Amanda Du-Pont

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Amanda du-Pont
Born
Amanda du-Pont

(1988-06-26) 26 June 1988 (age 33)
NationalitySwazi South African
EducationUplands College
New York Film Academy
Occupation
  • Actress
  • brand ambassador
  • model
  • MC
  • television host
  • businesswoman
Years active2006–present
Height159 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)
Shawn Rodriques
(m. 2020)
Parent(s)Henry Tum du-Pont (father)
RelativesKim Adele du-Pont
Kayleigh Amber du-Pont

Amanda du-Pont (born 26 June 1988)[1] is a Swazi-born[2] South African actress, model and television host. Du-Pont is known for her portrayal of Senna in the CW drama series Life is Wild[2] and Sharon in the SABC 3 comedy-drama Taryn & Sharon.[3] Currently, she stars as Ashley in the Netflix[3] thriller series Shadow. She is known for acting on the South African soap opera Skeem Saam[2] as Nompumelelo 'Lelo' Mthiyane.

Early life[edit]

Du-Pont was born on 26 June 1988 in Manzini, Swaziland.[4] She is of French, Italian, Portuguese and Swazi ancestry. She was born and raised in Manzini and lived with her cousin Alulutho Du Pont, also Swati. Later they moved to Mpumalanga to finish their schooling at Uplands College.[5]

Career[edit]

Du-Pont had a leading role in the 2014 feature film, Between Friends, and a recurring role in the hit South African television program Skeem Saam. From 2012-2016 she was the co-host of SABC 1 celebrity lifestyle magazine shows Real Goboza, alongside with Phat Joe.[6] She has starred in the CW drama Life is Wild, SABC 2's Muvhango, Intersexions, Generations, Mzanzi TV's Loxion Bioscopeseries, and the 2015 feature film Hear Me Move.[7] In February 2019, it was announced that Du-Pont would star in the Netflix thriller series Shadow.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Life is Wild Senna Episode: "P.O.C."
2012 Loksion Bioskop:Andilalanga
2012-2016 Real Goboza
2014–present Skeem Saam Nompumelelo "Lelo" Mthiyane Main role
2014 Task Force Christelle
2015 Hear Me Move
2015 Generations
2016–present Between Friends
2017 10 Days In Sun City
2017 Taryn and Sharon Sharon
2019 Shadow Ashley Main role
2020/2021-Present Isono Mary's Worker Recurring...

Education[edit]

In 2011, Du-Pont was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance in Johannesburg. The next year, she graduated from the New York Film Academy in New York City, where she was awarded a full scholarship for scholastic excellence.[9]

Awards[edit]

At the age of 21, Du-Pont was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award by Swaziland's Department of Arts & Culture for her early achievements in film and television and her promotion of the Swazi language and culture.[10]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2018, Du-Pont got engaged to businessman Shawn Rodriques in the Maldives.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amanda du Pont Biography: Age, Family. Education, Career, Boyfriend, Fiancé, Fashion, Abuse, zalebs.com, 11 April 2020
  2. ^ a b c "10 Things You Didn't Know About Amanda du Pont". youthvillage.co.za.
  3. ^ a b Andile Smith (7 June 2020). "Meet Amanda Du Pont's Boyfriend, Parents and Family". buzzsouthafrica.com.
  4. ^ "A Place Called Home". Tvsa.co.za. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Faith can move mountains, says sexy TV she is incredibly beautiful". 152.111.1.87. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Amanda du-Pont leaves The Real Goboza | Channel". News24. South Africa. 30 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Meet Amanda du-Pont aka Lelo Of Skeem Saam". Clipkulture. 17 March 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Pallance Dladla and Amanda du-Pont step into the spotlight for new local Netflix series Shadow". 18 February 2019. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Alumni of the week, 106 Amanda Du-Pont - Actor and Presenter". AFDA: The School for the Creative Economy. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  10. ^ "The Country's Pride and Joy". Press Reader. 15 April 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  11. ^ "South African Celebrity Amanda du Pont Just Got Engaged in the Maldives". BellaNaija Style. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

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