Victoria Justice (born February 19, 1993) is an actress and singer, songwriter, and dancer sometimes credited by Vicky. 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 also made appearances in several theatrical releases, including Unknown as well as the 2006 thriller The Garden. She has also guest starred in several Nickelodeon series, including True Jackson, VP, The Troop, The Penguins of Madagascar and iCarly, as well as a contestant on the Nickelodeon game show BrainSurge. She has also starred in the Nickelodeon film The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.
Aside from her acting career, Justice is also involved in her musical career. She has performed several songs for the soundtrack to the Nickelodeon musical Spectacular!, in which she also starred. She has also recorded a number of songs for the Victorious series. Justice has also announced the release of her debut album, which is expected to be released sometime during the summer of 2011.
Justice was born on February 19, 1993, in Hollywood, Florida, to Serene and Zack Justice. Her mother is Puerto Rican and her father is of Irish, German and English descent. She first developed an interest in acting when she was 8 years old after watching a children's commercial. Victoria and her family relocated to Hollywood, California, in 2003. Victoria, known by family and close friends as Vicky, is a straight "A" student. In 2005, she auditioned and was accepted into the musical theatre program at Los Angeles' renowned Performing Arts Magnet school. Victoria has a younger sister named Madison Justice (born in 1996). Her family moved from Hollywood, Florida, to Los Angeles when she was 11 after Justice had stated she wanted to be a part of filming commercials as well as television series and films. Justice has done commercials for well-known clients like Ralph Lauren, Gap and Guess. She also appeared in national commercials for Mervyn's, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch and Ovaltine.