Merveline Ferris is a South African actress best known for her starring role as The Concierge of the eccentric Donatello Towers in the SABC3 sitcom Loitering in Jozi.
Merveline was born in Vryburg (North West) in 1988. She moved to Nelspruit at the age of three, grew up in the Kruger National Park and matriculated at Lowveld High school in 2005.
Merveline excelled in swimming and athletics, and played provincial hockey from Grade 8, representing Mpumalanga. She qualified as an air hostess at the age of 18.
Her keen interest in school plays and her participation in the Eisteddfods inspired her to pursue a career in acting. Merveline received a BA Honours degree in Live Performance from AFDA in 2011.
Numerous acting parts in student films followed and she co-produced a Masters film, Mysteries of the Stolen Song, in 2010.
Rodney Place assisted her to grow a better understanding of the entertainment industry and she was selected to represent AFDA in Belgium and the Netherlands in a project called Jongerenprojek.
A pharmaceutical company for contraceptives approached her for a campaign named "World Contraception Day 2010", which had a screening on cinema and television. Soon after an internship with the production comany Stark Films followed.
Merveline enjoys abseiling, hockey and swimming.
In 2013 she landed a guest starring role in the SABC3 sitcom Let Heaven Wait and later that year she had a role in another SABC3 sitcom, Loitering in Jozi.
In the same year she played the role of Ronel on the kykNET soapie Binnelanders and also played Celine in the twelfth season of Villa Rosa, another kykNET soapie.