Natania van Heerden

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Natania van Heerden (19**-). Actress, teacher.


Born and raised in Pretoria. She moved to the USA in 1994 with her husband and children and returned to South Africa in 2006.

In the USA she taught drama at a studio in San Diego.


Natania studied at the University of Pretoria Drama Department in the 1980s.


She joined PACT 1987-1989.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

She appeared on stage in Die Prys (1987), Op Dees Aarde (as Baby, 1987), Sing jy van Bomme (as Baby, 1988), The Balcony (as The General's Horse, 1988), Die Proponentjie (as Wania Oberholzer (1988), Die Salem-verhoor (1988), Antjie Somers and I (as Antjie Somers, 1989), in a production in Afrikaans of King Lear (as Cordelia, 1990) and Die Eend (as Katrien, 1993).

She wrote and produced the play Agter die Boereworsgordyn.

Television roles were, among many others, in Die Glaskasteel In 1992 and as Mariana in the KykNET drama series Kruispad in 2008.

In 2006 she opened a drama studio, Actor's Alley, in Menlo Park, Pretoria.

Awards, etc

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress (DALRO Award) for her role as Baby in Op Dees Aarde


Die Eend programme, 1993.

Beeld, 15 May 2006; 3 July 2008.

TVSA [1].

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