Trudy van Rooy is a South African actress best known for her role as Shani in the second season of the kykNET police drama series Die Byl.
She did a B.A. in Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town from 2007-2010 and in 2011 attended ACT Cape Town, where she studied the Meisner technique of acting.
She has acted in numerous theatre productions including Kanna Hy Koe Huis Toe, Romeo en Julia and Siener in die Suburbs (all directed by Sandra Temmingh); Popcorn (directed by Beren Belknap); Hamlet (directed by Sanjin Muftic) and Macbeki, written by Pieter-Dirk Uys.
Feature films she has acted in include Striving for Freedom, Endless River and First People.
Trudy first appeared on television in 2014 when she guest starred in the e.tv drama series Traffic!. The following year she had guest starring roles in the series Book of Negroes and the SABC1 drama series Forced Love.
Other television series she has acted in include Jamillah and Aladdin, Origins and Noupad FM.
In 2020 she appeared in three kykNET drama series, first appearing as Dr. Shani van Rooi - Dr. Fritz Barnard's (Eric Nobbs) new assistant - in the second season of Die Byl.
She also had roles in Sara se Geheim 3 and Projek Dina.