Holland Marie Roden (born October 7, 1986) is an American actress. She known for her roles as Skyler in the direct-to-video film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish and as Lydia Martin in MTV‘s teen drama series Teen Wolf.
Roden was born in Dallas, Texas, where she attended Hockaday School, an all-girls private school. She came from a medical family and majored in molecular biology and women’s studies at UCLA, and spent three and a half years in pre-medical education with a view to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon before taking up acting full-time.
Roden starred in the cancelled HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road playing Bronwyn. In 2008, she played Emily Locke in Lostand Skye in the 2008 film Bring It On: Fight to the Finish.During 2008–10 she appeared in guest roles on television series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Cold Case, Weeds, Community, Grey’s Anatomy, and Criminal Minds.
Beginning in 2011, Roden starred in the MTV teen supernatural drama Teen Wolf, where she played Lydia Martin, a popular, intelligent girl at Beacon Hills High School who eventually discovers that she possesses the supernatural abilities of a banshee. In 2016, it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con that Teen Wolf would end in 2017 after the completion of its sixth season.
On May 25, 2017, it was reported that Roden would play the lead in the third season of Syfy‘s anthology series Channel Zero, titled Staircases and set to premiere in 2018, which is based on the online Creepypasta stories. She is set to portray Zoe Woods, a sharp, tough young woman whose struggle with mental illness has worn her down over the years.
On May 31, 2017, Roden was cast as the lead in the Amazon Video horror anthology series Lore, which is based on the podcast of the same name. Roden will portray as Bridget Cleary, the wife of Michael Cleary (played by Cathal Pendred). Living in Ireland in 1895, with fiery red hair, she is a Dressmaker and an Egg dealer who lives with her husband Michael in an Irish laborer’s cottage. An exceptional woman, she’s been liberated by the invention of the sewing machine and the refrigerated railway car, and she’s making a lot more money than her husband. When her tongue gets a little too pert for Michael’s liking, Bridget must prove the impossible: that she’s the true Bridget Cleary and not a fairy’s Changeling.