Antoinette Louw (born on 9 May 1975 in Pretoria) is an award-winning actress. She is popular with television viewers for appearing in 7de Laan as Inge van Schalkwyk.
She has been playing the role of the boutique owner on the SABC2 soap opera appearing since 2004.
|Born||9 May 1975 (age 46 years)
Pretoria, South Africa
|Parents||Dap Louw, Anet Louw|
|Alma mater||University of the Orange Free State
|Occupation||Actress, director, producer|
|Net worth||$11 million|
She was born on 9 May 1975 in Pretoria, South Africa into a family of notable personalities in education. Her parents, Dap Louw and Anet Louw are both professors.
Her only brother, Dappie is a doctor in urology and a year older than she is. She grew up in Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark and Bloemfontein.
She schooled in the United States, while her father carried out researched and taught at many universities. Together with her family, she moved to Bloemfontein in 1991.
She had her primary school and part of her high school education in the United States. The actress had her matriculation at Sentraal Hoërskool in Bloemfontein.
She enrolled to study drama at the University of the Orange Free State. Antoinette also attended AFDA and studied film acting.
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Ranked on the list of most popular Actor. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in South Africa. Antoinette Louw celebrates birthday on May 9 of every year
While in her third year in school, she was the brain behind producing and directing a play. The black comedy play “The Woman Who Cooked her Husband” was by Debbie Issit.
The production received an invitation to perform in London at the Courtyard Theatre.
She played the lead role in Skidmarks, an M-Net short film. Playing the role of a second-rate beauty queen Stacey earned her awards including AFDA and M-Net Awards for Best Film Actress.
After graduating from the South African School of Film and Dramatic Arts, she lived in Malta for one year. Upon returning to South Africa, she started to act and write.
She won the SAFTA Award for playing the role of Ella Winter, a cancer-stricken photographer. Antoinette holds the record as the first Afrikaans actress to be recognized with this award.
While in school, she bagged several awards including;
Recognitions in School
|André du Plessis award||Best second year drama student|
|South African Theatre Journal award||Best third year drama student|
|Elsa Krantz award||Best drama student (1994-1996)|
|UOFS Merit Bursary||Arts and Culture|
|UOFS Honorary Colours||Arts and Culture|
In 2017, she smiled home with the Best Actress award at the Cape Town International Film and Market Festival.
In 2018, she was honored with an ATKV-mediaveertjie Best Actress Award. She received the award for her performance in Swartwater.
|‘n Man Soos My Pa||2015|
|An Act of Defiance – the story of Bram Fischer||2016|
|Sew the Winter to My Skin||2018|
|Voor Ek Val||2017|
|Nul Is Nie Niks Nie||2017|
|Swartwater||Karen le Roux|
|Die Boland Moorde||Janine, Santie|
|7de Laan||Inge van Schalkwyk|
|Arendsvlei||Advocate Rina Botha|