nickelodeon shows, voicing the character of Daphne on the animated series Winx Club and recording Winx Club's official song, "We Are Believix." She also appeared in an episode of Big Time Rush and as a contestant on BrainSurge and Figure It Out .
Beginning in 2012, Gillies began playing small guest roles outside Nickelodeon. Notable appearances include White Collar and The Exes . In July 2012, it was reported that Gillies was working on an alternative rock album.Victorious ended on February 2, 2013, after four seasons. Following the cancellation of the series, Gillies took some time off from acting.
In 2013, she was cast as Courtney in the musical adaptation of Jawbreaker and participated in a reading of the show in Manhattan.The musical did not end up being taken to Broadway. On December 10, 2013, Gillies recorded a duet with Ariana Grande called "Santa Baby" for Grande's Christmas EP Christmas Kisses .
In 2014, Gillies appeared in the horror film Animal as Mandy and the Lifetime movie Killing Daddy , playing Callie Ross. Animal was filmed in the summer of 2013 in Manchester, Connecticut, and was produced by Drew Barrymore. The film also features Gillies' former Winx Club co-star Keke Palmer and was released on iTunes June 17, 2014.
In 2015, Gillies was cast as Heather in the remake of Vacation . The film received a wide release on July 29, 2015. She was then cast in the comedy series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as Gigi, an aspiring singer and daughter of a former rock star named Johnny Rock (portrayed by the show's creator Denis Leary).The show premiered July 16, 2015 to mixed reviews, but Gillies' performance as Gigi was well received. The show ran for two seasons, with the second-season finale airing on September 1, 2016. On September 9, 2016, FX declined to renew the show for a third season, effectively canceling the series.
In 2017, Gillies was cast as Fallon Carrington in The CW television series Dynasty , a reboot of the 1980s series of the same name.After Nicollette Sheridan who portrays the role of Alexis Colby (the mother of Gillies’character) departed the cast, during the seventeenth episode of the second season it was revealed that Gillies would be taking over the role of Alexis, as well as continuing to portray Fallon.
|2008||The Clique||Shelby Wexler||Direct-to-video film|
|2011||The Death and Return of Superman||Eradicator folks||Short film|
|2012||Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom||Daphne||Voice role (English dub)|
|2007||The Black Donnellys||Young Jenny||3 episodes|
|2009||The Battery's Down||Bat Mitzvah guest||Episode: "Bad Bad News"|
|2010–2013||Victorious||Jade West||Main role|
|2011||iCarly||Jade West||Crossover special: "iParty with Victorious"|
|2011||Big Time Rush||Heather Fox||Episode: "Big Time Secret"|
|2011–2015||Winx Club||Daphne||Voice role; 24 episodes|
|2012||White Collar||Chloe Woods||Episode: "Upper West Side Story"|
|2013||The Exes||Tracy Cooper||Episode: "Prelude to a Kiss"|
|2014||Sam & Cat||Jade West||Episode: "#TheKillerTunaJump: #Freddie #Jade #Robbie"|
|2014||Killing Daddy||Callie Ross||Television film|
|2015–2016||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||Gigi||Main role|
|2015||The Penguins of Madagascar||Singer||Voice role; episode: "The Penguin Who Loved Me"|
|American Dad!||Lena Horne||Voice role; episode: "A Star Is Reborn"|
|2017–present||Dynasty||Fallon Carrington||Main role (season 1-present)|
|2019–present||Alexis Carrington||Main role (season 2-present)|
|2018||Robot Chicken||N/A||Voice role; episode: "Gimme That Chocolate Milk"|
|2010||"Freak the Freak Out"||Victoria Justice|
|2011||"Beggin' on Your Knees"||Victoria Justice|
|2011||"All I Want Is Everything"||Victoria Justice|
|2011||"Take a Hint"||Victoria Justice and herself|
|2011||"Time in the Day"||Mikey Deleasa|
|2012||"Time of Our Life"||Big Time Rush|
|2012||"Make It in America"||Victoria Justice|
|2012||"We Are Believix"||Herself|
|2012||"You Don't Know Me"||Herself|
|2013||"Right There"||Ariana Grande|
|2018||"Thank U, Next"||Ariana Grande|
|2008–2009||13||Lucy||Original Broadway cast|
|2013||Jawbreaker: The Musical||Courtney||Workshop reading|
Winx Club is an Italian animated television series created, directed, and produced by Iginio Straffi. It is set in a magical universe that is inhabited by fairies, witches, and other mythical creatures. The show follows a fairy warrior named Bloom as she enrolls at Alfea College to train and hone her skills. The series is presented in a style that combines Japanese anime with Western animation. Common themes in Winx Club include romantic relationships and the transition to adulthood, which are juxtaposed with magical elements and action sequences.
Daniella Monet Zuvic is an American actress and singer best known for playing numerous television guest roles and starring as Trina Vega in the Nickelodeon comedy series Victorious. She also played Rebecca in the Nickelodeon comedy-drama series Zoey 101 and the supporting role of Inga Veinshtein in the 2007 film Nancy Drew.
Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress and singer. She rose to fame on Nickelodeon in the 2000s, starring as Lola Martinez on Zoey 101 (2005–2008) and later Tori Vega on Victorious (2010–2013). Justice has also appeared in the films The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (2010), Fun Size (2012), The First Time (2012) and Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List (2015). In 2015, she starred in the lead role as Lindy Sampson on the MTV television series Eye Candy. In music, Justice has recorded several songs for the soundtracks of her acting projects, including Victorious and the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!.
