Sheila Houlahan is an actress and singer with a growing resume. From television and film, to music and modeling, her talent and beauty make her stand out in all her performances. Houlahan is well on her way to building a successful career, with many industry types taking notice of her diverse abilities and skill set.
Her acting credits include a recurring co-star role on SyFy’s “Z-Nation,” a recurring guest star role on HD Discovery Channel’s “The Wonderland Murders,” many videos for Funny or Dieand others. Upcoming for Houlahan is a leading role in the feature horror film Beloved Beast, which was picked up by Lionsgate. She plays the role of ‘Nina,’ a troubled teen with supernatural powers. When ‘Nina’ loses her parents in a car accident and she is forced to live with her unstable aunt. Then, she meets a stranger in the woods, and instead of running, she brings him home, not realizing that the man she has brought home is an escaped mental patient with a penchant for murder. Beloved Beastwill show in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago in October 2019. You can also see her playing the role ‘Optima Prime’ in Paradigm Studios’ new feature film Wallflower, hailed by Varietyas “one of the most haunting films of 2019.” Based on a true event, the film tells the story of a man planning to commit a mass shooting and finds himself conflicted about his intentions when he is befriended by an eccentric group of ravers. The film has a national theatrical run in select AMC theaters for the month of October 2019.
Currently, Houlahan is filming a supporting role in The Little Things for Warner Bros., starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, written and directed by John Lee Hancock. Later in October she will begin production as series regular role ‘Jennifer’ in “The Scottish Play” on Amazon Prime. She will be shooting in the PNW and in Scotland in 2020. When she returns from that project, she will begin production in the leading role of ‘Coral’ in the new Noah Dorsey feature ﬁlm Suicide Monroe.
Born in Seattle, and raised in Bellevue, Houlahan started singing at the age of six. She attended the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she honed her music and singing skills. While in New York, she also studied with renowned acting coach Penny Templeton. Houlahan has won multiple awards including the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Competition District Award. She went on to collaborate with Slumdog Millionaire’scomposer A.R. Rahman with performances including “"Jai Ho at The Venetian in Las Vegas,” a feature in his 20th anniversary music video of his hit classic “Maa Tujhe Salaam,” “The Rahman Song Cycle” and “Lord of the Rings The Musical” with the Seattle Symphony.” She can also be heard on the Cirque du Soleil soundtrack for “Volta” and on the soundtrack for the hit video game “Destiny 2."
In addition to acting and singing, she has modeled for Bustle, T-Mobile, Amazon and a host of other national brands. Houlahan is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and Krav Maga, and speaks Italian and Hindi. She is a Celebrity Champion for Project HEAL, a nonprofit organization that helps people suffering with eating disorders pay for treatment. Houlahanuses her strong following on Instagram as a platform to spread awareness and to help end the stigma surrounding mental health.