Lisa Van Deventer Biography

Lisa Van Deventer Biography

Lisa Van Deventer
, a South African actress, model, and dancer, has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She is currently known for her role as Candice in the SABC1 series, Skeem Saam.

Personal Profile

Born in 1993 in the small town of Kinross, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Lisa is of white ethnicity and holds South African nationality. She has made significant strides in her career as an actress, dancer, and model.

Early Life and Education

Lisa’s journey began in Kinross, a small town in Mpumalanga, Gauteng province. She attended local schools in Kinross until she moved to the USA in 2012. In 2015, she returned to South Africa and now divides her time between Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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Lisa attended Die Hoërskool Menlopark high school in Kinross, Mpumalanga. She later moved to Los Angeles, USA, to study drama and dance techniques. There, she received drama lessons from renowned drama lecturer Michelle Danner, who has tutored famous actors such as James Franco, Penélope Cruz, Gerard Butler, and Zooey Deschanel. In 2016, Lisa received a scholarship to attend the Broadway Dance Centre in New York, which she plans to take up shortly.

Career Breakthrough

Lisa’s passion for acting and dancing was evident from a young age. Her dancing career began at the age of six when she started dancing to strengthen her legs after a leg operation. She fell in love with dancing during this time. Her breakthrough came in 2011 when she landed the role of Candice the cook on Skeem Saam.

Role in Skeem Saam

Lisa’s agent encouraged her to audition for the role of Candice in Skeem Saam. Despite her initial doubts and lack of expectations, she secured the role just two days later.

Television Appearances

Lisa has showcased her talent in several TV shows, including:

  1. Amandla
  2. Warning: Lunatics Abound (2016)
  3. Skeem Saam (2011) as Candice
  4. Thula 2018 (International film)

Career Highlights

One of the highlights of Lisa’s career was performing at the 2017 World Dance Awards, where she danced for her role models on the famous Sunset Strip. She has also performed at prestigious venues in LA, including the Avalon Theatre and the El Rey Theatre in Hollywood. Additionally, she was a hip hop backup dancer for R&B teen singer Aanya.

Personal Life

Lisa has kept her personal life private. Over her nine-year career, she has not been linked to any man, nor has she disclosed any information about her love life. At 27 years old, it remains to be seen whether she is married.

Net Worth

As of 2024, Lisa Van Deventer has an estimated net worth of US$250,000. Her income sources include her acting, dancing, and modelling careers. Despite not having seen much of her work yet, Lisa is poised for success due to her international connections.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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