Holland Roden

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Holland Roden
Roden in 2014
Born (1986-10-07) October 7, 1986 (age 37)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Alma materUCLA
Years active2004–present
Known for

Holland Roden (born October 7, 1986)[1] is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lydia Martin in MTV's teen drama series Teen Wolf, Zoe Woods in Syfy's horror anthology series Channel Zero: Butcher's Block, Bridget Cleary in Amazon Prime Video's horror anthology documentary series Lore and as Erin Isaacs in the horror film No Escape.

Early life[edit]

Roden was born in Dallas, Texas, where she attended Hockaday School, an all-girls private school. She came from a medical family and majored in molecular biology and women's studies at UCLA, and spent three and a half years in pre-medical education with a view to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon before taking up acting full time.[2]


Roden starred in the HBO comedy series 12 Miles of Bad Road playing Bronwyn.[3] In 2008, she played Emily Locke in Lost and Sky in the film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.[4] Between 2008 and 2010, she appeared in guest roles on television series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, Weeds, Community, Grey's Anatomy, and Criminal Minds.[5][6]

Beginning in 2011, Roden starred in the MTV teen supernatural drama Teen Wolf, where she played Lydia Martin, a popular, intelligent girl at Beacon Hills High School who eventually discovers that she possesses the supernatural abilities of a banshee. In 2016, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Teen Wolf would end in 2017 after the completion of its sixth season.[7]

On May 25, 2017, Roden was cast as the lead in the third season of Syfy's horror anthology series Channel Zero, titled Butcher's Block. She portrayed Zoe Woods, a young woman who struggles with mental illness.[8][9] The show premiered on February 7, 2018.[10] On May 31, 2017, Roden was cast as the lead in the Amazon Prime Video horror anthology series Lore, in which she played the role of Bridget Cleary.[11] Lore premiered on October 13, 2017.[12]

On September 12, 2018, Roden was cast in horror film No Escape, which was directed, produced and written by Will Wernick; the film was released on September 18, 2020.[13] In March 2019, Roden was cast as Sienna in Jane the Novela, a spin-off of Jane the Virgin. The spin-off was not picked up by the network.[14] On October 18, 2019, Roden was cast in Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, the sequel to the 2019 psychological thriller film Escape Room; the sequel was released on July 16, 2021.[15] On July 30, 2021, Roden was cast in the independent film The Re-Education of Molly Singer.[16]

In September 2021, it was announced that a reunion film for Teen Wolf had been ordered by Paramount+, with Jeff Davis returning as a screenwriter and executive producer of the film. The majority of the original cast members, including Roden, were set to reprise their roles.[17][18] The film was released on January 26, 2023.

Personal life[edit]

On May 17, 2019, Roden was detained by Brazilian officers at the São Paulo–Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo, Brazil. Immigration officials denied her entry into the country on the grounds that she had an invalid Brazilian visa. Roden claimed to have been treated as a criminal, and that the authorities also denied food and water to her, despite her having presented a valid passport and visa.[19][20] After about 24 hours of detention, she was allowed to enter the country.[21] She criticized the rigorous way she was treated: "After two years of traveling to Brazil with this passport and this visa with no problems, to meet fans and make friends, I am taken aback by the accusations and the treatment that faced me from the Brazilian police today. I am shocked that this is the same Brazil I know and love."[22]



Year Title Role Note
2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Sky Direct-to-video
2013 House of Dust Gabby
Cry of Fear Lydia
2020 No Escape Erin Isaacs [23]
2021 Escape Room: Tournament of Champions Rachel Ellis
Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman Kathleen McChesney [24][25]
2022 Obsessed to Death Cassie Collins
2023 Teen Wolf: The Movie Lydia Martin
Mother, May I? Anya Also producer
The Re-Education of Molly Singer Trina


Year Title Role Note
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kira Dellinger Episode: "Goodbye and Good Luck"
2008 12 Miles of Bad Road Bronwyn Guest role; 3 episodes
Lost Young Emily Locke Episode: "Cabin Fever"
Cold Case Missy Gallavan Episode: "Roller Girl"
2009 Pushed Sascha Unknown episodes
Weeds Yogurt Peddler Episode: "Wonderful Wonderful"; uncredited
Community Girl Episode: "Environmental Science"
2010 Criminal Minds Rebecca Daniels Episode: "...A Thousand Words"
The Event Young Violet Episode: "Loyalty"
2011 Memphis Beat Jill Simon Episode: "Lost"
2011–2017 Teen Wolf Lydia Martin Main role
2012 Grey's Anatomy Gretchen Shaw Episode: "This Magic Moment"
2014 Fashion Police Herself Episode 9.3
2015 Eat Me Herself Host, also executive producer; unaired television series[citation needed]
2017 Lore Bridget Cleary Episode: "Black Stockings"
2018 Channel Zero: Butcher's Block Zoe Woods Main role; 6 episodes
MacGyver Eileen Brennan Episode: "Revenge + Catacombs + Le Fantome"
2019 Jane the Novela Sienna Unaired television pilot
2021–2022 Mayans M.C. Erin Thomas Recurring role (season 3); guest role (season 4)
2022 Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas Elizabeth Athens Television film
2023 Making Waves Amelia Television film
2024 Tipline Mysteries: Dial 1 For Murder Maddie Moore Television film

