(written from a Production point of view)
A student of television production and direction hailing from Colorado and graduating from Arizona State University, Holden made her television acting debut playing Nikki in two episodes of the 1989-1990 season of A Different World. She followed this with guest appearances on Renegade (with Charles Napier), Wings (with Steven Weber), and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (with Ron Canada), among several other TV series. She also co-starred with Casey Biggs and Keith Szarabajka in the 1994 TV movie One Woman's Courage.
She also has a number of films to her credit. These include Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989, with Bernie Casey, Hal Landon, Jr., Rod Loomis, Dan Shor, and Jane Wiedlin), Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990, starring Clint Howard), Sweet Justice (1992, with Frank Gorshin), Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992, with Patti Yasutake), Philadelphia Experiment II (1993, with Larry Cedar and Gerrit Graham), Nemesis (1993, with Marjorie Monaghan, Nicholas Guest, Jennifer Gatti, and Branscombe Richmond), Automatic (1994, with John Glover, Penny Johnson, Stanley Kamel, and Jeff Kober), Jurassic Park: The Lost World (1997, with Ian Abercrombie and Robin Sachs), Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997, with Brian Thompson and Musetta Vander), and Ghosts of Mars (2001, with Joanna Cassidy and Rosemary Forsyth). She also had the starring role in the 1995 action film Ballistic, in which she co-starred with fellow DS9 alumni Charles Napier.