Updated 02:51 AM EST, Sat, Mar 06, 2021

Victoria Justice Lands on Fox! 'Victorious' Star Expected to Appear in a Slew of Projects

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Victoria Justice has sealed a talent deal with Fox and Twentieth Century Fox Television.

In the agreement, the production studio and TV network will develop joint projects and roles specifically for the "Victorious" star, Variety reported. Justice is also set to have guest appearances on existing series under Fox's and 20th's belts.

"We're thrilled to bring Victoria Justice into the fold as we develop our next round of fresh, young and vibrant material that can be tailored to her distinct point of view and considerable talent," Sharon Klein, EVP of casting for Twentieth Century Fox TV, said in a statement quoted by Variety. "She has an incredibly relevant fan base and major social media presence, making this a truly exciting partnership with unlimited options."

Justice, who has Puerto Rican descent, rose to prominence in the Nickelodeon teen sitcom "Victorious," which lasted for four seasons. Other acting credits include the 2012 film "Fun Size," and TV roles such as the now cancelled "Eye Candy" from MTV, "iCarly," "Zoey 101," and in NBC's "Undateable," the news outlet listed. She also stars in the 2015 indie romantic comedy "Naomi + Ely's No Kiss List" opposite her real-life boyfriend Pierson Fode.

The Kristin Hanggi-directed flick "Naomi + Ely's No Kiss List" revolves around a pair of 18-year-old BFFs whose bond is threatened by their overlapping romantic interests. The movie, which was based on a young adult novel, has a Sept. 18 premiere date on iTunes, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.

Aside from these, Justice has a lead role in the comedy "The Outskirts" set to be released on Nov. 6, the news outlet added.

Victoria Justice Urges Children to Read More Books

The 22-year-old actress-singer has been named as the ambassador for JetBlue's second Soar With Reading program, which promotes child literacy and gave kids new books through book-vending machines in Washington, D.C., SunSentinel reported.

For Justice, reading has been "a huge part" of her life since she was young, adding that the hobby brought her "a lot of happiness," SunSentinel noted. Marcus Pfister's "The Rainbow Fish" was her favorite book when she was growing up.

The National Center for Education Statistics said that 20% of those 16 and older Florida residents lack even the most basic reading skills, the news outlet added.

"There's a literacy crisis in our country right now," Justice remarked, as quoted by SunSentinel. "There are kids in need who are underprivileged and don't have access to books. This is something we need to change. Reading has shaped who I am as a person, and I would not be where I am today without that skill."

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