Jelka van Houten

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This is a Dutch name; the family name is van Houten, not Houten.
Jelka van Houten
Portrait of Jelka van Houten
Jelka van Houten in 2010
Born Jelline Floriska van Houten
(1978-09-01) 1 September 1978 (age 38)
Culemborg, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Alma mater Netherlands Film and Television Academy
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Koppe Koppeschaar (m. 2010)
Children 2

Jelline Floriska "Jelka" van Houten (Dutch pronunciation: [jɛˈlinə floːˈrɪskaː ˈjɛlkaː vɑn ˈɦʌutən]; born 1 September 1978) is a Dutch actress. She has acted in Dutch films, musicals, and television series. She also played Sabine in the British TV series Fresh Meat.

She won a John Kraaijkamp Musical Award twice, in 2006 for her role in the musical Turks fruit and in 2010 for her role in the musical Dromen... zijn bedrog.

Early life and education[edit]

Jelline Floriska van Houten was born on 1 September 1978 in Culemborg in the Netherlands. She is daughter of Margje Stasse and the writer and broadcaster Theodore van Houten. She is the younger sister of actress Carice van Houten.

She later studied production design at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam.

Acting career[edit]

While studying at the Film and Television Academy, Van Houten made her film debut as an obsessed killer in Liefje (2001).

She has been nominated for a Gouden Notekraker.[1] The jury who nominated her said that "her surprising début holds a lot in store for the future".[2]

In 2006, Van Houten won a John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for her leading role of Olga in the musical Turks Fruit (2005).[3][4][5]

She played Sheila in the musical Hair (2007).

In 2010, she won another John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for her supporting role in the small musical production Dromen... zijn bedrog (2009).[6]

She played the role of Daan in the film Jackie (2012), alongside her sister Carice van Houten, and she was nominated for the Golden Calf for Best Actress but did not win.

Personal life[edit]

Van Houten is married to Koppe Koppeschaar. They have a son (born 2009) and a daughter (born 2014). [7]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Liefje Esther Valkhof
2004 Schat Fountain girl Short film
2005 Een ingewikkeld verhaal, eenvoudig verteld Mai[8] Short film
2006 Raak Ingrid[8] Short film
2007 Anna Brecht TV movie
2007 Dennis P. Colleague Suzan
2008 Summer Heat Jara
2009 Life Is Beautiful TV movie
2009 De indiaan Pregnant woman
2010 Near Neighbours Machteld TV movie
2012 Jackie Daan
2012 The Domino Effect Antoinette
2013 Midden in De Winternacht Kirsten
2015 Jack bestelt een broertje Sanne

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Costa Episode "Zon, Zee, Seks en Eendagsvliegen"
2005 Bitches Esther de Vries Episode "Working Bitch"
2006 Rozengeur & Wodka Lime Judith Episode "Recht door zee"
2006 't Schaep Met De 5 Pooten Rosita Lefèvre Episode "Het zal je kind maar wezen!"
2007 Gooische Vrouwen Bella Episode 3.4
2009 Shouf shouf! Alex Verhoeven 12 episodes
2011 Verborgen gebreken Linda van Schoonhoven 9 episodes
2011–2012 Mixed Up Fay Vogel 8 episodes
2012 Wat als? 8 episodes
2012–2016 Fresh Meat Sabine 12 episodes
2014 Jeuk! Jelka
2014 Aaf Jacky Episode 2.1
2014 Het sinterklaasjournaal Mother with child Episode 18
2015 Gouden Bergen Noortje
2015 Trollie Berber


  1. ^ (Dutch) Nominaties 2007 - Gouden Notekraker Archived 10 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2007.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ (Dutch) Turks Fruit, de musical Archived 2 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ (Dutch) Gala 2006 - Nominaties, Stichting Musical Awards. Retrieved on 25 April 2015.
  5. ^ (Dutch) Musical Awards 2006 uitgereikt[dead link]
  6. ^ (Dutch) Gala 2010, Stichting Musical Awards. Retrieved on 25 April 2015.
  7. ^ (Dutch) "Jelka van Houten bevallen van dochter", De Telegraaf, 2014. Retrieved on 25 April 2015.
  8. ^ a b Jelka van Houten, British Film Institute. Retrieved on 25 April 2015.

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