Victoria Groce grew up in Georgia where she competed in all kinds of academic competitions from an early age including academic bowl, Mathcounts and Odyssey of the Mind. She studied comparative literature at the University of Georgia.
In 2005, Groce competed on "Jeopardy!," defeating 19-day champion David Madden.
Since the mid-2010s, Groce has been heavily involved in the international quizzing community. She is one of two people to have finished in the Top 10 of the LearnedLeague Championship each of the last three years, and one of three Americans ever to make the podium at the World Quizzing Championships, finishing in third place in 2020. She played on the winning American team for the 2021–2022 Quizzing World Cup. At the World Quiz Awards, she was named the 2021 World Quizzer of the Year based on her dominant performance in individual and team quiz leagues over three continents.
In 2022, Groce joined ABC's "The Chase" as "The Queen."
Groce lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, their teenage daughter and their two cats. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking unnecessarily elaborate meals, kayaking and knitting. She is proud to have only required medical attention for knitting-related injuries on two occasions.