Victoria Dennis is a 16-year-old singer, actress, songwriter, and entertainer living in Mount Kisco, New York. She began her career modeling in print ads and book covers for Nikon, Toys R Us, and Harlequin Books, and appeared on camera for Nick Jr., Fisher-Price, USPS, and Under Armour. Since then, Dennis discovered her love for music, and has performed at the world-famous Apollo Theater and sang the national anthem at Madison Square Garden. At age 11, she was cast in the Broadway musical production of Little Miss Sunshine and had a co-starring role in the final season of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire at age 12. In addition to garnering attention from producers of American Idol and America’s Got Talent, she is currently finishing up her debut EP.
My dream ever since I was a little girl was to be an entertainer. When I was 5, I got into modeling, and also auditioned for a bunch of TV shows and commercials. This is when the bullying began. After booking a pilot from Nick Jr., I was beyond excited. As a second-grader, I thought my friends would be thrilled as well. Some were, but my following days at school included kids name-calling me in the hallways and trying to trip me. Finally, I began having people tell me I should commit suicide. Yes, in second grade!