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Justine Ezarik (born: March 20, 1984 (1984-03-20) [age 36]), better known online as iJustine, is an American YouTube vlogger and actor who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has appeared on shows such as Law and Order: SVU, Level 26: Prophecy, Criminal Minds, The Bold and the Beautiful, E! News, The Vampire Diaries, Escape Routes, and The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange.

Personal Life

Justine Ezarik was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the oldest daughter of Michelle Ezarik, a physical education teacher, and Steve Ezarik, a coal miner of Slovak descent. She has two younger sisters, Breanne and Jenna. Like the rest of her immediate family, she does not have a middle name. At the time of her high school graduation from Bentworth High School, she resided in the area in Washington County.

After graduating from the Pittsburgh Technical Institute in 2004, Ezarik landed several jobs in graphic design and video editing before starting her own business. In December 2006, she was named one of five finalists in the "Yahoo! Talent Show", a Yahoo! sponsored competition for best online videos.

She played a photojournalist covering a bank robbery in downtown Pittsburgh on the television series The Kill Point from Spike TV, which starred John Leguizamo and Donnie Wahlberg in May 2007.

Also in 2007, she was an occasional co-host and panel member on MacBreak and MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte.

Ezarik appeared live on the Internet through the use of a wireless webcam and microphone on her own iJustine lifecasting channel on Justin Kan's, where she began transmitting her life via the Internet on May 29, 2007. She was never paid for any of this volunteer work on Kan's channel as a beta-tester.

Her reality-video blog was the first one launched on Kan had been encouraged by fans and followers to allow someone else to make a guest appearance on his lifecasting channel.

At first, Ezarik was considering producing a video series for the technology audience because they had been the most captive audience for online video series. She stated that she did not intend to broadcast what she considers private moments, noting "That shouldn't be a problem. I am going to try as much as I can to do 24/7."

When the iPhone debuted in June 2007, Ezarik covered the device's debut at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota a suburb south of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She had been invited by Technology Evangelist to film her Internet TV show at the mall instead of covering its debut at the Shadyside Apple store as she had originally planned.

She covered July 22, 2007, "The Kill Point" series premiere party live on her lifecast video stream. Ezarik was cited as among the website's most popular lifecasters in the October 2007 issues of both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

In 2017, she released her first official book.

In March 2019, she surpassed 1,000,000,000 views on her iJustine YouTube channel.

Rise To Fame

On 14th August 2007, shortly after the release of the iPhone 2G, Justine published a video titled 300 page iPhone bill, where she flipped through a phone bill sent to her by AT&T, who were the only service provider for the iPhone 2G. It went viral and was arguably the reason why she has such a huge fanbase now

Awards & Nominations

2010Streamy AwardsBest VloggerNominated
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice Web StarNominated
2011Webby AwardsWeb Personality/HostWon
2013Streamy AwardsBest First-Person SeriesNominated
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice Web StarNominated
2014Teen Choice AwardsChoice Web Star: GamingNominated
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