Nicole Fortuin is a South African triple-threat: actress, dancer and model. Fortuin graduated from the Settlers High School with a distinction in Drama, English and Visual Arts. She has also graduated with a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town.
Nicole’s first lead role and first job booked post-UCT was as Maryke Van Niekerk (Lead) in the Afrikaans drama series Roer Jou Voete that aired on Sabc 3.
Fortuin is revered for the versatility of characters she has portrayed since she graduated, as well as the variety of mediums she has gained experience in (theatre, film, series, voice-work and soap-operas).
From vocal work in SAfm’s radio drama to playing Princess Aurora-Adora (Lead) in Janice Honeyman’s pantomime of Sleeping Beauty at the Joburg Theatre.
In 2016 Nicole landed a lead role in Warner Bro’s A Cinderella Story: If The Shoe Fits as Georgie (the fairy god-mother) alongside Sofia Carson and Jennifer Tilly (Disney Channel & MNet) and made an appearance on National Geographic’s Origins: Journey Of Mankind. Currently Fortuin graces SA screens in Season 2 of the critically acclaimed Swartwater as the troubled Cindy Van Niekerk (supporting-lead) as well as part of the new Phillips family on Generations: The Legacy.
Nicole is passionate about any avenue of performance and entertainment and constantly dabbles in photography, film-making, writing, with long-term plans to direct theatre and film .
On stage in 2018 Fortuin starred as Carol in David Mamet’s critically acclaimed Oleanna at the Fugard Theatre. She also had a leading role in Syfy’s Dead In The Water as Kat Vargas.
Her most recent work and first lead role in a South African feature is as Natalie Jonkers in Flatland premiering internationally at the 69th Annual Berlinale Festival.