Markoesa Hamer studied acting in London at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (MA) and in Amsterdam at the ATKA; Academy of Dramatic Arts & Music Theatre (BA).
Markoesa plays the role of Marlene in the German Netflix original series How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast) (2019-2021), and Fleur in the Dutch TV series Koppensellers (Headhunters) (2020).
In 2020 she began touring with Theatre Gnaffel in the play Robin Hood as King John. The tour will continue in 2022.
In 2019 she toured the Netherlands with the Ulrike Quade Company in the production De Droomlozen (The Dreamless). The play will tour again from January 2021, in the Netherlands and Germany.
In 2020 she won the award for Best Actress for her role in the short film Nesteltherapie (Nesting Therapy) (2019) at the International Short Film Festival Middelburg. The year before she won Best Actress for her role in the short film Hou Vast (Hold On) at the Tilburg Film Festival (2018).
She starred in movies including Den Helder (Golden Calf 2008 for Best TV Film), Aanmodderfakker (Golden Calf 2014 for Best Film), The Aflossing (2017). She was a regular in the popular Dutch TV programme Dokter Deen (2012-2018) and the Comedy Central sketch show Popoz (2013-2014) and Popoz the Film (2015).
Alongside her work for film and television Markoesa has worked with various prominent theatre groups in the Netherlands such as Toneelgroep Amsterdam (today known as ITA) and Toneelmakerij. She has taken on roles including Carol in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending, Grace Stoner in Stoner, Rebecca in Martin Crimp’s The Country and Junia in Jean Racine’s Britannicus. In 2014, Markoesa co-wrote and performed in the musical, Blue Grass On The Other Side, for the Amsterdam Fringe Festival.
In 2011, Markoesa received a scholarship to study MA Acting for Screen at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She graduated with a distinction.
In the UK, Markoesa has acted in the BBC series Holby City (2014), performed in the National Theatre/dreamthinkspeak co-production In The Beginning Was The End (2013) and starred in the short film A Beautiful Death (2012).
Markoesa regularly does voiceover work in Dutch and English, for companies such as Hello Fresh and the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.