Who is Willa Holland?
Born Willa Joana Chance Holland on the 18th of June 1991, she is an American actress and model, who became famous through her roles in “The O.C.”, “Gossip Girl”, and “Arrow” playing the role of Thea Queen.
Willa Holland’s Early Life
Holland was born in Los Angeles, California and is the daughter of Keith Holland, a cinematographer, and Darnell Gregorio-De Palma, an actress. She also has two sisters, Brianna and Piper. She attended Palisades Charter High School, but then left after just six weeks when her career as an actress took off.
Willa Holland’s CareerHolland’s career actually started as early as seven years old, when their neighbour at The Hamptons, Steven Spielberg, saw her and suggested to her parents that she be put in front of a camera. Upon coming back to their home in Los Angeles, she was signed by Ford Modelling Agency, and then started appearing in various campaigns, including for Burberry, Gap, Guess, and Ralph Lauren. Despite her age, she was already setting up both her career and her net worth. In 1999, Holland was taken by her mother to a theatrical talent agency to hone her skills, and continued appearing in national commercials, and soon in various television shows too, including “The Inside” and “The OC”, replacing Shailene Woodley.
— Willa Holland (@Willaaaah) March 8, 2015
In 2008, still just 17, Holland joined the cast of the hit series “Gossip Girl”, in the role of Agnes Andrews, a rebellious 16-year old who ruined the life of Taylor Momsen’s character – despite only appearing in one season, she made a lasting impression with the show’s fans. In 2010, she was cast in her first major film role in “Legion,” and continuing right on, in 2012 won the Boston International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Tiger Eyes”.
Willa Holland’s Big Break and Various Endeavours
Holland finally received her big career break later in 2012, when she became part of the new tv series “Arrow,”bBased on the comic book “Green Arrow”, and in which she plays the role of Thea Queen / Speedy who is also the sister of Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, rapidly becoming one of the most popular characters in the show. She stayed in the show for six seasons, and the show’s success not only catapulted her to fame but has also increased her wealth immensely. However, as of mid-2018, she decided to leave the show.
Aside from being an actress in front of the camera, Holland is also known for her voice acting prowess, lending her talent to the PlayStation Portable game “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep,” being the voice behind the character Aqua, and has reprised her roles in the following sequels of the game including “Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance”, “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix”, “Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage”, and again in “Kingdom Hearts III” coming in 2019. Her skill as a voice actress also helped her career as well as net worth. Lastly, Holland is also known to have graced a couple if music videos, including “Keep Me Up All Night” by The Glitterati, “Fearless Love” by Melissa Etheridge, and “8050 (Too Fast, Too Slow)” by White Arrows. Today, she is still a successful actress working in show business.
— Willa Holland (@Willaaaah) October 7, 2015
Willa Holland’s Body Measurement
In terms of her body measurement, Holland is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall, and reputedly weighs 123 lbs. (56 kg.) Her vital statistics are 32-25-33 inches, and has light brown hair and green eyes.
Willa Hollland’s Net Worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Holland’s net worth is reported to be over $5 million, acquired from her years working as an actress, starting as early as seven years of age.
Willa Holland’s Personal Life
In terms of her personal life, Holland is currently single, and it’s unclear if she is dating anybody. She dated British actor Toby Hemingway in 2009, but their relationship only lasted for a year. In 2013, she was also rumoured to have dated American actor, singer and model Colton Haynes, but neither she nor Haynes confirmed or denied the relationship.