Good friendships are great. They are rocks we count on in bad times and those with whom we celebrate in good times. Simply put, friendships are essential to how we navigate the world, and that is a fact that is as true to the common man as it is to Hollywood celebrities. Several friendships in Hollywood have been celebrated over the years, from Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire to Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Another is Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande, two women who have been friends since they were teenagers.
They met each other in their early days as actresses on the Broadway musical, 13. Since then, although their careers have gone in different directions, they have remained best friends. Here is a comparison of the friends, including their careers and height.
How Old is Elizabeth Gillies?
Although both of them were born in the same year, Elizabeth Gillies is the younger one between the two best friends. She was born a month after Ariana Grande on the 26th of July, 1993. She was born in Haworth, New Jersey, to parents with Irish origins.
She was raised in Haworth alongside a younger brother, who was born in 1996. Elizabeth Gillies, who is sometimes referred to as Liz Gillies, began her career at the age of 12, as an actress in TV commercials for companies like Virgin Mobile.
Her scripted drama project was in 2007, as Young Jenny in The Black Donnellys. In the same year, she appeared in her first feature-length movie, Locker 514, as Trinnie. She also got her first voice role in the film, Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom.
Elizabeth Gillies was cast in the musical, 13, at the age of 15, as Lucy. It was in the musical that she met her best friend, Ariana Grande, who was also cast in the musical. She was cast in Victorious in 2010 and got a chance to work with her friend again. She starred on the show between 2010 and 2013, appearing in 56 episodes.
While Ariana Grande’s entertainment career moved towards music, Elizabeth Gillies has continued her career as an actress. She has appeared in shows like Friend Me, The Exes, Winx Club, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and Dynasty. In the film, she has appeared in Vacation, Arizona, and Animal. So far, she has appeared in over 30 movies and TV shows.
While Elizabeth Gillies is not a career musician like her best friend, she has some footprint in music to her name. She has two soundtrack albums, over 14 singles, and several music video appearances in her discography.
How Old is Ariana Grande?
Ariana Grande is technically the older friend, having been born a month earlier on the 26th of June, 1993. She was born in Boca Raton, Florida, and she started her professional career later than her friend at the age of 15, although she had been performing at her local theater since she was a child and made her first nationally televised appearance at the age of 8.
Before Ariana Grande became a full-fledged musician, she was an actress who got her start on Broadway in the musical, 13, where she played Charlotte. She later transitioned to onscreen acting and had spent a couple of years appearing on Nickelodeon shows like Victorious, Winx Club, and Sam & Cat.
She got her start as a solo artist in 2013, when she released her first studio album, Yours Truly. Since then, she has released four albums, many singles, and gone on several tours around the globe.
Elizabeth Gillies is Taller than Ariana Grande
Between the two best friends, Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande, Liz is the taller one. She has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 132 pounds (60 kg). Ariana, on the other hand, has a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 108 pounds (49kg).
Both of them have a similar athletic body build, with Elizabeth coming ahead as the physically bigger woman. She has a body measurement of 36, 27, and 34 inches while Ariana has a body measurement of 32, 24, and 32 inches for their bust, waist, and hips, respectively.
Other body facts for the best friends include brown hair and blue-green colored eyes for Gillies and dark brown hair and eyes for Ariana. While Gillies wears a size 9 US shoe, Ariana wears size 6.
While they might have both physical and professional differences, according to Elizabeth Gillies, it is why their friendship has thrived over the years.