• Willa Holland is an American actress and model.
• She was born in Los Angeles, California in 1991 and has two sisters.
• She began appearing in commercials and television shows as early as seven years old, including "The Inside" and "The O.C."
• She is best known for her role as Thea Queen in the series "Arrow".
• She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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Date Of BirthJune 18, 1991
FactHas an older sister, Brianna Holland, who was born in 1988.

Who is Willa Holland?

Born Willa Joana Chance Holland on the 18th of June 1991, she is an American actress and model, who became famous through her roles in “The O.C.”, “Gossip Girl”, and “Arrow” playing the role of Thea Queen.

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Willa Holland’s Early Life

Holland was born in Los Angeles, California and is the daughter of Keith Holland, a cinematographer, and Darnell Gregorio-De Palma, an actress. She also has two sisters, Brianna and Piper. She attended Palisades Charter High School, but then left after just six weeks when her career as an actress took off.

Willa Holland’s Career

Holland’s career actually started as early as seven years old, when their neighbour at The Hamptons, Steven Spielberg, saw her and suggested to her parents that she be put in front of a camera. Upon coming back to their home in Los Angeles, she was signed by Ford Modelling Agency, and then started appearing in various campaigns, including for Burberry, Gap, Guess, and Ralph Lauren. Despite her age, she was already setting up both her career and her net worth. In 1999, Holland was taken by her mother to a theatrical talent agency to hone her skills, and continued appearing in national commercials, and soon in various television shows too, including “The Inside” and “The OC”, replacing Shailene Woodley.

In 2008, still just 17, Holland joined the cast of the hit series “Gossip Girl”, in the role of Agnes Andrews, a rebellious 16-year old who ruined the life of Taylor Momsen’s character – despite only appearing in one season, she made a lasting impression with the show’s fans. In 2010, she was cast in her first major film role in “Legion,” and continuing right on, in 2012 won the Boston International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Tiger Eyes”.

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Willa Holland’s Big Break and Various Endeavours

Holland finally received her big career break later in 2012, when she became part of the new tv series “Arrow,”bBased on the comic book “Green Arrow”, and in which she plays the role of Thea Queen / Speedy who is also the sister of Oliver Queen / Green Arrow, rapidly becoming one of the most popular characters in the show. She stayed in the show for six seasons, and the show’s success not only catapulted her to fame but has also increased her wealth immensely. However, as of mid-2018, she decided to leave the show.

Aside from being an actress in front of the camera, Holland is also known for her voice acting prowess, lending her talent to the PlayStation Portable game “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep,” being the voice behind the character Aqua, and has reprised her roles in the following sequels of the game including “Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance”, “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix”, “Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage”, and again in “Kingdom Hearts III” coming in 2019. Her skill as a voice actress also helped her career as well as net worth. Lastly, Holland is also known to have graced a couple if music videos, including “Keep Me Up All Night” by The Glitterati, “Fearless Love” by Melissa Etheridge, and “8050 (Too Fast, Too Slow)” by White Arrows. Today, she is still a successful actress working in show business.

Willa Holland’s Body Measurement

In terms of her body measurement, Holland is 5ft 7ins (1.70m) tall, and reputedly weighs 123 lbs. (56 kg.) Her vital statistics are 32-25-33 inches, and has light brown hair and green eyes.

Willa Hollland’s Net Worth

As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Holland’s net worth is reported to be over $5 million, acquired from her years working as an actress, starting as early as seven years of age.

Willa Holland’s Personal Life

In terms of her personal life, Holland is currently single, and it’s unclear if she is dating anybody. She dated British actor Toby Hemingway in 2009, but their relationship only lasted for a year. In 2013, she was also rumoured to have dated American actor, singer and model Colton Haynes, but neither she nor Haynes confirmed or denied the relationship.

General Info

Full NameWilla Holland
Date Of BirthJune 18, 1991
Height1.66 m
Weight123 pounds
ProfessionVoice Actor, Model
EducationPalisades Charter High School


ParentsDarnell Gregorio-De Palma, Keith Holland
SiblingsBrianna Holland, Piper De Palma


MoviesTiger Eyes, Straw Dogs, Legion, Genova, Middle of Nowhere, Garden Party, Chasing 3000, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things
TV ShowsThe O.C., Arrow

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1The fashion world has always been part of my life.
2I think that at 21, I still look like I'm 17 years old, so I feel like I'm going to be playing teenagers for a while, and that's a very relatable stage in a teenage life for a female - that kind of rambunctious stage.
3I'm so proud of this show and I'm really stoked that fans were so enthusiastic about the show so quickly. I mean, I got recognized for 'Arrow' at the airport when I was headed to Vancouver to shoot the second episode. That was kind of crazy.
4It's so much fun to play the bad girl. Everybody has that little side of them they never really get to get out.
5Adapting a Judy Blume book is something I really wanted to do, and you couldn't grow up in the '90s without knowing about 'Tiger Eyes' and reading it. It should've been assigned to all teenage girls.
6I enjoyed The O.C. (2003) immensely but I want to expand my horizons more before repeating myself.
7I like long floaty clothes that don't restrict me, and I live in flat boots.
8I'd love to work with Julia Roberts and Johnny Depp or Dick Van Dyke. I love Mary Poppins (1964) - when I was little I was obsessed with it.


1Half English (her father is English).
2Went to Kenter Canyon Elementary School and later Paul Revere Middle School. She also attended Palisades Charter High School for a brief time.
3Having never played the piano, Willa had to learn to play a very difficult Chopin piece for the film A Summer in Genoa (2008) (aka A Summer in Genoa).
4Steven Spielberg told Brian De Palma that she needed to be in front of the camera. With Spielberg's advice, Brian got her an agent.
5Has a younger half-sister, Piper De Palma, who was born in 1996.
6Has an older sister, Brianna Holland, who was born in 1988.
7Has modeled for Guess, Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch and Ralph Lauren.
8From the ages of 7 to 11 years old she was the top child model in the USA. She is with Ford Models Los Angeles.
9Her mother is Darnell Gregorio-De Palma and her father is Keith Holland.
10Ex-stepdaughter of film director Brian De Palma. He took her to a talent agency when she was just seven years old and the rest is history.




Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue2017Video GameAqua (English version, voice)
Arrow2012-2017TV SeriesThea Queen Speedy
The Flash2015-2016TV SeriesThea Queen Speedy
Pacific Standard Time2016Veronica
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix2014Video GameAqua (English version, voice)
Gossip Girl2008-2012TV SeriesAgnes Andrews
Tiger Eyes2012Davey
Kingudamu hâtsu 3D: Dorîmu doroppu disutansu2012Video GameAqua (English version, voice)
Straw Dogs2011Janice Heddon
Chasing 30002010Jamie
Legion2010Audrey Anderson
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep2010Video GameAqua (voice)
A Summer in Genoa2008Kelly
Middle of Nowhere2008Taylor Elizabeth Berry
Garden Party2008April
The O.C.2006-2007TV SeriesKaitlin Cooper
Making the Video Game: Scarface - The World Is Yours2006TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Scarface: The World Is Yours2006Video Game voice, uncredited
The Comeback2005TV SeriesKalla
Ordinary Madness2001Young Faye


Arrow: Year One2013TV Movie thanks


Na Na Na Batman2014Video shortHerself
Fashion Police2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Humanity's Last Line of Defense2010Video documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix2017Video GameAqua
Arrow: Year One2013TV MovieThea Queen
The Comeback2005TV SeriesKalla


Won Awards

2012Jury Award (Feature)Boston International Film FestivalBest ActressTiger Eyes (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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