Jessica Louise Origliasso is an Australian singer-songwriter and lead vocalist in the Australian band The Veronicas. She plays guitar and bass. Lisa Marie Origliasso is also singer-songwriter and lead vocalist in The Veronicas. She plays synth/keyboard.
Identical twins, Jess is the elder sister, by one minute.
They grew up in Brisbane. They performed small parts on various television shows, including a recurring role in the short-lived 2001 Australian children's series Cybergirl, where she portrayed twin sisters "Emerald" while Lisa played "Sapphire."
They also appeared on the popular Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and on "Neighbours," the Aussie serial drama.
Formed in 1999, The Veronicas are an electropop pop-rock band based in Australia. Contrary to popular belief, the band name in fact did not come from a character in Archie Comics; it came from a line delivered by actress Winona Rider in the movie Heathers.
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At an early age the girls expressed interest in performing. The girls were picked up by Warner Bros. Records/Reprise Records’ Sire Records label in 2004. They write their own songs, and have also written songs for other artists like t.A.T.u.’s “All About Us” and Australian Idol winners Casey Donovan’s “What’s Going On” & Kate DeAraugo’s “Faded.”
They have released two studio albums, the first being The Secret Life of... in 2005. It peaked at #2 on the Australian charts and gained an ARIA certification of four times platinum, for 280,000+ sales. The Secret Life of... spawned five singles, including three top ten singles in Australia.
The Veronicas released their second album Hook Me Up in 2007; it peaked at #2 on the Australian charts and earning a certification of two times platinum. The album has had four Australian top ten singles released from it to date. The album's title track, "Hook Me Up", was The Veronicas' first number one single in Australia.
The girls are currently working on their third studio album, which is set to be released in the first quarter of 2011. On Christmas Day they posted a clip online previewing a song that will be on the album. The song is a ballad called "Could've Been," featuring an acoustic guitar.
As of 2010, The Veronicas are the best-selling Australian girl group in the world. The twins currently live in Los Angeles, California.
For more about Jess and Lisa, visit their Website - which links to their Facebook page: