Jodi Anne Balfour (born 29th October 1987) is a South African actress who portrays Gladys Witham in the Global Television series Bomb Girls.
South African film and television actress Jodi Balfour Nude from Quarry (2016) s01e04
Jodi Balfour is a South African film and television actress, currently best known for her role as Gladys Witham in the Canadian television drama series Bomb Girls. She won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Film or Miniseries at the 3rd Canadian Screen Awards in 2015 for her performance in the series’ followup television film Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy.
Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she was cohost with Dalen Lance of the South African youth television series Bling in the early 2000s, and later studied drama at the University of Cape Town and competed in the Miss South Africa 2008 pageant. Since her graduation in 2009, she has worked as an actor primarily in British and Canadian film and television productions. She is currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia, where in addition to her acting she is co-owner of a coffeehouse in the city’s Gastown neighbourhood.
In February 2015, she was cast in the forthcoming Cinemax series Quarry.
Born and raised in South Africa, Jodi spent her early youth working in Cape Town’s burgeoning theatre and television industry. In 2009 she graduated with a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town. Upon graduating, she landed a supporting role in the BAFTA nominated BBC mini-series The Sinking Of The Laconia.
Jodi moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2010, and has since had roles in Sanctuary, Supernatural, Shunji Iwai’s Vampire and The Haunting Hour before being cast as Gladys in Bomb Girls. Since its release, Bomb Girls has proved to be one of Canada’s highest rated shows, averaging an impressive 1.4 million viewers, and has been renewed for a second season.