Claire Holt

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Claire Holt
Claire Holt 2012.jpg
Claire Holt at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation's Influence Affair Red Carpet 2012.
BornClaire Rhiannon Holt[1]
(1988-06-11) 11 June 1988 (age 25)[2]
Brisbane, Australia[3]
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present
 
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Claire Holt
Claire Holt 2012.jpg
Claire Holt at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation's Influence Affair Red Carpet 2012.
BornClaire Rhiannon Holt[1]
(1988-06-11) 11 June 1988 (age 25)[2]
Brisbane, Australia[3]
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present

Claire Rhiannon Holt (born 11 June 1988) is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Emma Gilbert on the television show H2O: Just Add Water, Chastity Meyer on Mean Girls 2, and Rebekah Mikaelson on The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.

Early life

Holt was born in Brisbane, Australia. She graduated from Stuartholme School in Toowong at the end of 2005. She is involved in several sports: swimming, volleyball, water polo, and Tae-Kwon-Do, in which she has a black belt.[4] When she was younger, she was in the school choir.

Career

In 2006, Holt won the role of Emma Gilbert in the Network Ten children's television series H2O: Just Add Water. The show has earned a Logie Award and Nickelodeon Australia Kids' Choice Award. While the series was renewed for a third series, Holt left the show after series two after signing on for the sequel to the 2007 film The Messengers, titled Messengers 2: The Scarecrow. Filming took place in Sofia throughout 2008. Starring alongside Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens, the film was released 21 July 2009 straight-to-DVD.

In addition to television and film roles, Holt has appeared in advertisements for Dreamworld, Sizzler, and Queensland Lifesaving. BuddyTV ranked her number 55 on its TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011 list.[5]

In August 2011, Holt was confirmed to be in the TV series The Vampire Diaries as Rebekah.[6] On 13 January 2013, The CW announced that Holt had joined the cast for the backdoor pilot of The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals. She will reprise her role as Rebekah Mikaelson.[7]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006–2008H2O: Just Add WaterEmma Gilbert52 episodes
2009Messengers 2: The ScarecrowLindsay RollinsDirect-to-video
2011Mean Girls 2Chastity MeyerTV movie
Pretty Little LiarsSamara Cook5 episodes
2011–presentThe Vampire DiariesRebekah MikaelsonGuest star
2012Blue Like JazzPennyMain role
2013–presentThe OriginalsRebekah MikaelsonMain role

References

  1. ^ Guliadis, Theo (6 June 2013). "Happy Birthday Wishes for Claire Holt: Pictures and Fun Facts!". The Vampire Diaries (Alloy Entertainment). Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Questions for Claire Holt (Emma Gilbert)". Boomerang Latin America. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Pretty Little Liars Cast - Claire Holt". ABC Family. Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "H2O - Just Add Water: cast". AustralianTelevision.net. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2011". BuddyTV. 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Naoreen, Nuzhat (9 August 2011). "'Vampire Diaries' Casts Stefan's Ex: 5 Theories On Why She's Coming To Town". MTV.com. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Swift, Andy (13 February 2013). "'The Originals' Scoop: Claire Holt Joins The 'Vampire Diaries' Spin-Off". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 

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