Lorcia Cooper Biography: Age, Husband, Career & Net Worth


Lorcia Cooper (born 9 November 1978), is a South African actress and dancer. She is best known for her roles in the popular television serials Lockdown, Zulu Wedding and Hey Boy.

Lorcia Cooper

Lorcia Cooper Age

She was born on the 9th of November 1978 in Cape Town, South Africa. Cooper is 45 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on November 9th every year.

Lorcia Cooper Husband

She is married to Mandla Khumalo. The couple has one daughter and one son.

Lorcia Cooper Career

When she was four years old, her parents enrolled her to a dancing class after seeing her passion for dancing and competed at Latin American and Ballroom dancing competitions. At the age of five, she won her first competition in the provincial championships for both Ballroom and Latin American dances. At age of eight, she attended the Academy of Dance and studied dancing under renowned choreographer Debby Turner, who became her mentor and guide. Later, she joined the North West Arts Council’s Dance Academy where she was lucky to be a teacher in late years. When she was 19 years old, she won the FNB Vita Best Female Dancer Award.

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She later joined with SABC2 channel and became a Travel Xplorer presenter. During this period, she was invited to play the lead role ‘Cindi’ in the film Hey Boy directed by Andre Odendaal which was aired in 2003. In 2008, she was appointed as one of the judges in the dancing competition, Dans! Dans! Dans! aired on ykNET. In 2008, she became the choreographer and judge in the reality competition, ‘High School Musical: Spotlight South Africa’ aired on M-Net.

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In 2017, she played in the Mzansi Magic show, Lockdown with the role of ‘Tyson’ in its fourth season. In the same year, she played the supportive role ‘Marang’ in the film Zulu Wedding. In March 2019, she won the Best Supporting Actress Award at the SAFTA awards for her role in Lockdown 2. In September 2020, she appeared in the Mzansi drama series Housekeepers with the role ‘Mkhonto’.

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Television Roles

  • #Karektas as a celebrity guest judge
  • Backstage as Charmaine Jacobs
  • Bedford Wives as Lorna Williams
  • Change Down as a celebrity guest judge
  • Eish! Saan as a celebrity prankster
  • It’s OK We’re Family as herself
  • The Bantu Hour as Guest
  • The Comedy Central Roast as herself
  • Housekeepers as Mkhonto
  • Still Breathing as Lucille
  • Lockdown as Tyson
  • Zulu Wedding as Marang
  • Hey Boy as Cindi
  • Hosted of the second season of Showville* .
  • Presenter of season 11 and 13 of The South African Film and Television Awards

Lorcia Cooper Net Worth

Cooper has an estimated net worth of $500 000.



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