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Kay Smith

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Kay Smith is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Debra in the kykNET soapie Arendsvlei.

After matriculating from Durbanville High School in 2009, Kay entered an acting competition and won a bursary to study drama at Northlink College drama school. She later did two years of theatre training at the Magnet Theatre.

She has appeared in a number of theatre productions including Vaselinetjie, Ukhanyo, In the City of Paradise, But the Land, Liefde is Rooi and Ons is Almal Freaks Hier.

Feature films she has acted in include Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie in the role of Nikita, a friend to Ellen's son, Abie; and as Chantel Steyn, a young woman who is pregnant by a boyfriend not ready to be a father, in Baby Mamas.

She first appeared on television in the SABC2 satirical variety comedy series Colour TV, in 2011. She went on to play the role of Breggie Petersen in the kykNET drama series Vlug na Egipte and its sequel, Terug na Egipte; both in 2015.

Kay played the role of Errol's (Christo Davids) girlfriend Tarryn in the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan and had a guest starring role in the series premiere of the kykNET drama series Sara se Geheim, which first aired on 11 April, 2017.

The following year she landed her first starring role in television when she was cast as Debra Newman, the hardworking, popular, tell-it-like-it-is grade 11 learner and Wendy's daughter, in the kykNET soapie Arendsvlei.

In 2019 she had a guest starring role in an episode of the kykNET drama series Alles Malan, appearing in Season 1, Episode 12 (which aired on 24 September, 2019).

The following year she landed the role of talented and efficient hacker Charlene "Charlie" Botha in the kykNET drama series Projek Dina.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Tarryn

Cathy

Debra Newman

Debra Newman

Journalist

Charlene 'Charlie' Botha

Brenda

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