Jenna Dunster

Born: 09 January 1987 (34 years old)
Gender: Female



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Jenna Dunster is a South African actress best known for her recurring role as Sofia le Roux in the SABC3 soap opera Isidingo, from 2009-2011.

After matriculating, Dunster spent two years in London, where she took an acting course at The Poor School. During her time there, she performed in Brian Friel's Lovers, Ibsen's A Doll's House, Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams and Hayfever by Noel Coward.

After returning to South Africa in 2008 she has played Terry De Klerk in 7de Laan, Sofia le Roux in Isidingo, Karla in Getroud Met Rugby and Abby in the BBC miniseries Sisters In Love. She also appeared in kykNET's Binneland as Hestie Erasmus.

Jenna played Katrien Joubert in Abnormal Loads written by Neil Coppen (Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Drama 2011) at the 2011 Grahamstown festival, The 2011 Hilton Festival, and in 2012 both The Playhouse Theatre in Durban and The Market Theatre in Johannesburg.

Little Foot, written by Craig Higginson and Directed by Malcolm Purkey went to the 2012 Grahamstown Festival and then went on to a 5 week run at The Market Theatre in Johannesburg. Jenna played the role of dark the devious Coco.

In 2013 she was a featured guest on the SABC2 travel programme Mooiloop! and starred in an episode of the SABC1 drama series Intersexions as cake-loving, man-loving patisserie chef Mandy in Episode 11 of the series. She also had a starring role in the kykNET period drama series Donkerland.

Jenna is the daughter of actors Wilson Dunster and Elize Cawood.

Television Roles


Why we love Come Dine With Me South Africa

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The Red Room Teasers - July 2021

Back! It was unceremoniously yanked from S3 after only two episodes and now it returns in July, at 19h30.

New on TV today: Monday 14 June

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New on TV today: Sunday 13 June

For Real: The Story of Reality TV starts on E! and two WWII docs air on HISTORY.

New on TV today: Saturday 12 June

HISTORY reveals Legends of the Pharaohs and The Last O.G. returns to Vuzu.

Elif 2 Teasers - July 2021

Arzu might get out of jail sooner than she thinks. Also, things are getting worse for Veysel.

Generations: The Legacy Teasers - July 2021

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New on TV today: Friday 11 June

SABC2 offers up a Comedy Mixtape and comedy-drama Better Things starts on S3.

Recap - Survivor SA: Immunity Island Episode 2

From a wasted reward to an exploding neck to the role of luck... the latest episode unpacked.

Top Shows on TV: May 2021

The SAFTAs hits a critical low and the Kwaito/John shocker turbo-boosts Skeem Saam by over 700,000 viewers.


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