Carla Classen is a South African actress best known for her role as Nixie in the 2018 adventure film Stroomop.
She graduated with a BA Hons (Drama) Cum Laude from the University of Pretoria, specialising in Movement and Theatre Making.
In 2016 she won the US Woordfees Prize at Kopanong Festival for her stage production Howled and She Forgot to Say Sorry.
She has starred in several other theatrical productions including Bloodwedding, Hinterland, Stanley Washed Away, A Sense of Touch, Liewe Heksie en die Rotbende, Christine's Room and Goggas.
In 2018 she played the lead in Jade Bower's Jungfrau, which had its world premiere at the Theaterformen Theatre Festival in Braunschweig, Germany.
Her screen acting debut was in the adventure film Stroomop, in 2018. Her character, Nixie, is an introverted millennial hiding her pain behind false illusions in the form of filters and hashtags.
The following year she played Kittie Koemoetie Snr in the Brett Michael Innes version of the classic film Fiela se Kind (Fiela's Child).
Other films she has acted in include Mr Johnson and the supernatural television movie Parable, directed by Beer Adriaanse.
Carla made her television acting debut in early 2018 when she was in the recurring role of Shanice on the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan. Her final appearance on the show was on 28 September, 2020.
She had a guest starring role in the BET drama series Isono, in an episode which aired on 16 February, 2021 (Season 1, Episode 82); and also guested in the M-Net drama Lioness (Season 1, Episode 9).
Carla landed her first starring role in television when she was cast as Tessa van Wyk, a teenager whose mother is bed-ridden, in the SABC3 telenovela The Estate.
The series premiered on 5 April, 2021.