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Olivia Holt
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Holt in March 2018
BornOlivia Hastings Holt
(1997-08-05) August 5, 1997 (age 21)
Germantown, Tennessee, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2009–present
Musical career
Genres
  • Pop
  • R&B[1]
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsHollywood
Websitewww.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.

In 2018, she began portraying Tandy Bowen / Dagger in the Freeform series Cloak & Dagger.

Contents

  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
    • 2.1 Television
    • 2.2 Film
    • 2.3 Music
    • 2.4 Endorsements
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 Discography
    • 4.1 Extended plays
    • 4.2 Singles
    • 4.3 As featuring artist
    • 4.4 Promotional singles
    • 4.5 Other appearances
    • 4.6 Music videos
  • 5 Awards and nominations
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

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 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 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". 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.[30]

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.[31] She was announced as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena in March 2016.[10][19]

Filmography

Holt in 2016
Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Black & Blue Claire
2014 Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast Morgan Voice role[32]
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 role
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Disney XD's My Life Herself Disney XD documentary[33]
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, 2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Amber Voice role; 3 episodes[34]
2016 The Evermoor Chronicles Valentina Episodes: "Valentina", "Nevermoor"
2018-present Cloak & Dagger Tandy Bowen / Dagger Lead 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.
[35]
Olivia
  • Released: July 15, 2016
  • Label: Hollywood
  • Formats: CD, digital download
19

Singles

Year Title Peak positions Album
US
Dance
[36]
BEL
(FL)
Tip
[37]
DEN
[38]
ITA
[39]
NLD
[40]
SWE
[41]
2016 "Phoenix"[42] Olivia
"History"[43] 21 78 96 32
2017 "Paradise"
(with Brandon Beal)
39 TBA
"Party On a Weekday"
(with MYBADD)
"Generous" 1
2018 "16 Steps"[44]
(with Martin Jensen & Yxng Bane)
Non-album single

As featuring artist

Song Year Album
"Wrong Move"[45]
(R3HAB and Thrdlife featuring Olivia Holt)
2018 The Wave

Promotional singles

Year Title Album
2014 "Carry On"[46] Non-album single
"Time of Our Lives"[47] Disney Channel Play It Loud
2018 "You've Got a Friend in Me"
(with Jordan Fisher)[48]
Non-album single

Other appearances

Year Title Album
2012 "Winter Wonderland" Disney Channel Holiday Playlist
"Fearless" Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist
"Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now"
"Had Me @ Hello"
2013 "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" Shake It Up: I <3 Dance
"Snowflakes" Holidays Unwrapped
2017 "Sad Song (RJ Remix)"
(with We the Kings)
Non-album song
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" A Hollywood Christmas
2018 "Come Sail Away" Cloak & Dagger

Music videos

List of music videos, showing director
Year Title Director Notes
2014 "Carry On" Jonathan Craven, Darren Craig and Jeff Nicholas[49]
"Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" Harry Perry III[50] Among Disney Channel Circle of Stars
2016 "Phoenix" Raffi Adlin[51]
"History" Ryan Andrews[52]
2017 "Paradise" Jonas Risvig and Frederik Borg
"Generous" Chris Applebaum
2018 "Wrong Move" Josh Forbes
"16 Steps" Michael Sauer Christensen

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Crush Song "Had Me @ Hello" Won [53]
Shorty Awards Best Actress Kickin' It Nominated [54]
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star Cloak & Dagger Won [55]
Choice Female Hottie Herself Nominated [55]