Claire Holt

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Claire Holt
Claire Holt 2012.jpg
Claire Holt at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation's Influence Affair Red Carpet 2012.
Born Claire Rhiannon Holt[1]
(1988-06-11) 11 June 1988 (age 26)[2]
Brisbane, Australia[3]
Nationality Australian
Education Stuartholme School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Claire Rhiannon Holt (born 11 June 1988) is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Emma Gilbert on the television show H2O: Just Add Water, Chastity Meyer on Mean Girls 2, and Rebekah Mikaelson on The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.

Early life

Holt was born in Brisbane, Australia. She graduated from Stuartholme School in Toowong at the end of 2005. She is involved in several sports: swimming, volleyball, water polo, and Tae-Kwon-Do, in which she has a black belt.[4] When she was younger, she was in the school choir.

Career

In 2006, Holt won the role of Emma Gilbert in the Network Ten children's television series H2O: Just Add Water. The show has earned a Logie Award and Nickelodeon Australia Kids' Choice Award. While the series was renewed for a third series, Holt left the show after series two after signing on for the sequel to the 2007 film The Messengers, titled Messengers 2: The Scarecrow. Filming took place in Sofia throughout 2008. Starring alongside Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens, the film was released 21 July 2009 straight-to-DVD.

In addition to television and film roles, Holt has appeared in advertisements for Dreamworld, Sizzler, and Queensland Lifesaving. BuddyTV ranked her number 55 on its TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011 list.[5]

In August 2011, Holt was confirmed to be in the TV series The Vampire Diaries as Rebekah.[6] On 13 January 2013, The CW announced that Holt had joined the cast for the backdoor pilot of The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, where she reprised her role as Rebekah Mikaelson.[7] She exited the show as a series regular in the sixteenth episode of the first season, which aired in the U.S. on 11 March 2014.[8] Holt returned as Rebekah Mikaelson in the season one finale on 13 May 2014.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Messengers 2: The Scarecrow Lindsay Rollins Direct-to-video
2012 Blue Like Jazz Penny Main role

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2006–2008 H2O: Just Add Water Emma Gilbert 52 episodes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Chastity Meyer TV movie
2011 Pretty Little Liars Samara Cook 5 episodes
2011–2014[8] The Vampire Diaries Rebekah Mikaelson 37 episodes
2013–present The Originals Rebekah Mikaelson Former Lead Role;
17 episodes
2014 Aquarius Charmain Tully Series Regular

Music videos

Year Artist Song Notes
2014 The Madden Brothers "We Are Done" Cameo

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 Teen Choice Awards[9] Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy The Originals Nominated

References

  1. ^ Guliadis, Theo (6 June 2013). "Happy Birthday Wishes for Claire Holt: Pictures and Fun Facts!". The Vampire Diaries (Alloy Entertainment). Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Questions for Claire Holt (Emma Gilbert)". Boomerang Latin America. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pretty Little Liars Cast - Claire Holt". ABC Family. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "H2O - Just Add Water: cast". AustralianTelevision.net. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011". BuddyTV. 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Naoreen, Nuzhat (9 August 2011). "'Vampire Diaries' Casts Stefan's Ex: 5 Theories On Why She's Coming To Town". MTV.com. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Swift, Andy (13 February 2013). "'The Originals' Scoop: Claire Holt Joins The 'Vampire Diaries' Spin-Off". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  8. ^ a b Wieselman, Jarett (11 March 2014). "Claire Holt Exits The Originals". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "FIRST WAVE OF "TEEN CHOICE 2014" NOMINEES ANNOUNCED". Teen Choice Awards. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 

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