Born as Claire Rhiannon Holt on the 11th June 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland Australia, she is an actress, best known to the world as Rebekah Mikaelson in the TV fantasy horror series “The Vampire Diaries” (2011-2014), and the series’ spin-off “The Originals” (2013-2014), and as Kate in the horror film “47 Meters Down” (2017).
Have you ever wondered how rich Claire Holt is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Holt’s net worth is as high as $500,000, an amount earned through her successful career in the entertainment industry as an actress, which has been active since the mid- 2000s.
Claire Holt Net Worth $500,000
Claire went to Stuartholme School from which she matriculated in 2005, and where she was part of a choir and also tried herself in several sports. Claire then started pursuing a career as an actress, and was cast in the role of Emma in the TV series “H2O: Just Add Water” in 2006, playing in 52 episodes of the award-winning series. She then made her film debut in the horror “Messengers 2: The Scarecrow” in 2009, while in 2011 she featured in the comedy film “Mean Girls 2”, as Chastity Meyer, next to Meaghan Martin, Donn Lamkin and Linden Ashby. The same year, Claire was selected for the role of Rebekah Mikaelson in the TV fantasy horror series “The Vampire Diaries” (2011-2014), a particular role that put her on the Hollywood scene, and increased her wealth to a large degree. Also in 2011, Claire played Samara Cook in five episodes of the award-winning TV teen drama series “Pretty Little Liars”.
She continued her acting career with the lead role in the film “Blue Like Jazz” (2012), next to Marshall Allman and Tania Raymonde, while in 2013 it was announced that Claire would portray Rebekah in the spin-off of the “Vampire Diaries”, entitled “The Originals”, and so far has featured in 34 episodes, which has only further increased her wealth. In 2015 she landed another TV role, this time as Charmain Tully in the thriller drama “Aquarius”, starring David Duchovny, Grey Damon and Gethin Anthony. Most recently she starred in the horror “47 Meters Down”, and will feature in the comedy romance “The Divorce Party”, and the drama “Irreplaceable You”, both scheduled for release later this year.
Regarding her personal life, Claire was briefly married to Matthew Kaplan from 2016 to 2017; the two had dated for several years, but Matthew filed for divorce in April 2017.
In her free time, Claire is a piano player, and also sometimes takes the guitar in her hands. She is also successful in various sports, as she plays water polo, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Claire Holt's doppelganger is Gracie Dzienny, who is on a Nick TV Show just as Claire was when her career started.
Claire Holt got engaged to her longtime boyfriend on July 14, 2015.
Claire Holt worked on Pretty Little Liars, she plays a character called Samara Cook, which was the show Torrey DeVitto, who plays Meredith, stars in. Bianca Lawson (Emily Bennett) and Sterling Sulieman (Harper) played characters in that show, too.
She enjoys singing, and was once part of her school choir.
Claire Holt got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Matthew J. Kaplan, on July 14, 2015.
Claire was cast in TVD after she auditioned for the now-ended drama The Secret Circle. Ironically, the show (which was produced by Kevin Williamson, who also worked on The Vampire Diaries), went on to star Claire's friend and eventual TVD cast-mate Phoebe Tonkin.
Both Claire and Phoebe made their debuts on The Vampire Diaries in the third episode of a season, Claire in The End of the Affair in the third season, and Phoebe in The Rager of the fourth season. From then on, they both played recurring characters until being cast as regulars on The Originals.
Claire Holt previously worked with Maiara Walsh, who portrayed Sarah, on Mean Girls 2.
Claire admitted that when Phoebe told her she was coming to Atlanta, she had never shrieked so loud in her life.
Interesting to note, Phoebe Tonkin's character on The Secret Circle is a witch while Rebekah could possibly have been one, too, before she was turned into a vampire, since her mother was a witch.
Claire Holt is best friends with TVD co-star Phoebe Tonkin in real life.
Claire Holt also enjoys playing the guitar and the piano.
Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin are real life best friends and portrayed mermaids on a TV show together back in 2006 that was called H2O: Just Add Water.
Claire Holt's doppelganger is Gracie Dzienny, who is on a Nick-TV show, just as Claire was when her career started.
She is very good in sports, and is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Her character Rebekah's nemesis is named Elena Gilbert, but ironically on her previous show, H2O: Just Add Water, her character's name was Emma Gilbert.
Claire Holt is a proud supporter of her country's rugby team, the Qantas Wallabies, but has not publicly spoken of her favorite player.
Is in a relationship with Matthew J. Kaplan since 2012. They announced their engagement on July 13, 2015.
She was ranked #30 on the Buddy TV's list, TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2013.
Competitive water polo player. Also enjoys swimming, volleyball, and playing the guitar and piano.
Enjoys singing and was in the school choir.
Graduated from Stuartholme (high) School in Toowong, Queensland, at the end of 2005.
Black belt in tae kwon do.
[About Rebekah Mikaelson] She really just wants to be liked, she wants people to want to be around her and then she puts up the tough act and pretend she don't care. But she does. She's just a girl, you know.
I would love to continue to challenge myself by trying different things. Action, Drama, Comedy... I would be grateful to do any and all of it if someone is kind enough to hire me! I have such a wonderful time on The Originals though, because I get to play Rebekah in so many different periods. I'm a little spoiled.
Show me how you dance and I will know where you are from...
It's nice to be able to directly speak to fans and thank them for their support. The only time that it can get tricky is when they are unkind or say things that may not be so easy to say if they weren't behind a computer. Bullying is never okay. I personally have only experienced it very infrequently so overall I enjoy Twitter and Instagram but I'm definitely aware of it.