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Philicity Reeken

Philicity Reeken

Artist Profile

Actress, Presenter, MC, Radio Personality


Date of Birth: 18 October 1979

Height: 1.65m  Hair Colour: Brown  Eye Colour: Brown


Languages: English, Afrikaans

Skills: Singing, Dancing, Voice Artist, Presenting, Accents, MC



Philicity was born in Johannesburg.

There were many roles she aspired to play, but  the chance to be the lead chicken in her Grade 2 play confirmed to her that she had made the right decision. 

After matriculating from the Johannesburg National school of the Arts, she was introduced to a formidable actress who re-ignited her passion for acting. Soon she was acting on such renowned shows as Isidingo, Scandal, Song vir Katryn, Jozi H, Binnelanders, The Mating Game and is best known for the leading role in the sitcom, Coconuts.

Her film credits include the role of ‘Khozi’ in Your Dream and Schucks Your Country Needs You.

Besides acting she was also the assistant presenter on a twice weekly Mom's show, Great Expectations and the fashion show, Fashion Future

Once she has the opportunity to work behind the scenes, she will be keen to work as Director too.

As a voice artist she has done numerous radio, television and corporate reads, establishing herself as a versatile and competent performer in both English and Afrikaans. 

Philicity is currently a co-host on the popular radio show The Breakfast Express on Highveld 94.7 with Wackhead Simpson.



Philicity Reeken is a South African actress and television presenter best known for presenting the e.tv woman's daytime talk show Great Expectations.

She took over as presenter of the show while regular host Sam Cowan was on maternity leave and later joined the show fulltime as co-presenter with Sam.

She was a celebrity contestant on the M-Net reality competition Survivor South Africa: Maldives, in 2011.

Philicity has acted in numerous television series, including the drama series Song vir Katryn (originally on kykNET), the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, the e.tv soapie Scandal!, the M-Net soapie Binnelanders, the SABC3 drama series Jozi-H and the M-Net sitcom The Coconuts.

She has also presented numerous shows, including Mindset Health and Mindset Primary on DStv, the Urban Brew production Lifestyle, Great Expectations on e.tv and Trapsuutjies.

She has appeared in a handful of theatre productions as well, such as Verwagtings, Van Aardes van Groot oor and Annie.

Philicity has also been a traffic reporter for Jacaranda Fm, and played Lizzy, the raspberry-pulling secretary, in a television commercial for the national Lotto.

She is also an MC and motivational speaker



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