Marjean Holden

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Marjean Holden
Margaret Jean Holden

(1964-11-03) November 3, 1964 (age 55)
OccupationActress, stuntwoman, martial artist

Marjean Holden (born November 3, 1964) is an American actress, stuntwoman and martial artist.

Early life and education[edit]

Margaret Jean Holden was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 3, 1964, and attended Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University.[1]


Holden made her professional acting debut in 1987 in the feature film Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.[2] She has guest-starred in JAG,[3] Tales from the Crypt, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, La Femme Nikita, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Suddenly Susan, and The Steve Harvey Show.

She was featured in Steven Spielberg's The Lost World and Jan de Bont's Speed 2: Cruise Control, as well as other films including Philadelphia Experiment II[4] as Jess after Courteney Cox bowed out of the role.[5]

Holden is known for such television roles as Arina in the adventure series BeastMaster. Holden played a role as an Earthforce navigator on board the Excalibur, in the Babylon 5 movie Babylon 5: A Call to Arms.[6]

In the short-lived Babylon 5 spin-off television series Crusade she served as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sarah Chambers on the same ship.[2] She appeared as Sheeva in the film Mortal Kombat: Annihilation,[7] and starred as Jesse Gavin, an undercover cop specializing in martial arts alongside Cory Everson in Ballistic (1995).[1]

Personal life[edit]

Outside of the world of film and television, Holden has worked with combat veterans, and received an award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart in 1996 for "caring about combat-wounded veterans and veterans as a whole".[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Click Voodoo Priestess (uncredited)
1988 Bloodstone Shirley
1988 Glitch! Kathy
1989 Stripped to Kill II: Live Girls Something Else
1989 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Student Speaker
1989 Dr. Caligari Patient in Bed
1990 Secret Agent OO Soul Limousine Driver
1990 Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation Jane Video
1992 Sweet Justice M.J.
1992 Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot Stewardess
1992 Nemesis Pam
1993 Philadelphia Experiment II Jess
1995 Ballistic Jesse
1995 Automatic Epsilon Leader
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Screamer
1997 Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Sheeva, Shao Kahn's minion
1998 Vampires Female Master #6
1998 Thursday Pregnant Woman
2001 Ghosts of Mars Young Woman
2003 George of the Jungle 2 Sally Video

2004 Code Red

2005 Hostage Carol Flores
2012 Bring Me the Head of Lance Henriksen Marjean Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1989 - 1990 A Different World Nikki Episode: "Great Expectations" and "Hillman Isn't Through with You Yet"
1990 So Proudly We Hail Harvard Student TV film
1990 Jake and the Fatman Sarah Fox Episode: "You Took Advantage of Me"
1992 True Colors Tiffany Episode: "Half a Man"
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Shantay Episode: "Bundle of Joy"
1993 Where I Live Karen Episode: "I Live Where?"
1993 Renegade Lt. Sharon Miller / Tigress Episodes: "Fighting Cage: Parts 1 & 2"
1994 The Sinbad Show Gillian Episode: "The Dog Episode"
1994 Wings Marjean Episode: "Exclusively Yours"
1994 One Woman's Courage Sandra Widdoes TV film
1994 Tales from the Crypt Andrea Johnson Episode: "The Pit"
1995 Pointman Shanda Episode: "Everything in the World"
1995 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Doreen Episode: "Hero"
1995 In the House Rogina Episode: "Birthday Presence"
1996 JAG Lt. Sanford M.D. Episode: "The Brotherhood"
1996 Suddenly Susan Wendy Episode: "Hoop Dreams"
1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Stolzoff Episode: "Empok Nor"
1997 Pacific Blue Biggs Episode: "Only in America"
1998 The Steve Harvey Show Maxine Episode: "Just My Imagination"
1999 Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Earthforce Navigator TV film
1999 La Femme Nikita Aurora Episode: "Hand to Hand"
1999 Crusade Dr. Sarah Chambers Main role (13 episodes)
2000-2002 BeastMaster Arina Recurring role (22 episodes)
2001 Code Red Lt. Joyce Darwin TV film
2009 ER Elise Warner Episode: "T-Minus-6"


  1. ^ a b c "Starlet receives award in Prescott". 31 May 1996. p. 7a. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b Nazzaro, Joe (2010). Easton, Jaclyn; Davis, Jason; Klassen, Brandon (eds.). Crusade:Behind the scenes. Synthetic Worlds Ltd. pp. 63–74. ISBN 978-0-9795393-8-1.
  3. ^ Kickler Kelber, Sarah (9 January 2001). "ABC's voyeuristic TV show 'The Mole' premieres tonight". The Baltimore Sun. Tribune Company. p. 4.E. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (13 November 1993). "Review/Film; Back to a Big 'What If?' in '43". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  5. ^ O'Malley, Kathy; Collin, Dorothy (28 December 1992). "O'Malley & Collin. INC". Chicago Tribune. Tribune Company. p. 20. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  6. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2002). Crime fighting heroes of television: over 10,000 facts from 151 shows, 1949–2001. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-7864-1395-9.
  7. ^ Reid, Craig D. (January 1998). "Robin Shou: Born in hong Kong, but made in America". Black Belt. Santa Clarita, California: Rainbow Publishing. 36 (1): 83. ISSN 0277-3066. Retrieved 14 April 2010.

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