Sandrine Holt

Sandrine Claire Holt (born Sandrine Vanessa Ho; 19 November 1972) is a British-born Canadian model and actress.

Sandrine Holt
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Holt in 2016
Sandrine Vanessa Ho

(1972-11-19) 19 November 1972 (age 50)
Croydon, London, England
OccupationActress, model
Years active1989–present
Travis Huff
(m. 2004; div. 2011)

Early lifeEdit

Holt was born Sandrine Vanessa Ho in Croydon.[1] Her middle name was later changed to Claire.[2] Her father, Man Shun ("Horace") Ho, is Chinese. Ho was educated at the University of London, receiving a (B.Sc Physics and Applied Mathematics; M.Sc Computer Science). Her mother, Christiane (née Nicolette), is French.[3][4] At age five, she and her family moved to Toronto, Canada. Holt attended St. Joseph's Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School in Willowdale. She worked as a runway model in Paris before she became an actress. Her younger sister is model and designer Adrianne Ho.[5][6][7]


Holt's acting debut, credited as Sandrine Ho, was in a 1989 episode of Friday the 13th: The Series entitled "Face of Evil".[8] Her feature film debut was in Black Robe in 1991.[9] Subsequent film and television appearances include roles in Rapa-Nui, Once a Thief, Pocahontas: The Legend and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.

In 2006, she appeared in a recurring role on the television series 24 as Evelyn Martin, the aide to First Lady Martha Logan. In 2007 she appeared in the recurring role of Catherine Rothberg in Showtime's series The L Word.

In 2012, she appeared in Underworld: Awakening[10] as Lida, an Antigen employee who took care of the protagonist's daughter, a prisoner named Subject Two.

In 2013 she appeared in the first season of House of Cards as Gillian Cole, the leader of a grass-roots organization called World Well that provides clean water to developing countries.

In 2015, she appeared in the film Terminator Genisys,[11] and the TV series Fear the Walking Dead.[12]

In 2016, she appeared in MacGyver as Patricia Thornton, an ex-field agent turned director of operations for DXS.[13]

In 2018, she had a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. Lisa Abernathy, a clinical psychologist who assesses defendants before their trials.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Holt was married to rock producer/engineer Travis Huff,[15] but later divorced.

In 2015, she posed nude for the May issue of Allure magazine.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Black Robe Annuka Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
1994 Rapa-Nui Ramana
1994 Dance Me Outside Poppy
1995 Pocahontas: The Legend Pocahontas
1998 1999 Suki
1998 Gunslinger's Revenge Pearl
1999 Loving Jezebel Mona
2000 Fast Food Fast Women Giselle
2001 Mission Ima
2001 Century Hotel Jin
2002 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever FBI Agent Bennett
2003 Happy Hour Bonnie
2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse Terri Morales
2006 Sam's Lake Kate [17]
2011 Faces in the Crowd Nina #6
2012 Underworld: Awakening Lida Keller
2012 Deadly Hope Denise Landers
2013 Chinese Puzzle Ju [18]
2015 Terminator Genisys Detective Cheung
2015 Air Abby [19]
2018 Sorry for Your Loss Tracey


Year Title Role Notes
1989 Friday the 13th: The Series Kamichi Episode: "Face of Evil" (credited as Sandrine Ho)
1995 Tales of the Wild Kanata Episode: "Les légendes du Grand Nord"
1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy Ellen Episode: "The Fifth Sepulcher"
1996 Once a Thief Li Ann Tsei Television film
1997–1998 Once a Thief Li Ann Tsei Main role, 23 episodes
1997 Once a Thief: Brother Against Brother Li Ann Tsei Television film
1997 The Outer Limits Jade / Laura Episode: "Last Supper"
1997 New York Undercover Julie Min 2 episodes
1997 Two Diana Polasky Episode: "Tale of the Tape"
1998 Once a Thief: Family Business Li Ann Tsei Television film
2001 Witchblade Sandrine Malraux / TV News Reporter Episodes: "Parallax", "Legion"
2001 Earth Angels Wendy Television film
2002 Mutant X Patricia Episode: "The Future Revealed"
2004 Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation Private Jill Sandee Television film[20]
2005 CSI: Miami Melissa Boone Episode: "Sex and Taxes"
2005 Las Vegas Detective Jenny Cho 3 episodes
2005 ER Drew Episode: "Nobody's Baby"
2006 24 Evelyn Martin Recurring role, 10 episodes
2006–2008 Runaway Erin Baxter 5 episodes
2007 The L Word Catherine Rothberg 5 episodes
2007 Fire Serpent Christina Andrews Television film
2007 The Dark Room Leanne Kisoun Television film
2008 Burn Up Mika Namuvai 2 episodes
2009 Bored to Death Niko Oh Episode: "Stockholm Syndrome"
2009 The Phantom Guran 2 episodes
2010 The Mentalist Elise Chaye Episode: "Blood In, Blood Out"
2010 The Line Rachel Wu Television film
2011 Sanctuary Charlotte Benoit Episode: "Monsoon"
2011 Flashpoint Beth Topp Episode: "Slow Burn"
2012 Deadly Hope Denise Landers Television film
2012 The Listener Christa Merker Episode: "Poisoned Minds"
2013–2014 Hostages Sandrine Renault Main role, 15 episodes
2013–2014 House of Cards Gillian Cole Recurring role, 10 episodes[21]
2015 Exposed Jill Television film
2015 The Returned Julie Han Main role, 10 episodes[22]
2015 Fear the Walking Dead Dr. Bethany Exner 3 episodes
2016 Damien Paula Sciarra 2 episodes
2016 Blindspot Vanessa Chang Episode: "Any Wounded Thief"
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nora Wattan Episode: "Fashionable Crimes"
2016 Mr. Robot Susan Jacobs 2 episodes[23]
2016–2017 MacGyver Patricia Thornton Main role, 12 episodes
2016 The Art of More Isabel Perry Recurring role (season 2)
2017 Love Jorie Episode: "A Day", #3.6
2018 The X-Files Karen Hamby Episode: "This"
2018 Homeland Simone Martin 8 episodes
2018 The Crossing Emma Ren Main role[24]
2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lisa Abernathy 3 episodes[14]
2019 FBI Lynn Carver Guest Star Episode: "Apex"
2020–2021 The Expanse Oksana 8 episodes
2021 NCIS: Los Angeles Laura Song Episode: "Divided We Fall"
2022 Better Call Saul Cheryl Hamlin 3 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1991 Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Black Robe Nominated


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  16. ^ The Naked Truth: Celebrities Go Nude for Allure Allure. Archived on April 15, 2015.
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  20. ^ "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  21. ^ "SANDRINE HOLT". Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  22. ^ Iannucci, Rebecca (6 June 2014). "The Returned: House of Cards Actress, Others Join A&E Adaptation". TVLine. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  23. ^ Schwartz, Ryan (24 March 2016). "Mr. Robot Adds Sandrine Holt, Americans Actor and More for Season 2". TVLine. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  24. ^ Petski, Denise (24 February 2017). "Sandrine Holt To Star In ABC Drama Pilot 'The Crossing'". Deadline Hollywood.

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