Claire Holt plays Rebekah Mikaelson, a member of the Original vampire family, in The CW’s new drama The Originals.
Holt is an emerging Australian actress who first became known to U.S. audiences on the series H2O: Just Add Water, in the role of Emma Gilbert. She went on to play the lead role of Lindsey in the Screen Gems film Messengers II: The Scarecrow, opposite Norman Reedus, for producer Sam Raimi.
Holt was seen in the movie Mean Girls 2, for director Melanie Mayron. She went on to shoot the lead role in the sweet indie film Blue Like Jazz, opposite Marshall Allman.
She is best known for her role as Rebekah on The CW’s hit series The Vampire Diaries, the role she will continue in the spin-off series, The Originals.
In her spare time, Holt enjoys Tae-Kwon-Do, swimming, volleyball and water polo.
Holt currently resides in Los Angeles when she is not filming the series in Atlanta, Georgia. She is originally from Brisbane, Australia; she was born to an English Mother and Australian Father.