Actress, Voice Artist
Date of Birth: 13 June 1988
Height: 1.76m Hair: Light Brown Eyes: Hazel
Drivers License: Yes
Languages: Afrikaans, English, German
Skills: Comedy, Voice Artist, Accents (British, American, French, Russian)
Renata Redelinghuys-Stols grew up in Pretoria where she spent her high school career at Pro Arte Alphen Park with Drama as her study field. She was awarded the best drama student in matric (2006). In grade 10, herself, another student and 2 teachers staged Mannin at Aardklop.
After school, Renata studied BA-Value and Policy Studies at the University of Stellenbosch (2007-2009) where she majored in Industrial Psychology and Political Science. Upon completion of this degree, Renata went on to study BA-Theatre and Performance (Bilingual: Afrikaans and English) at the University of Cape Town (2010-2013). During her time at UCT, she received training in voice, movement/physical theatre and stage and film acting. She majored in acting and Afrikaans.
During her UCT career, she performed many different roles, including Popova in The Colonel Bird and Salomé in Mirakel. She also stage-managed a master’s student’s production and in her final year, she volunteered on the set of Felix, a local family film and later worked as 3rd assistant director on a Kyknet comedy, Treknet, both the former and latter produced by Penguin Films. She received the ‘Underdog award’ at the drama department’s end year function in 2013.
Renata performed in Philip Rademeyer’s Tee alongside Cintaine Schutte and Carel Nel. Her film experience includes playing the bank manager in Johnny Breedt’s Die Ontwaking, numerous TV commercials and finally starting her own Youtube channel, Rate hom met Renata in 2015. She was invited to feature on an episode of Sterlopers as herself interviewing a fictional band in the series.
Her presenting career includes being a presenter for the 2Sent team during KKNK 2014 and the SPAT team at Aardklop 2015 and, of course, doing all the interviews for Rate hom met Renata.
She has acted as MC at various weddings and enjoys this role thoroughly as her absolute passions are comedy and improvising.
She is also very passionate about community theatre and has been involved in projects like Help! I am free, doing drama workshops with inmates at Polsmoor prison and currently teaching drama workshops to the children at Eikelaan Youth centre and Nala re Thabile Youth Centre in Bothaville.