Jennifer Steyn - CPT

Jennifer Steyn is a CAPE TOWN based artist.

Jennifer Steyn is a South African actress and director best known for her starring television roles as Marge in Madam & Eve, as Gloria in Jacob’s Cross, as Deborah Churchill in Fallen and most recently as Thuli’s eccentric madam Mrs Flemming in the SABC 1 sitcom Abo Mzala. 

Other television series she has acted in include Shado’s, Shooting Stars, Sorted, Zero Tolerance, End of the Road, Onder Draai die Duiwel Rond, Soul Buddyz, Jozi Streets, Charlie Jade, Home Affairs, Justice for All, Jozi-H, The Human Family, The Principal, The Big Time, Clean Hands and Natural Rhythm.

Jennifer also has an extensive film resume having appeared in Cry the Beloved Country, Master Harold and the Boys, Gums and Noses, Goodbye Bafana, Red Dust, The Lovers, Merlin: The Return, Glory Glory, Pure Blood, Borderline, Duma, Free Fall, Windprints, Zimbabwe, Night Drive and Black Butterflies, among others.

A few, amongst many, theatre highlights in South Africa include: Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, The Dark Outsider and Old Boy’s by Anthony Akerman, Green Man Flashing by Mike van Graan, Nicky Rebelo’s adaptation of Molly Bloom from James Joyce’s Ulysses, The Show – a live performance work, and collaboration between Ms Steyn and dance guru Tossie van Tonder, Nora in Ibsen’s A Dolls House directed by Christian Olwagen, Tennessee Williams The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore directed by Fred Abrahamse and most recently Lara Foots, The Inconvenience of Wings.

In 2015, Jennifer participated in the development of two new South African plays – One at the Baxter Theatre, Chien et Loup written by Clare Stopford and Florence by Myer Taub which she directed for PopArt Theartre in Johannesburg. Also in 2015, she directed Tossie Van Tonder in her archival work Cathonia for Dance Umbrella.

Over the past 15 years she has shared her craft, teaching voice and performance in a private capacity and working freelance for various institutions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Her focus being – “Embracing the actors’ identity and sound, while activating technique.”  Jennifer is a respected dialogue coach and facilitator of text development.

She has been nominated for numerous acting awards, including the Fleur du Cap for Best Actress for her role in Green Man Flashing and Dalro awards for Apparently… or so I Heard, The Dark Outsider, Sweet Phoebe, Skylight and Copenhagen. In 2017, Jennifer won the Fleur de Cap award for Best Actress for her role in The Inconvenience of Wings.

For bookings or more information on Jennifer, please get in contact with an agent at Owen S. Management on 011 483 0940 / info@owens.co.za.