Anel Alexander is a South African actress best known for her role as Liesl Landman in the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan (2004-2006), and as one of the "Artcha Angels" on the SABC2 arts and culture magazine show Artcha, from 2008-2009.
Anel completed her BA Drama degree Cum Laude at the University of Pretoria in 2002.
Professional experience includes a lead role in the musical The Witness at the State Theatre in 2000, followed by another lead in the musical Jesu - An African Portrait in 2001.
Apart from musical theatre, she has experience in children’s theatre including having played the lead in Liewe Heksie at Aardklop in 2002 and a lead in the children’s musical Eendag Was Waar? at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival in 2002.
The highlight of her career so far was being directed by and acting with Nicholas Ellenbogen in the dramatic musical The Calitzdorp Passion, performed at the KKNK in 2001.
In 2003 she had a very successful run of Blondes at The Performer Theatre. She has also been involved in the making of two local short films, and has written and performed for the corporate theatre world.
In 2004, Anel landed the role of Liesl in 7de Laan. Her character began as an unattractive church mouse and blossomed into a vivacious woman with both Bart and Marko vying for her attention.
In 2006 Anel played the role of Helen van Niekerk in the SABC2 medical drama series Hillside.
In the same year she starred with her real-life husband James Alexander in the independent feature film Discreet, written and directed by Joshua Rous.
She also acted in the television series Amalia 2 (on kykNET) and the SABC1 drama series Zero Tolerance 3.
In 2007 she joined the M-Net medical soapie Binnelanders, playing the role of Nina, the girlfriend of Dr. Rico Maartens, played by her real-life husband James Alexander.
In October 2007 she was one of the cast members of the theatrical production Dis Hoe Dit Was - Die Steve Hofmeyr Storie, which was directed by Deon Opperman. It ran at the State Theatre in Pretoria until 18 November.
She was one of the "Artcha Angels" (with Masello Motana and Eloise Cupido) who presented the first two seasons of the SABC2 arts and culture magazine show Artcha, from April 2008 to April 2009.
The trio were replaced from the third season on by sole presenter Mmabatho Montsho.
She played the role of Trudy in the SABC2 drama series The Mating Game, in 2010.