Masasa Mbangeni is a South African actress known for playing the conniving and ruthless role of Thembeka Shezi on the e.tv soapie Scandal!. Thembeka Shezi is known to be the biggest TV villainess in South Africa.
She made a controversial exit from the TV series in 2016 with the intention to pursue other interests breakimg the heart set of millions of South Africans. The award-winning actress however made a triumphant comeback on the popular sudser in December 2019.
Masasa Mbangeni Age
Masasa was born and raised in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She was born on the 6th of March, 1987. The actress is 32 years old as of 2019.
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Masasa Mbangeni Career
She was part of the Class of 2009 that received the Mandela Rhodes scholarship. Masasa went on to obtain a degree in Dramatic Arts majoring in Performance and Directing from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Her decision to become an actress was inspired by the likes of Nthathi Moshesh, Nomhle Nkonyeni and Sello Maake Ka Ncube and she had the opportunity to work with them. Although her passion lies in acting, she is also interested in producing and directing.
Prior to her role on Scandal! she had two television guest appearances: as Jackie’s PA on the M-Net soapie Egoli and as Eunice on the BBC crime drama Silent Witness.
On stage, she appeared in a trilogy of plays directed by James Ngcobo at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg: Amen Corner, Sundjata and Nogogo. She played Antigone in Greg Hoffman’s production of Oedipus @ Koönú, which toured to the Grahamstown Festival of the Arts.
She also acted in the 2011 feature film Machine Gun Preacher.
- Egoli: Place of Gold
- Hard Copy
- It’s Complicated
- Silent Witness
- The Republic
- The River
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