Claire Holt

Claire Holt, born Claire Rhiannon Serenity Holt on June 11, 1988, is an Australian-American actress and model. Holt is best known for playing Emma Gilbert in “H₂O: Just Add Water” and Samara Cook in “Pretty Little Liars.” She’s a talented actress whose career goes back to 2006. Join us to celebrate her special day today.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Claire Rhiannon Serenity Holt

Birth date:

June 11, 1988



Zodiac Sign:



5' 9"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1 million

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Claire Rhiannon Serenity Holt is an Australian-American actress and model whose talents have set her apart in both niches. She is a Gemini, born on June 11, 1988, in Brisbane, Australia. Her parents are Geoffrey and Ann Holt, and she has three siblings.

Holt made her debut television appearance playing Emma Gilbert in “H₂O: Just Add Water.” She got the role in 2006 but left after its second season. In 2007, she appeared in “Messengers 2: The Scarecrow.” Holt has featured in several advertisements for Dreamworld, Queensland Lifesaving, and Sizzler. In 2011, she appeared on “The Vampire Diaries” as Rebekah Mikaelson, and in 2013 she joined the cast for the spin-off “The Originals,” where she reprised her role as Mikaelson. She left the show as a regular in episode 16 of season one but returned in the season one finale. Holt continued appearing on “The Originals” until its season finale in August 2018. Before this, she starred in “The Divorce Party” in 2016. Holt also starred in “Untitled Horror Movie” (2021). In the same year, she appeared in ‘The Originals’ spin-off “Legacies” as Mikaelson.

As a talented actress and model, Holt has an enviable career path. She keeps her personal life private but got married to her longtime boyfriend, Matthew Kaplan, in April 2016. Kaplan filed for divorce the following year, while Holt filed for a change of name from Kaplan to Holt. In December 2017, Holt announced her engagement to Andrew Joblon and in August 2018, they were married. She gave birth to their son in March 2019 and their daughter in September 2020.

Career timeline

“H₂O: Just Add Water”

Holt gets the role of Emma Gilbert in this series.

“The Vampire Diaries”

Holt plays Rebekah Mikaelson in this series.

“The Originals”

Holt reprises her role as Mikaelson in this “Vampire Diaries” spin-off.

“The Divorce Party”

Holt plays Susan in this film.

Why We Love Claire Holt

  1. She’s talented

    Holt is a very talented actress and model. She immerses herself in every role she plays and delivers exceptionally.

  2. She’s stunning

    Holt is beautiful inside and outside. She is just stunning.

  3. She’s a great mother

    Holt is a fantastic mother. She adores her children and often shows them off on her social media account.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Her sexiest woman ranking

    Holt was ranked number 55 on BuddyTV/s ‘100 Sexiest Women of 2011.’

  2. She designed a swimsuit collection

    Holt partnered with Andie Swim to design a swimsuit collection.

  3. She had a miscarriage

    Holt suffered a miscarriage in 2018.

  4. She just became an American citizen

    Holt became an American citizen in November 2019.

  5. She has a tattoo

    Holt has the word ‘gratitude’ tattooed on her left foot.

Claire Holt FAQs

Are Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin friends?

Holt and Tonkin have remained friends since they met on “H₂O: Just Add Water.”

How old was Claire Holt in “H₂O”?

Holt was 16 at the time.

How old was Phoebe Tonkin in “H₂O: Just Add Water”?

Holt’s friend, Tonkin, was 15 years old at the time.

Claire Holt’s birthday dates

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