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Natania van Heerden

Natania van Heerden

Artist Profile

Actress, Presenter, Voice Artist, Writer


Date of Birth: 11 June 1966

Height: 1.67m  Hair Colour: Blonde  Eye Colour: Blue

Drivers License: Yes


Languages: Afrikaans, English

Skills: Presenting, Voice Overs, Writing



ATKV AWARD – Best Leading Actress in a Television Drama (Kruispad) (2009)



Natania was raised and schooled in Pretoria, South Africa.

She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Drama, after which she became a permanent member of PACT (Performing Arts Council Transvaal) for the State Theatre. She performed on stage for following 3 years from 1987 to 1990.

Appeared in several television series for South African television from 1985 to 1993, which includes Cul de Sac (Jan Scholtz directing), Vleuels, Die Ryk Weduwee, Oos-Wes, Shatterd Mirror, Glaskasteel and many more.

She also had the lead role in the South African feature film, Dada en die Flower in 1987.

Natania the moved to the USA in 1994 where she lived for 12 years. Here, she worked as a coach at the Actors Workshop Studios in San Diego, California - teaching the craft of Film, TV & Commercial Acting for adults and children. She also provided private coaching for actors preparing for television and movie auditions.

She then played the leading role in a play for Germantown Theatre (Memphis, Tennessee), The Devil`s Trap (Tom Horton), and wrote and performed comedic one-woman show Boerewors and Beyond, which was performed in  Los Angeles, Atlanta and Vancouver.

In 2006, Natania returned to South Africa, where she portrayed the role of ‘Mariana’ in Kruispad, a 13-episode drama series for kykNET in 2008.

She also played ‘Lesley Stanzler’ in the French movie, Black Venus directed by Adellatif Kechiche.

Natania also played ‘Samantha Gerber’ on Villa Rosa.


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