Claire Holt

Claire Holt

TV Actress

Claire Rhiannon Holt is an Australian and American actress, who is known for her roles as Emma Gilbert in H₂O: Just Add Water, Samara Cook in Pretty Little Liars, Chastity Meyer in Mean Girls 2, Rebekah ...

Full Name
Claire Rhiannon Serenity Holt
Jun 11, 1988
5' 9"
Net Worth


Claire Rhiannon Holt is an Australian actress born on June 11, 1988 in Brisbane, Australia. She is of Irish and German descent. Her parents are John and Ann Holt. At a young age, she moved to the Gold Coast with her family where she attended high school at St Hilda’s School. After graduating from high school, Claire attended the University of Queensland for a year before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her career in acting.

Claire made her television debut in 2006 when she was cast as Emma Gilbert on the popular Australian TV show “H2O: Just Add Water”. After appearing in several episodes of the show, Claire went on to appear in various other TV shows and movies such as “Mean Girls 2” (2011), “Pretty Little Liars” (2012-2016) and “The Originals” (2013-2016). In 2013, she won a Teen Choice Award for her role in “Pretty Little Liars”. 

In 2016, Claire took part in the ABC series “The Bachelor Australia” where she was one of the contestants vying for the affections of Richie Strahan. Later that year, she also became an ambassador for Pantene Australia and appeared in their campaign videos. In 2017, Claire began starring in the Freeform drama series “Famous In Love” which ran until 2018. 

Currently, Claire is living in Los Angeles with her husband Matthew Kaplan who she married in April 2018. The couple welcomed their first child together—a son named James—in December 2019.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Claire Holt is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 11, 1988, Claire Holt was born in Brisbane, Australia.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Claire Holt starts her acting career with a role in the Australian drama H2O: Just Add Water.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Claire moves to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting dreams.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cast in The Vampire Diaries</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Claire lands a major role in the hit CW show The Vampire Diaries.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cast in The Originals</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Claire is cast as Rebekah Mikaelson in the spinoff series of The Vampire Diaries, titled The Originals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leaves The Originals</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Claire decides to leave The Originals after four seasons to pursue other projects.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marry Andrew Joblon</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Marries longtime boyfriend Andrew Joblon in April 2018.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Amazing Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Claire Holt is an amazing actress. She has starred in a variety of television shows and movies, from The Vampire Diaries to H2O Just Add Water. Her talent and skill as an actress make her performances captivating and entertaining to watch.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Claire Holt is a great role model for young women. She is passionate about creating positive representation for female characters in the media and works hard to ensure that she portrays strong female characters onscreen that inspire young girls to be their best selves.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Loves Animals</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Claire Holt loves animals and is an advocate for animal rights. She volunteers with different animal rescue organizations and has adopted several pets of her own. Her compassion and dedication to protecting animals makes her an inspiring person.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Professional Acting Role</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Holt's first professional acting role was in the 2007 Australian television series, "H2O: Just Add Water".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Appeared in Two Movies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2008, Claire Holt appeared in the movie "Messengers 2: The Scarecrow" and in 2011 she starred in the horror film "The Divide".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has 2 Rescue Dogs</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Holt has two rescue dogs named Luna and Roxy. Both of them have their own Instagram account (@lunaroxyholt).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Published Author</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Claire Holt is a published author. She wrote a book called "It Started With a Tweet", which was released in 2019.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Once a Model</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, Claire Holt was a model. She appeared in multiple magazines including Girlfriend and Dolly.</p></div>


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