|Other names Katja Romer|
Siblings Birgit Schuurman
Years active 1992-present
Children Sammie Romer
|Name Katja Schuurman|
Parents Sonja Bos, Wim Schuurman
|Born February 19, 1975 (age 40) (1975-02-19) Bunnik, Netherlands|
Occupation Actress, singer, presenter
Spouse Thijs Romer (m. 2006–2015)
Movies and TV shows Goede tijden - slechte tij, Oysters at Nam Kee's, Interview, De Wereld Draait Door, Costa!
Similar People Thijs Romer, Birgit Schuurman, Bridget Maasland, Georgina Verbaan, Chantal Janzen
TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Katja Schuurman - It Is Time for a Good Story
Katja Schuurman (19 February 1975, Bunnik, Netherlands) is a Dutch actress, singer and television personality.
- TEDxAmsterdam 2012 Katja Schuurman It Is Time for a Good Story
- Ali g interview with katja schuurman at a coffe shop
- Early life
- The 1990s
- The 2000s
- Television series as an actor
- Television series as herself
Ali g interview with katja schuurman at a coffe shop
She grew up as the eldest daughter of a Dutch father and a Chinese Surinamese mother from Curaçao. Her sister Birgit is also a singer and actress.
Schuurman made her acting debut in 1992 on the television series Uit de school geklapt. Her breakthrough came two years later when she resurfaced in the RTL soap Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden (GTST) as Jessica, the eldest niece former angry neighbour Govert Harmsen. .
With two other characters from GTST she formed the spin-off girl group Linda, Roos & Jessica. Their debut single "Ademnood" (English version: "Turn Your Love Around'") topped the Dutch charts in late 1995.
The only disappointment in this successful year was the release of De Zeemeerman (The Merman); it failed to draw people to the cinemas and was voted the worst Dutch movie ever made.
Katja continued to release singles with both LR&J and on her own. She had hits with Maar nu heb ik er een, Wereldmeid, Totaal Verkocht and Lover or friend.
By 1999 Schuurman had left the GTST-cast while LR&J disbanded after the aptly-titled farewell-single "1999 X". .
In 2000 Schuurman played Frida in the Salou-based movie Costa! and found herself reunited with Georgina Verbaan, who played her sister Hedwig in Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden. Costa! premiered in 2001 and was successful enough to be adapted into a television series. Schuurman and Verbaan appeared in the first two seasons.
Schuurman went on to host programs for BNN (till 2008), NET5 (2008-2014) and KRO-NCRV (in particular for NCRV from 2014 onwards). She married actor Thijs Römer (grandson of actor Piet Römer) in Vallery, France on August 8, 2006; their daughter Sammie was born on 22 April 2010. They divorced in February 2015.