Carice Anouk van Houten (born September 5, 1976) is a Dutch actress and singer. Van Houten studied at the Kleinkunstacademie in Amsterdam. She released her first studio album See You on the Ice in september 2012 Van Houten was born on September 5, 1976 in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands. Her mother Margje Stasse is on the board of Dutch educational TV and her father Theodore van Houten is a writer and broadcaster. She has a younger sister, Jelka van Houten, who is also an actress. She went to the St. Bonifatiuscollege (high school) in Utrecht, where she played the leading role in Hugo Claus' Tijl Uilenspieghel, directed by Ad Migchielsen.