Erica Wessels Biography

Erica Wessels is a South African actress famously known for her role in Vlees van my Vlees in 2016 and for winning the Silwerskerm festival award for best actress in 2017. She is anticipated to appear on the upcoming Netflix film “I am all yours” in May 2021.

Early Life

Erica was born in the year 1982 although the exact date of her birth is unknown. She was born and brought up in Johannesburg, South Africa. There is not much information available about her family or parents but it is known that she has four siblings who live in Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa. Her sister is also an Actress but her name is unknown.

Erica has not shared much about her early education and school life but it is believed that she completed her high school education in Johannesburg in South Africa. She has always been interested in acting and drama and thus decided to pursue her career in the same. Erica went on to attend the University of Stellenbosch in Cape Town and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Arts in Drama. She further went to Black Nexus studio in New York for training. She has not mentioned any other qualification or degree or course she might have taken.

Erica Wessels Career

Erica started her career in college and first appeared in the Tv show “Charlie Jade” in the season one series when she auditioned for Myeeko Stiles and got the role in 2005. In 2009, she portrayed the role of Amore in a South African Broadcasting Corporation’s drama series “Erfsondes”. She was also on the casting team for the next season of the drama. Later she appeared in the show “Die Beokklub” as Nadia in 2016. She appeared in various other shows until she appeared in “Dwaalster” as Ragel-lee in 2019. Her performance in the show was highly appreciated and praised and she became popular on television.


She also appeared in famous television shows like “Madam& Eve”, “The Barbarian”, “cave Girl” etc that account for some highly appreciated roles in her credits. She also ventured into theatre over the years and was part of various productions such as “King Lear” and “The crucible”.  she has also been part of various movies. One of her most successful movies are “Hitch hicker”, “Primeval”, Long walk to freedom” etc. Her most famous movie was “Alles wal Mat Is” in 2014 for which received a lot many awards and nominations including the 2014, SAFTA awards.

She was also cast in a crime thriller movie “The Hatchet hour” in 2016 when she was 34 years old and gained a lot of fame as the film gained global attention and appreciation. Later, the same year, she was cast in “Vlees Val my Vlees” which is by far her most famous and successful movie. The movie won many awards along with nominations and of course global praise as well. Recently she was cast in a crime thriller feature film “Valhalla” as Jodie and is set to appear in the upcoming Netflix film “I am all yours” in May 2021.

Erica Wessels Biography

Real Name Erica Wessels
Birth Date 1982
Age 39 Years
Birth Place South Africa
Nationality African
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Not Known

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 3” – in Centimetres – 160 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 52 kg  –  in Pounds –  114 lbs
Body Measurements 34-25-35
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 25
Hips Size 35
Shoe Size 6.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father Not Known
Mother Not Known
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Not Known
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband? Willem Boshoff
Children One (Stella)

Personal Life

Erica is currently married to Willem Boshoff. He is a 40 years old finance business professional who works as an Actuary. The couple has not shared the exact date of their marriage or details about how they met and started dating but have shared various pictures of their wedding ceremony beautifully arranged in a forest. They were blessed with news of having a child in 2018. Erica gave birth to a beautiful daughter whom they named Stella in autumn of 2019. The couple is currently settled in Woodstock with their baby girl.

Erica Wessels Net Worth

Erica has been working in the acting profession since she was in college and ever since has been highly active. She has been part of various television shows and movies. She has earned a lot of wealth and income from her profession over the years. she has also been actively endorsing various brands. Her main source of income is from Acting and her estimated net worth as of 2021 is around $800,000.


  • Erica was recently mentioned on the cover of Rooirose magazine with her daughter Stella.
  • She is a huge pet lover and she also has a pet cat named Mila.
  • Erica is an avid reader and likes to read and go cycling in her leisure time.
  • Before she won the best actress award at the KykNet Silwerskerm festival in 2017, she was nominated under the same category in 2014 for her performance in performance the 2014 movie Alles wal Mal Is.

Leave a Comment