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Olivia Holt: Multi-Talented Star Who Found Early Success

Full Name Olivia Hastings Holt
Birthday August 5, 1997
Birth Place Germantown, Tennessee, United States
Age 26
Height 5‘ 3"
Net Worth $2 million
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube

Olivia Holt is a multi-talented actress and singer who found fame at a young age. She has starred in several hit Disney Channel shows, released pop music albums, and expanded into more mature acting roles.

Early Life and Background

Olivia Holt was born on August 5, 1997 in Germantown, Tennessee. She was raised in Nesbit, Mississippi alongside her twin brother Cade and two other siblings, Morgan and Madeline.

From age 3, Olivia loved performing and took dance lessons. She also did gymnastics competitively. When she was 8 years old, her family moved to Los Angeles so she could pursue acting.

Olivia was homeschooled to focus on her budding career. She has talked about how homeschooling made it difficult to socialize. Her main companion was her twin Cade.

Gaining Disney Stardom

In 2011 at age 14, Olivia got her big break starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie Girl vs. Monster. This launched her to stardom.

Her next major role was on the Disney XD martial arts sitcom Kickin‘ It as Kim from 2011 to 2015. This series ran for 4 seasons and 87 episodes.

In 2012, Olivia released her debut single "Had Me @ Hello" on the Disney label Hollywood Records. She has since released EPs and singles like 2014‘s Olivia and 2016‘s "History."

Olivia voiced the lead role in the 2013 DCOM Girl vs. Monster and recorded several songs for the soundtrack like "Had Me @Hello", which charted on Billboard‘s Kid Digital Songs.

From 2014 to 2017, she co-starred on the Disney Channel comedy series I Didn‘t Do It alongside Austin North, Piper Curda, Peyton Clark, and Sarah Gilman. The teen sitcom ran for 2 seasons.

Olivia also voiced Gwen Stacy in the Disney animated series Marvel‘s Ultimate Spider-Man from 2015 to 2017, appearing in 16 episodes.

Transitioning to More Mature Roles

As Olivia Holt moved into her late teens, she began taking on more diverse and mature acting roles.

In 2017, she was cast as Tandy Bowen in the Freeform superhero drama Marvel‘s Cloak & Dagger. Her character develops powers after a chemical plant explosion. Holt portrayed Tandy until the show ended in 2019 after 2 seasons.

In 2018, Olivia starred in the Facebook Watch drama series You & Me as Emma. She played a teenager trying to reconnect with her formerly absent father over the course of 10 episodes.

Olivia has also appeared in films like the 2019 ABC holiday movie Same Time, Next Christmas and the 2020 thriller Cruel Summer.

She voiced the Wasp / Hope Van Dyne in the 2020 Marvel mobile game Marvel‘s Avengers Academy.

Olivia also still releases new music, like her 2020 single "Love U Again" which has over 3 million Spotify streams.

In 2021, she voiced the lead role in the Disney Channel animated series The Ghost and Molly McGee.

Accolades and Impacts

Olivia Holt has won several awards for her acting over the years:

  • 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series for Kickin‘ It
  • 2016 Kids Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star for I Didn‘t Do It

She has also been nominated for Teen Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, and more.

Olivia has over 8 million combined followers on Instagram and Twitter and 6 million YouTube subscribers. She uses her platform to support charitable causes like St. Jude Children‘s Hospital.

Fun Facts About Olivia Holt

  • She has a twin brother named Cade who is also an actor.
  • Olivia was a competitive dancer for 4 years in her childhood.
  • She loves photography, reading, and playing with her Yorkie named Henry.
  • Her fans are called "Holtites".
  • Olivia‘s celebrity crush is Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • She stays fit through hot yoga, hiking and playing soccer.

The Future Looks Bright

At just 26 years old, Olivia Holt has already showcased her talents across TV, film, and music. She found early stardom with Disney Channel, but has also taken on more mature roles in recent years.

With her likeable charm, comedic timing, vocal skills, and business savvy, Olivia seems destined for more success. She comes across as a well-grounded former child star.

With many exciting projects already lined up, Olivia Holt‘s future looks very bright. There is no doubt this multi-talented entertainer will continue delighting audiences for many years to come.