Lea Vivier is an iconic South African actress known for her talented roles in numerous Mzansi television shows, films, and soapies. In addition to big screens, the actress is popular in multiple Mzansi theatre productions. Lea’s acting career continues to blossom as she earns numerous awards for her exemplary acting skills.
Lea Vivier ’s profile summary
Real name: Lea Vivier
Origin: Cape Town, South Africa
Languages: Afrikaans, English, Spanish, German
Eye colour: Green
Hair colour: Golden brown
From starting as a student of performing arts to become one of the famous actresses in South Africa, Lea Vivier continues to set an impressive legacy in the Mzansi film industry. As a result, she has landed numerous acting roles, both supporting and lead roles, plus acting awards and nominations as detailed below.
Lea Vivier bio and family
The actress was raised in a family of four siblings by her mother, Adri Troskie. Her mother played a significant role in ensuring her two daughters become successful actresses. This was through her mom’s career as a drama teacher.
Trix Vivier is her older sister and a professional actress in South Africa, known for her role in Deon Meyer’s novel series “Trackers” (2019). Meije happens to be her small sister and the last-born of their family. According to sarie.com, the actress states that her two sisters are her best friends. The sisters have one elder brother.
“Trix and Meije are my best friends and soulmates. I am grateful to have someone I know and trust in the industry. But it's also a challenge. We will often audition for the same roles ... then we cry first and laughing and talking about it. We're always honest with each other. But our personal relationship is much more important than our work," she said.
As a young girl in lower primary, Vivier was not much interested in studying drama. However, she actively participated in numerous activities that shaped her future. These include:
- Ballet dancing
- Teenage stage-dramas
- ATKV events and performances
After her matric year, she moved to the city of Chile in South America. While there, she learned how to speak French fluently in a period of 6 months. She later returned to South Africa and enrolled in the University of Cape Town. While on the UTC campus, she ventured into studying languages. These include:
However, she did not feel motivated to continue studying languages at UTC. As a result, she enrolled at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, where she studied Bachelors of Arts in Dramatic Arts (2012 – 2015).
From her looks to her multi-lingual skills, Lea is considered as one of the fast-rising female South African actresses of our time. Some of the famous Lea Vivier movies include the 2017 Lea Vivier Wonderlus movie (where she acts as a waitress), the 2019 Die Spreeus, the 2018 Fynskrif (Fine Print), and the short film Runner, where she acted as Louisa.
Apart from movies, the actress has featured in numerous Mzansi television shows. These include Binnelanders, where Lea Viviers acts as Lika, Die Kasteel (Jade), Die Spreeus (Emmie), Fynskrif (Lilani du Toit), Mense Mense (Salomé Muller), The Docket, The Girl from St Agnes (Amy), to mention a few.
Since her mother was a drama teacher, the actress also participated in numerous theatre productions from a tender age. These include Plastocracy (Ensemble), Acceptance (Sam), The Little Prince (the Snake & Conceited Man), Hanamichi (Ensemble), Void (Ensemble), and Amazing Other Show (lead).
Who inspires her acting?
As an upcoming actress, Lea has been looking up to different local and international female actors for inspiration. According to sarie.com article, her favourite actress happens to be Natalie Portman. Her list of inspiration comes from actors that include Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Evan Rachel, Meryl Streep, Alicia Vikander, Penelope Cruz, to mention a few.
As a fast-rising actress, Lea has managed to scoop some of the mainstream awards in the South African film industry. In Johan Cronje’s 2017 film Wonderlus fliek, Vivier acts as a waitress who tries to escape the present. The film was a great success as she won the 2017 Silwerskermfees award, under the category “Best Actress in a Feature Film".
In 2018, the beautiful actress scooped the Five Continents Int. Film Festival award, under the category Best Lead Actress in a Short Film. This resulted from her exemplary role in the film “Runner”, where she acted as Louisa.
Lea has a medium to slim body figure and a beautiful face. She looks gorgeous in her athletic body and elegant designs that she rocks to red-carpet, among other events.
- Height: 169cm
- Bust: 86 cm
- Waist: 75 cm
- Hips: 86 cm
- Dress: size 10 (UK)
- Shoe size: 7 (UK)
- Hair colour: Light Brown
- Eyes: Green
Social media accounts
Lea tends to use her social media accounts to chat and share her thoughts and experiences with fans.
Apart from acting, the beautiful actress is talented in a dozen of other professional disciplines that revolve around acting. These include:
- Physical theatre
- Contemporary dance
- Yoga instructor
- Basic gymnastics
- Improvisation Techniques
Lea Vivier is a fast-rising South African actress, known for her award-winning roles in films such as Wonderlus, Runner, and numerous TV shows. From having an acting teacher as her mother and a big sister as an actress, Vivier has made a name for her as an excellent actress in South Africa’s film industry. We look forward to her new works in 2020.