Jelka van Houten

Jelka van Houten

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While having an excellent international acting career, Jelka van Houten also has an amazing voice and a great passion for songwriting. She debuted as a recording artist on the OST for ‘Jackie’. And will record her debut-album (exp. 2013) in the SUN Studios in Memphis with a US release to follow.

Biography

Biography Jelka van Houten

Jelka van Houten (1978) is a Dutch actress and singer. In 2012 she stars in the road movie JACKIE with her sister Carice van Houten (GAME OF THRONES, BLACK BOOK) and Oscar winner Holly Hunter. Besides playing the lead role, Jelka has written and performed three songs for JACKIE as well.

Jelka won several awards, including two prestigious Musical Awards, for her stunning break through performance in the musical TURKISH DELIGHT, based on the bestselling novel by legendary Dutch author Jan Wolkers. In 2010 she was awarded another Musical Award, for her role in DREAMS ... ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM.

Jelline Floriska van Houten was born on September 1 (1978) in Culemborg. Being the youngest daughter in a creative family, she demonstrated her acting skills at a young age. She sings in several bands and plays roles in several film and television productions, including BITCHES, DENNIS P., SHOUF SHOUF!, SUMMER HEAT and the internationally acclaimed short film RAAK (international title: CONTACT) directed by Hanro Smitsman. CONTACT won the Golden Bear for best short film winner at Berlinale German film festival, one of the most important international film festivals in the world.

She plays roles in several Dutch television series such as THE SHEEP WITH 5 LEGS, a successful remake of a legendary Dutch tv series from the '60s, and the third season of the hit series VERBORGEN GEBREKEN (HIDDEN DEFECTS).

Amongst Jelka’s upcoming projects are JACKIE and THE DOMINO EFFECT, on the impact of the credit crisis, directed by Paula van der Oest (Oscar Nominated ZUS & ZO, BLACK BUTTERFLIES).

Lyrics

Mother Road

Written By: Jelka van Houten

All I see is endless space and highway-signs
As I drive along these yellow lines
It comes clear to me along this old road
That I found the pathway to my soul

All the time that I was chasing bloodlines
I couldn’t really hear or feel the signs
And the precious things that I didn’t see
But all this time it was here with me

Now I found myself back again
I had to leave it all behind.
Trying to find out where I’m bound
Some was lost but more was found
more was found on this mother road

Things looks so easy when you’re looking back
I’ve should have known before but now I’m
back on track
Did you ever know the person I was with you
Or did you think I couldn’t make it on my own

Now I found myself back again
I had to leave it all behind.
Trying to find out where I’m bound
Some was lost but more was found
More was found.
On this mother road. On this mother road.

And I’ve tried to find the words to sing my
own song. I couldn’t sing it with you on my mind.
On my mind.

Now I found myself back again
I had to leave it all behind.
Trying to find out where I’m bound
Some was lost but more was found. More was found.

Now I found myself back again
I had to leave it all behind.
I have finally found out where I’m bound
Some was lost but more was found. More was found
On this Mother road.

Mother road. Mother road.

Discography

EP:

April 2012 - EP 'Mother Road'

Album:

Expected Spring 2013