Pia Douwes (born August 5, 1964) is a renowned Dutch actress and TV personality who has found success in European musical theatre. She is a Dutch celebrity who has starred in many European musicals.
She is best known for playing Elisabeth, the titular character in the German-language musical titled The Sound Of Music.
Pia Douwes has starred in several musicals, and her performances are very satisfying. Let’s sneak preview some interesting facts about her early life and career.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Petronella Irene Allegonda Douwes|
|Stage Name:||Pia Douwes|
|Born:||5 August 1964 (age 58 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Parents:||Evert Douwes, Nelleke Douwes-Huf|
|Husband • Spouse:||Not Married|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Occupation:||Actress • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$5 million-US$10 million|
Early Life & Education
Pia Douwes was born Petronella Irene Allegonda Douwes in Amsterdam, North Holland, the Netherlands, on August 5th, 1964. She was born to an art dealer and a social worker, Evert Douwes (father) and Nelleke Douwes-Huf (mother). She is also a grandniece to Doris Day, a popular American actress.
Growing up, Pia Douwes wanted to become a nurse for mentally impaired children at first, but after dancing in a disco when she was 19 years old, she realized she wanted to be a dancer.
She traveled to London and looked in the Yellow Pages for a dance school. Brooking School of Ballet was her first choice. She auditioned with an injured ankle and was accepted despite having no prior dance training.
Susi Nicoletti and Sam Cane hosted a musical workshop in Vienna a year later. Sam Cane reportedly told Pia Douwes’ father that he would hang himself if she didn’t become a star.
The statement came after Sam Cane saw how good she was at dancing. Although, at the moment, there are no solid details concerning her siblings.
There are currently no details concerning her formal education, but she attended the Brooking School of Ballet.
At the moment, TheCityCeleb is yet to confirm the names and identities of Pia Douwes‘ husband and children. There are currently no records about them available.
In a Dutch movie that premiered in Chicago in 1999, Pia Douwes played the role of Velma Kelly. She returned to the Netherlands in February 2002, after 900 performances as the Austrian empress, to participate in the Broadway musical titled Fosse alongside another Dutch musical talent named Simone Kleinsma and Stanley Burleson.
She was opportune to play the role of Milady de Winter in a Dutch musical titled Three Musketeers in March 2003.
Later, In 2004, she replayed her role as Velma Kelly in Chicago Broadway, making her the first Dutch actress to portray a lead role in a Broadway production. In 2007, Pia Douwes appeared as a judge in the Dutch reality show titled Op zoek naar Evita (In search of Evita).
In 2008, Pia Douwes also appeared as a judge on the German reality show titled Ich Tarzan du Jane, in which they searched for both Tarzan and Jane to star in the German production of Tarzan.
In 2009, Pia Douwes returned as a judge and coach on another Dutch show titled Op zoek naar Joseph, which was similar to the search to Op zoek naar Evita but focused on the male character.
The legendary Dutch television face, Pia Douwes, has amassed a net worth estimation ranging from US$5 million to US$10 million.
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