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Holliston Coleman

Holliston Coleman
Born Holliston Taylor Coleman
(1992-06-30) June 30, 1992 (age 26)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present

Holliston Taylor Coleman (born June 30, 1992) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for starring in the Paramount feature film, Bless the Child, and her recurring role in the television series Medium.

Life and career

Coleman was born in Pasadena, California, the daughter of Doris Berg and Robert Moorhouse Coleman, Jr. She is the elder sister of actor Bobby Coleman. Coleman began acting at age four when, on her first theatrical audition, she booked the part of Horace Bing's daughter the television series Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.

At the age of 8, Coleman booked the title role as "the Child" (Cody) in the Paramount feature film Bless the Child, starring opposite Academy Award winner Kim Basinger. Coleman played an autistic child overwhelmed by messages from God and pursued by agents of evil. Coleman received over sixty positive reviews nationwide.

Coleman's most recent work includes a recurring role on Medium, as Hannah, the friend of Allison's daughter.

Coleman has received two Young Artist Award nominations.



Year Show Role Episode
1997 Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Samantha Bing "Before the Dawn"
Ally McBeal Cara Dawson (age 4) "The Affair"
1998 Baywatch Bridget "Countdown"
1999 Power Rangers Lost Galaxy Mandy "Memories of Mirinoi"
2001 Judging Amy Leslie Crouse "The Last Word"
2002 ER Brianna Cooper "It's All in Your Head"
Touched by an Angel Daniella 'Danni' Blake "Hello, I Love You"
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Melanie Cramer "Charisma"
2007 Private Practice Tess Sullivan "In Which Charlotte Goes Down the Rabbit Hole"
2005-2010 Medium Hannah recurring
2009 Mental Leeza "Coda"


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Supreme Sanction Bailey McNamara TV Movie
2000 Bless the Child Cody O'Connor
2001 Dinner with Friends Laurie TV Movie
2002 Hard Cash Megan aka Run for the Money
Miss Lettie and Me Travis TV Movie
2003 A Carol Christmas Lily TV Movie
2004 The Hollywood Mom's Mystery Chloe Freers TV Movie
2005 Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Aleka Direct to video
2007 Love's Unending Legacy Belinda Marshall TV Movie
2010 Robosapien: Rebooted Megan
Touched Nilsa


Year Award Category Result Role
2001 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Under Nominated Cody O'Connor in Bless the Child
Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated
2003 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Special - Supporting Young Actress Nominated Travis in Miss Lettie and Me
Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards (CAMIE) Best Actress Won

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