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Olivia Holt
Olivia Holt by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Holt in March 2018
Born
Olivia Hastings Holt

(1997-08-05) August 5, 1997 (age 24)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2009–present
Musical career
GenresDance-pop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsHollywood
Websitewww.oliviaholt.com

Olivia Hastings Holt[1] (born August 5, 1997[2][3]) 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. From 2018 to 2019, she portrayed the titular role Tandy Bowen / Dagger in the Freeform series Cloak & Dagger. In 2021, she portrayed Kate Wallis in Cruel Summer.

Holt had voice roles in the films Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014) and Gnome Alone (2017), and starred in the feature films Class Rank (2017), Same Kind of Different as Me (2017), and Status Update (2018). 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.[4] At age three, her family moved to Nesbit, Mississippi, where she grew up after briefly living in Memphis, Tennessee.[4] Growing up, she took gymnastics classes for seven years.[5] In 2011, she moved to Los Angeles with her family.[3][4] She graduated from Oak Park High School in 2015.[6]

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 is 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, social outcast.[13] The series ended on October 16, 2015, after two seasons.[14][15] In January 2017, Holt was cast as Tandy Bowen / Dagger, one of the lead characters in the Freeform and Marvel Comics television series Cloak & Dagger.[16][17] The series premiered in June 2018 and ran for two seasons until May 2019, after which it was canceled.[18] Holt, along with her Cloak & Dagger co-star Aubrey Joseph, returned to voice their respective characters on the Disney XD animated series Spider-Man and reprised their roles for a two-episode stint in the third and final season of Runaways. Holt plays Kate Wallis on the series Cruel Summer, a psychological thriller set between 1993 and 1995 that premiered on Freeform on April 20, 2021.[19]

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,[20] who play her character's parents in the film.[21] The film was released in October 2017.[22] 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.[23] 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, Canada.[24][25]

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.[26] Her song "Carry On" was the theme song for the 2014 Disneynature film Bears.[20]

In October 2014, Holt signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[27] Her debut single, "Phoenix", came out on May 13, 2016. The music video was released on June 23, 2016.[28][29] Olivia, her debut EP, was released on July 15, 2016.[25][30]

In 2016, Holt went on her first tour, the Rise of a Phoenix Tour, with Ryland Lynch, Isac Elliot and Forever in Your Mind.[31] She and Forever in Your Mind also performed at the 2016 TJ Martell Family Foundation Day in Los Angeles on October 9, 2016.[32]

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". Her single "Generous", which was written by Fransisca Hall and MoZella, was released on September 22, 2017. The song's music video was directed by Chris Applebaum.[33] "Generous" reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.[34] In 2018, she collaborated with Martin Jensen on "16 Steps"[35] and with Nicky Romero on "Distance".[36] The same year, she released the single "Bad Girlfriend".[37]

Her 2020 single "Love U Again" featuring R3hab reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot Dance / Electronic Songs chart.[38][34] It was followed by "Take Me Out of It" later that year.[39] Through early 2021 she released the singles "Do You Miss Me"[40] and "Love On You".[41] She also covered The Smashing Pumpkins song "Today" for the TV series in which she stars Cruel Summer.[42] On June 11, 2021, a compilation EP called "In My Feelings" was released, containing her previous released singles. On June 25, 2021, she released the single "Next", co-written with Meghan Trainor.[41]

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.[43] She was announced as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena in March 2016.[10][21]

