Sandrine Vanessa Ho
19 November 1972
Croydon, London, England
(m. 2004; div. 2011)
Sandrine Claire Holt (born Sandrine Vanessa Ho; 19 November 1972) is a British-born Canadian model and actress.
Holt was born Sandrine Vanessa Ho in Croydon. Her middle name was later changed to Claire. Her father, Man Shun ("Horace") Ho, is Hong Kong-born Chinese. He was educated at the University of London, receiving a (B.Sc Physics and Applied Mathematics; M.Sc Computer Science). Her mother, Christiane (née Nicolette), is French. At age five, she and her family moved to Toronto, Canada. Holt attended St. Joseph's Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School in Willowdale. She worked as a runway model in Paris before she became an actress. Her younger sister is model and designer Adrianne Ho.
Holt's acting debut, credited as Sandrine Ho, was in a 1989 episode of Friday the 13th: The Series entitled "Face of Evil". Her feature film debut was in Black Robe in 1991. Subsequent film and television appearances include roles in Rapa-Nui, Once a Thief, Pocahontas: The Legend and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
In 2006, she appeared in a recurring role on the television series 24 as Evelyn Martin, the aide to First Lady Martha Logan. In 2007 she appeared in the recurring role of Catherine Rothberg in Showtime's series The L Word.
In 2013 she appeared in the first season of House of Cards as Gillian Cole, the leader of a grass-roots organization called World Well that provides clean water to developing countries.
Holt was married to rock producer/engineer Travis Huff, but later divorced.
|1991||Black Robe||Annuka||Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role|
|1994||Dance Me Outside||Poppy|
|1995||Pocahontas: The Legend||Pocahontas|
|2000||Fast Food Fast Women||Giselle|
|2002||Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever||FBI Agent Bennett|
|2004||Resident Evil: Apocalypse||Terri Morales|
|2011||Faces in the Crowd||Nina #6|
|2012||Underworld: Awakening||Lida Keller|
|2012||Deadly Hope||Denise Landers|
|2015||Terminator Genisys||Detective Cheung|
|2018||Sorry for Your Loss||Tracey|
|1989||Friday the 13th: The Series||Kamichi||Episode: "Face of Evil" (credited as Sandrine Ho)|
|1995||Tales of the Wild||Kanata||Episode: "Les légendes du Grand Nord"|
|1996||Poltergeist: The Legacy||Ellen||Episode: "The Fifth Sepulcher"|
|1996||Once a Thief||Li Ann Tsei||Television film|
|1997–1998||Once a Thief||Li Ann Tsei||Main role, 23 episodes|
|1997||Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother||Li Ann Tsei||Television film|
|1997||The Outer Limits||Jade / Laura||Episode: "Last Supper"|
|1997||New York Undercover||Julie Min||2 episodes|
|1997||Two||Diana Polasky||Episode: "Tale of the Tape"|
|1998||Once a Thief: Family Business||Li Ann Tsei||Television film|
|2001||Witchblade||Sandrine Malraux / TV News Reporter||Episodes: "Parallax", "Legion"|
|2001||Earth Angels||Wendy||Television film|
|2002||Mutant X||Patricia||Episode: "The Future Revealed"|
|2004||Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation||Private Jill Sandee||Television film|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Melissa Boone||Episode: "Sex and Taxes"|
|2005||Las Vegas||Detective Jenny Cho||3 episodes|
|2005||ER||Drew||Episode: "Nobody's Baby"|
|2006||24||Evelyn Martin||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2006–2008||Runaway||Erin Baxter||5 episodes|
|2007||The L Word||Catherine Rothberg||5 episodes|
|2007||Fire Serpent||Christina Andrews||Television film|
|2007||The Dark Room||Leanne Kisoun||Television film|
|2008||Burn Up||Mika Namuvai||2 episodes|
|2009||Bored to Death||Niko Oh||Episode: "Stockholm Syndrome"|
|2009||The Phantom||Guran||2 episodes|
|2010||The Mentalist||Elise Chaye||Episode: "Blood In, Blood Out"|
|2010||The Line||Rachel Wu||Television film|
|2011||Sanctuary||Charlotte Benoit||Episode: "Monsoon"|
|2011||Flashpoint||Beth Topp||Episode: "Slow Burn"|
|2012||Deadly Hope||Denise Landers||Television film|
|2012||The Listener||Christa Merker||Episode: "Poisoned Minds"|
|2013–2014||Hostages||Sandrine Renault||Main role, 15 episodes|
|2013–2014||House of Cards||Gillian Cole||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2015||The Returned||Julie Han||Main role, 10 episodes|
|2015||Fear the Walking Dead||Dr. Bethany Exner||3 episodes|
|2016||Damien||Paula Sciarra||2 episodes|
|2016||Blindspot||Vanessa Chang||Episode: "Any Wounded Thief"|
|2016||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Nora Wattan||Episode: "Fashionable Crimes"|
|2016||Mr. Robot||Susan Jacobs||2 episodes|
|2016–2017||MacGyver||Patricia Thornton||Main role, 12 episodes|
|2016||The Art of More||Isabel Perry||Recurring role (season 2)|
|2017||Love||Jorie||Episode: "A Day", #3.6|
|2018||The X-Files||Karen Hamby||Episode: "This"|
|2018||Homeland||Simone Martin||8 episodes|
|2018||The Crossing||Emma Ren||Main role|
|2018||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Lisa Abernathy||3 episodes|
|2019||FBI||Lynn Carver||Guest Star Episode: "Apex"|
|2020||The Expanse||Oksana||8 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|1991||Genie Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||Black Robe||Nominated|
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