Olivia Holt

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Olivia Holt
Olivia Holt 2011 04.jpg
Holt in July 2011
Born Olivia Hastings Holt[1]
(1997-08-05) August 5, 1997 (age 17)[2]
Germantown, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2009–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels Hollywood (2014–)
Website
www.oliviaholt.com

Olivia Hastings Holt[1] (born August 5, 1997) is an American teen actress and singer, best known for playing the role of Kim on the Disney XD series Kickin' It, and starring in the Disney original movie Girl vs. Monster. She currently stars in the Disney Channel Original Series, I Didn't Do It.

Personal life

Holt was born in Germantown, Tennessee, to parents Mark and Kim Holt. She has an older sister Morgan (born December 27, 1990)[4][5] and a younger brother Cade (born July 16, 2001).[6][7] At age 3, her family moved to Nesbit, Mississippi where she grew up after briefly living in Memphis, Tennessee. Holt has long enjoyed gymnastics and cheerleading, and she is currently appearing in the Disney Channel Original Series, I Didn't Do It. She resides in Los Angeles, California with her family[2] and currently is in culinary school.[8]

Career

Holt began her acting career when she started performing in local theater productions.[9] She has appeared in several television commercials, including Hasbro, Kidz Bop 14, Mattel, Bratz dolls,[10] Littlest Pet Shop, and Girl Gourmet products.[11]

Holt auditioned for Disney XD's martial arts show Kickin' It, which premiered in 2011. Possessing skills in gymnastics, she received a call back from the producers and joined the cast in the same year. She portrayed the role of Kim in the series from 2011 to 2014. Holt starred in the Disney Channel original film Girl vs. Monster. She plays the lead character Skylar Lewis, a teenage girl that discovers her family have long worked as monster hunters, and she's next in line. The film premiered in October 2012.[12] She recorded three songs for the movie, which were released as part of the Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist. She also recorded her version of Winter Wonderland for the Disney Channel Holiday Playlist album in 2012.

Holt currently stars in the Disney Channel show called I Didn't Do It alongside Austin North and Piper Curda. Production for the show began in the summer of 2013 and the show first aired in 2014.

On October 7, 2014, Holt announced that she has officially signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[3][13]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Black & Blue Claire Short film
2012 Girl vs. Monster Skylar Lewis Television film
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Disney XD's My Life Herself Disney XD documentary[14]
2011–14 Kickin' It Kim Main role (Season 13); Special appearance (Season 4)
2013 Shake It Up Young Georgia "My Bitter Sweet 16 It Up" (Season 3, Episode 22)
2014 Ultimate Spider-Man Petra Parker/Spider-Girl 1 episode
2014–present I Didn't Do It Lindy Watson Lead role
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2011 KARtv Guest Host "Jingle Bell Rock by Rockboard Scooters" (Season 1, Episode 3)

Discography

Featured singles

Title Year Album
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
(among Disney Channel Circle of Stars)
2014 N/A

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Carry On"[15] 2014 N/A
"Time of Our Lives"[16] N/A

Albums appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Winter Wonderland" 2012 N/A Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Bumpin" David Monroe[17] The Live![17]
"Had Me @ Hello" N/A Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist
"Fearless" N/A
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" N/A
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" 2013 N/A Shake It Up: I <3 Dance
"Snowflakes" N/A Holidays Unwrapped

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards[18] "Best Crush Song" "Had Me @ Hello" Won

References

  1. ^ a b "Olivia Holt ~ Child Like Faith". Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Disney XD Medianet". Disney XD Medianet. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Olivia Holt Signs to Hollywood Records!". Popstar! Magazine. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ Olivia wishes sister Happy Birthday on 12/27/13 Retrieved on 07-17-14
  5. ^ "Bio". Olivia Holt. 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Cade Holt Turned 12 on July 16th, 2013" Retrieved 2014-07-17
  7. ^ Beifuss, John. "DeSoto County's Olivia Holt is the breakout star on Disney's martial-arts 'tween' comedy". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  8. ^ "I Didn't Do It Cast Best Friends Quiz". YouTube. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "Olivia Holt Q&A". Kidzworld.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  10. ^ Beifuss, John (24 December 2010). "Role on Disney TV show a shot at stardom for DeSoto girl". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Olivia Holt"
  12. ^ Disney Channel Sets Its Next Original Movie by Nellie Andreeva of Deadline.com, dated March 12, 2012
  13. ^ "Big News: Hollywood Records - Olivia Holt official website". October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Disney XD's My Life with Olivia Holt". First Post. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  15. ^ "Carry On (from Disneynature "Bears") - Single". iTunes. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  16. ^ "Time of Our Lives (Main Title Theme) [Music From the TV Series "I Didn’t Do It"] - Single". iTunes. 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "The Live! ((( Broadcast ))) Universal Endless Climaxes Of Miraculous Naked Martian Winds [Explicit]". Amazon. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  18. ^ "2013 Radio Disney Music Awards: Nominees Announced! - Bop and Tigerbeat Magazine". bopandtigerbeat.com. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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