|Full Name||Holland Marie Roden|
|Birthday||October 7, 1986|
|Birthplace||Dallas, Texas, United States|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Holland Marie Roden was born on October 7, 1986 in Dallas, Texas. She spent most of her childhood in Dallas with her radiologist father and her mother who was a professional dancer and children‘s book author. From an early age, Holland was drawn to performing. She trained in ballet and acting during her school years.
After graduating from the prestigious all-girls Hockaday School in Dallas in 2004, Holland attended UCLA where she majored in molecular biology and women‘s studies. She was also member of the UCLA swim team for 4 years during her college days. However, Holland‘s lifelong passion for acting led her to take theater classes at UCLA and start auditioning for roles.
Breakout Role in Teen Wolf
Holland‘s professional acting career began in 2007 when she made her debut with minor roles in shows like CSI: Miami and Cold Case. But her big break came in 2011 when she landed the role of Lydia Martin in MTV‘s supernatural drama series Teen Wolf.
As the sassy, popular girl Lydia who later discovers she is a banshee with psychic powers, Holland delivered a scene-stealing performance on the show. She brilliantly depicted Lydia‘s complex character arc from an arrogant queen bee to a courageous heroine. With her memorable expressions and quick wit, Holland helped make Lydia one of the most beloved characters on Teen Wolf.
Teen Wolf enjoyed a highly successful 6 season run from 2011 to 2017 with Holland as part of the main cast throughout. Her nuanced performance earned her critical acclaim and catapulted her to global fame.
Other Notable Roles
After the phenomenal success of Teen Wolf, Holland continued taking on exciting roles in various TV shows and movies:
- Lost Girl (2010) – played a mermaid named Lysia
- Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack (2017) – lead role as cheer captain Destiny
- Channel Zero: No-End House (2017) – lead role as Margot Sleator
- Ringside (2018) – lead role as Emma Carver
- Deputy (2020) – supporting role as Paula Reyes
Some of her other acting credits include appearances on popular shows like Grey‘s Anatomy, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, Masters of Sex, and Weeds over the years.
Advocacy and Interests
Beyond acting, Holland is dedicated to mental health advocacy. She has been very open about her own struggles with depression and anxiety. As someone who found strength to push forward and find success, Holland hopes to inspire others dealing with similar issues to keep fighting.
She has partnered with organizations like Project UROK to help break the stigma around mental illness. Holland has also hosted a lifestyle web series called “Hot Mess Moves” where she discussed confidence, body positivity, and self-care.
An avid animal lover, Holland works closely with non-profits like the Humane Society to promote animal welfare. She enjoys activities like yoga, hiking, and rock climbing in her free time. Holland is also interested in fashion and launched her own clothing line called HR.
With her authenticity, resilience, talent, and compassion, Holland Roden has solidified her place in Hollywood and as an inspiration to millions of fans across the globe. At 37, she remains one of the most exciting actresses of her generation with a bright future ahead.