Dawn Matthews

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Dawn Matthews
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Born Dawn Matthews
(1976-01-10) January 10, 1976 (age 43)
Oudtshoorn, Western Cape
South Africa
Alma mater Stellenbosch University
  • Actress
Years active 1998 - to date
Spouse(s) Charlie Sapadin

Dawn Matthews (born 10 January 1976) is a South African actress best known for her portrayal of the femme fatale Shakira Willemse on the e.tv soap opera Scandal!. On Scandal! she acted alongside Clint Brink, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube, Louise Barnes and Emmanuel Castis.

Dawn Matthews played the role of Paige in the ninth and tenth season of the M-Net soap opera Egoli: Place of Gold, Constable Gillian Peterse on the first and second season of the SABC 1 drama series Interrogation Room, Jackie first and second season of the KykNET drama series Song vir Katryn, Rebekka Cupido on the first and only season of the SABC 2 drama series Soutmansland and Privaatspeurder in the second season of the kykNET drama series Amalia.


Dawn Matthews has acted in films such as Snake Island, The Company You Keep, Red Dust, Racing Stripes and Swop!.

Personal Life

Dawn Matthews is married to American writer-producer Charlie Sapadin.


  1. Red Live, What Happened to Dawn Matthews, 30 November 2018
  2. News24/ You, Scandal’s Dawn Matthews at home, 30 November 2018
  3. TVSA, Dawn Matthews, 30 November 2018
  4. OK Mzansi, 10 things you don't know about Dawn Matthews, 30 November 2018
  5. Press Reader/ Weekend Argus, No Scandal in Dawn's life, 30 November 2018
  6. IMDb Dawn Matthews Biography, 30 November 2018