February 29, 1968 |
Suanne Braun (born 29 February 1968) is a South African TV presenter and actress. She lives in London, England.
Braun made her professional debut in 1988 working as a TV presenter in her native South Africa. For five years she hosted a travel series "Bon Voyage" for which she travelled to numerous countries. Braun co-presented Miss South Africa and Miss World for three consecutive years in the early 1990s, and received the People's Choice award for South Africa's most beautiful woman in 1993.
A number of TV specials followed. After a brief visit to the USA, Braun was signed by the William Morris agency and decided to stay in the country for some time. She has appeared in a number of American television shows and theatre productions Just Shoot Me, Prowler, FX-the series and the sci fi series Stargate SG-1 in which Braun played goddess Hathor. Her last recurring role on series television was on the troubled series Starhyke, filmed in 2004 and eventually aired in 2011.
Theatre credits during this time include Private Lives for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Things We Do For Love, The Secret Lives Of Henry And Alice, Echoes, Offbeat Broadway and Easy To Love – The Cole Porter Story in which Braun played Cole Porter's wife, Linda Porter.
Braun has performed stand up in Los Angeles and South Africa, winning the "Funny Bones" award in 2002 for best new stand up.
Leaving South Africa
Since moving to London, Braun has continued to work in theatre and television. West End credits have included the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia, Fraulein Kost in Rufus Norris' award winning production of Cabaret and Onassis starring Robert Lindsay. Braun appeared in the UK premiere of the musical Bernada Alba, which ran at the Union Theatre in London in 2011.
Braun has also returned to her presenting roots on several occasions hosting gala benefits, red carpet events (including the Academy Awards) and a broadcast for The West Wing – City Live in 2000.
Braun has also recorded a cover of "Feeling Good" on Passion Jazz as well as singing lead vocals on the hit song, "All Night" for the South African band Goldfish.
- No Signal!
- Just Shoot Me!
- Stargate SG-1
- F/X: The Series
- Silk Stalkings
- The Big Time (South African)