Carina Nel (born January 4, 1988) is a South African theatre and film actress. She has appeared in many theatre productions like Festen, Peter Pan, and Skattebol.

The actress started her acting career as a theatre actress but utilized other opportunities in the industry. She has appeared in other television series like Generations and 7de Laan. 

Carina Nel
Carina Nel biography
Carina Nel is an actress
Full Name:Carina Nel
Born:January 4, 1988 (age 35 years old)
Place of Birth:Pretoria
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:Tshwane Technical University
Spouse:Deon Nagel
Years Active2010–date
Net Worth:n/a

Early Life

Carina Nel was born on January 4, 1988, in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa. The 35-year-old grew up in South Africa.


Nel graduated with a Bachelor with Honors degree in drama and studied at Tshwane Technical University in Pretoria.


Carina started to involve herself in acting during her days at the university. She began to appear in many plays and theatre productions. 

After high institution, she appeared in many other productions. She joined with Children’s Theatre in the traveling production – What Walrus?

Later, she was part of the independent theatre work Pappawerwyn. After meeting prominent theater director Quintin Wils and the author Jannes Erasmus, she began to appear in more productions. 

Nel appeared in seven roles in the solo program Suster and in other stage plays like Sand. Later, she got an invite to the soap opera Generations. Nel played Isabelle and has continued for over two years.

In 2016, the actress appeared in the Mira Nair-directed biographical film Queen of Katwe.

It told a story about a young Ugandan chess player Phiona Mutesi. She played the Canadian chess player Dina Kagramanov in the biographical film.

Nel also appeared in the Danie Odendaal-produced SABC 2 soap opera 7de Laan. She played dual roles – Alexa Chauke and Amanda Lous.

Personal life

Carina Nel husband
Carina Nel husband and daughter father’s day picture.

Carina Nel and her husband, Deon Nagel, exchanged their marriage vows in a beautiful intimate ceremony. 

The couple had their honeymoon in Mauritius. She is a proud mother of one.


Theatre Productions

Nel has featured in many stages plays like:

  • Crave
  • ONSkuld
  • Wie Hyg So
  • Kop Onderstebo
  • Festen
  • Peter Pan
  • Skattebol
  • Windmaker
  • She’s Just Not Into You
  • Hoe Later Hoe Kwater
  • S11

Television shows

  • Generations
  • 7de Laan


  • Queen of Katwe

Social Media

The actress has profiles across various platforms. She posts about her work husband and personal life. She has over 31k followers on Instagram.