After the storm comes the rainbow. Shay Holland was jobless due to injustice, struggled with an ill father, and finally, the COVID hit the world. But she believes it was all god’s test before he opened her way. Getting featured on HGTV’s new show Unfinished Business was everything this fighter needed — hope!
Keep reading this Shay Holland Bio to learn more about her life.
Shay Holland On HGTV’s Unfinished Business
HGTV’s new show, Unfinished Business premiered on January 15, 2022, and it saw Tom Reber taking on home renovation jobs that were abandoned. And by abandoned we mean the DIY homes that have been left alone after homeowners failed at tackling renovations themselves.
So, Shay Holland comes to this scene as a designer who brought each family’s design dreams to life.
As seen on the first ep, their client (Hubby: more of the chef and wife Sheena: more tastemaker) wanted a kitchen with white cabinets and countertops, gold hardware, open shelving, and a painted island, and it was all Shay’s job.
She said, “I had a blast convincing Sheena to go BOLD, like REALLY BOLD on that island! Ahoy, Sherwin Williams ‘In the Navy’ paint! Quartz countertops and white subway tile backsplash complete the crisp, classy look.”
Besides what the couple wanted, Shay even added a few features of her own to the kitchen. Some of which included — an artsy removable wallpaper inside the wine cabinet, a mini potted herb garden in the bay window, a cookbook nook, and a new stainless steel fridge.
So, how did Shay earn her role on Unfinished Business? Well, back in mid-2020, a friend of her’s, Jackie, tagged her in a nationwide casting for contractors. And without knowing it was for HGTV and she just submitted a short homemade demo reel. A just week later, she was already filming the labor of love.
Shay Holland Age
Shay Holland was born before 1989. Meaning, she couldn’t have been younger than 32 when she first appeared on Unfinished Business in 2022.
The show’s host, Tom Reber 52 then.
Is Shay Holland Married?
No, Shay Holland didn’t look like she was married as of 2022.
This talented star went through a lot before she finally landed a gig on Unfinished Business, and she never once mentioned a partner who was there for her. Also, her social media gave no hints about her having a husband then.
However, since things are looking up now, we cannot confirm that this beautiful lady isn’t dating someone. Let’s just hope that the upcoming TLC episodes shed some light on Shay’s private life as well.
Shay Holland Height
Shay Holland stands tall at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm) and weighed 52 kg (115 lbs).
Mentioning her distinct features, she has brown eyes, dark hair, and a beautiful smile.
How Much Is Shay Holland Net Worth?
Shay Holland garnered a net worth of under $400 thousand by 2022.
Ever since Shay was a child, she was passionate about creating stuff. She would spend hours in her dad’s basement workroom learning to sand and stain and restore furniture. Eventually, her passion prompted her to get a Contractor’s License and start her own interior design company SPACES.
But this charming lady isn’t just a designer. Shay has established a career as an on-air host as well. According to her Linkedin, she first joined SAG-AFTRA as an on-air talent to cover stories from breaking news to celebrity interviews for various major media outlets in Jan 2015.
But unfortunately, she then lost her job due to injustice in 2020. Or, so she says.
Back in 2013, Shay also started a Facebook community called Hosts in LA with just 50 members to fight for equal pay, and systemic racism in casting. The community now boasts over 4K members involved in TV, Digital, Sports, Events, and Comedy.
In retrospect, Shay’s “waited and persevered” to be who she is today. LA has challenged her, forced her to pack up her career and take a survival job in finance, for 5 long years. But it was all, so she could have a time off, take acting classes, and rise as a reality star.
“Future’s so bright, I gotta wear (sunglasses),” Shay depicts her life now.
As for her education, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and a masters’ degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Did you know: Unfinished Business wasn’t Shay’s first time on TV. Previously, she’s appeared on shows like Rolling Out, Black Hollywood Live, Katy Perry Creators Party, and a few other NBC and FOX shows.
Where Is Shay Holland From?
Shay hails from San Francisco. She moved to Los Anges to explore TV/film opportunities circa 2007.
The thing that she misses the most about her hometown was “Being on the A-list!” She explained, “San Francisco’s TV/film community is small so you become friends with agents, CDs, actors. In LA, you almost have to choose friends by where they live.”
Has Shay Holland Revealed Her Family?
The only person Shay talked about from her family was her ill dad. Her father was a self-taught craftsman who passed down his skills to her. “As his apprentice, I’d sort tools, strip paint, and soak-up building and design knowledge far beyond my years,” she recalled.
And Shay is forever thankful for that. She believed that God orchestrated the moment her dad first handed her a sheet of sandpapers and methodically demonstrated how to use the various grits through the “powerful hands” of her father.
Recalling a memory, Shay shared,
“Dad watching me hang pictures & style his new assisted living space: “Who taught you how to do all this?”
Me: “You did, Dad since I was a little girl.”
Dad: “Well then, let me help you.” — proceeds to screw in the cabinet door faster than I ever could!
Not sure with dementia if he suddenly remembered or did what he saw me doing.”
Also, besides her dad, Shay once mentioned her “talented niece” who graciously inspires her to “tune out the naysayers.”
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