Who is Jennifer Holland?

Jennifer is an American actress and model, probably best recognized as Agent Emilia Harcourt in the DC productions “The Suicide Squad” (2021) and TV series “Peacemaker” (2022-2023), among several other notable characters she’s portrayed in her career so far.

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Jennifer Holland Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Jennifer Holland was born on 9 November 1987, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She hasn’t revealed her parents’ names and their vocation, but it’s known that she has a brother, Bill Holland.

While growing up, Jennifer was interested in gymnastics and often competed in various competitive gymnast events. However, as she got older, she discovered a passion for performing and joined the drama club in middle school.

Throughout middle and high school, Jennifer honed her acting skills, and at just 17 years old, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Although her educational background is quite vague, some sources claim that she graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Management.

Career Beginnings

Jennifer made her acting debut in 2004, when she appeared as the Hitchhiker in the short thriller-film “Interstate”, starring Bill Flynn and Jeffrey Schmidt.

The same year, she starred in the low-budget horror film “The Sisterhood”, alongside Barbara Crampton and Michelle Borth, about a vampire who tries to corrupt a college sorority.

Moreover, she had minor roles in the TV series “Drake & Josh” and “Dante’s Cove”. In 2005, Jennifer appeared in an episode of the eponymous TV crime-drama series “CSI: Miami”, and she also had a minor role in the horror film “House of the Dead 2”, which starred Emmanuelle Vaugier and Ed Quinn.

After three years, Jennifer returned to acting and appeared in the horror series “Assorted Nightmares: Janitor”, while in 2009, she had a minor role in the romantic TV comedy series “Cougar Town”. Furthermore, she was Ashley in the teen comedy film “American Pie Presents: The Book of Love”, starring Bug Hall, Kevin M. Horton, and Brandon Hardesty.

She continued her career with a number of minor roles in such series as “Rizzoli & Isles” (2010), then “Days of Our Lives” and “Bones” in 2011. In 2012, Jennifer starred in the television comedy movie “All the Wrong Places”, co-starring Seth Brown and Brooke Lynn Howard, about three guys who are all single at the same time, for the first time in their adult lives, and set on a mission to seek and serve the women of Los Angeles.

The same year, she was Nurse Blackwell in the anthology horror-thriller series “American Horror Story”, while in 2013, she portrayed Ashley Collins in the TV series “The Glades”.

Jennifer had several other minor roles, struggling to make an impact on Hollywood. However, all things had changed after 2015, when she married James Gunn.

Rise to Prominence

In 2017, Jennifer co-starred in the short-lived biopic about legends of the rock scene, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley, entitled “Sun Records”, alongside Chad Michael Murray and Margaret Anne Florence.

Next, two years later, Jennifer portrayed Ms. Espenschied in the horror mystery-drama film “Brightburn”, about a child who comes from another world to Earth, but isn’t the hero all thinks he is but something entirely different. The film was directed by David Yarovesky, and starred Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, and Jackson A. Dunn, with Jennifer receiving high praise for her efforts.

Furthermore, in the same year, she starred in the award-winning short horror film “Beauty Juice”, co-starring Krista Allen and Lola Blanc.

In 2021 she was selected to portray Emilia Harcourt, an A.R.G.U.S. agent in charge of the underwater Task Force X facility in the DC Universe film “The Suicide Squad”, which starred Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and John Cena, written and directed by James Gunn. The film follows a group of supervillains who join the super-secret Task Force X. She reprised the role in the fantasy action-adventure film “Black Adam” (2022), starring Dwayne Johnson, Aldis Hodge, and Pierce Brosnan – the film follows the villain, Black Adam, after being released from his earthly prison, 5,000 years after getting the powers of the Egyptian gods.

Despite the box office success, rated at $352 million in total, the film was criticized for its screenplay. However, it has still enjoyed some positive reviews for its visual effects, Dwayne Johnson’s work, and Jennifer also received favorable comments for her portrayal of Emilia.

Most recently, Jennifer has reprised the role of Emilia in the TV series “Peacemaker”, created by her husband. The series premiered on 13 January 2022 to rave reviews, further exploring the narrative of the film “The Suicide Squad” and the events that followed, with John Cena the main star of the new fantasy series.

The second season has been ordered, and James Gunn has taken on the job of writing and directing all episodes. Thus, it is safe to say that Jennifer will return in the second season as Emilia Harcourt, co-starring with John Cena, Danielle Brooks and others.

Net Worth

Jennifer Holland’s wealth is estimated at $4 million as of late 2022. She has made more than 25 film and TV titles since launching her acting career, and the success at the box office of some films and the popularity of series have eventually contributed a great deal to her wealth.

Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

In 2015, Jennifer met writer/director James Gunn through Michael Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum and Gunn are friends, and James saw a photo of Jennifer that Rosenbaum had. Jennifer and Gunn started dating, seven years later became engaged, and married on 30 September 2022. The couple resides in the Los Angeles area, and has a cat named Emily and a puggle named Lola.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Jennifer Holland has blonde hair and green eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 125lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 35-24-35, and bra size 35C.

Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

A self-proclaimed astronomy nerd, Jennifer is interested in all things space, including but not limited to theoretical physics, astronomy, and science on the whole.

Additional to gymnastics, Jennifer is very active outside, and likes to spend time hiking, biking, and kayaking, among other activities.

She is known for her philanthropic work too; Jennifer is an ongoing supporter of The Rainforest Trust, while she’s also spread the word about the negative impact humans have on climate change and the environment on the whole.

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