American people of South African descent

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  1. Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron


    Charlize Theron (/ʃɑrˈlz ˈθɛrən/ shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress, producer and fashion model. She has starred in several Hollywood films, such as The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008) A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

  2. Sienna Miller

    Sienna Miller


    Sienna Rose Diana Miller (born 28 December 1981) is an English actress, model and fashion designer.

  3. Sasha Pieterse

    Sasha Pieterse


    Sasha Pieterse (/ˈptərsə/; born February 17, 1996) is a South African-born American actress and singer-songwriter. She landed her first major role at the age of thirteen, as Alison DiLaurentis on ABC Family's series Pretty Little Liars, becoming the youngest cast member. Upon the success of the series, Pieterse earned a supporting role as Amy Loubalu in the 2011 Disney Channel film Geek Charming. In 2013, she starred in the teen comedy film G.B.F. which became a commercial and critical success.

  4. Juliet Prowse

    Juliet Prowse


    Juliet Anne Prowse (25 September 1936 – 14 September 1996) was an Anglo-Indian dancer, whose four-decade career included stage, television and film. She was reared in South Africa, where her family emigrated after World War II.

  5. Bijou Phillips

    Bijou Phillips


    Bijou Lilly Phillips (born April 1, 1980) is an American actress, model, and singer. Phillips began her career as a model but soon began acting and singing. When she was 13, she started as a model and became one of the youngest people to appear on the cover of Interview Magazine and Italian Vogue. Bijou also appeared in several ads for Calvin Klein. She made her musical debut with her album I'd Rather Eat Glass in 1999. She has appeared in films such as Black and White (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Bully (2001), Octane (2003), The Door in the Floor (2004), Venom (2005), Hostel: Part II (2007), and Choke (2008). Since 2010 she has played the recurring role of Lucy Carlyle on the television series Raising Hope.

  6. Elon Musk

    Elon Musk


    Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈlɒn ˈmʌsk/; born June 28, 1971) is a South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity.

  7. Dave Matthews

    Dave Matthews


    David John "Dave" Matthews (born January 9, 1967) is a South African-born American singer-songwriter, musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to Westchester County, New York at the age of 2. Matthews mainly plays acoustic guitar, which he started playing at age 9.

  8. Embeth Davidtz

    Embeth Davidtz


    Embeth Jean Davidtz (born August 11, 1965) is an American-South African actress. Her screen roles include movies such as Matilda, Mansfield Park, Bicentennial Man, and Fracture, and the television series Mad Men. Davidtz spent much of her early life in South Africa.

  9. J.R. Rotem

    J.R. Rotem


    Jonathan Reuven "J.R." Rotem (born September 1, 1975) is an American record producer, music publisher, and songwriter.

  10. Justine Shapiro

    Justine Shapiro


    Justine Shapiro (born March 20, 1963) is South African born North American actress, filmmaker, writer, hostess and producer, who is one of several main hosts of the Pilot Productions travel/adventure series Globe Trekker (also called Pilot Guides in Canada and originally broadcast as Lonely Planet).

  11. Arnold Vosloo

    Arnold Vosloo


    Arnold Vosloo (born 16 June 1962) is a South African-American actor. He is known for his roles as Imhotep in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, Pik van Cleef in Hard Target, Dr. Peyton Westlake/Darkman in Darkman II and Darkman III, Zartan in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its sequel, and terrorist Habib Marwan during Season 4 of the television series 24.

  12. Sal Masekela

    Sal Masekela


    Selema Mabena "Sal" Masekela (born August 28, 1971) is an American television host, sports commentator, actor, and singer.

  13. Kasha Kropinski

    Kasha Kropinski


    Kasha Kropinski (born Katarzynka Kropiński on 27 August 1991) is a South African-born film and television actress, voice over artist and a classical ballerina.

  14. Miles Fisher

    Miles Fisher


    Miles Fisher (born June 23, 1983) is an American film and television actor and musician. Born as James Leslie Miles Fisher, he was raised in Dallas, Texas until his family moved to Washington, D.C. He was educated at the St. Albans School, Washington, D.C. and attended Harvard University.

  15. Jonathan Liebesman

    Jonathan Liebesman


    Jonathan Liebesman (born 15 September 1976) is a South African film director and writer.

  16. Nick Thune

    Nick Thune


    Nicholas Ivan "Nick" Thune (born December 8, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, and musician.

