Willa Holland is an actress and model. She started modeling at the age of seven after a filmmaker saw her playing in his Hamptons home while he was shooting home movies and suggested she be put in front of a camera.
Soon after, she was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency, where she modeled for several brands. Her first appearance on the big screen was in 1999 after her stepfather took her to a theater talent agency. Since then she has appeared in many national commercials, television series, and films.
Biography of Willa Holland
The film diva was born on June 18, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, as Willa Joanna Chance Holland, but is better known as Willa Holland. Her parents are Darnell Gregorio, who is an actor, and her husband, cameraman Keith Holland. Their marriage no longer failed because of the birth of their daughter, and in 1995 her mother Darnell found love again and remarried film director Brian De Palmer.
But just like the first marriage, Darnell’s second marriage lasted only two years, after which they divorced. Willard grew up with his sisters Brianna Holland and Piper De Palmer. She attended Palisades Charter High School, which she attended for only six weeks before leaving school to concentrate on her budding acting career, which was just beginning at that time.
Everything You Must Know About Willa Holland
Holland is not only an actress but also a model. Her talent was discovered at a tender age, and that was the beginning of her career. In September 1998, at the age of seven, she signed with the Ford Modeling Agency in Los Angeles, and so began her journey into an eventful modeling career. Her first modeling job was for Burberry, and after that Willa Holland was to work as a model for top brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Guess, Ralph Lauren and so many others.
Her acting career began in 1999 after she was brought to a talent agency by her stepfather, Brian De Palmer. After that, 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 years old, and Brian was the cameraman for the film project.
After that, she continued to star in television series and films such as Garden Party (2008), Chasing 3000 (2010), Tiger Eyes (2012), Blood in the Water (2016), and many others. The television series The O.C., in which she appeared as Kaitlin Cooper between 2005 and 2007, is one of Willa Holland’s most popular roles.
Her performance in the film Tiger Eyes earned her a Best Actress award 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’s obvious that the model cum actress is making waves and has really grown in the industry, not only in terms of fame or movie roles but also in terms of financial compensation. With her current net worth, estimated at $5 million, it is obvious that she is well paid in the industry.
The star’s parents are also active in the film industry. Their father, Keith Holland, is a cameraman who has worked on major films such as Cage Free (2010), The Heart of A Woman (2017), and many others. Her mother, Darnell Gregorio-De Palmer, is also an actress. Her stepfather is named Brian De Palmer and he is a film director.
Through her mother’s marriage to Brian, Willa also got 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, born in 1988.
Personal Life and Relationship
Not much is known about the private life of Willa Holland. Although she was once together with Toby Hemingway, an actor, in 2009, the relationship ended the next year and lasted less than a year. There was also a rumor that she dated Nate Walton, a photographer in Los Angeles, in 2015. The rumor erupted after she uploaded some pictures of them together on the social media platform Instagram, but we are not sure to what extent this is true. Currently, Willa Holland is single and has no 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 measured at 5 feet 7 inches. Her star sign is Gemini.