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Holliday Grainger Biography

Birth Place:
Manchester, England

Fast Facts

  • Began her acting career at 6 on the British comedy series All Quiet on the Preston Front
  • Early TV roles on British series like Casualty and Dalziel and Pascoe often cast her as the troubled kid
  • In 2008, four of the characters she played on stage, film and TV wound up dead
  • Big-screen debut came with the 2009 British drama Awaydays
  • Made the leap to American TV when she was cast as Lucrezia Borgia on the Showtime historical drama The Borgias


  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: nominated