Elizabeth Egan "Liz" Gillies (born July 26, 1993) is an American actress and singer-songwriter, known for playing the role of Jade West on Victorious. She made her Broadway debut at age 15 in the musical 13, playing the character of Lucy. She also voices the character Daphne on the animated series Winx Club.
Elizabeth Gillies was born in Haworth, New Jersey and is partially of Italian descent. She 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. Her first television role was as a recurring character in The Black Donnellys. She appeared in three episodes. She later starred in The Clique as Shelby Wexler and had a supporting role in Harold. In the summer of 2008, she was cast as Lucy in a Godspeed production of Jason Robert Brown's new musical about growing up, 13, with 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.13 ran through January 4, 2009.
Gillies starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious as Jade West. The show premiered on March 27, 2010, and ended on February 2, 2013. A doll of her character was released in 2012. Gillies also voiced 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. In January 2014, Gillies reprised her role as Jade West in the one-hour episode special of the spin-off series of Victorious and iCarly, Sam and Cat, titled "The Killer Tuna Jump." Gillies was in 3 episodes of the Black Donnellys as Young Jenny also as fans say she was in "THE DEATH AND THE RETURN OF SUPERMAN". in 2008 Liz appeared in "battery s down" as well as Jawbreaker The Musical in 2014. She had small roles in "WHITE COLLAR" and "THE EXES".
Gillies appeared in the horror film Animal, which was filmed in Manchester, Connecticut and can currently be seen on iTunes. Produced by Drew Barrymore, the film co-stars her Winx Club co-star, Keke Palmer, and was released on June 17, 2014. As of December 2013, Gillies was in the process of working on another film entitled "Killing Daddy". It aired on Lifetime on July 5, 2014.
In 2015, Gillies was cast in the comedy series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll as Gigi, an aspiring singer and daughter of a former rock star. The show premiered July 16, 2015.
Gillies has appeared in several songs on the soundtracks Victorious (soundtrack) 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.