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Olivia Holt
Olivia Holt 2016.jpg
Holt in September 2016
Born Olivia Hastings Holt
(1997-08-05) August 5, 1997 (age 19)
Germantown, Tennessee, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active 2009–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels Hollywood
Website www.oliviaholt.com

Olivia Hastings Holt[2] (born August 5, 1997[3][4]) is an American actress and singer. She starred in the Disney XD series Kickin' It, Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster, and the Disney Channel Original Series I Didn't Do It. Her debut EP, Olivia, was released on Hollywood Records on July 15, 2016.

Early life

Holt was born in Germantown, Tennessee, to Mark and Kim Holt. She has two siblings.[5] At age three, her family moved to Nesbit, Mississippi, where she grew up after briefly living in Memphis, Tennessee.[5] Growing up, she took gymnastics classes for seven years.[6] In 2011, she moved to Los Angeles with her family.[4][5]

Career

Holt in July 2011

Television

Holt began her acting career in local theater productions.[7] She started appearing in television commercials at the age of 10, for products including Hasbro, Kidz Bop 14, Mattel, Bratz dolls, Littlest Pet Shop, and Girl Gourmet.[8][9]

Possessing skills in gymnastics, Holt was cast in Disney XD's martial arts comedy Kickin' It, which premiered on June 13, 2011.[10] She played the role of Kim in the series, as a main character in seasons 1–3, and as a special guest on three episodes in season 4.[11] She starred in the 2012 Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster, playing the lead character Skylar Lewis, a teenager who discovers that her family have long worked as monster hunters, and she's next in line.[12] She left Kickin' It as a regular after season 3 to star in the Disney Channel half-hour comedy series I Didn't Do It, which premiered on January 17, 2014. The series follows five friends, including Holt's character, Lindy Watson, a nerdy athletic outcast.[13] The series ended on October 16, 2015, after two seasons.[14][15] In January 2017 Holt was cast as Tandy Bowen, one of the lead characters, in the upcoming Freeform/Marvel Comics television series Marvel's Cloak & Dagger.[16][17]

Film

In November 2014, Holt joined the cast of the drama Same Kind of Different as Me, directed by Michael Carney and also starring Greg Kinnear and Renée Zellweger,[18] who play her character's parents in the film.[19] Paramount has scheduled the film for release on February 3, 2017.[20] In November 2015, it was announced that Holt had been cast in a lead role in the indie comedy Class Rank, directed by Eric Stoltz.[21] In May 2016, it was announced that she would star alongside Ross Lynch in Status Update, directed by Scott Speer, with filming to commence the following month in Vancouver.[22][23]

Music

Holt recorded three songs for the 2012 film Girl vs. Monster, in which she also starred. The songs were featured on the compilation Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist. She won a 2013 Radio Disney Music Award for Best Crush Song for "Had Me @ Hello", which was featured in the film.[13] She also recorded a cover version of "Winter Wonderland" for the 2012 Disney Channel Holiday Playlist album.[24] Her song "Carry On" was the theme song for the 2014 Disneynature film Bears.[18]

In October 2014, Holt signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[1] Her debut single, "Phoenix", came out on May 13, 2016. The music video was released on June 23, 2016.[25][26] Olivia, her debut EP, was released on July 15, 2016.[23][27]

In 2016, Holt went on her first tour, the Rise of a Phoenix Tour, with Ryland Lynch, Isac Elliot and Forever in Your Mind.[28] She and Forever in Your Mind also performed at the 2016 TJ Martell Family Foundation Day in Los Angeles on October 9, 2016.[29]

In April 2017, she was picked as Elvis Duran's Artist of the Month appearing on NBC's Today show with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford performing her hit "History".

