Actress Charlbi Dean was a well-known South African star and model. She was best known for her role as Amanda in Donovan Marsh’s 2010 South African film Spud. The 32-year-old actress died in New York on August 2, 2022, as a result of a sudden illness.

Who Was Actress Charlbi Dean?

Charlbi Dean was born in Cape Town on February 5, 1990 to parents Joanne and Johan Kriek. She has had an interest in modeling since she was a child. She began modeling at the age of six. She was homeschooled from the age of 14 due to her projects and work. She later enrolled in the Waterfront Theater School to further her acting career. For her career, she also relocated to Tokyo, New York, and London.

Actress Charlbi Dean career

Her modeling career began when she was a child. She was signed to Alfa Model Management when she was only 12 years old. Her modeling career was flourishing until a tragic accident occurred in 2008, forcing her to make her film debut as Amanda in Spud. In 2013, she also appeared in the sequel Spud 2: The Madness Continues. In the same year, she was cast as Calimity J in Death Race 3: Inferno. In 2016, she starred as Pheebee in the American thriller Blood in the Water, directed by Ben and Orson Cummings.

She played Shawn Edmon in Don’t Sleep in 2017. She was also cast in an episode of the American drama television series Elementary. She starred in two films a year later, An Interview with God and Porthole. In 2018, she played Syonide, a recurring character in both seasons of the DC Universe series Black Lightning. Triangle of Sadness, her most recent film, premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and won the Palme d’Or.

Charlbi Dean Social media

As part of the entertainment industry, Charlbi has been active on social media. She has a verified Instagram account with more than 260,000 followers. Her Instagram feed is filled with her photo shoots. Charlbi has also been on Twitter since 2012. Her Twitter account has 200 followers and is administered by her and her management.

Charlby Dean biography

Real nameCharlbi Dean Kriek
Date of birthFebruary 5, 1990
DiedAugust 29, 2022
Age (as of 2022)32 years
Place of birthCape Town, South Africa,
UniversityTheater school on the water

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5′ 9” – in centimeters – 174 cm
weightin kilograms – 60kg – in pounds – 132 pounds
hair colourlight brown
eye colorhazel

Charlbi Dean family

FatherJohan Kriek
motherJoanne (née Muller) Kriek

relationship status

Marital statusCommitted
Who is Charlbi Dean’s fiancé/boyfriend?Luke Volker

Personal life

Charlbi Dean started dating Luke Volker, another South African model, in 2018. He starred in the Parke & Ronen S/S ’19 Men’s Show in 2018. Last year, on June 18, 2021, they celebrated their third anniversary. Luke’s social media made their relationship public. It was also announced that they were living together during the initial COVID-19 lockdown. Luke proposed to her in Manhattan, New York and they planned to get married soon. She shared this joy with her fans on her Instagram account with some beautiful pictures.

Charlbi Dean Net Worth

Charlbi’s exact fortune is not known. Different sources claim different numbers, but it is estimated that her net worth is somewhere between $1.5 million and $5 million.

Facts About Charlbi Dean

  • Charlbi started modeling at the age of 6.
  • She and her colleague were in an accident in 2008 that severely injured her ribs.
  • Her wrist broke and her lung collapsed, luckily she received life-saving surgery, but her scars were later discovered at an AMI Alexandre Mattiussi fashion show.
  • She also made a short film, Illusive Fields.

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