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Vic­to­ria Dawn Jus­tice (born Feb­ru­ary 19, 1993) is an Amer­i­can actress, singer-song­writer, voice artist and dancer. 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. Jus­tice has announced the release of her debut album, which is expect­ed to be released some­time dur­ing 2013.

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 ances­try. Jus­tice first devel­oped an inter­est in act­ing when she was eight years old after watch­ing a children’s com­mer­cial. 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.


2003-09: begin­nings and Zoey 101

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 2 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.

In 2006, Jus­tice played the sup­port­ing role of Hol­ly in the thriller film The Gar­den. The film was met with neg­a­tive reviews from crit­ics. 2007 and 2008 saw Jus­tice focus­ing on the third and fourth sea­sons of Zoey 101, which 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.

When being inter­viewed in 2010 about her musi­cal career, Jus­tice has stat­ed “My fam­i­ly could always tell, ever since I was lit­tle, that [music is] some­thing that’s always come nat­ur­al to me and that I’ve always want­ed to do. It’s some­thing that’s just been in my blood. Ever since I was lit­tle, I was tak­ing tap class­es, jazz class­es, hip-hop class­es, act­ing class­es. I just always want­ed to cul­ti­vate that and do that more. But, the moment where I actu­al­ly real­ized, “Woah, this is some­thing that I can actu­al­ly do for the rest of my life and maybe be suc­cess­ful at,” was actu­al­ly the pilot of Vic­to­ri­ous when I did the per­for­mance num­ber for the first time. I just remem­ber stand­ing on stage and see­ing all these peo­ple look­ing at me and I was ner­vous. And then, the music start­ed and I start­ed danc­ing around and real­ly feel­ing it and hav­ing an amaz­ing time, and that’s when it clicked for me that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.”

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 the course of the 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 pre­mière 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 Pre­mière”, 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 has been can­celed.

2010–present: Vic­to­ri­ous and debut album

Jus­tice con­firmed that she would be receiv­ing 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, which was pre­sent­ed as a spe­cial for the series, debuted on March 27, 2010, and received 5.7 mil­lion views, mak­ing it the sec­ond-high­est rat­ed pre­mière for a live-action Nick­elodeon series. The orig­i­nal broad­cast of this episode was an extend­ed cut, all sub­se­quent air­ings had var­i­ous scenes and lines were removed to con­form to its time-slot.

Jus­tice per­form­ing in 2011

Jus­tice returned to the record­ing stu­dio to record music for the series in 2010. She record­ed the series first fea­tured song, which also serves as the theme song, titled “Make It Shine”. Sev­er­al oth­er songs have been fea­tured in the series, includ­ing “You’re the Rea­son”, “Beg­gin’ on Your Knees” and “Best Friend’s Broth­er”. Jus­tice per­formed her third offi­cial sin­gle, “Freak the Freak Out”, dur­ing the Vic­to­ri­ous spe­cial episode of the same name. 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 was a major suc­cess for the net­work, draw­ing in 5.8 mil­lion view­ers for the pre­mière. The film received gen­er­al­ly pos­i­tive reviews from crit­ics. The film cur­rent­ly holds a 69% approval rate on Rot­ten Toma­toes based on 24 reviews. In 2011, the cast of iCar­ly, along with the cast of Vic­to­ri­ous starred in a crossover episode, titled iPar­ty with Vic­to­ri­ous. This marked the sec­ond time Jus­tice has guest starred for iCar­ly, first as Shel­by Marx. Vic­to­ri­ous end­ed on Feb­ru­ary 2, 2013 due to reach­ing its 60-episode lim­it, there­fore not hav­ing a prop­er end­ing.

Vic­to­ria Jus­tice

In a 2010 inter­view with the Asso­ci­at­ed Press, she stat­ed that she is record­ing an album but will take her time with the process, rather than rush it, and write the songs on the album. But, she is very excit­ed wait­ing for it. In March 2011 The Hol­ly­wood Reporter con­firmed that Jus­tice had land­ed the lead role in the com­ing of age com­e­dy Fun Size (released on Octo­ber 26, 2012). Jus­tice played the part of Wren, and the movie will also fea­ture stars such as John­ny Knoxville, Chelsea Han­dler and Josh Pence. She has recent­ly released onto iTunes a song from Vic­to­ri­ous called “Count­down,” released on Feb­ru­ary 18, 2012. It was co-record­ed with her co-star Leon Thomas III. The lat­est sin­gle she has released was on Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 28, 2012, with “Take a Hint” being released to iTunes on March 3, 2012. This was her first duet with Vic­to­ri­ous co-star Eliz­a­beth Gillies. In Octo­ber 2012, she revealed she will release her debut album in 2013, stat­ing “It’s going to be pop”.


Justice’s debut sin­gle, “Gold,” was released on June 18, 2013. The sin­gle also has a B-side titled “Shake.” Her debut album will be released late Fall 2013.   On Octo­ber 11, 2013, it was announced that Jus­tice was cast as Lindy Samp­son in MTV’s Eye Can­dy, a cyber thriller based on the nov­el by R. L. Stine.  Oth­er endeav­ors



Jus­tice has tak­en part in sev­er­al char­i­ty events. She has sup­port­ed 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 will go on to sup­port the “Unite for Girls” tour, which trav­els to cities across the U.S. to acti­vate and engage teens from coast to coast. She will have the chance to vis­it Girl Up-sup­port­ed pro­grams in devel­op­ing coun­tries to observe first-hand the impact they can have on girls and com­mu­ni­ties. Dur­ing an inter­view with Sev­en­teen, Jus­tice stat­ed,

I’m a 17-year-old girl, and I have all of these oppor­tu­ni­ties, but there are oth­er 17-year-old girls who have zero oppor­tu­ni­ties, which is why I’m work­ing with Girl Up. 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 has also sup­port­ed children’s hos­pi­tals. In June 2012, the “Music Makes It Bet­ter” cam­paign was launched by Children’s Nation­al Med­ical Cen­ter, fea­tur­ing PSAs by Jus­tice, Justin Bieber, and The Band Per­ry. The cam­paign aims to bring music, arts, and oth­er pro­grams to chil­dren while they’re in the hos­pi­tal. It was recent­ly known that on the numer­ous requests of fans on Twit­ter Vic­to­ria was reg­is­tered in the Russ­ian social net­work of VKon­tak­te.

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