She began her career in commercials. 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.
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).
Gillies in July 2015
Elizabeth Egan Gillies
July 26, 1993
Haworth, New Jersey, U.S.
|Other names||Liz Gillies|
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
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 (Nicollette Sheridan), Blake's ex-wife and the estranged mother of Steven and Fallon, Anders' daughter Kirby (Maddison Brown), and Cristal Jennings (Ana Brenda Contreras).
The pilot, which was announced in September 2016, was ordered to series in May 2017. Dynasty premiered on October 11, 2017, on The CW in the United States, and on Netflix internationally a day later. 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, which premiered on October 12, 2018. Dynasty was renewed for a third season on January 31, 2019.Elizabeth Gillies discography
The discography of American singer Elizabeth Gillies consists of two soundtrack albums, two singles, one promotional singles, six music videos and one other album appearance.In Full Swing (Seth MacFarlane album)
In Full Swing is the fourth studio album by Seth MacFarlane. It was released on September 15, 2017, through Republic Records and Verve Records. The record was primarily produced by Joel McNeely and MacFarlane himself, who also serves as the executive producer. Featured artists included on the album are American singer-songwriter Norah Jones and American actress Elizabeth Gillies.The album received two nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals.Sex
Organisms of many species are specialized into male and female varieties, each known as a sex. Sexual reproduction involves the combining and mixing of genetic traits: specialized cells known as gametes combine to form offspring that inherit traits from each parent. The gametes produced by an organism define its sex: males produce small gametes (e.g. spermatozoa, or sperm, in animals; pollen in seed plants) while females produce large gametes (ova, or egg cells). Individual organisms which produce both male and female gametes are termed hermaphroditic. Gametes can be identical in form and function (known as isogamy), but, in many cases, an asymmetry has evolved such that two different types of gametes (heterogametes) exist (known as anisogamy).
Physical differences are often associated with the different sexes of an organism; these sexual dimorphisms can reflect the different reproductive pressures the sexes experience. For instance, mate choice and sexual selection can accelerate the evolution of physical differences between the sexes.
Among humans and other mammals, males typically carry an X and a Y chromosome (XY), whereas females typically carry two X chromosomes (XX), which are a part of the XY sex-determination system. Humans may also be intersex. Other animals have different sex-determination systems, such as the ZW system in birds, the X0 system in insects, and various environmental systems, for example in crustaceans. Fungi may also have more complex allelic mating systems, with sexes not accurately described as male, female, or hermaphroditic.Upper West Side Story
"Upper West Side Story" is the 12th episode of the third season of the American comedy-drama television series White Collar, and the 42nd episode overall. It was first broadcast on USA Network in the United States on January 24, 2012. The episode was directed by Russell Lee Fine and written by Alexandra McNally and Jim Campolongo.
The episode features several themes of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and contains various allusions to Shakespearean and Victorian-era literature. After a student (Graham Phillips) at a prestigious prep school approaches Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey about missing scholarship funds, they begin investigating the father (Dylan Baker) of the boy's crush (Elizabeth Gillies).
According to the Nielsen ratings system, an estimated 3.472 million household viewers watched the original broadcast of the episode, with 1.1 million in the 18–49 demographic. "Upper West Side Story" received positive reviews.