Holly Fields was born on October 11, 1976, and began her acting career six short years later as an understudy for Molly Ringwald in Through the Looking Glass. She has an extensive background in the performing arts, ranging from television, film, and theater to music and voice acting. Her talent has afforded her the unique experience of acting under the direction of many of the greats including James Cameron, George Lucas, Nick Cassevetes, Steven Speilberg, Joe Dante, Bob Gail, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Guest and Chris Carter, among others.
At a young age, Fields toured with a national theater group and by 11 she was cast on Broadway in the production of Annie. At 13, she made her way to Los Angeles where she made her television debut in the 1988 CBS pilot, CBS Summer Playhouse: Fort Figueroa. Once in LA, things began to move quickly, and she appeared in 16 titles by the end of 1990 including MacGyver, A Brand New Life, ALF, and Growing Pains. For her extensive work during this time, she was presented with two Youth in Film awards for “Best Newcomer” and “Best Female Guest Star.”
Holly was seen by Christopher Guest and given a part in his film The Big Picture (1989). She quickly began landing leading roles acting opposite celebrities such as Michael J. Fox, Christopher Walken, Jennifer Aniston and Burt Reynolds, and being hired by Madonna, Garry Shandling and Chris Carter, among others.
Following up on a most promising young vocal recording artist, 1988, Holly was signed to Avex Tracks Records in Japan and produced by Joey Carbone whom she met while filming It’s Garry Shandling’s Show.
Over the course of her career, she branched into voice acting and film, cast as the lead in a number of video games including best-selling Star Wars: The Old Republic for which she has a huge cult following. She acted opposite Toby Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Alred Molina in the Spider-Man 2 video game, another big seller. Other notable games for which she has brought life to characters include Superman Returns and God of War III.
Holly’s film credits are extensive. Most recently, Fields starred as Esther in the 2013 film, Four Senses; and as Tara in a comedy film, The Ones, which is currently in post-production.
When she is not acting, Fields is singing and producing her own projects. She has also used her celebrity clout to create awareness and instigate change on social issues, primarily animal rescue. Fields has worked and sung with Toto’s Bobby Kimball on a number of occasions at events supporting American veterans.
Her dynamic career lends to her competency as a mentor and competitor on The Reel Deal.
01Was previously engaged to Corey Haim. Broke off the engagement but remained friends afterwards. Also dated Ryan Gosling.
02Was in a car accident as a child that left her in a body brace with a spinal rod. Doctors told her she’d never dance or be a cheerleader. She proved them wrong!
03Passed on the lead role in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982).