17 July 2024
Lauren Akosia

  Lauren Akosia has been making significant strides in her acting career and has many exciting projects in the pipeline. She recently completed filming the TV series Mr Loverman, which was shot between London and Antigua. The show is set to air later this year on BBC and BBC iPlayer, with Sony Pictures Television distributing […]

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16 May 2024
Sean C. Michael

Versatile character actor Sean Cameron Michael has consistently worked on over 130 international TV, film, and theatre productions during the past four decades. He recently received a SAFTA (South African Oscars) nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film for his work on the multi-award-winning Fried Barry. Michael's breakout performance was back in 2008 […]

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23 April 2024
Nicole Bessick

Nicole Bessick is an acclaimed actress, TV presenter, celebrity boxing champion and CEO of The Fight for Good Foundation - South Africa's first ever anti-GBV initiative that takes women from victim to warrior in 12 weeks. Bessick first appeared on our screens in the locally produced and internationally acclaimed crime-thriller, Cold Harbour, which also showcased […]

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14 August 2023
Reem Koussa

  Reem is a professional actor who has starred in several series, short independent and  commercial films. Reem's most known work to date is Slumber Party Massacre. She also has experience in movie production, video editing, and directing.      

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12 July 2023
MoMo Matsunyane

Kgomotso ‘MoMo’ Matsunyane (b. 1988) is an actor, playwright and director. She has performed in numerous plays, films, and television shows and has subsequently been nominated for and won several awards including Hlakanyana The Musical, which won a whopping 8 out of the 14 awards they were nominated for at the 2023 Naledi’s. Matsunyane won Best […]

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20 June 2023
David C. Steyn

  MLA CALL FOR CAST 2023 - TOP 14 David C. Steyn is an actor and voice artist who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and literature from the University of South Africa. David studied screenwriting at the New York Film Academy and attended The Second City training center. He also has a […]

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10 June 2022
Jessie Diepeveen

Jessie Diepeveen is a Cape Town and Johannesburg based performer, writer, director, and all-round lover of bringing interesting stories to life. She is a graduate of the University of Cape Town, where she received a distinction in her Performance-Making degree. Though her career is only just launching, Jessie's recent work includes a lead role, Candice, […]

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6 August 2021
Lehasa Moloi

He's a small-town boy with big-town dreams, fiercely passionate about fitness, storytelling, South Africa and its people. You’ve probably seen him in films such as Spud and Mrs Right Guy, soapies such as Isidingo, Muvhango and Rhythm City, telenovelas Gold Diggers and Broken Vows, tv dramas such as Rockville, Sokhulu and Partners, Erfsondes and Intersexions […]

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8 July 2021
Leigh Bremridge

Leigh is a professional actress and host of her podcast show, Bareback Stories. With the hashtag #nocondomontheconversation it is a clear description as to Leigh’s great passion for sharing real and truthful stories while at the same time, and more importantly, facilitating a space whereby people feel safe and heard. With a deep and profound love […]

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16 June 2021
Charlie Eduardo

  MLA CALL FOR CAST 'TOP TEN' 2021 Charlie decided that he would be an actor at the age of 16 and hasn't looked back since.  He started out in high school theatre playing Bagheera in the Jungle Book for which he won Best Actor at his school and the subsequent Provincial competition.  After completing […]

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16 June 2021
Jordyn Schaefer

  Jordyn is a passionate creative who has trained in acting, singing, and dancing since childhood. After many years of competing in the performing arts and partaking in workshops, master classes, exams, and training sessions, Jordyn was selected as one of the top ten from MLA’s Call for Cast 2021 audition process for intake. Since […]

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14 June 2021
Liza van Deventer

Liza van Deventer is a South African actor and dancer. She is a graduate of the Edgemar  Center for the Performing Arts conservatory program in Santa Monica California. Liza has spent the past three years working and studying in Los Angeles. She has trained extensively with Michelle Danner who has coached many A-listers including Gerard […]

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14 June 2021
Thuto Gaasenwe

MLA CALL FOR CAST 'TOP TEN' 2021 Thuto Lesedi Gaasenwe is a 23-year-old actor, writer, theatre practitioner and aspiring filmmaker. Born and bred in the small town of Mahikeng (North West), Thuto was only 11 years old when she began her journey at the Mmabana Arts Culture & Sports Foundation, where she discovered her passion […]

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10 June 2021
Damien Wantenaar

MLA CALL FOR CAST 'TOP TEN'2021 Damien Wantenaar is a young actor hailing from Johannesburg with a keen interest in local and international work. As a trained theatre-maker, Damien has had roles in performing and coordinating the Hey Hillbrow! Let’s Dlala! street parade, facilitating and directing the original student production KWAKHANYA and lending his voice […]

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8 June 2021
Inge Beckmann

Inge Beckmann is a South-African vocalist and actor from Cape Town, first noted for her SAMA Award-winning contribution as Singer/ Songwriter of the Alt-Electro band, LARK. The band won a South African Music Award for BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM in 2007. Inge's vocals appear on local and international TV & Film soundtracks. Most recently, her vocals […]

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6 June 2021
Jurgen McEwan

  Jurgen graduated with a degree in BA Theatre and Theatre Studies, thereafter completed a year in African Languages at the University of Stellenbosch, followed by a degree in Education and Educational Psychology. Jurgen's first professional theatre production was Die Gangsters by Dr. Benn De Haek under the direction of Marthinus Basson. He has also […]

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