The South African mannequin and actor had a breakout function in “Triangle of Unhappiness,” which received this yr’s prime prize on the Cannes Movie Competition.
NEW YORK — Charlbi Dean, the South African actor and mannequin who had a breakout function in “Triangle of Unhappiness,” which received this yr’s prime prize on the Cannes Movie Competition, has died at age 32.
Dean died Monday at a hospital in New York from a sudden sudden sickness, her representatives mentioned Tuesday.
Dean additionally had a recurring function because the murderer Syonide on the DC Comics tv sequence “Black Lightning,” which aired on the CW from 2018 to 2021.
She was born Charlbi Dean Kriek in Cape City, the place she was additionally raised.
Dean started modeling as a baby, making frequent appearances on trend runways and journal covers within the a long time that adopted.
She survived a near-fatal automobile accident in 2009.
She made her performing debut within the 2010 movie “Spud,” an adaptation of a preferred South African novel a couple of boys’ boarding college starring Troye Sivan and John Cleese. She reprised her function in a 2013 sequel.
In “Triangle of Unhappiness,” the primary English-language movie from Swedish “Drive Majeure” director Ruben Östlund, Dean and Harris Dickinson play a celeb fashion-model couple on a cruise for the ultra-rich that descends into chaos. It additionally stars Woody Harrelson because the ship’s captain.
The movie received the Palme D’Or at Cannes in Could and opens within the U.S. and most of Europe in October.
On the competition earlier than the movie received the award, Dean instructed The Related Press, “For me, I’m like, I’ve already received. I’m already at Cannes with the film. That’s so unbelievable. Something is only a cherry on prime at this level for me, you understand?”