Jelka van Houten

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Jelka van Houten
Born Jelline Floriska van Houten
(1978-09-01) 1 September 1978 (age 35)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Culemborg, Gelderland, the Netherlands
Years active 2001-present

Jelka van Houten is a Dutch actress of film, stage, and television. She has been nominated for a Gouden Notekraker;[1] the judges who nominated her have said that "her surprising début holds a lot in store for the future".[2] Van Houten also received praise for her stage debut[3] as Olga in the musical[4] Turks Fruit,[5] for which she won a Johnny Kraaijkamp Musical Award.[6]

Her upcoming projects include the film Zomerhitte and the play Seksual Perversity, at the Theatre de Voorveghter.[7]

She is also the sister of fellow actress Carice van Houten.

Early life[edit]

Van Houten was born to Margje Stasse and the writer and broadcaster Theodore van Houten on the first of September, 1978 in Culemborg, Gelderland, Netherlands. She later studied production design at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy, and, whilst there, made her film debut, as an obsessed killer, in Liefje.

Select filmography[edit]


  • Turks Fruit
    • as Olga (2005)
  • Hair
    • as Sheila (2007)


  • Jackie
    • as Daan (2012)
  • The Domino Effect (2012)
  • Zomerhitte (2008)
  • Raak as Ingrid[8] (2006)
  • Een ingewikkeld verhaal, eenvoudig verteld as Mai (2005)
  • Schat as Fountain girl (2004)
  • Liefje
    • as Esther Valkhof (2001)


  • Fresh Meat
    • as Sabine (2012-2013)
  • Mixed Up
    • as Fay (2011)
  • Verborgen Gebreken
    • as Linda (2011)
  • Anna as Brecht (2007)
  • Schaep Met De 5 Pooten, 't
    • Het zal je kind maar wezen! as Rosita Lefèvre (2006)
  • Rozengeur & Wodka Lime
    • Recht door zee as Judith (2006)
  • Bitches
    • Working Bitch as Esther de Vries (2006)
  • Costa
    • Zon, Zee, Seks en Eendagsvliegen as (2004)


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