She was born to a father and a mother. At the age of five, she moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which has been her home ever since. Holt attended St. Joseph's Morrow Park High School in Willowdale. She worked as a runway model in Paris before she became an actress.
Holt debuted as an actress in 1991, appearing in '''' by Bruce Beresford.
She has played characters of various ethnic origins. She starred as a Polynesian in '''' ; as Chinese in the telemovie and subsequent TV show '''' ; and as a reporter in her most recent major film role in 2004's ''Resident Evil: Apocalypse''.
In 2006, she appeared in a recurring role on the television series '''' as Evelyn Martin, the aide to Martha Logan. Starting 2007 she also took on the recurring role of Catherine Rothberg in Showtime's hit-series ''The L Word''.
Awards and Nominations
* Genie Awards, 1991, Nominated for '''', Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.