Born in Los Angeles on June 18, 1991, Willa Holland spent the earlier part of her childhood in London. It was during that time that she was privileged to experience being on the set of the film Mission: Impossible (which was directed by her step-father, Brian De Palma).
Willa Holland spent the summer of 1998 in the Hamptons of Long Island with her family. After a day playing over at Steven Spielberg's home, the seed was planted that she should spend her life in front of the camera.
Upon her return to Los Angeles that September, Holland first signed with Ford Modeling Agency. She began getting work immediately: her first job was for Burberry of London. She quickly became the top child model in the country working for companies like Guess?, Gap, Ralph Lauren, and many more. Sergio Garcia
The following year, 1999, De Palma took Holland to a theatrical talent agency. Since then she has shot many national commercials and several movies.
Willa Holland was even slated to co-star in the 2005 FOX series The Inside with fellow model Rachel Nichols, but left the show when writer Tim Minear was brought in to overhaul it. Currently 14 years of age and 5 feet, 7 inches tall, Holland now embraces being on the set on her own.
Willa Holland currently lives in Los Angeles with her two sisters and attends public school.
Willa Holland is set to take over the role of Kaitlin Cooper on The O.C. during the series' third season.
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