Endorsements

In 2013, Holt partnered with mobile gaming system maker PlayMG as a spokesperson and part owner, to help the company develop new versions of its app-based games.[30] She was announced as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena in March 2016.[10][19]

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Black & Blue Claire
2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Morgan Voice role[31]
2016 The Standoff Amy Roberts
2017 Class Rank Veronica Krauss Post-production
2017 Same Kind of Different as Me Regan Hall Post-production
2017 Status Update TBA In production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Disney XD's My Life Herself Disney XD documentary[32]
2011–2015 Kickin' It Kim Main role (seasons 1–3); recurring role (season 4)
2012 Girl vs. Monster Skylar Lewis Television film
2013 Shake It Up Young Georgia Episode: "My Bitter Sweet 16 It Up"
2014–2015 I Didn't Do It Lindy Watson Main role
2015 Ultimate Spider-Man Petra Parker/Spider-Girl Voice role; episode: "The Spider-Verse"
2015 Dog with a Blog Wacky Jackie Episode: "Stan Gets Married"
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Amber Voice role; episodes: "Amber", "Save the Worlds"[33]
2016 The Evermoor Chronicles Valentina Episodes: "Valentina", "Nevermoor"
2018 Cloak & Dagger Tandy Bowen/Dagger Main role; In production
Web series roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 KARtv Guest host Episode: "Jingle Bell Rock by Rockboard Scooters"

Discography

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak
US
Heat.

[34]
Olivia 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles

Year Title Album Peak positions
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[35]
ITA
[36]
NLD
[37]
SWE
[38]
2016 "Phoenix"[39] Olivia
"History"[40] 21 78 96 32

Promotional singles

Year Title Album
2014 "Carry On"[41] Non-album single
"Time of Our Lives"[42] Disney Channel Play It Loud

Track features

Year Title Artist
2017 "Paradise" Brandon Beal (with Olivia Holt)
"Party on a Weekday" MYBADD & Olivia Holt

Other appearances

Year Title Album
2012 "Winter Wonderland" Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Had Me @ Hello" Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist
"Fearless"
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now"
2013 "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" Shake It Up: I <3 Dance
"Snowflakes" Holidays Unwrapped

Music videos

List of music videos, showing director
Year Title Director Notes
2014 "Carry On" Jonathan Craven, Darren Craig and Jeff Nicholas[43]
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" Harry Perry III[44] Among Disney Channel Circle of Stars
2016 "Phoenix" Raffi Adlin[45]
"History" Ryan Andrews[46]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Crush Song "Had Me @ Hello" Won [47]
Shorty Awards Best Actress Kickin' It Nominated [48]

