Free Souffriau

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Free Souffriau
Free Souffriau.jpg
Souffriau performing in Antwerp in 2008
Born Free Souffriau
(1980-02-08) 8 February 1980 (age 37)
Gent, Belgium
Occupation actor, singer

Free Souffriau (born 8 February 1980) is a Flemish musical actress and singer. Free is a Dutch spelling of Fré (a contracted form of Fréderique) and is hence pronounced 'fray' in contrast to the usual pronunciation of 'free' in English.

After graduating from ballet school in Antwerp in 1998, she went on to perform in a variety of musicals. She is best known for her portrayal of Mega Mindy,[1] the singing superhero of the eponymous television series (2006–present).

She firmly established herself as an accomplished singer during the 2007 series of Flemish TV programme Steracteur Sterartiest, the Flemish version of Soapstar Superstar, which she won.[2]

In 2008, her television successes were recognised when she received the Rising Star Award[3] from the Flemish Television Academy.

In February 2010, Souffriau gave her first solo concert in a tribute performance to Belgian songstress Ann Christy, widely acclaimed as one of Flanders' greatest musical talents.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Souffriau is in a relationship with musician, composer and producer Miguel Wiels. In May 2008, she gave birth to their first child Wolf.[5]

On 23 July 2010 during a performance in Ghent, Souffriau announced that she was pregnant again and was due in January 2010.[clarification needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived 19 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Pagina niet gevonden". Knack.be. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Vlaamse Televisie Academie". Vlaamsetelevisieacademie.be. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ RadioVisie.eu. "Top 200: Radio 2 koos voor Ann Christy (update) [ RadioVisie.eu /actueel ]". Radiovisie.eu. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Door: redactie 30 May 2008 - 21u29 (16 December 2009). "Mega Mindy bevalt van zoontje Wolf" (in Dutch). HLN.be. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 

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