Willa Holland is an American actress best known for her role as Thea Queen on the television series “Arrow.”
Holland’s career began with modeling and swiftly transitioned to acting with significant roles in both film and television. She gained early attention with her performance in “The O.C.” and later solidified her place in the entertainment industry with her portrayal of Thea Queen in “Arrow.” Her filmography includes notable works such as “Legion,” “Tiger Eyes,” and voicing Aqua in the “Kingdom Hearts” video game series.
Collaboration has been a cornerstone of Holland’s career. She has worked alongside actors such as Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy in “Arrow,” shared screen space with Adam Brody in “The O.C.,” and appeared with Dennis Quaid in “Legion.” Her performances have been enriched by the direction of filmmakers like Gabor Csupo in “Bridge to Terabithia” and David Slade in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.” Holland’s voice acting in “Kingdom Hearts” connected her with talents like Haley Joel Osment and Mark Hamill. She has also been directed by acclaimed directors like Marti Noxon and Gregg Araki, and acted opposite stars like Julianne Moore and Amanda Seyfried in “Chloe.”
Throughout her career, Holland has been recognized for her performances. She received a Boston International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role in “Tiger Eyes.” Her portrayal in “Arrow” earned her a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Action.