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Nadia Valvekens

Born: 05 March 1982 (38 years old)
Gender: Female

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Nadia Valvekens is a South African actress best known for co-presenting the first season of the SABC2 reality show Die Nutsman (2003), and for her role as Nicole Kannemeyer on the soapie 7de Laan, from 2004-2005.

Shealsohas a starring role as Pippa Venter on the kykNET soapie Binnelanders, since 2005.

Valvekens was born in Pretoria and grew up with her mother (Cecile) and younger sister (Natasha) in Centurion.

She attended Wierda Park Laërskool, where she had her first taste of drama. She matriculated at Eldoraigne Hoërskool. At this stage she had already been involved with drama for 12 years and was planning on pursuing a career as an actress.

She enrolled at Technikon Pretoria as a BA drama student.

In her three years at Technikon Pretoria she was involved in various stage productions such as "Maid in the New South Africa", for Clive Morris.

She received her diploma in 2003 and soon after had her first job in the industry as a co-presenter with Riaan Venter on the DIY programme Die Nutsman, on SABC2.

She moved on to play a small role in Egoli as a temp secretary. She continued to play small cameo roles in various South African productions until November 2004, when she was cast by Danie Odendaal as Nicole Kannemeyer - a jewellery designer - in 7de Laan.

She completed her role as Nicole in February 2005 and has had minor roles in shows such as Scandal! on e.tv, Song vir Katryn on M-Net and Villa Rosa on kykNET.

Valvekens has also acted in the short films Daddy and The Road, both in 2002.

Since 2005 she played the role of Pippa Venter, the orthopaedic nurse at the Binneland Clinic, in the M-Net soapie Binnelanders.

She reprised her role as Pippa in a theatre production based on Binnelanders called Binnelanders Buiteweste at the Aardklop Kunstefees in Potchefstroom, from 25-29 September, 2007.


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