Welcome to my page! I’m Victoria Vertuga & I’m a Los Angeles and Atlanta based actress/writer/model/producer/pitbull rescuer/lover of slashes. A California girl born and raised, I attended the University of Southern California (GO TROJANS!!!!) where I graduated Magna Cum Laude (hey, if I can’t brag about it, it’s no fun at all!!!) with a B.S. in Music Industry and minors in Business, Communications, and Theatre.
I’ve always had a great appreciation for the arts and an intense love of the stage. I’m intrigued by the power art has to move people and connect people. As Tyrion says in Game of Thrones “no one can resist a good story.” I believe in the power of storytelling and have always been driven to be part of the process.
I’ve been writing poetry and songs for as long as I can remember. In high school I began acting and dancing and took every opportunity possible to be on stage. During college I continued studying theatre and was featured in student films, music videos, and commercials. It was also in college when I first began modeling. Whether I’m helping to create a film, a television show, a photograph, or a song, I love telling stories and being part of the creative process. There is no greater joy for me than being muse that allows an artist’s vision to come to life, or more recently, bringing my own visions to life.
I’ve filmed numerous national commercials for brands such as Gap, Budweiser, Valley View Casino, Toyota, and many more. My latest film “The Trap” starring T.I. and Mike Epps recently hit Netflix. I’ve also appeared in the films “The Bubble Zone,” “Awake,” “Cesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas,” “Bravo & Company,” and “Loss and Found,” which are all currently making their rounds at festivals. You might have seen me on the small screen on the long running Soap Opera “Days of Our Lives” as well as the hit Showtime series “Dexter.” As a model, I’ve been featured in everything from FHM and Maxim Magazines to pin up calendars to commercial print ads to coffee table books and art galleries across the country and abroad.
Recently, I’ve been branching out into writing and producing with my partner Eric Williford. We recently completed a half hour comedy pilot entitled “Tithes,” and a comedy horror short entitled “We Accept Cash.” One of our other screenplays, an hour long drama pilot entitled “The Other City” was recently a semi finalist at the extremely competitive Austin Film Festival. We’re currently working on additional pilot scripts as well as a web series that will be released later this year. I love what I do and am so grateful for the opportunity to do it.
Thanks so much for checking out my page! Much love 🙂
- Graduated Magna Cum Laude from USC
- Animal rights activist and complete animal lover
- Extremely active volunteer with Angel City Pitbulls and Best Friends Animal Society
- I have three rescue pitbulls: Riley, named after the character in the Boondocks, JoJo, and Butters, named after the character in South Park.
- Type 116 wpm. Yes. Exactly 116wpm. I can’t seem to get it higher than that
- Skipped the 6th grade
- Allergic to Bee & Wasp stings
- Natural blonde, but prefer myself as a brunette