Kurt Schoonraad is one of South Africa's top stand-up comedians. He runs the illustrious Jou Ma Se Comedy Club is Cape Town. He is well known as the star of the television series, Going Nowhere Slowly, which ran for five seasons on SABC 3. Skeem is his first lead role in a feature film.
Casey B. Dolan is a household name and her film credits include a Warner Brothers' Lost Boys sequel and Darrel Roodt's Sumuru. She is best known for performances on Isidingo, Honey Street, Kelebone and Scandal. Her face has graced more than fifteen magazine covers and she was voted FHM's Sexiest Woman in SA in 2000.
Rapulana Seiphemo is one of South Africa's most illustrious actors with starring roles in eleven feature films, including Tsotsi, Jerusalema and White Wedding. He has also played leads in some of SA's biggest prime time soaps: Generations, Isidingo and Muvhango. He enjoys a massive fan base across South Africa.
Terence Bridgett was voted SA's Favourite Actor at the You Spectacular in 2010. His meteoric rise began with the role of Chico Booysens in Isidingo, for which he won the Avanti for Best Supporting Actor. He went on to appear in 7de Laan, Backstage, and Binnelanders Sub Judice, picking up numerous awards along the way. Other TV work includes Zero Tolerance, Erfsondes, Snitch, The Lab and the Canadian co-production, Jozi H.
Zikhona Sodlaka is a small town girl who made it big in the big city. She has starred in the award-winning drama Tsha Tsha as well as Montana, Iintsiko and the football drama, Shooting Stars. She currently plays the role of Suarez Baloyi in etv's Rhythm City.
Kenneth Nkosi is known as one of South Africa's funniest actors. His credits include Oscar-winners, Tsotsi and District 9, as well as White Wedding and Paradise Stop. A regular on South African television, with credits on Gaz'lam, Society and Isidingo, he also hosts Class Act: South Africa's Toughest Film Audition.
Grant Swanby is a seasoned film, television and theatre actor, having appeared in twenty-eight films, including Blood Diamond starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Oscar-nominated Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood. On TV he's remembered for his role as Ryno Broekhuisen in Isidingo, for which he received the N.T.V.A. Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2001.
David Isaacs is the co-creator, writer and star of one of South Africa's most successful theatre productions, Joe Barber. The show has sold more than a million tickets countrywide, in a run that spans over a decade. He won the Avanti Award for Best Actor in 2001 and received an FNB Vita nomination for Best Comedy Actor in 2002
Wandile Molebatsi is well known for his TV work which includes Soul City, When We Were Black, Life is Wild, Intersexions and Rhythm City. He's currently playing Blessing Dlamini on the Mnet soapie The Wild. His star is on the rise, with the lead roles in two movies in 2011: Skeem and A Million Colours, the biopic on the life of the child star from the seventies box-office hit eLollipop.
Lilani Prinsen is a newly discovered gem. Having completed Brumilda van Rensburg's Beginners Course for Actors, she walked into the Skeem casting with no idea what to expect. With a disarming charm and killer looks, the casting director was blown away. Over a series of callbacks, she proved that she had the acting chops to take on the romantic lead role of Jana.
Keenan Arrison is a young actor to watch. Best known for his lead role on the etv football drama, Shooting Stars, he has recently taken a role in the Mnet soap The Wild. He played the lead role in the acclaimed feature film, Shirley Adams, directed by Oliver Hermanus.
Jenna Saras started modeling at nineteen and rapidly made a name for herself, appearing in scores of local and international commercials. It became clear that she had acting talent and she was offered roles in Starship Troopers 3 and Death Race 2. A long time skate-boarder, she performs all her own stunts in Skeem, her first comedy role.
Quanita Adams won the inaugural SAFTA for Best Actress for her performance in Ian Gabriel's film Forgiveness. She has travelled the globe with various theatre productions, notably, Truth in Translation, which won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, and At Her Feet, which won her a Best Actress Fleur du Cap award.
Mark Elderkin is to appear opposite Halle Berry in the soon to be released Dark Tide. The Mail and Guardian called him "one of our finest young actors" and his one-man show Swazi was on the Times Live's list of Must See Shows. Mark is the winner of the Fleur du Cap for Most Promising Student, and won the FNB VITA's Best New Actor award.
Michelle Scott's film credits include Oliver Hermanus's Skoonheid and Die Storie van Klara Viljee, but she is best known as a stage actress. As a member of the CAPAB Drama Company, she won Vita Awards for Reza De Wet's Mirakel and Drif as well as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Laura in The Glass Menagerie.
Goliath Davids is a veteran of the entertainment industry. He has starred in more than forty films and TV shows. One of only a handful of black actors who attained far-reaching success during apartheid, today he enjoys a legendary status amongst his fellow-actors.
Ndoni Khanyile made her TV debut in the SAFTA winning When We Were Black, and has since appeared in shows on SABC, etv, BBC, Sky and HBO. A founding member of the performance poetry collective, Rite 2 Speak, her work was featured in the 2010 O magazine women's poetry special alongside Maya Angelou, Gcina Mhlophe and Antjie Krog.
Crystal Donna Roberts first feature film role was in Regard van den Bergh's Die Ongelooflikke Avonture van Hanna Hoekom in 2010. Her TV work includes 7de Laan and Kyknet's Vallei van Sluiers. She is well known as a presenter on SABC's popular magazine programme Pasella.