Willa Holland Biography

Willa Holland is a versatile figure in the entertainment industry as she is both an actress and a voice actress, but has ultimately started her career as a model. She began her modeling career at a very young age but has her mother’s ex-husband, Brian de Palma, to thank for.

Willa Holland is the daughter of Darnell Gregorio-De Palma, the former wife of the renowned director Brian de Palma. She actually began her modeling career at the tender age of seven. She was signed by Ford Modeling Agency and made her debut with a shoot for Burberry. Willa started appearing in a number of national commercials and would even have her debuting role on film. It was in a movie that her biological father directed, called “Ordinary Madness” (2001). Willa had a very successful modeling career but ultimately made a successful transition to acting.


Willa Holland in “Arrow”

She would star in an independent film called “Garden Party” (2007). But the next year marked her big breakthrough as she was cast as the character of Kaitlin Cooper on CW’s “The O.C.” She started off as a recurring role in season 3 but would be upgraded to the main role for season 4. After the success that she had with this show, she also appeared in the famed “Gossip Girl” as a minor character in a few episodes. Things only got better for Willa Holland as she was cast in her first major studio film. She appeared in the apocalyptic thriller named “Legion” (2010). She would continue the next year with a role in “Straw Dogs” (2011), a remake of the movie originally from 1971.  In 2012, Willa Holland was cast to play the role of Thea Queen in another CW show, DC’s “Arrow”. Since then she has been a season regular and plays the main role on the show. Being the sister of Arrow, played by Stephen Amell, at one point of the show she becomes his partner and takes the name of Speedy. She has also reprised the same role in other Arrowverse TV shows like “The Flash”.

Willa Holland has also done some voiceover work. She actually appears as the voice of Aqua in the Kingdom Heart video games.


David Ramsey, Willa Holland, and Emily Rickards in “The Flash”

Willa Holland Net Worth and Salary

Willa Holland is one of the actors from the entire Arrowverse shows with the biggest net worth. She may not have the biggest salary like many other stars do, but overall she topples them when it comes to her net worth. She owes this to her other work and jobs that she does. Mainly, she has earned a lot of money with her modeling work as she has started at a very young age. She has had enough time to get a pretty nice fortune for her. Now she is worth exactly 5 million dollars.

Willa Holland Boyfriends

Willa Holland is active but also secretive when it comes to dating. There have been a lot of rumors about her past boyfriends, but not a lot has been confirmed. There have been rumors that she dated Colton Haynes, who was also her romantic counterpart in the “Arrow” show. Like everyone, she too was also linked with having an affair with Stephen Amell, but it was not confirmed. But we do know that in the past she used to be romantically involved with Toby Hemingway. Willa dated the English actor for a period between 2009 and 2010. But the two eventually spilled. There is no information about Willa Holland dating anybody now and most people assume that she is single.


Willa Holland with her ex-boyfriend Colton Haynes

Willa Holland Age

Willa Holland was born in Los Angeles on June 18, 1991. This makes her current age 26 years old. She is the daughter of a filmmaker Keith Holland and an actress Darnell Gregorio-De Palma. Her mother was once married to the famous filmmaker Brian de Palma and them to share quite a good relationship together. It was de Palma who helped Willa start her modeling career in fact. Although her father is the one to thank for starting her acting career. Willa was enrolled in Palisades Charter High School but only remained there for six weeks. She left school to pursue her acting and modeling career and also she felt uneasy with her peers as she was already an established model at the time.

Height and Weight

Being a working model and an actress, Willa Holland is quite a beautiful young woman. She maintains her body and is petite and has a small build. This is perfect for a model as some would say. Her weight is 123.5 pounds (56 kg) and she is 5 ft 7 inches (170 cm) tall. Her body measurements are 32-25-33 in or 81-61-84 cm. She also has light brown hair and green eyes which makes her really cute and attractive.


Willa Holland as a model

How did Willa Holland Start her Career?

The story behind Willa Holland’s origin and the start of her career is very interesting. More so, it is linked with some very famous people. While attending a party in the Hamptons, held by her stepfather Brian de Palma, young Willa performed at the party. She was only seven years old at the time. One of the guests was none other than Steven Spielberg. After seeing Willa perform he immediately said to her parents that they should immediately put her in acting school and that she has great potential to be very good. The rest is history as once they returned to Los Angeles, Willa was picked up by Ford Modeling Agency and she signed her first campaign. Her very early start in this career has helped her gain success and she will only continue to be even more successful.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Willa Holland was born and grew up in America. Her ethnic background has not been discussed precisely, but she is Caucasian by ethnicity. By nationality, she is an American citizen.

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Born:,June 18 1991
Profession:,actress – voice actress – model
Net Worth:,$5 million
Hair Color:,N/A
Eye Color:,N/A
Height:,5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight:,123.5 pounds (56 kg)
Married to:,Not yet
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Gemini
Education:,Palisades Charter High School

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