Simoné Nortmann is a classically trained, South African award-winning actress living in Johannesburg. She graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2012 with a BDram degree in Theatre Studies, majoring in Acting and Cabaret under the supervision of well-known theatre director, Marthinus Basson. Since then she’s worked in TV, film, and theatre.
Simoné landed her break-out role in the popular soap 7de Laan as Nadia Croukamp in 2013 (-2015), for which she was awarded Best Newcomer at the Royalty Soapie Awards in 2014. Other TV credits include kykNET’s mockumentary, HOTEL as Jony (2016), as well as various music videos and short films.
Before making her local film debut, Simoné attended an acting workshop in Hollywood in September 2015 where she received extensive Shakespeare and voice training from Academy Award-nominee and Broadway-regular, Diane Venora. Upon her return from Los Angeles, Simoné landed the female lead in 2016’s critically acclaimed box office hit, Vir die Voëls, directed by Quentin Krog, for which she was awarded Best Actress at Tallgrass International Film Festival in Kansas, as well as receiving a South African Tempo Award for Best Actress in 2017. Recently she starred in the dark comedy, Vuil Wasgoed, directed my Morné du Toit and in the 2018 feature film Wonderlus, directed by Johan Cronje.
Her most recent theatre credits include *The Big Bad Musical, directed by Charlotte Butler (2016), Die Paartie, *directed by Stefan Benade (2017), and her very first solo show, Los Asb ’n Boodskap, directed by Maude Sandham that debuted at Aardklop Nasionale Kunstefees in 2017.
In 2017 she also launched her first acting workshop called Art of Acting (AOA). Through AOA Simoné aims to inspire and train upcoming actors through fundamental acting techniques and from her own personal experience in the entertainment industry.