Filmography

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Black & Blue Claire
2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Morgan (voice) [44]
2016 The Standoff Amy Roberts
2017 Class Rank Veronica Krauss
2017 Same Kind of Different as Me Regan Hall
2018 Status Update Dani
2018 Gnome Alone Brittany (voice)
2019 Trouble Bella (voice)
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Disney XD's My Life Herself Disney XD documentary[45]
2011–2015 Kickin' It Kim Crawford 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) Episode: "The Spider-Verse"
2015 Dog with a Blog Wacky Jackie Episode: "Stan Gets Married"
2015, 2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Amber (voice) 3 episodes[46]
2016 The Evermoor Chronicles Valentina Episodes: "Valentina", "Nevermoor"
2018–2019 Cloak & Dagger Tandy Bowen / Dagger Main role
2019–2020 Spider-Man Tandy Bowen / Dagger (voice) 4 episodes[47][48]
2019 Turkey Drop Lucy Television film
2019 Runaways Tandy Bowen / Dagger Episodes: "Left-Hand Path", "Devil's Torture Chamber"
2021 Cruel Summer Kate Wallis[49] Main role

Discography

Holt performing at Westfield Century City in December 2017

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak
US Heat.
[50]
Olivia 19
In My Feelings
  • Released: June 11, 2021
  • Label: UMG Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Dance Like No One's Watching
  • Released: July 19, 2021
  • Label: UMG Recordings
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Remix Like You Mean It
  • Released: September 3, 2021
  • Label: UMG Recordings
  • Formats: Digital Download, streaming

Singles

Year Title Peak positions Album
US
Dance

[51]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[52]
DEN
[53]
ITA
[54]
NLD
[55]
SWE
[56]
2016 "Phoenix" Olivia
"History" 21 78 96 32
2017 "Party On a Weekday"
(with Mybadd)
39 Non-album singles
"Paradise"
(with Brandon Beal)
"Generous" 1 Dance Like No One's Watching
2018 "16 Steps"
(with Martin Jensen)
Non-album singles
2019 "Distance"
(with Nicky Romero)
"Bad Girlfriend" In My Feelings
2020 "Love U Again"
(with R3hab)
40[57]
"Talk Me Out Of It" Non-album single
2021 "Do You Miss Me" In My Feelings
"Love On You."
"Next" Dance Like No One's Watching
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist

Song Year Album
"Sad Song (RJ Remix)"[58]
(We the Kings featuring Olivia Holt)
2017 Non-album single
"Wrong Move"[59]
(R3HAB and THRDL!FE featuring Olivia Holt)
2018 The Wave
"Speaker"[60]
(Banx & Ranx featuring Olivia Holt & ZieZie)
2019 Non-album single

Promotional singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance
2014 "Carry On"[61] 1[62] Non-album promotional single
"Time of Our Lives[63] 6[64] Disney Channel Play It Loud
2017 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" A Hollywood Christmas
2018 "You've Got a Friend in Me"
(with Jordan Fisher)[65]
Non-album promotional single
2021 "Today" In My Feelings

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dance
2012 "Winter Wonderland" 6[66] Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Fearless" 2[67] Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now" 6[68]
"Had Me @ Hello" 1[69]
2013 "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" 6[70] Shake It Up: I <3 Dance

Other appearances

Year Title Album
2013 "Snowflakes" Holidays Unwrapped
2018 "Come Sail Away" Cloak & Dagger

Music videos

List of music videos
Year Title Notes Ref.
2014 "Carry On" [71]
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" Among Disney Channel Circle of Stars [72]
2016 "Phoenix" [73]
"History" [74]
2017 "Paradise" With Brandon Beal
"Generous"
2018 "Wrong Move" R3hab with THRDL!FE featuring Olivia Holt
"16 Steps" With Martin Jensen
"16 Steps (Remix)" With Martin Jensen and Yxng Bane
2019 "Distance" With Nicky Romero
"Bad Girlfriend"
2020 "Love U Again" With R3hab
2021 "Do You Miss Me"
"Next"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Crush Song "Had Me @ Hello" Won [75]
Shorty Awards Best Actress Kickin' It Nominated [76]
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Hottie Herself Nominated [77]
Choice Summer TV Star Cloak & Dagger Won [77]
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Cloak & Dagger Nominated [78]
2021 Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama Cruel Summer Nominated [79]


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