Olivia Holt Best Known For Playing Skylar Lewis in the 2012 Disney Channel movie Girl vs. Monster. She also played Kim in the Disney XD Original Series Kickin’ It from 2011 to 2013.
Born Name: Olivia Hastings Holt
Nick Name: Liv, Livey
Occupation: Actress, singer
Years active: 2009–present
Born: August 05, 1997, 22 years and 11 months, Germantown, Tennessee, U.S.
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Measurements: 33-23-32 in or 84-58.5-81 cm
Bra size: 32A
Genre: Pop, R&B
Labels:L Hollywood Records
Father – Mark Holt
Mother – Kim Holt
Siblings – Cade Holt (Younger Brother), Morgan Toll (Older Sister)
Olivia Holt 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.
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.
Holt was born in Germantown, Tennessee, to Mark and Kim Holt. She has two siblings. At age three, her family moved to Nesbit, Mississippi, where she grew up after briefly living in Memphis, Tennessee. Growing up, she took gymnastics classes for seven years. In 2011, she moved to Los Angeles with her family.
Holt began her acting career in local theater productions. 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.
Possessing skills in gymnastics, Holt was cast in Disney XD’s martial arts comedy Kickin’ It, which premiered on June 13, 2011. 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. 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.
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. The series ended on October 16, 2015, after two seasons. 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.
The series premiered in June 2018 and ran for two seasons until May 2019, after which it was canceled. 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.
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, who play her character’s parents in the film. The film was released in October 2017. 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. 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.
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. She also recorded a cover version of “Winter Wonderland” for the 2012 Disney Channel Holiday Playlist album. Her song “Carry On” was the theme song for the 2014 Disneynature film Bears.
In October 2014, Holt signed a record deal with Hollywood Records. Her debut single, “Phoenix”, came out on May 13, 2016. The music video was released on June 23, 2016. Olivia, her debut EP, was released on July 15, 2016.
In 2016, Holt went on her first tour, the Rise of a Phoenix Tour, with Ryland Lynch, Isac Elliot and Forever in Your Mind. She and Forever in Your Mind also performed at the 2016 TJ Martell Family Foundation Day in Los Angeles on October 9, 2016.
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.
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. She was announced as a brand ambassador for Neutrogena in March 2016.
She is signed to these agencies –
Abrams Artist Agency
Holt has appeared in several television commercials such as Bratz Lets Talk, Girl Gourmet, Hasbro Toys, Jakks Toys, Kidz Bop, Littlest Pet Shop, Mattel, Moxie Dolls, TOMS, Try It! and others.
As a Singer
Starting from 2012, she has contributed various singles such as “Winter Wonderland”, “Had Me @ Hello”, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin”, “Snowflakes”, etc.
She played the role as Claire in the 2009 movie Black & Blue.
First TV Show
Olivia’s first television appearance was on Disney XD’s documentary titled Disney XD’s My Life as herself. It was broadcasted in 2010.
Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson, Kate Middleton
Harry Styles (from One Direction)
For the TV show Kickin’ It, she used to take Parkour classes, learned martial arts. She believes that her gymnastics skills really helped a lot in her training regime for the show.
Olivia Holt Favorite Things
Food – Popcorn
TV Shows – Pretty Little Liars, Make it or Break It
Drink – Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Condiment – Tomato Ketchup
Ice Cream Flavor – Chocolate
Clothing Item – Scarf
Sports – Gymnastics
Game – Dart Tag
Festival – Halloween
Color – Turquoise
Candy – Watermelon Patch Kids
Movie – Tangled (2010)
Band – The Rascal Flatts, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars
Accessory – Earrings
Olivia Holt Facts
Olivia was born in Tennessee but moved to Nesbit, Mississippi at the age of three.
She used to do gymnastics in her childhood. She played it for continuous six years.
Olivia has also done competitive cheerleading.
She is a self-proclaimed chocolate lover.
Olivia wants to go to Hawaii to see a volcano as she has never seen it in her life time before.
She admires Colbie Caillat and Taylor Swift.
She would also like to direct and write for a TV show or a complete film.
She has a black belt in martial arts.
Olivia says she is not good at dancing and would like to polish this skill.
Holt’s song “Had Me @ Hello” had been featured on Girl vs. Monster soundtrack. For this song, she also won a Radio Disney Music Award in the category of “Best Crush Song” in 2013.
Reese Witherspoon is her dream co-star, with whom she dreams to work with.
She laughs too much – as stated by her official Twitter profile.
She likes scary movies.
She is not sisters with Claire Holt.
She was a school president when she was in seventh grade.
She has a good mind. She was in her school’s chess team.
Visit her official website @ oliviaholt.com.
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