Holland Roden made her acting debut in the cancelled HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road in 2007. She also had guest appearances in CSI, Cold Case, Weeds, and notably Lost (where she played Emily Locke, the mother of John Locke). She currently stars in the MTV series Teen Wolf.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Holland was drawn to the arts at an early age. Fascinated by the “Queen of England” at only six years old, Holland would put on one-woman plays for her family, emulating her favorite royal. Holland took her love of performing one step further and enrolled in theatre camps as well as acting classes to further her passion. However, it was Holland’s second love, science that brought her out to Los Angeles and jump-started her career.
Holland enrolled at UCLA as a molecular biology major and after one year of school, realized she wanted to return to her passion in acting. Within two months of hiring an agent, Holland got her first big break, a recurring role on HBO’s “12 Miles of Bad Road” (2007). Holland learned the highs and lows of this business early on, experiencing how such a promising show could be cancelled before it premiered. However, she persevered and went on to book guest starring appearances on shows such as: “The Event” (2010), “Cold Case” (2003), “Community” (2009), and “Criminal Minds” (2005), as well as a lead in the cult classic franchise: Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009). During her hiatus from “Teen Wolf,” Holland recently took time out to shoot a guest star episode on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005), and a leading role in an independent horror flick titled House of Dust (2013) currently in post-production.
Back at the Ranch (2004)
House of Dust (2013)
Teen Wolf (2011-present)
Grey’s Anatomy (2012)