Arrow actress Willa Holland joins the FACTS guest list!

The O.C. / Gossip Girl star is coming to Ghent in October!

This American actress is probably best known for her portrayal of Thea Queen / Speedy in CW's popular Arrow series. She is also Kaitlin Cooper in The O.C., Agnes Andrews in Gossip Girl and the voice actress for Aqua in the Kingdom Hearts series.

Willa Holland has been part of the Arrow cast as Thea Queen, aka Speedy, since the 2012 pilot episode. She evolved from the spoiled rich kid in the early days of the show to the skillful superhero in the iconic red hooded suit. 

One could say that Willa Holland rose to ranks thanks to her performance in the popular drama series The O.C., where she beautifully portrayed Kaitlin Cooper. This paved the way to not only Arrow, but also to (lead) roles in many other series and movies, such as Gossip Girl, Legion, Straw Dogs, and Tiger Eyes.

As a voice actress, she voiced the Kingdom Hearts character Aqua.

Willa Holland will be available for photoshoots, autographs and panels on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October, for FACTS Fall 2019, in Flanders Expo Ghent!


Ms. Holland joins two other confirmed FACTS actors in the guest list:

  1. Matthew Lewis, aka Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter
  2. Kristofer Hivju, aka Tormund Giantsbane in Game of Thrones

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Debby Willmsen

Press Officer, Diamonds & Pearls Communications

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