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Dawn Matthews

Born: 10 January 1976 (45 years old)
Gender: Female

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Dawn Matthews is a South African actress best known for her role as Shakira, the Entertainment Editor for the fortnightly celeb mag, in the e.tv soapie Scandal!, in 2007.

Prior to that she was known for her role as Constable Gillian Peterse on the SABC1 drama series Interrogation Room, from 2004-2006.

Born in Oudtshoorn she grew up there until she got a chance to study drama at Stellenbosch University, where she graduated in 1997.

After studying, Dawn did a stint at Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre and performed in community theatre productions in the area. She got her first break in the Afrikaans drama series Soutmansland.

She has appeared in numerous other prominent television soapies and dramas including Egoli (2000-2001) and Song vir Katryn (2003-2005), co-presented the Afrikaans arts show Kunskafee on kykNET and completed an American horror movie, Snake Island, in 2002.

She was one of the featured celebrities on the first season of the South African version of the genealogy documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? (based on the British series of the same name), which premiered on SABC2 in May 2009.









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New on TV today: Sunday 28 November

The doc This is Stand-Up airs on Comedy Central and the Crown Gospels air on SABC2.


New! The Insolent Heart Teasers - November 2021

Introducing the first teasers for Star Life's new musical romance about the "It's complicated" relationship between divorcées.


Durban Gen Teasers - December 2021

The Sup has to give a talk on sexual health and STDs - to the staff at the hospital?!


Arendsvlei Teasers - December 2021

Janice and Ingrid prepare for a boxing match.


Scandal! Teasers - December 2021

Zenzele is desperate to free himself.


New on TV today: Friday 26 November

Dr. Mercy fixes skin conditions with TLC as Star Life tames The Insolent Heart.


What we know about the next Survivor South Africa

Hint: outcasts!


The Queen Teasers - December 2021

Akhona has to choose.


7de Laan Teasers - December 2021

What are Rhulani’s intentions with Aggie?


Come Dine With Me South Africa 7: Episode 3 recipes

They were brave enough to make these recipes on TV... whose dish will you rustle up at home? (Includes who won.)

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