To fans of The CW’s The Originals, Claire Holt is the badass and romantic Rebekah Mikaelson. To fans of Pretty Little Liars, she is Samara Cook. To fans of either TV show, she is a beautiful actress who has portrayed a couple of the most beloved female characters in recent television history.
Beyond her talents as an actress, her beauty has also stood out among her peers, ranking at 55 in a 2011 list of the 100 Sexiest Women Alive. It is physical excellence that has made her a personality of choice for several brands who have contracted her for the promotion of their various products. Even to her hardcore fans, there are still a few information about the actress left to be uncovered, and we cover all of them below. Read on.
Claire Holt – Biography
To have a career that features not one, but three credits in major television with popular reach is an achievement for any actor. Claire Holt’s appearances in CW’s The Vampire Diaries and The Originals has put her in the bracket of one of the few actors who get the rare chance of appearing in a successful and popular film project. When she made her debut in The Vampire Diaries as Rebekah Mikaelson in 2011, it was the culmination of the hard work that had defined a life that began on the 11th of June 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland in Australia.
She was born to John Holt and Ann Holt. Claire, along with three siblings – David, Rachel, and Madeline was raised in Brisbane. Early into her formal education life, Claire Holt was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) in the first year of her high school education. Her hyperactivity caused her to participate in several physical activities like water polo, volleyball, and swimming. Those who have seen her in The Originals are pretty familiar with how much of a badass she is, but she is equally a badass in real life – she has a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.
A year after she graduated from Stuartholme School in 2005, she made her debut on camera for a television series by Network Ten, H2O: Just Add Water. She starred in two seasons of the show, although the show ran for a third season. She opted to star in another film, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow. After she appeared in the film in 2009, she starred in Mean Girls 2, playing the character Chastity Meyer in 2011.
2011 turned out to be a great year for Claire Holt’s career. She got cast in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, the spin-off of the vampire show. She debuted her character, Rebekah Mikaelson on The Vampire Diaries, later going on to appear in 37 episodes of the show. In The Originals, she starred in 34 episodes, appearing in the second to the fifth season as a recurring character after starting the show as a regular in the first season. In the very same 2011, she was cast as Samara Cook in Pretty Little Liars, appearing in 5 episodes.
The following year, she returned to the big screen, appearing in Blue Like Jazz, playing Penny in the main role. Other big screen features include 47 Meters Down in 2017 and The Divorce Party in 2019. She is also expected to appear in Painted Beauty in 2019 as Sasha. In between her recurring roles on The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, she starred in a lead role as Chairman Tully in the 2015/2016 show, Aquarius.
Claire Holt has been an active professional actress for a while, since 2006 as a matter of fact. She has starred in a couple of commercially successful shows and has a career that has spanned several television shows and a couple of big screen features. All of this has helped her build a net worth of $500,000.
Husband or Boyfriend
Claire Holt dated Matthew Kaplan for quite a while. The couple eventually tied the knot in April 2016. Unfortunately, their love did not withstand the pressure of marriage, with the couple filing for divorce within a year of their marriage. In the very same year, however, in December 2017, Holt was engaged to Andrew Joblon. They got married on the 18th of August, 2018 and are expecting their first child in 2019 after announcing their pregnancy in October 2018.
Claire Holt may have starred in Mean Girls 2 in a story about some of the complications of sisterhood, but she had been dealing with the reality since she was a child. She has two sisters, Madeline and Rachel.
She made the enviable list of the sexiest women in the world for a reason and it is for her amazing body that is sure to stand out in a crowd. She stands at 5 feet 6½ inches and weighs 60 kg. Such an admirable body size is accompanied by body measurements of 32-26-34 inches, measuring her bust, waist and hip size. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.