Who is Sandrine Holt?

Born on 19 November 1972, in Croydon, London, England, under the water sign of Scorpio, Sandrine Holt is a 46-year-old British-Canadian actress and model. While she initially intended to be a model, the movie industry fascinated her, and eventually she decided to give it a try. Ever since she appeared in Bruce Beresford’s epic historical drama “Black Robe” in 1991, she has been a staple in Hollywood, assuming a number of different roles, both on television and the silver screen. Given her rich ethnic background, Sandrine became known as a versatile actress who is able to fit into any role and storyline.

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Early Life and Family Background: From London to Canada

Born Sandrine Vanessa Ho in the capital of Great Britain, at some point she changed her middle name to Claire. Her father, Man Shun “Horace” Ho, is of Chinese ethnicity and was born in Hong Kong before immigrating to England. There he enrolled at the University of London, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Applied Mathematics, and later on a Master of Science in Computer Science. After graduating, Man met Christine Holt, a Frenchwoman who was also studying in London. They had Sandrine in their early 20s, but ultimately decided that Canada would be a better place to raise their young daughter. When Sandrine was five, the whole family relocated to Toronto and obtained residence permits. Sandrine also has a younger sister, Adrianne, born in 1989, who is also a celebrity, mostly due to her work as a model and fashion designer in the last ten or so years.

Education and Becoming a Model

An extroverted child, Sandrine had no problem getting used to living on another continent. She was already fluent in French and English, with a decent knowledge of Chinese as well. Furthermore, although she became interested in modeling as a child, her parents advised her to finish high school first. In 1990, she matriculated from St. Joseph’s Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School in Toronto’s Willowdale neighborhood, then that same year she decided to move to Paris permanently. Initially she rose to prominence as a fashion model during events organized by big brands, which brought her to the notice of several talent agents and directors who obviously loved her demeanor and charisma, advised her to try her hand at acting, and she listened to their suggestions.

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Early Years as an Actress: Black Robe, Rapa Nui and More

In 1991, she managed to land her first role in a feature film, playing Annuka in the epic drama “Black Robe”, centered around a young priest who seeks to convert the Native American tribes of Northern Canada. While staying with them, he comes to understand their struggles and becomes a better man – the movie was praised by critics and won a total of ten awards, with Sandrine nominated for a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. 1994 saw Holt as a lead actress for the very first time, as Ramana in the action adventure/romance movie “Rapa Nui” – two tribes at war stop fighting because Sandrine’s character falls in love with a member of the other tribe. In 1996, she took on the lead role of Li Ann Tsei in the hit gangster TV Series “Once a Thief”, which was one of the most popular shows in Canada in the 1990s, and assumed the same role in “Once a Thief: Family Business”, which is a movie based on the events in the series.

Continued Success: Witchblade, Las Vegas and 24

Already an established star on the North American continent, Sandrine was able to assume a number of different roles in the 2000s. She appeared in “Witchblade”, a show based on a comic book about detective Sara Pezzini, who wields a powerful supernatural weapon named the Witchblade. In 2005, she took on the part of Detective Jenny Cho in “Las Vegas”, and a year later had perhaps her biggest role to date – as Evelyn Martin, she appeared in ten episodes of “24”. The show centers around Jack Bauer, a Los Angeles field operative as he battles terrorists and saves his homeland, time and time again. Critics lauded Sandrine because of her approach to the show, making it seem that shes was regular. In 2006, she was Erin Baxter in “Runaway”, followed by another high-profile role in “The L Word”, a show that depicts the struggles that the LGBTQ population faces on a daily basis.

Recent Work: Hostages, House of Cards, MacGyver and More

The 2010s are definitely Sandrine’s most successful decade, as she shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to delivering excellent performances. In 2013, she was cast as Sandrine Renalut in “Hostages”, and her fans were overjoyed when Netflix announced that she would be a regular in the first season of “House of Cards”; she was stellar next to Kevin Spacey, and attracted positive reviews by critics. 2015 was yet another successful year for her, as she portrayed Julie Han in “The Returned”, after which she was Detective Cheung in “Terminator Genisys”, finally appearing as Bethany Exner in the massively popular TV series “Fear the Walking Dead”, capping of a busy year. 2016 was no different, as we saw Sandrine in “Mr. Robot”, “The Art of More” and, of course, as Patricia Thompson in the revival of’ “MacGyver”. Encouraged by this streak of well-received performances, she went on to appear in “Homeland”, “The Crossing” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”. Sandrine is continuing through 2019,  perhaps managing to achieve superstardom.

Legacy

Sandrine Holt is one of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, with a total of 70 acting credits to her name spanning a period of 30 years. As the years went on, she became more active, which is not something typical for seasoned actors. Sandrine is also one of the most famous actresses of Asian ethnicity; her Chinese roots have allowed her to play a number of Asian characters, which despite being a major career boost, still had Stephanie working much harder than her Caucasian colleagues. ‘It’s difficult because usually when they cast things, the main characters are Caucasian in absolutely almost every situation.’, said Sandrine when asked whether her race had an impact on her career. It’s safe to say that she transcended all racial barriers, and has become a true household name of global cinema.

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Personal Life: Is Sandrine Holt Married?

Currently, Sandrine is not married – from 2004 to 2011, she was married to Travis Huff, a famous rock music producer and engineer, and they have a daughter named Nicolette Huff. Today, Sandrine lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California with Nicolette; since divorcing Travis, her focus has been on her career, without any high-profile relationships or rumors.

What is Sandrine Holt’s Net Worth?

According to several credible sources, Sandrine Holt has a net worth of over $3 million, as of mid-2019, accumulated by working incessantly over a period of three decades. If she continues in the same direction, we will surely see her net worth increase significantly in the foreseeable future.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Sandrine Holt?

Sandrine holt is 5ft 10in (178cm) tall, and while her weight is unknown, her vital statistics are 35-25-37. Her shoe size is 8 (US), while her cup size is 35A. As of June 2019, she has no tattoos or other body modifications.

Social Media Presence

Like every actress, Sandrine understands the power of social media as a marketing tool for building her brand and engaging with her audience. Currently, she only has an Instagram account, followed by 7,000 people, and on which she shares mostly selfies, travel photos and sneak peaks from her numerous shows and movies.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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