Godeliv Van den Brandt is a trilingual and multi-cultured actress.
Born in Kasongo (Democratic Republic of Congo), she’s the daughter of a Congolese mother and a Belgian father, Godeliv and family moved to Spain when she was 5.
After her first acting class with Susan Batson in New York, Godeliv decided to take her talent for acting seriously and a year after committing to acting, she made her film debut with the Spanish awarded feature film “Traces of Sandalwood”, directed by Maria Ripoll (2014). The film won the “Best Film” award at the Gaudi Awards (2015) as well as the “Audience Award” at both Montreal Film Festival (2014) and Cinquest Film Festival in San Jose (2015) among other awards.
“Project Lazarus” (2015) has been Godeliv’s latest work, a film wrote and directed by Mateo Gil, co-writer of Alejandro Amenabar’s Oscar-winner “The Sea Inside” and director of Sam Shepard-starred “Blackthorn”, in which she shares the screen with Tom Hugues, Oona Chaplin, Charlotte Le Bon and Barry Ward. The film would be released in 2016.
Distinguished at the Sitges Film Festival (October 2015) as “Best Promissing Actress”, her passion for the craft and her drive to learn and explore the different acting techniques led her to move to Los Angeles and train with several major acting teachers such as Jack Waltzer, Bill Alderson, Anthony Meindel among others.
A world traveler, trilingual in French, Spanish and Catalan, fluent in English and conversational both in Portuguese and Lingala. Godeliv was discovered as a model at the age of 16 and has worked for international brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce&Gabanna, Pronovias, United Colors of Benetton, Desigual, etc. A former volleyball national team player with a Bachelor in Business into Tourism by the Open University of Catalonia, she enjoys practicing yoga, rollerskating, contemporary dance, capoiera, snowboarding and almost any kind of sports.