Claire Holt

Claire Holt

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Claire Holt
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Holt in 2014
Born Claire Rhiannon Holt
(1988-06-11) 11 June 1988 (age 29)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Education Stuartholme School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Known for
Spouse(s) Matthew Kaplan
(m. 2016; separated 2017)
Partner(s) Andrew Joblon (2017–present; engaged)

Claire Rhiannon Holt[1] (born 11 June 1988)[1] is an Australian actress, known for her roles as Rebekah Mikaelson in the television series The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff series The Originals, Samara Cook in Pretty Little Liars, Emma in H2O: Just Add Water, and Kate in the survival horror film 47 Meters Down.

Early life[edit]

Holt was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[1]


In 2006, Holt won the role of Emma Gilbert in the Network Ten children’s television series H2O: Just Add Water. The show has earned a Logie Award and Nickelodeon Australia Kids’ Choice Award. While the series was renewed for a third series, Holt left the show after series two after signing on for the sequel to the 2007 film The Messengers, titled Messengers 2: The Scarecrow. Filming took place in Sofia throughout 2008. Starring alongside Norman Reedus and Heather Stephens, the film was released 21 July 2009 straight-to-DVD.

In addition to television and film roles, Holt has appeared in advertisements for Dreamworld, Sizzler, and Queensland Lifesaving. BuddyTV ranked her number 55 on its TV’s 100 Sexiest Women of 2011 list.[2]

In August 2011, Holt was confirmed to be in the TV series The Vampire Diaries as Rebekah.[3] On 13 January 2013, The CW announced that Holt had joined the cast for the backdoor pilot of The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, where she reprised her role as Rebekah Mikaelson.[4] She exited the show as a series regular in the sixteenth episode of the first season, which aired in the U.S. on 11 March 2014.[5] Holt returned to her role in the season one finale on 13 May 2014, and continues to periodically guest star on the series.

In 2014, Holt was linked to CBS’ Supergirl, though she chose not to pursue it.[6] She starred in NBC “event series” Aquarius as Charmain Tully. In 2016, she was cast in the romantic comedy film The Divorce Party, playing the role of Susan.[7]

In 2017, Holt had a starring role, Kayla, in the ABC thriller drama television pilot Doomsday.[8] Also that year, Holt starred as Kate in the underwater survival thriller film 47 Meters Down, opposite Mandy Moore and Matthew Modine, which was released in theaters on 16 June 2017.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2015, Holt became engaged to longtime boyfriend, TV producer Matthew Kaplan.[10] The two were married in April 2016.[11] On 27 April 2017, Kaplan filed for divorce from Holt, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Holt subsequently filed in response on 2 May 2017, also asking for her name to be changed from Kaplan back to Holt.[12] On 3 December 2017, Holt announced her engagement to real estate executive Andrew Joblon.[13] On 4 March 2018, Holt revealed on Instagram that she had suffered a miscarriage.[14]


Holt at the Ian Somerhalder Foundation’s Influence Affair Red Carpet 2012

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Messengers 2: The Scarecrow Rollins, LindsayLindsay Rollins Main role
2012 Blue Like Jazz Penny Main role
2017 47 Meters Down Kate Main role
2018 Irreplaceable You
TBA The Divorce Party Susan
TBA A Violent Separation Abbey Filming
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2008 H2O: Just Add Water Gilbert, EmmaEmma Gilbert Main role (seasons 1–2), 51 episodes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Meyer, ChastityChastity Meyer Television film[15]
2011 Pretty Little Liars Cook, SamaraSamara Cook Recurring role, 5 episodes
2011–2013 Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire Diaries Mikaelson, RebekahRebekah Mikaelson Recurring role, 37 episodes
2013–2018 Originals, TheThe Originals Mikaelson, RebekahRebekah Mikaelson Main role (season 1); recurring role (season 2 – 5); 34 episodes to date
2015–2016 Aquarius Tully, CharmainCharmain Tully Main role, 22 episodes
TBA Becoming Lisa Filming
TBA Wolf in the Wild Filming
Music video roles
Year Song Artist Notes
2014 “We Are Done” The Madden Brothers Cameo
2017 “Small Town Boy” Dustin Lynch Main Role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy The Originals Nominated [16]

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