Carien Botha is a girl with loads of energy and ambition. She is not only a versatile actress but is also experienced in all elements in the industry from Scriptwriter, Makeup Artist, Director, First Assistant Director, Wardrobe Mistress and Art Director.
She was born, in Pretoria 1987.
Her love for the performing arts originated when she started singing and acting during her Primary Education, where she starred in her first singing solo performance at the age of eleven.
During her High School years in Hoerskool Oos-Moot she continued her love for entertainment and took part in the “Sound of Music” production at the Aula. (Singing style: Soprano)
She matriculated in 2005 and during her matric year she had the privilege to star in her first television debut – Polka.com commercial (Izziit?/Ja!) School Girl
This popular commercial won the Pendoring award for best advert.
In 2006 she was approached by the well known producer/director /actor/scriptwriter Willie Esterhuizen who casted her in “Begeertes” on Kyknet as “Tiny” playing opposite Alvin Bruinders. It was a small role and she only feathered in 9 episodes, but it was here where he career took flam.
Her experience includes Working at a production company during 2007 called Opening Night Company as Production Assistant /Personal assistant and secretary. Doing everything from stage hand, dresser, assisting artists with backstage quick costume changes, make-up, and hair (Working with Joseph Clark, doing The Music of Queen)
Her first “film” exposure was during 2007 in the Afrikaans comedy “Poena is Koning” then 2008 “Vaatjie sien sy Gat” and in her third film, called Stoute boudjies in 2010
During 2009 Willie Esterhuizen the successful writer, comedian and director, cast a small Family on Television that stolen a lot of public hearts. A 26 episodes Sitcom called Molly en Wors
Carien again got the privilege, with gratitude to play opposite Lizz Meiring and Willie Esterhiuzen as their Matric daughter on Kyknet. The sitcom was such a success that Molly en Wors 2 and 3 continued, and then Carien then played a collage beauty student in 2010 and 2011.
Recently she was given the opportunities to work behind the scenes as a Makeup Artist, Director, First Assistant Director, Wardrobe Mistress and Art Director.
Carien featured in films like Leading Lady – as Katy, Forsaken, as the Personal Assistant. Rowwe Diamante as a rebellious teenager Theresa and Suiderkruis as Mieke.
Carien offers ten years of experience and exposure within the entertainment industry and is a real performer. Her comedy timing is most definitely her strongest genre.
Height: 1.54m Waist: 34 Hips: 36 Shoe: 5/6 Hair: Dark Brown Eyes: Brown