Willa Holland is an actress and a model. She began modeling when she was seven after Steven Spielberg, a filmmaker saw her playing in his house at The Hamptons while he was filming home videos and suggested that she be put in front of a camera.
She was soon after signed to Ford Modeling Agency where she modeled for some brands. Her first appearance on screen was in the year 1999 after her step-dad took her to a theatrical talent agency. Since then, she has appeared in lots of national commercials, television series, and movies.
Biography of Willa Holland
The screen diva was born Willa Joanna Chance Holland in Los Angeles, California, on June 18, 1991, but is better known as Willa Holland. Her parents are Darnell Gregorio who is an actress and her cinematographer husband, Keith Holland. Their marriage failed not longer the birth of their daughter and in 1995, her mother Darnell found love again and got remarried to Brian De Palmer a movie director.
But just like the first, Darnell’s second marriage lasted for just two years after which they got divorced. Willard was raised with sisters; Brianna Holland and Piper De Palmer. She went to Palisades Charter High School which she attended for just six weeks before leaving to concentrate on her budding acting career which was just kicking off at the time.
Everything You Must Know About The Actress
Holland is not just an actress but also a model. Her talent was discovered at a tender age and that was the beginning of her career. She signed with Ford Modeling Agency in Los Angeles at age seven, in September 1998 and that was how her journey into an eventful modeling career began. Her first modeling job was for Burberry and after that, Willa Holland would go on to model for top brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess, Ralph Lauren, and so many others.
Her acting career started in the year 1999 after she was taken to a talent agency by her stepfather, Brian De Palmer after which she started appearing in several commercials and then moved on to movies and shows. She appeared in her first film Ordinary Madness (2001) when she was only ten and Brian was the cinematographer for the movie project.
After this, she continued starring in television series and movies such as; Garden Party (2008), Chasing 3000 (2010), Tiger Eyes (2012), Blood in the Water (2016), and so many others. The television series The O.C in which she acted in between 2005 and 2007 as Kaitlin Cooper is one of Willa Holland’s most popular roles.
Her performance in the movie, Tiger Eyes won her an award for Best Actress at the 2012 Boston International Film Festival. She also lent her voice to video games such as; Scarface: The World Is Yours (2006), Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep (2010), and others.
It is apparent that the model cum actress is making waves and has really grown in the industry not just with respect to fame or movie roles but also in terms of the financial remunerations. With her current net worth estimated to be to the tune of $5 million, it is quite obvious that she is being well paid in the industry.
The star’s parents are also in the movie industry. Her father, Keith Holland is a cinematographer who has worked on great movies like; Cage Free (2010), The Heart of A Woman (2017), and many others. Her mother Darnell Gregorio-De Palmer is also an actress. Her stepfather’s name is Brian De Palmer and he is a movie director.
Her mother’s marriage to Brian also gave Willa a half sister – Piper De Palmer born in 1996, which means she has two sisters. Her older sister (with her biological parents) is Brianna Holland who was born in 1988.
Personal Life and Relationship
Not much is known of Willa Holland’s personal life. Although she once dated Toby Hemingway, an actor in 2009, the relationship ended the next year, lasting for less than a year. It was also rumored that in 2015, she dated Nate Walton, a photographer in Los Angeles. The rumor broke out after she uploaded some pictures of them together on the social media platform, Instagram, however, we are not sure how true this is. Presently, Willa Holland is single and is not in any relationship at the moment.
The green-eyed actress has the perfect body shape to fit into the world of Hollywood. She weighs 56 kg and has an average height which is measured at 5 feet 7 inches. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.