References

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  2. ^ "Olivia Holt ~ Child Like Faith". Retrieved 2014-10-05. 
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  4. ^ a b "Disney XD Medianet". Disney XD Medianet. 2012. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c John Beifuss. "DeSoto County's Olivia Holt is the breakout star on Disney's martial-arts 'tween' comedy". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  6. ^ "Get to Know Kickin' It's Olivia Holt," Seventeen, March 6, 2012.
  7. ^ "Olivia Holt Q&A". Kidzworld.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  8. ^ John Beifuss (December 24, 2010). "Role on Disney TV show a shot at stardom for DeSoto girl". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  9. ^ "Teen Queen!" Disney Channel. Accessed July 14, 2016.
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  11. ^ "Exclusive: Kim Comes Back On Disney XD's Kickin' It!" Tiger Beat, August 4, 2014.
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 12, 2012). "Disney Channel Sets Its Next Original Movie". Deadline Hollywood. 
  13. ^ a b Philiana Ng (June 18, 2013), "Disney Channel Greenlights Twins Comedy Series starring Olivia Holt," The Hollywood Reporter.
  14. ^ "Disney Channel October 2015 Programming Highlights" (Press release). Toronto: Corus Entertainment. October 5, 2015. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-09. 
  15. ^ "I Didn’t Do It Cancelled By Disney Channel: No Season 3". RenewCancelTV.com. October 16, 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-23. 
  16. ^ Lawrence Yee (January 30, 2017). "Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph Cast in Freeform’s ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’". Variety. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
  17. ^ Nellie Andreeva (January 30, 2017). "‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’: Olivia Holt & Aubrey Joseph Land Title Roles In Series For Freeform". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2017-01-31. 
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  19. ^ a b Elizabeth Denton, "Olivia Holt on Dealing with Acne, Ignoring the Haters and Staying True to Yourself," Seventeen, March 9, 2016.
  20. ^ Dave McNary (March 18, 2016), "Greg Kinnear-Djimon Hounsou Drama 'Same Kind of Different As Me' Moved to 2017," Variety.
  21. ^ Ross A. Lincoln (November 20, 2015), "Olivia Holt To Star In Indie 'Class Rank' Directed By Eric Stoltz," Deadline Hollywood.
  22. ^ Pamela McClintock (May 2, 2016), "Cannes: Disney Channel Stars Ross Lynch, Olivia Holt Cast in 'Status Update'," The Hollywood Reporter.
  23. ^ a b Jennifer Maldonado (June 24, 2016), "Watch Olivia Holt's Music Video for 'Phoenix'," M Magazine.
  24. ^ "Disney XD's 'Kickin' It' Star Olivia Holt on WCL," Windy City Live. Accessed July 14, 2016.
  25. ^ Samantha Simon (May 20, 2016), "Olivia Holt Talks Music, Mascara, Pizza Toppings, and More," InStyle.
  26. ^ Mariah Haas (May 13, 2016), "Olivia Holt Is 'Super Stoked for Everyone to Hear' Her New Single 'Phoenix'," People.
  27. ^ Kristine Hope Kowalski (June 24, 2016), "Olivia Holt Reveals Her Debut EP's Release Date + Cover Art," Twist.
  28. ^ Sarah Lane (November 16, 2016), "Going Out Guide for Northern Virginia, Nov. 17-23, 2016," The Washington Post.
  29. ^ "Olivia Holt & Forever In Your Mind To Perform at TJ Martell's Family Day 2016," Just Jared Jr, September 23, 2016.
  30. ^ Marc Graser (July 17, 2013), "PlayMG Turns to Disney Star Olivia Holt to Promote Mobile Gaming to Kids," Variety.
  31. ^ Duff, Chelsea (January 26, 2015). "Olivia Holt is joining Tinker Bell's fairy crew". GirlsLife.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  32. ^ "Disney XD's My Life with Olivia Holt". First Post. May 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  33. ^ Sam Levine [Sam_Levine] (May 12, 2015). "@olivia_holt is Amber in #AMBER SINGS! SigourneyWeaver is Lady Starblaster in #LADYSTARBLASTER BLASTS PLANETS! #GirlPowerHalfHour #pennZero" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
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  38. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved February 18, 2017. 
  39. ^ "Olivia Holt “Phoenix” (Official Single Cover)". Ultimate Music. Retrieved 2016-05-03. 
  40. ^ "Olivia Holt Releases Music Video for 'History'". On the Teen Beat Magazine. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
  41. ^ "Carry On (from Disneynature "Bears") - Single". iTunes. May 13, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  42. ^ "Time of Our Lives (Main Title Theme) [Music From the TV Series "I Didn’t Do It"] - Single". iTunes. 2014. 
  43. ^ "Carry On (from Disneynature "Bears")". Vevo. March 14, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  44. ^ "Disney's Circle of Stars: Do You Want To Build A Snowman (from "Frozen") - Disney's Circle of Stars". Yahoo!. March 14, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  45. ^ "Olivia Holt - Music Videos," VH1.com, June 23, 2016.
  46. ^ Olivia Singh (November 21, 2016), "Olivia Holt Releases 'History' Music Video," Tiger Beat.
  47. ^ "2013 Radio Disney Music Awards: Nominees Announced! - Bop and Tigerbeat Magazine". bopandtigerbeat.com. March 14, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  48. ^ "Olivia Holt Was Nominated for a Shorty Award!". Shorty Awards. March 14, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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