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Pieter-Dirk Uys Biography


Pieter-Dirk Uys is a South African performer, author, satirist, and social activist. One of his best known roles is as Evita Bezuidenhout, an Afrikaner socialite.

Uys was born in Cape Town on 28 September 1945, to Hannes Uys, a Calvinist Afrikaner father, and Helga Bassel, a Berlin-born Jewish mother. Hannes Uys, a fourth-generation South African of Dutch and Belgian Huguenot stock, was a musician and organist in his local church.

Pieter-Dirk Uys

BORN: 28 September 1945 (age 76)

HOME TOWN: Cape Town, South Africa

PARENT: Helga Uys (mother) and Helga Bassel (father)

SPOUSE: Evita Bezuidenhout

OCCUPATION: Actor, Comedian, Social activist, Screenwriter

AWARDS: Obie Award for Special Citations (2004), Special Teddy Award (2011)…

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