  17. Trevor Rabin

    Trevor Rabin


    Trevor Charles Rabin (born 13 January 1954) is a South African-born musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and film score composer. Born in Johannesburg, Rabin was born into a family of musicians. After taking up the piano and guitar, Rabin became a session musician for a variety of artists before forming his first major rock band Rabbitt who enjoyed considerable success in South Africa. In 1978, Rabin moved to London, working as a solo artist and a producer for various artists. He moved to Los Angeles in 1981.

  18. Dave Wittenberg

    Dave Wittenberg


    David Richard Paul "Dave" Wittenberg (born September 1, 1971) is a prolific American voice actor for video games and anime with nearly 100 titles to his credit. While Wittenberg was born in a hospital in South Africa, he was primarily raised in Boston. He is also a script writer for some dubbed anime whose work includes episodes of the Digimon television series and narrates many documentaries and specials for the Travel Channel and the Food Network.

  19. Earl Sweatshirt

    Earl Sweatshirt


    Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer and former member of the Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future. He is signed to Columbia Records, as well as his own label, Tan Cressida. Earl gained recognition and critical praise for his debut mixtape, Earl. Following its release, he was sent to a boarding school in Samoa by his mother until his 18th birthday. On August 20, 2013, he released his debut studio album, Doris, to universal acclaim. On March 23, 2015, the digital version of Earl's sophomore album, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt was released; the physical version of the album was released on April 14, 2015 to acclaim. On April 28, a ten-minute song named "Solace" was released on YouTube.

  20. Phil Ramone

    Phil Ramone


  21. Goapele Mohlabane

    Goapele Mohlabane


    Goapele (pronounced /ˈɡwɑː.pə.l/; born Goapele Mohlabane July 11, 1977), is an American soul and R&B singer-songwriter. Her name means to move forward in Setswana, a Southern African language.

  22. Liezel Huber

    Liezel Huber


    Liezel Huber (née Horn; born 21 August 1976, Durban, South Africa) is a professional tennis player from the United States, having been a naturalized American citizen since July 2007. Huber has won four Grand Slam titles in women's doubles with partner Cara Black, one with Lisa Raymond, and two mixed doubles titles with Bob Bryan. On 12 November 2007, she became the co-World No. 1 in doubles with Cara Black. On 19 April 2010, Huber became the sole No. 1 for the first time in her career.

  23. Nana Meriwether

    Nana Meriwether


    Nana Meriwether (born May 24, 1985) is an American beauty queen who represented Maryland at Miss USA 2012. Meriwether finished as 1st runner-up at Miss USA 2012 but assumed the title after Olivia Culpo won the Miss Universe 2012 crown on December 19, 2012.

  24. Joseph Rahme

    Joseph Rahme


    Joseph Rahme Joseph Edmund Rahme (born 16 May 1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a male South African, and later American, tennis professional. Rahme attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studied Business Administration and lettered in tennis in 1989-90-92. He was the 1990 Big 8 Conference Singles Champion at number 6 singles while attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Rahme turned professional in 1992 and competed on the ITF Men's Circuit and ATP Tour from 1992-1999. Rahme completed his Business Administration degree with UNISA in 1998. Rahme has been a certified tennis professional through the Professional Tennis Registry since 1999. He received the Georgia Professional Tennis Association's "Independent Professional of the Year" award in 2009, and again in 2014.

  25. Jani Allan

    Jani Allan


    Jani Allan (born 11 September 1952) is a South African author and columnist. She became well known as a columnist for the centrist newspaper, the Sunday Times where she worked between 1980 and 1989 publishing columns such as Just Jani, Jani Allan's Week and Face to Face. At the height of her fame, her newspaper commissioned a Gallup poll in 1987 to find "the most admired person in South Africa", she came first. She later became the subject of press interest over the nature of her relationship with an interview subject, the late Eugène Terre'Blanche. Allan strongly denied the affair allegations and in 1989, fled to London after her apartment was bombed. In 1992, she filed an unsuccessful libel suit against the broadcaster Channel 4. She returned to South Africa in 1996, publishing a web column and presenting a radio show on Cape Talk. Allan returned to the media frame in 2013, reinventing herself as a restaurant diarist and animal rights advocate. In 2014, she made headlines around the world after publishing an open letter to accused murderer Oscar Pistorius. Jacana Media published Allan's memoirs, Jani Confidential on 16 March 2015. Allan is currently a regular columnist at BizNews.

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