Kim Suzanne Engelbrecht is a South African actress known for her roles as Lolly de Klerk in the soap opera Isidingo, Sgt. Noma Banks on the Syfy TV show, Dominion, and Marlize DeVoe on The CW show, The Flash. In the ’90s.
She was a presenter a local youth television program called and got her first big break at the age of 12 when she landed the lead role of Sara in Italian production, Sarahsara.
In this post, we take a look at this popular actress, her life, career, the movies she has featured in and many more.
She was given birth to on the 20th of June 1980 at Belhar, Cape Town, South Africa. As of 2019, she is 39 years old.
Kim has three siblings and her mother’s name is Gwen.
Movies and TV Shows
- Sarahsara – 1994
- Isidingo – 1998
- Boy Called Twist – 2004
- The Flyer – 2005
- Bunny Chow – 2006
- Rugby Motors – 2012
- Death Race 3: Inferno – 2013
- Mad Dogs – 2013
- Geraamtes in die Kas – 2013
- Konfetti – 2014
- SAF3 – 2014
- Dominion – 2014-15
- Eye in the Sky – 2015
- The Flash – 2017-2018
- Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Soap
- Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in a TV Soap
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A lot of fuss had been made of actress Kim Engelbrecht scoring a role on hit US TV series The Flash, so I was filled with a mixture of anxiety and excitement as I drove to meet her at a swanky office in Johannesburg in October.
It was a feeling you can hardly shake, a sense of privilege but also a sense of pride that “one of our own” was making it big overseas, made only stronger by the fact many of us had come know her quite well from watching her play the role of Lolly on SABC 3 soapie Isidingo.
“Hi! It’s nice to meet you,” she greets me, with a smile. We sit down and I immediately feel more comfortable. Does she have an idea that she is perhaps the most talked-about actress in the country at the moment and South Africa’s hope for our next big “entertainment export”?
“It was amazing working with actors like Grant Gustin (who plays The Flash) and Neil Sandilands, who is also a South African. I am coming into a show that is the biggest on its network and is already on its fourth season. It has a huge fan base and that comes with a huge amount of pressure. I understand that it is a big show. That it is a big deal (for South Africa) and I just really want to do well,” she said.
If she’s nervous from the pressure she doesn’t show it, instead “she moves the conversation to how the likes of Trevor Noah, Fana Mokoena, Pearl Thusi and Charlize Theron had paved the way for international success before.
“You have all these people who are doing amazing things and people are becoming more used to the fact that we can do the job. All those people open doors for me. They open doors for all of us. You don’t realize how they pave the way for you,” she said.
Her only anxiety is how people will receive her character.
“I don’t know how I will be received. I hope that they like my character, but I will just take it as it comes. I am excited to head back and watch the show’s debut,” she said.
Kim has acted in several international productions, including UK series Mad Dogs and American apocalyptic supernatural series Dominion, before landing the role as a highly intelligent engineer called ‘The Mechanic’ on The Flash. However, she is more than comfortable to reveal she had auditioned for several international roles before only to be turned down.
“I have been looking for international roles for the last year. I have been constantly auditioning and sent, like, a million tapes. I went overseas to meet the directors. So I have been working. You realize that some roles are not made for you and you move to the next thing. It is not about international recognition. I just want to have fun with my roles. Personally, I just want to act,” she said.