In August 2008, Nickelodeon signed fifteen-year-old actress Victoria Justice to an overall talent and music deal.
The announcement was made today by Paula Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Talent and West Coast General Manager, Nickelodeon. As part of the new pact, Nickelodeon, in partnership with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is developing a comedy series as a starring vehicle for Ms. Justice. Created and helmed by tween hitmaker Dan Schneider (iCarly, Zoey 101, Drake & Josh) the new project will be set in a modern day school for the performing arts and feature original music. The network has also tapped the former Zoey 101 star for a co-starring role in the upcoming Nickelodeon original television movie Spectacular!, a story set in the competitive world of show choirs.
Victoria Justice joined Nickelodeon in 2005 when she was cast as a series regular in the network's TEENick hit Zoey 101. For three seasons, she played Lola Martinez, Zoey's artsy and dramatic roommate at Pacific Coast Academy.
The Zoey 101 series finale "Chasing Zoey" aired in early May to record-breaking numbers.
Victoria's other television credits include guest-starring in The WB series Gilmore Girls and a role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame Christmas special, Silver Bells opposite Anne Heche and Tate Donovan. Her feature film credits include supporting roles in the indie films Fallacy with Gary Busey and When Do We Eat with Michael Lerner, Leslie Ann Warren and Jack Klugman, as well as a leading role in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival hit, Mary. Next up, Ms. Justice will star in The Kings of Appletown, a modern adaptation of the Mark Twain classic, Tom Sawyer, directed by Academy Award winner, Bobby Moresco, ("Crash"). Ms. Justice has appeared in numerous television commercials, as well as fashion campaigns for Gap, Guess, and Ralph Lauren. A native of Hollywood, Florida, Ms. Justice began her professional acting career at age 8 when she appeared in an Ovaltine commercial. Justice is represented by United Talent Agency (UTA).