Sylvaine Strike is a South African actress, writer and theater director best known for her voicework used in the original adverts for cellular network Cell C. Born in Pretoria and studied in Cape Town, she graduated with a Performer’s Diploma in Speech and Drama in 1993 and later went to Paris at Jacques LeCoq School with an emphasis on physical theater.
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In 2002, Sylvaine joined the cast of the South African soap-drama Isidingo, playing the role of Lee Haines. A role which was recast with actress Ashley Callie who played Lee Haines until 2008 due to Sylvaine’s pregnancy. She also appeared in the 2009 film, District 9 as Dr. Katrina McKenzie.
She appeared in the Starz TV show Black Sails season 3 episode 6 as Netta the prostitute.