Skeem Saam’s most love-to-hate character Lelo Mthiyane played by Amanda du
Amanda du-Pont is an actress of Chinese, Portuguese, French and Swazi origin. Born in Swaziland, she currently resides in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and New York City. In addition to acting, she’s also a television anchor/host, voice over artist, model, brand ambassador, live event MC, and business woman.
Amanda du-Point joined Skeem Saam as Lelo on April 2014 to present…
?Skeem Saam is a South African daily television drama series with 9 million viewers, that is a blend of stories about the journey to manhood. It examines the plight of today’s male children and the tough challenges they face transitioning into manhood. Amanda plays Lelo, the lead villain of the series.
?Amanda on Between Friends as Neesha (August 2014)
After 7 years, college friends reunite at an up-market Game Lodge in South Africa. Long buried secrets shared by old friends are eventually exposed, causing tensions to arise in current relationships. In this stylish, funny tale of the new South Africa, Amanda plays the role of Neesha the criminal female protaganist.
Life is Wild as Serena (2008, USA)
Life Is Wild is an American television serial drama adapted from the popular British drama Wild at Heart. The show is about a New York veterinarian who moves his second wife and their two sets of children to a South African game reserve run by his former father-in-law. In the series, Amanda plays the role of Serena, a nerdy teenage jr high misfit.
In 2012 Amanda Graduated from New York Film Academy
Amanda is a graduate of the New York Film Acadamy in New York City, where she was also the recipient of a full scholarship. As one of the best acting schools in America, The New York Film Acadamy uses a hands-on approach to teaching acting skill and performance in front of the camera.
AFDA Graduate 2007 – 2011
?Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance (‘AFDA’) located in Johannesburg. The school is the number One film, television and performance school on the continent. AFDA is an Academy award winning institution, most notably having been awarded the best foreign student film academy award in 2006 and runner up as a finalist in 2013.
Life Time Achievement Award – 2009
At the young age of 21, Amanda was awarded a Life Time Achievement award by Swazilands Department of Arts & Culture for her early achievements in film and television, and her promotion of the Swazi language and culture in her life and works.