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Vicky Davis

Born: 19 October 1981 (38 years old)
Gender: Female

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Vicky Davis is a South African presenter and actress best known as a presenter on the SABC2 lifestyle magazine show Pasella.

She also played Tessa Krige on the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan and played a drama teacher on the e.tv soapie Backstage. She's also had roles on the M-Net drama series Known Gods and the soapie Egoli.

Davis finished her Honours degree in BA Drama and Languages at Stellenbosch University in 2003 after receiving the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for most promising student in the Western Cape and the Stellenbosch University Best Actress Award.

Vicky is currently a permanent presenter on Pasella and appeared in an international feature set in Durban, called Florida Road.

In 2008 Vicky briefly joined the cast of Egoli: Place of Gold and was also seen as the presenter of kykNET's series Die Laaste Wals.

Vicky also had a successful run playing Kate McDonald in the Artscape theatre production of Daleen Matthee's Kringe in die Bos. She also played Andrea McCain the international movie version of Paulo Coelho's novel, The Witch of Portobello and appeared in End Game, a British feature about Nelson Mandela's release from prison staring William Hurt and Johnny-Lee Miller.

In 2007, together with onscreen love interest Neil Sandilands, playing the much loved Bart, they gripped audiences in one of 7de Laan's most tragic love affairs.

2007 also marked the release of a 10-minute movie pilot of an adaptation in development of Andre Brink's controversial novel, Orgie, starring Vicky and Jan Ellis – a project she initiated together with director Hein de Vos and producers Sascha Muller and Phil Contamichalos from Made In Africa Films.

In 2006 she joined the cast of popular local soap-drama 7de Laan as sweetheart, Tessa Krige. In 2005 Vicky was part of the lead cast of M-Net's 26-episode drama series Known Gods, playing feisty viticulturist, Prof Klaradyn Kok.

At the KKNK 2005 she also directed her own performance art whodunit, Wieditgedoen. She also penned Lucky the hero, a educational comedy about the prevention of HIV and AIDS, performed by the Africa Centre of HIV/AIDS Management and continues to be actively involved in the struggle against HIV and AIDS.

In 2004 she spent her year playing drama teacher Miss A, a lead character on e.tv's soap series Backstage. She was also seen performing in various stage productions on the local festival scene.

At the Aardklop 2005 theatre festival, Vicky's theatre company, Tart 'n Koggel, collaboration between six young artists, including actor Neels van Jaarsveld, won the Aardklop Aardvark Award for most innovative work for their performance art piece, Skroothonde.

She is also the producer of Hel op Hemel-en-Aarde, also staged outdoors and taking its audience in the scary footsteps of a serial killer. High school pupils are given the chance to perform with well-known actors including Elma Postma and Ivan Botha. The text is written by author Francois Bloemhof, with music by Schalk Joubert.

In 2013 she was one of the main cast members of the kykNET crime anthology series Die Boland Moorde (The Boland Murders) playing the role of Marisca du Toit.

Vicky is based in the Western Cape and works between Cape Town and Johannesburg.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Tessa Krige

Miss A

Marisca du Toit

Anel Roelofse

Renzske

Monia

Dr Klaradyn Kok

Eitan of Judah's Wife

Presenter - Herself

Manja Stander

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