Willa Holland Biography

Willa Holland is a well-known American actress, model and voice actress. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and other facts about her life.

Willa Holland
Quick Facts

Nick Name: Willa

Birthday: June 18, 1991

Nationality: American

Famous: Models Actresses

Age: 28 Years, 28 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Also Known As: Willa Joannachance Holland

Born in: Los Angeles, California, U.S

Famous as: Actress, Model, Voice Actress

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females


father: Keith Holland, Brian De Palma (step-father)

mother: Darnell Gregorio-De Palma

siblings: Brianna Holland (elder sister) and Piper De Palma

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Palisades Charter High School

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Willa Holland is a well-known American actress, model and voice actress. Best known for her performances in ‘The O.C’, ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Arrow’, she started her career at the age of seven. Holland first did modeling for ‘Burberry’ in 1998. Since then, she has done several advertisements and has also launched a successful career on the small screen as well as the big screen. Besides all these, Holland has also contributed her voice to a number of video games. Coming to the honors she has received, the American actress was once nominated for ‘Spike Video Game Award for Best Cast’. She also received the ‘Boston International Film Festival Award’ for Best Actress’ in 2012. Apart from the accolades from the TV and film industry, Willa Holland has earned immense love from people all around the country. As of now, she has a huge fan following on social media. This green-eyed beauty has 1.4m fans on Instagram. Not just this! She has 332k followers on Twitter as well.

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  • Willa Holland started her career at the age of seven by doing a shoot for ‘Burberry’. This was her first contract signed with Ford Modeling Agency. She then worked alongside her father in the 2001 movie, ‘Ordinary Madness’. Four years later, she portrayed the character of ‘Kalla’ in the television series ‘The Comeback’. The following year, i.e. in 2006, Holland lent her voice to the video game titled ‘Scarface: The World Is Yours’. The same year, she appeared in the TV series ‘The O.C.’. This performance of hers fetched her positive response from the viewers of the series.
  • In 2008, she did the television series ‘Gossip Girl’, in which she had a recurring role. Later on, she did two movies ’Legion’ and ‘Chasing 300’ and gave her voice to the character of ‘Aqua’ in ‘Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep’. In 2008, Willa Holland also appeared in the music video ‘Keep Me Up All Night’. In 2010, she did a music video titled ‘Fearless Love’. In 2011, she did one more video with the name ‘8050 (Too Fast, Too Slow)’.
  • In 2012, Willa Holland was cast in the action-adventure series ‘Arrow’. She also appeared as Davey Wexler in the film ‘Tiger Eyes’ the same year. Through her performances in these two projects, she garnered a lot of attention from the public. In 2012, Willa Holland won the ‘Boston International Film Festival Award’ for ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in Tiger Eyes’. Along with this work, Holland again voiced Aqua in the game titled ‘Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance’. In 2015, she appeared in two episodes of the series ‘The Flash’. All these contributions by Willa Holland to the modeling world, television and the big screen took her name to great heights and earned her millions of fans from all across the country.
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Personal Life
  • Willa Holland was born on June 18, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Her father, Keith Holland, is a well-known cinematographer. Her mother, Darnell Gregorio-De Palma, is a famous actress. She has an elder sister, Brianna Holland. In 1995, the actress’ mother married director Brian De Palma with whom she has a daughter, Piper De Palma. Coming to Holland’s love relationships, the actress was romantically linked to actor Toby Hemingway from 2009 to 2010. In 2013, there were rumors that she was dating actor Colton Haynes.
  • 1) Willa Holland attended the Palisades Charter High School for just six weeks.
  • 2) She was once the top child model in the USA in the category of 7-11 years.
  • 3) Holland has modeled for several renowned brands like Gap, Guess, and Ralph Lauren, to name a few.
  • 4) It was the director Steven Spielberg who told Holland’s mother that Willa should be in front of camera.
  • 5) Willa Holland has graced the cover of the ‘Teen Vogue’ magazine.
  • 6) She has a dog named ‘Cruz’.

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