Antoinette Louw biography: profile, age, education, awards, Net worth

Antoinette Louw (born on 9 May 1975 in Pretoria) is an award-winning actress. She is popular with television viewers for appearing in 7de Laan as Inge van Schalkwyk.

She has been playing the role of the boutique owner on the SABC2 soap opera appearing since 2004.


Antoinette Louw biography
Since 2004, Antoinette Louw is best known for her role as Inge van Schalkwyk on the SABC2 soapie 7de Laan.
NameAntoinette Louw
Born9 May 1975 (age 46 years)
Pretoria, South Africa
NationalitySouth Africa
ParentsDap Louw, Anet Louw
Film acting
Alma materUniversity of the Orange Free State
OccupationActress, director, producer
Net worth$11 million


She was born on 9 May 1975 in Pretoria, South Africa into a family of notable personalities in education. Her parents, Dap Louw and Anet Louw are both professors.

Her only brother, Dappie is a doctor in urology and a year older than she is. She grew up in Potchefstroom, Vanderbijlpark and Bloemfontein.

She schooled in the United States, while her father carried out researched and taught at many universities. Together with her family, she moved to Bloemfontein in 1991.


She had her primary school and part of her high school education in the United States. The actress had her matriculation at Sentraal Hoërskool in Bloemfontein.

She enrolled to study drama at the University of the Orange Free State. Antoinette also attended AFDA and studied film acting.


While in her third year in school, she was the brain behind producing and directing a play. The black comedy play “The Woman Who Cooked her Husband” was by Debbie Issit.

The production received an invitation to perform in London at the Courtyard Theatre.

She played the lead role in Skidmarks, an M-Net short film. Playing the role of a second-rate beauty queen Stacey earned her awards including AFDA and M-Net Awards for Best Film Actress.

After graduating from the South African School of Film and Dramatic Arts, she lived in Malta for one year. Upon returning to South Africa, she started to act and write.

She won the SAFTA Award for playing the role of Ella Winter, a cancer-stricken photographer. Antoinette holds the record as the first Afrikaans actress to be recognized with this award.


While in school, she bagged several awards including;

Recognitions in School

André du Plessis awardBest second year drama student
South African Theatre Journal awardBest third year drama student
Elsa Krantz awardBest drama student (1994-1996)
UOFS Merit BursaryArts and Culture
UOFS Honorary ColoursArts and Culture

Other recognitions

In 2017, she smiled home with the Best Actress award at the Cape Town International Film and Market Festival.

In 2018, she was honored with an ATKV-mediaveertjie Best Actress Award. She received the award for her performance in Swartwater.



‘n Man Soos My Pa2015
An Act of Defiance – the story of Bram Fischer2016
Sew the Winter to My Skin2018
Voor Ek Val2017
Nul Is Nie Niks Nie2017

TV shows

SpoorloosPetro Els
Jacob’s CrossDenise
SwartwaterKaren le Roux
Die Boland MoordeJanine, Santie
Projek DinaAlexandra
Black SailsWoman
7de LaanInge van Schalkwyk
ArendsvleiAdvocate Rina Botha
Die BylSanet

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