Who is Simone Nortmann? Simone is an award-winning South African actress, writer, and acting coach. She is best known for her role in the Afrikaans film Vir die Voëls, which gave her widespread recognition locally and internationally.
Most people know Simone for her professional work only. However, away from the cameras, Simone Nortmann is a happy, loving, caring, intelligent, God-fearing wife and mother who enjoys sharing her life on her Instagram page. Here are the details about the life journey of the celebrated actress.
Simone Nortmann profile
- Full name: Simoné Pretorius (nee Nortmann)
- Date of birth: 18th May 1990
- Place of birth: Pretoria, South Africa
- Simone Nortmann age: 31 years old
- Simone Nortmann parents: Hannes and Tinkie Nortmann
- Nationality: South African
- Descent: Afrikaans
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Hair colour: Light brown
- Relationship status: Married
- Children: 1
- Instagram: @simonenortmann
- Twitter: @simonenortmnn
- Website: simonenortmann.com
- Occupation: Theatre, television, and film actress, writer, and acting coach
- Famous for: Being Irma Humpel in Vir die Voëls
Simone Nortmann biography
How old is Simone Nortmann? Simone Nortmann age is 31 years old in May 2021. She is the only child of South African Air Force workers, Hannes and Tinkie; therefore, there is no Simone Nortmann sister. Unfortunately, Hannes and Tinkie divorced when Simone was four years old.
Simone Nortmann height is 1.6m. The actress can speak English, Afrikaans, and German. She also has American and British accents.
Young Nortmann was an excellent student with admirable leadership qualities at school. She was the Headgirl in Hs Centurion primary and Hs Centurion middle schools where she passed matric with seven distinctions. She proceeded to Stellenbosch University for a BDram degree in Theatre Studies, majoring in acting and cabaret under the supervision of theatre director Marthinus Basson. She graduated in 2012.
In 2015, Simone went to the Transformation Artists School of Acting, LA, for a three-week intensive workshop plus private coaching. The workshop was led by Broadway regular Diane Venora.
Simone Nortmann movies and TV shows
Simone Nortmann mother noticed her daughter's talent and passion for acting when she courageously performed for the patrons on top of KFC’s counter. In 2011, Nortmann was Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music at the Wellington Theatre.
Simone Nortmann 7de Laan role as Nadia Croukamp between 2013 and 2015 was her television debut that made her name known in the entertainment scene. As a result, she won the 2014 Royalty Soapie Awards for Best Newcomer. She was also nominated for the Best Newcomer 2015 category in the You Tempo Awards.
After the three-week workshop in California, Nortmann landed her first film role as the lead, Irma Humpel, in the 2016 Afrikaans biographical film Vir die Voëls. Besides receiving her first global award as the Best Actress at Tallgrass International Film Festival in 2017 for her role as Irma Humpel, Simone was invited to be part of the Female Filmmaker's panel discussion. She was also nominated Actress of the Year in the 2017 Huisgenoot Tempo Awards.
Mrs Pretorius will also be remembered for her role as Jony in Kyknet's award-winning mockumentary, Hotel, which got her one of Simone Nortmann nominations as Best Actress in a TV Comedy in the 2018 South African Film and Television Award. Her other movies and TV shows worth mentioning include:
- 2014 and 2017: Vuil Wasgoed as Niki
- 2017: Wonderlus as Lindie
- 2018: Stroomop as Vivian
- 2019: Griekwastad as Chanté
- 2019 to date: Binnelanders as Sr. René Spies
Nortmann starred in her own one-woman play, Please Leave a Message, which was showcased throughout South Africa in 2017 and 2018. She also started her acting workshop, Art of Acting South Africa, in 2017.
Simone Nortmann husband
Is Simone Nortmann married? Yes. The actress is married to Andries Levi Pretorius, an entrepreneur and accountant. When did Simone Nortmann get married? Simone Nortmann wedding was on 23 February 2019 after getting engaged on 20 October 2018. The couple knew each other since 2011. Simone Nortmann baby girl is called Harper. The family of three lives together in Johannesburg.
Simone Nortmann net worth
Simone Nortmann is a successful lady. Professionally, she is a talented actress, writer, and coach. She is a God-fearing, loving, caring, supportive wife, daughter, and mother at home. We wish her all the best in her new role as mother to Harper.
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