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Artist
2009 "Burn" Girl Animals
2010 "Light, Lost" The Abducted Girl Seasons
2015 "Paper Moon" The Girlfriend Dutch Party
"I Want to Feel Alive" Young Woman The Lighthouse and the Whaler


Year Title Role Notes
2022 Classified Odessa / Klepto Carol 5 episodes
Since 2023 Howler Back Now with Holland Roden Herself / Host 12 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble (shared with Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien and Tyler Hoechlin) Teen Wolf Won [26]
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actress Teen Wolf Won [27]
Choice TV Ship (shared with Dylan O'Brien) Teen Wolf Nominated [28]


  1. ^ "Holland Roden". TV Guide. Archived from the original on March 9, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2024.
  2. ^ Holland Roden – Fashion Police. YouTube. February 15, 2014. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021.
  3. ^ "Holland Roden to Star in HBO Film". PR Newswire. June 2007. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011. Retrieved May 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "Holland Roden to star on Lost". PR Newswire. September 2008. Archived from the original on August 22, 2011.
  5. ^ Television roles at holland-roden.net Archived July 12, 2012, at archive.today Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  6. ^ "Holland Roden". mtv.com. MTV. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "'Teen Wolf' to end after season 6". Entertainment Weekly. July 21, 2016. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Denise Petski (May 25, 2017). "'Channel Zero': Brandon Scott & Holland Roden Join Season 3 Of Syfy Anthology". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  9. ^ Brad Miska (June 18, 2017). "Future "Channel Zero" Stories to Include "Staircases" and "Hidden Door"". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "Exclusive: Channel Zero: Butcher's Block Premiere Date Revealed-Get a Sneak Peek". SYFYWIRE. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  11. ^ Denise Petski (May 31, 2017). "'Lore': Holland Roden Set As Lead In Amazon Horror Anthology Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Eric McAdams (August 29, 2017). "Watch the Trailer for Lore, Amazon's Creepy New Show". Paste Magazine. Retrieved August 29, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ Amanda N'Duka (September 12, 2018). "Pretty Little Liars Star Keegan Allen, Holland Roden To Star In Untitled Social Media Thriller". Deadline. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  14. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 18, 2019). "'Jane the Novela': Remy Hii To Star In the CW spinoff; Jane the Virgin's Ivonne Coll, Benito Martinez, Holland Roden Also Cast". Deadline. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  15. ^ Amanda N'Duka (October 18, 2019). "'Escape Room 2': Sony Sets Lead Cast For Sequel". Deadline. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  16. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; Cordero, Rosy (July 30, 2021). "The Re-Education of Molly Singer: Britt Robertson, Nico Santos, Holland Roden & More Board Indie Feature". Deadline. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  17. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 24, 2021). "Teen Wolf Revival Movie Set at Paramount Plus as Creator Jeff Davis Inks MTV Entertainment Studios Overall Deal (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  18. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 13, 2022). "Teen Wolf Movie: Tyler Hoechlin Set to Return for Paramount+ Revival". TV Line. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  19. ^ Tim McGovern (May 17, 2019). "Teen Wolf Star Holland Roden Detained by Brazilian Officials at Sao Paulo Airport". People. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  20. ^ Jamie Samhan (May 17, 2019). "Holland Roden Detained At Brazil Airport Without Food Or Water While Her Team Works Free Her". ET Canada. Archived from the original on May 18, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  21. ^ "Atriz Holland Roden é liberada pela imigração do aeroporto de Guarulhos" [Actress Holland Roden is released by immigration from Guarulhos Airport]. G1 (in Portuguese). May 18, 2019. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  22. ^ Erin Crabtree (May 18, 2019). "'Teen Wolf' Alum Holland Roden Gets Detained in Brazil for Hours, Claims She Was Denied Food and Water". US magazine. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
  23. ^ "Follow Me". IMDb.
  24. ^ Miska, Brad (May 7, 2021). "'House of Wax' Star Chad Michael Murray Becomes Ted Bundy, the 'American Boogeyman'". Bloody Disgusting!. Retrieved May 25, 2021.
  25. ^ Blistein, Jon (August 2, 2021). "Chad Michael Murray Stars as Ted Bundy in New Trailer for American Boogeyman". Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 17, 2021.
  26. ^ Tepper, Allegra (August 2, 2013). "Kit Harington: 'Horribly Humble and Insanely British' at Young Hollywood Awards". Variety. Retrieved April 2, 2018.
  27. ^ Heldman, Breanne L. (August 13, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017: Riverdale, Wonder Woman among big winners". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  28. ^ Vulpo, Mike (July 12, 2017). "Teen Choice Awards 2017 Reveal "Second Wave" of Nominations". E!. Retrieved April 4, 2018.

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