Jawbreaker is a 1999 American black comedy film written and directed by Darren Stein. The film stars Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, and Julie Benz as girls in an exclusive clique in their high school. Charlotte Ayanna has a non-speaking cameo role as the murdered leader of the group. The film was inspired by the 1988 film Heathers, and is often compared to it, particularly the plot involving a popular female clique, and the ostensibly accidental killing of one of its members.
Nick Records is the record label for the children's television channel Nickelodeon. The label featured new and emerging young musical artists, "triple threat" singers who would also act and dance on the network's series, and soundtrack and compilations based on Nickelodeon TV shows.
Fallon Carrington Colby is a fictional character from the ABC television series Dynasty, its spin-off The Colbys, and The CW's 2017 reboot series. Created by Richard and Esther Shapiro, the role of Fallon was originated by Pamela Sue Martin in the show's first episode in 1981, and Martin left at the end of the fourth season in 1984. Fallon was recast with Emma Samms in 1985, and the character was spun off onto a companion series called The Colbys. After the cancellation of the second series, Fallon returned to Dynasty in 1987, and remained on the series until its finale in 1989. Samms later reprised the role for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. Elizabeth Gillies plays Fallon in the 2017 reboot series Dynasty.
Leon G. Thomas III is an American actor, record producer, songwriter and singer who is signed to Columbia/Rostrum Records. He is best known for playing Andre Harris on the Nickelodeon series Victorious.
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range and has received such accolades including one Grammy Award, one Brit Award and three American Music Awards.
Matthew Hank Bennett is an American actor and singer. He is best known for playing the role of Robbie Shapiro in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and for starring in the Will Ferrell-produced film The Virginity Hit.
iParty with Victorious is a 2011 special 90-minute television movie crossover episode of the television series iCarly and Victorious. It premiered on Nickelodeon June 11, 2011.
Sam & Cat is an American teen sitcom that originally aired from June 8, 2013, to July 17, 2014, on Nickelodeon. It is a crossover spin-off/sequel of both iCarly and Victorious. It stars Jennette McCurdy as Sam Puckett from iCarly, and Ariana Grande as Cat Valentine from Victorious. The girls meet by chance during a bizarre adventure and become roommates, then start a babysitting business to earn extra money. The series was picked up for 20 episodes on November 29, 2012. It began filming in January 2013 and premiered on June 8, 2013. The first season was doubled to 40 episodes on July 11, 2013.
Merry Nickmas is a 2012 holiday album that was released on November 19, 2012. The album features musical artists associated or popularized by Nickelodeon like Drake Bell, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria Justice, Big Time Rush, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Cymphonique Miller and Rachel Crow singing their own versions of holiday songs. Some songs were recorded prior to the production of this album, while others were recorded specifically for it.
Victorious 3.0: Even More Music from the Hit TV Show is the third soundtrack and the second extended play for the Victorious series. The album was released November 6, 2012, with a total of 5 tracks. Daniella Monet also announced that there would be a "Walmart Exclusive ZinePak" with two bonus tracks and the bonus tracks are: "Cheer Me Up" by Victoria Justice, which was partly performed in the season 3 episode, "Tori Goes Platinum"; and "365 Days" by Leon Thomas III, which was also partly performed in the season 2 episode, "Jade Gets Crushed". On the album, Thomas is just by himself and is not singing with Justice like in the episode.
Jade Pettyjohn is an American actress. She is known for her roles as McKenna Brooks in An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars and as Summer on the Nickelodeon television series School of Rock.
Christmas Kisses is the first extended play (EP) and first Christmas EP by American singer Ariana Grande. It was released on December 13, 2013 in most countries, and on December 17, 2013 in the United States, as a collection of two covers of classic Christmas songs, and two original songs. On December 3, 2014, the Japanese special edition was released for CD and two days later for digital download. It peaked at number twenty-five on the Oricon chart. The Japanese edition included a new track, "Santa Tell Me", which was released on November 24, 2014 as the fifth and final single from the EP. The EP went on to sell over 405,000 copies worldwide as of 2016.
Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name. Developed by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick, the first season stars Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Grant Show as her father Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Blake's new wife Cristal, and James Mackay as his son Steven, with Robert Christopher Riley as chauffeur Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as tech billionaire Jeff Colby, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam "Sammy Jo" Jones, Cristal's nephew and Steven's love interest, and Alan Dale as Joseph Anders, the Carrington majordomo. The series later introduced Alexis Carrington, Blake's ex-wife and the estranged mother of Steven and Fallon, Anders' daughter Kirby, Cristal Jennings, and Blake's and Alexis's long-missing son, Adam Carrington.
Madeleine Mantock is a British actress. She is known for her television work on the series Into the Badlands and a revival of the series The Tomorrow People. Since 2018, she has appeared in the lead role of witch Macy Vaughn on the series Charmed.
The first season of Dynasty, an American television series based on the 1980s prime time soap opera of the same name, originally aired in the United States on The CW from October 11, 2017 through May 11, 2018. The season was produced by CBS Television Studios, with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage serving as showrunners. The pilot, which was announced in September 2016, was ordered to series in May 2017. On November 8, 2017, The CW picked up Dynasty for a full season of 22 episodes. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a second season.
But my Italian grandmother and great-grandmother weren't having any of it; they have their traditional Italian meal, and I had to watch this gorgeous food be consumed by my family. Lasagna, meatballs, and I'm just sitting there...
Elizabeth Gillies is not a diva. She just plays one on TV. The Haworth teen is nothing but charming as she chats on the phone about Jade, the gifted character with attitude she plays on Nickelodeon's Victorious.
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