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Holley Fain (born August 28, 1981) is an American actress, known for her roles as Dr. Julia Canner on the ABC medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, and Maureen van der Bilt on The CW's teen drama Gossip Girl. She is also known for portraying Daphne Stillington and Ruth Kelly in the Broadway productions of Present Laughter and Harvey, respectively.

Holley Fain
Fain in October 2015
Born (1981-08-28) August 28, 1981 (age 38)
Years active2004–present


After graduating in acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fain debuted on the Broadway stage in 2010 in Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Present Laughter.[1] On television, she is known for her role as Maureen van der Bilt on Gossip Girl and as Dr. Julia Canner on Grey's Anatomy.[2]

Fain has also appeared on television series such as 3 lbs, Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Good Wife, Memphis Beat and The Mentalist. Her film credits include Blinders, One Night and Forgetting the Girl. In 2015, she was cast in the pilot episode of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City, portraying the role of Trish Roth.[3]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 3 lbs Rachel Episode: "Bad Boys"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Stacey Episode: "Smile"
2007 One Night Emily
2009 Lipstick Jungle Angie Wilson Episode: "Chapter 19: Lovers' Leaps"
2009 Gossip Girl Maureen van der Bilt 6 episodes
2010 The Good Wife Shaina Whitmore Episode: "Unplugged"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Angela Caldera Episode: "True Legacy"
2010 Memphis Beat Miss Austin Episode: "Suspicious Minds"
2011 The Mentalist Francine Trent Episode: "Bloodstream"
2011 Childrens Hospital Intern Episode: "Munch by Proxy"
2011–12 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Julia Canner 5 episodes
2012 The Frontier Joanna Hale Unaired pilot
2012 Forgetting the Girl Denise Gilcrest
2013 Monday Mornings Kara Bishop Episode: "One Fine Day"
2013 Drop Dead Diva Wendy Berg Episode: "Back from the Dead"
2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nadine Bradley Episode: "Last Supper"
2013 NCIS Audrey Daly Episode: "Homesick"
2015 The Astronaut Wives Club Marilyn Lovell 3 episodes
2016 Major Crimes Claire Branson Episode: "Tourist Trap"
2016 Elements of Matter Lilly Kent In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Glass Menagerie Laura Wingfield Texas Shakespeare Festival
2004 The Rivals Julia Melville
2004 The Merchant of Venice Nerissa
2005 As You Like It Phoebe North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
2005 Julius Caesar Soothsayer
2005 The Merry Wives of Windsor Anne Page New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
2006 Measure for Measure Juliet Pearl Theatre, New York City
2006 Frank's Home Helen Girvin Goodman Theatre, Chicago
2007 Playwrights Horizons, Off-Broadway
2007 Present Laughter Daphne Stillington Huntington Theatre Company, Boston
2010 Broadway
2012 Harvey Ruth Kelly
2014 June Moon Eileen Fletcher Williamstown Theatre Festival


  1. ^ Kaye, Kimberly (January 21, 2010). "Present Laughter's Holley Fain on Making it to Broadway (with a Gossip Girl Detour)".
  2. ^ Wightman, Catriona (October 19, 2011). "Holley Fain to star in 'Grey's Anatomy'". Digital Spy.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 4, 2015). "Adam Rothenberg To Star In 'L.A. Crime': Holley Fain Also Cast". Deadline. Retrieved March 5, 2015.

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