Olivia Holt Biography

(Actress and Singer)

Birthday: August 5, 1997 (Leo)

Born In: Germantown, Tennessee, United States

Olivia Hastings Holt is on a roll! Everything she touches turns into gold. To the uninitiated, here is a little introduction: this girl with the Midas touch is the face of entertainment kingpin Disney's Television network. Sounds rad? Well, guess what, even that is an understatement! At 19, Olivia is already a decade into her acting career, and besides starring roles in TV movies and shows, she has already announced her arrival in mainstream Hollywood cinema. And to top it off is the promise of a budding career as a musician - her discography already features a few hit singles and an eponymous Extended Play (EP).
So, what's so special about Olivia that makes her so immensely popular? Talent? Luck? A bit of both? Let's start from the beginning - from the birth of a 10-year old star.

Quick Facts

Nick Name: Liv, Livey

Also Known As: Olivia Hastings Holt

Age: 26 Years, 26 Year Old Females


father: Mark Holt

mother: Kim Holt

siblings: Cade Holt, Morgan Toll Holt

Born Country: United States

Actresses Pop Singers

Height: 5'2" (157 cm), 5'2" Females

U.S. State: Tennessee

Notable Alumni: Oak Park High School, DeSoto Central Middle School

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education: Oak Park High School, DeSoto Central Middle School

The Meteoric Rise To Stardom
Olivia started out pretty young. At the age of 10, she was performing in local theatre productions and appearing in TV commercials for reputed toy companies like Bratz, Hasbro and Mattel. The talent agents were quick to notice the prodigious 12-year old, and the first feature film role came in the 2009 teen drama, 'Black and Blue'. Though the movie failed to make a mark, it proved to be an ideal launch pad for Olivia. Two years later, in 2011, came the Disney show 'Kickin' It'. The sitcom, which followed the lives of a martial arts instructor and his students, was a runaway hit, and Olivia (who played Kim in the series) became everybody's favourite overnight. Since then, Olivia hasn't looked back.
What Makes Olivia Holt So Special
While her experience as a trained gymnast came in handy in her preparation for the role of Kim, it was Olivia's crooning skills that provided further impetus to her career - especially in the subsequent Disney productions that she appeared in. The 2012 musical fantasy teen comedy 'Girl vs. Monster' saw Olivia in a starring role as a monster hunter who sets out to rescue her parents from the monsters. Now, Disney starlets are notorious for overreaching themselves at times and foraying into the music industry in a bid to 'diversify' their resume. Most of these vanity projects are short-lived, since they are only decent singers at best and often lack what it takes to be the real deal. Olivia is perhaps an exception to the rule, for not only is she a talented actress, but a bona fide musician in the making who already has a few hits to her credit. Her debut EP, 'Olivia', was a hit and in November 2016, Olivia will be embarking on a cross-country 'Rise of a Phoenix' tour.
Beyond Fame
Mainstream stardom was bestowed upon Olivia at a very young age, but she has shown remarkable maturity in not letting the celebrity status get into her head. Following the break-up with her 'Girl vs. Monster' co-star Luke Benward, Olivia started dating Ray Kearin - a 20-year old from California who is yet to give in to the lure of entertainment industry despite his striking good looks. If their social media posts are anything to go by, the happy couple are very much in love and enjoy being in each other's company.
While not busy with her acting assignments or music tours, Olivia is all too happy to connect with her adolescent fans through her advice column in 'Tiger Beat' magazine, 'Hey, Olivia!' or moonlight as a radio jockey on her Radio Disney show, 'Olivia's Tour Diary'. Now, that sure tells you how multi-talented she is! But not all of this talent is cultivated, you know. Some of it is in the genes.
Behind The Curtains
"I am thankful for all the blessings and talents I have been given, but most of all I am thankful for my loving and supportive family," says Olivia. Indeed, due credit has to be given to Mark Holt and Kim Holt for recognizing early on that their daughter is a prodigy and nurturing her until she blossomed into a true artist. And Olivia, in her turn, neither squandered her gifts nor compromised her studies in pursuit of her artistic ambitions. Having graduated from Oak Park High School in 2015, she seems all set to wholeheartedly pursue her dream of being a respected actress like her favorite, Reese Witherspoon; and a great musician like Adele or Ellie Goulding, whom she idolizes.
In the light of what she has achieved in the last decade or so, we won't be surprised if Olivia Holt becomes the next big thing in the American entertainment industry. In fact, we are already rooting for her! You go girl!

Olivia Holt Movies

1. Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)


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