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Hanli Rolfes

Born: 05 April 1971 (49 years old)
Gender: Female

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Hanli Rolfes (credited as Hanli Rolfes-Opperman from 2002-2010) is a South African actress best known for her role as Sarah-Lee Odendaal on the SABC1 soapie Generations, from 1996-2001.

She received an Honours degree in Drama (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria in 1994. Shortly thereafter she made her television debut as Lieutenant Bernice Fox in Scholtz Films's Die Laksman, after which she started her six-year stint on Generations.

She has had lead roles in a number of major shows on Afrikaans pay channel kykNET, including the roles of Louise Schoeman in the soapie Villa Rosa, Sophia Landman in the drama series Kruispad, Sonja Mostert in Binnelanders and Lanie in Getroud Met Rugby, a drama series she co-created with her husband at the time, Deon Opperman.

Other television series she has appeared in include Justice For All, The Adventures of Sinbad, Vetkoekpaleis, Egoli, Iemand om lief te hê (Someone to Love), Jozi Streets, 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, Askies, Soul City, Skeem Saam, Hartland and Geraamtes in die Kas.

She also has numerous theatre credits, including the Afrikaans plays Boesman my Seun (2005), Twaalfuurwals (2006), Kaburu (2007) and Knypie Oppie Kant (2008).

She was one of the contestant panelists on the SABC2 game show Where Were You?, from August to November, 2008.

Hanli was married to fellow actor and playwright Deon Opperman from 2002-2010, with the marriage ending in divorce.


Television Roles

Show

Character

Susan

Anna

Frida (as Hanli Rolfes Opperman)

Sonja Mostert

Sonja Mostert

Sonja Mostert

Sarah-Lee Odendaal

Magda Schoeman

Elna

Liezel

Guest Star

Amber LaFonde

Dr Jane Hunter

Panelist - Herself

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