Sandrine Vanessa Ho|
19 November 1972
Croydon, London, England
|Residence||Silver Lake, Los Angeles, U.S.|
(m. 2004; div. 2011)
Holt was born Sandrine Vanessa Ho in Croydon. Her middle name was later changed to Claire. Her father, Man Shun ("Horace") Ho, is Hong Kong-born Chinese. He 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. 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.
Holt's acting debut was in 1991, appearing in the film Black Robe. She has appeared in Rapa Nui, the telemovie and subsequent TV show Once a Thief, Pocahontas: The Legend, 1999 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 2013 she appeared in House of Cards season one as Gillian Cole, the leader of a grass-roots organization called World Well that provides clean water to developing countries.
|1991||Black Robe||Annuka||Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role|
|1994||Dance Me Outside||Poppy|
|1995||Pocahontas: The Legend||Pocahontas|
|2000||Fast Food Fast Women||Giselle|
|2002||Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever||Agent Bennett|
|2004||Resident Evil: Apocalypse||Terri Morales|
|2011||Faces in the Crowd||Nina #6|
|2015||Terminator Genisys||Detective Cheung|
|2017||Sorry for Your Loss||Tracey||in post production|
|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 Chin||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||Pvt. Jill Sandee||Television film|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Melissa Boone||Episode: "Sex and Tapes"|
|2005||Las Vegas||Det. 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|
|2015||The Returned||Julie Han||Main role, 10 episodes|
|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|
|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||Homeland||Simone Martin||8 episodes|
|2018||The Crossing||Emma Ren||Main role|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1991||Genie Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||Black Robe||Nominated|
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- The Canadian Who's Who, ed. Elizabeth Lumley, 2001, pg 599
- "Model-turned-actress Sandrine Holt on her off-screen style – and why she's trying to escape Christmas". www.theglobeandmail.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
- "UNDERWORLD AWAKENING at Simon Fraser University". yvrshoots.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- Kit, Borys (March 31, 2014). "'G.I. Joe,' 'Mad Men' and 'House of Cards' Actors Join 'Terminator: Genesis' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
- Petski, Denise. "Sandrine Holt Joins 'Fear The Walking Dead' On AMC". Retrieved 2015-06-03.
- "CBS' 'MacGyver' Reboot Adds '24' Alum Sandrine Holt as Series Regular". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- 24's Sandrine Holt – Changing Hollywood through Asian eyes Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine., asiancemagazine.com
- Jay Weissberg (9 May 2006). "Review: 'Sam's Lake'". Variety. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- Stephen Holden (16 May 2014). "Love, Sex, Marriage and Schopenhauer's Ghost". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Walking Dead studio's newest game adapts post-apocalyptic film Air". polygon.com. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- "SANDRINE HOLT". ladygunn.com. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "The Returned: House of Cards Actress, Others Join A&E Adaptation". TVLine. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Mr. Robot Adds Sandrine Holt, Americans Actor and More for Season 2". TVLine. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
- "Sandrine Holt To Star In ABC Drama Pilot 'The Crossing'".