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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
Website www.oliviaholt.com
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels Hollywood

Olivia Hastings Holt[1] (born August 5, 1997) is an American teen actress and singer who stars in the Disney Channel Original Series I Didn't Do It. She played the role of Kim on the Disney XD series Kickin' It and starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster.

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 film, 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 I Didn't Do It. 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 had officially signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.[3][13]

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Black & Blue Claire
2012 Girl vs. Monster Skylar Lewis Television film
2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Morgan Voice [14]
2015 Same Kind of Different as Me Regan Hall Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Disney XD's My Life Herself Disney XD documentary[15]
2011–2015 Kickin' It Kim Main role (Season 13); Recurring role (Season 4)
2013 Shake It Up Young Georgia "My Bitter Sweet 16 It Up" (Season 3, Episode 22)
2014–present I Didn't Do It Lindy Watson Lead role
2015 Ultimate Spider-Man Petra Parker/Spider-Girl "The Spider-Verse: Part 1" (Season 3, Episode 9)
"The Spider-Verse: Part 4" (Season 3, Episode 12)
2015 Dog with a Blog Wacky Jackie "Stan Gets Married" (Season 3, Episode 13)
2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Amber[16] "Amber" (Season 1, Episode 12b)
Web
Year Title Role Notes
2011 KARtv Guest Host "Jingle Bell Rock by Rockboard Scooters" (Season 1, Episode 3)

Discography

Promotional singles

Title Year Album
"Carry On"[17] 2014 N/A
"Time of Our Lives"[18] N/A

Other appearances

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Winter Wonderland" 2012 N/A Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Bumpin" David Monroe[19] The Live![19]
"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

Music videos

Title Year Director Notes
"Carry On" 2014 Jonathan Craven, Darren Craig and Jeff Nicholas[20]
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" Harry Perry III[21] Among Disney Channel Circle of Stars

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Crush Song "Had Me @ Hello" Won [22]
Shorty Awards Best Actress Kickin' It Nominated [23]

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. ^ Duff, Chelsea (2015-01-26). "Olivia Holt is joining Tinker Bell's fairy crew". GirlsLife.com. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 
  15. ^ "Disney XD's My Life with Olivia Holt". First Post. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  16. ^ "Sam Levine on Twitter". Twitter. May 12, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Carry On (from Disneynature "Bears") - Single". iTunes. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  18. ^ "Time of Our Lives (Main Title Theme) [Music From the TV Series "I Didn’t Do It"] - Single". iTunes. 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "The Live! ((( Broadcast ))) Universal Endless Climaxes Of Miraculous Naked Martian Winds [Explicit]". Amazon. 2010-05-13. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  20. ^ "Carry On (from Disneynature "Bears")". Vevo. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  21. ^ "Disney's Circle of Stars: Do You Want To Build A Snowman (from "Frozen") - Disney's Circle of Stars". Yahoo!. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  22. ^ "2013 Radio Disney Music Awards: Nominees Announced! - Bop and Tigerbeat Magazine". bopandtigerbeat.com. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  23. ^ "OLIVIA HOLT WAS NOMINATED FOR A SHORTY AWARD!". Shorty Awards. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 

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