Holly Aird Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 07 May, 2021
Facts of Holly Aird
Date of Birth: 1969 , May-18
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Holly Aird
Birth Name Imogen Holly Aird
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Aldershot, Hampshire, England
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Fair
Weight in KG 62
Famous for Walking the Dead
Married Yes
Married to Toby Merritt (2004)
Children 2
Divorce James Purefoy (1996-2002)
Education Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts
Movies Carry On Columbus, Fever Pitch, The Criminal
TV Show The Flame Trees of Thika, Soldier Soldier, Waking the Dead, A Discovery of Witches
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Spotted by a casting director at the age of 9, Holly Aird is an English actress. She is recognized as Jo in Fever Pitch and Dr. Frankie Wharton in Walking the Dead

Who Is Holly Aird Husband? Does She Have Kids?

Aird is married twice and a mother of two children. Initially, her spouse was an actor James Purefoy. The duo tied a knot in 1996, but they divorced in 2002.

At the time of their separation, their son, Joseph Purefoy (born January 1997) was only 5 years old. He was previously suffered from a rare blood disease, however, he is now recovered and healthy. 

CAPTION: Aird's ex-husband James and Joseph Purefoy SOURCE: Zim Bio

Holly's current husband is a freelance photographer Toby Merritt. The couple first met on the set of Walking the Dead Season 2. Eventually, they started dating and finally, exchanged wedding rings in September 2004. Together, the pair shares a daughter, Nelly Merritt born in December 2004. 

Since 2004, the mother of two resides in West London. She is living a blissful and luxurious life with her present husband and two kids. 

Career Success: Why Did She Leave The Series Walking the Dead?

The England-based actress was only 9 when a casting director spotted her at Bush Davies Ballet School. She made her debut, starring in the dramatisation of the novel The History of Mr Polly (TV mini-series).

After that, she acted in The Flames Trees of Thika, Secrets, Affairs of the Heart, Seal Morning, Double First, Mother Love, and Hope It Rains. People started recognizing her after she portrayed the role of Maria in the 1992 film Carry on Columbus

Aird got a major break in her career in the BBC1 drama series Walking the Dead. In 2000, she appeared as Forensic Pathologist Frankie Wharton starring Trevor EveSue JohnstonWil Johnson, and Claire Goose. Later, in 2005, she left the show and choose her family over her career.

CAPTION: Walking the Dead famed actress Holly Aird SOURCE: IMDb

Moreover, her other notable acting credits include Intimate Relations, Fever Pitch, The Theory of Flight, The Criminal, Possession, Scenes of a Sexual Nature, Dressing for Breakfast, Casualty, The Promise, Page Eight, Unforgotten, and Grantchester.

As of 2021, Holly is playing the role of a vampire Francoise on the fantasy television series A Discovery of Witches alongside Teresa PalmerMatthew GoodeAiysha Hart, and Alex Kingston.

What Is Holly Aird Net Worth?

Walking the Dead star has yet not revealed her exact worth. However, as per reports, Holly has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $5 million

Without a doubt, Aird earns a salary in 6 digits from her movies and television series. Besides, she also makes an impressive sum via advertisements, endorsement deals, commercials, and sponsorships.

Short-Biography: Age, Height, & Education

Holly Aird's full name is Imogen Holly Aird. She was born on May 18, 1969, in Aldershot, Hampshire, England. As of 2021, she is 51 years old and stands at the height of 5 feet 5-inch or 165 cm. 

At the age of 12, her parents divorced but they always stayed good friends even after their separation. In order to get success, Holly's parents were always supportive. 

The 51 years old was interested in ballet so she went to the local dance school. Likewise, she also attended Bush Davies School of Theatre Arts.

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