• Sandrine Holt is a British-Canadian actress, known for roles in “Black Robe,” “House of Cards,” and “MacGyver,” she was born in London on 19 November 1972​​.
  • She started as a model in Paris before moving to acting, debuting in “Black Robe” in 1991, showing her adaptability in various roles​​.
  • Sandrine appeared in “Witchblade,” “24,” “House of Cards,” and “MacGyver” in the 2000s, earning acclaim for her performances​​.
  • Her recent projects include “The Expanse,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and upcoming “The Shrouds” and “Daredevil: Born Again”​​.
  • She was previously married to Travis Huff with whom she has a daughter; holds a net worth of over $4 million and lives in Los Angeles​​.

Who is Sandrine Holt?

Sandrine Holt, a British-Canadian actress and model, was born on 19 November 1972, in Croydon, London, England. Though her initial aspirations leaned towards modeling, the allure of the film industry soon captivated her, leading her to take the plunge. Her debut in Bruce Beresford’s sweeping historical masterpiece “Black Robe” in 1991 marked the beginning of her enduring presence in Hollywood. Over the years, she has gracefully transitioned between various roles on both television and the big screen. With her diverse ethnic heritage, Sandrine has earned recognition as an adaptable actress capable of seamlessly inhabiting a spectrum of characters and narratives.

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Early Life and Family Background: From London to Canada

Sandrine Vanessa Ho hails from the capital of Great Britain, and she had what is believed an ordinary childhood. Her father, Man Shun 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.

Full NameSandrine Vanessa Ho (professionally known as Sandrine Holt)
Known ForActing in films and TV shows such as “Black Robe”, “House of Cards”, and “MacGyver”
ProfessionActress, Model
EducationSt. Joseph’s Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School
Net WorthOver $4 million (as of 2024)
SpouseTravis Huff (m. 2004–2011)
ChildrenNicolette Huff
SiblingsAdrianne Ho (younger sister)
ParentsMan Shun Ho (father), Christine Holt (mother)
Date of Birth19 November 1972
Zodiac SignScorpio
Place of BirthCroydon, London, England
EthnicityChinese (from her father), French (from her mother)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Height5ft 10in (178cm)
AwardsNominated for a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Notable Works/Awards“Black Robe”, “House of Cards”, “MacGyver”
Social Profile LinksInstagram

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 was 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 featured 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. 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 Renault 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 “Fear the Walking Dead,” the massively popular TV show, capping off 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”.

In 2019, she starred in an episode of “FBI,” and the following year she was featured in “The Expanse” and “NCIS: Los Angeles.” 2022 saw Sandrine working on “The Aviary,” “Better Call Saul,” and “American Gigolo.”

The following year, she worked on “Mayor of Kingstown” and “Beacon 23.” Sandrine’s latest projects are “The Shrouds” and “Daredevil: Born Again,” both of which are in post-production.


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 $4 million, as of 2024, 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 2024, 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 20,000 people, on which she shares mostly selfies, travel photos and sneak peeks from her numerous shows and movies.

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