Natania van Heerden

Born: 11 June 1966 (54 years old)
Gender: Female



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Natania van Heerden is a South African actress, voice artist and writer best known for her role as Samantha Gerber on the kykNET soapie Villa Rosa.

Natania was raised and schooled in Pretoria, South Africa. She graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Drama, after which she became a permanent member of PACT (Performing Arts Council Transvaal) for the State Theatre.

She appeared in several television series from 1985 to 1993, including Cul de Sac (directed by Jan Scholtz), Vleuels, Die Ryk Weduwee, Oos-Wes, Shattered Mirror, Glaskasteel, Torings and more.

She also had the lead role in the South African feature film Dada en die Flower, in 1987.

Natania relocated to the USA in 1994, where she lived for 12 years. She worked as a coach at the Actors Workshop Studios in San Diego, California, teaching the craft of film, TV and commercial acting for adults and children. She also provided private coaching for actors preparing for television and movie auditions.

She then played the leading role in a play for Germantown Theatre (Memphis, Tennessee), The Devil's Trap (Tom Horton), and wrote and performed comedic one-woman show Boerewors and Beyond, which was performed in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Vancouver.

In 2006, Natania returned to South Africa and soon landed the role of Mariana in Kruispad, a 13-episode drama series for kykNET in 2008. She won an ATKV award for Best Leading Actress in a Television Drama for this role.

She also played Lesley Stanzler in the French movie, Black Venus directed by Adellatif Kechiche; Mrs Roos in Getroud met Rugby: Die Onvertelde Storie and Hendrik's Daughter in Nothing for Mahala.

Other television series she has acted in include Die Munisipaliteit van Gwarra-Gwarra, Sokhulu & Partners and a recurring role on the second season of Swartwater.

In 2017 she had a starring role in the kykNET drama series Sara se Geheim (Sarah's Secret).

Television Roles


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Generations: The Legacy Teasers - September 2020

Zitha, Jack and Gadaffi each have a late night visitor.

New on TV today: Tuesday 11 August

Black Lightning returns to 1Magic and NCIS: Los Angeles has a new season on Universal.

New on TV today: Monday 10 August

Travel investigates True Terror with Robert Englund as BBC Earth documents Simon Reeve's Sacred Rivers.

New on TV today: Sunday 9 August

Follow a journey down Blood Road on SABC3 or do some more Flirty Dancing on BBC Lifestyle.

2020 SAMAs: all the winners

The full winners list for the 26th awards, including Record of the Year and the International Achievement Award from Friday's #ForThaClub.

New on TV today: Saturday 8 August

Musical comedy-drama Katy Keene starts on M-Net as CBS Reality finds 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.

Road to Destiny Teasers - September 2020

Luis is found not guilty but lands up in jail!

Shadows from the Past Teasers - September 2020

Candela has an accident. Also, Emanuel is missing.

Along Came Love Teasers - September 2020

Luciana warns David not to fall for Graciela's tricks. Also, Mark takes Susan hostage.


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