Amanda du-Pont is a Swazi celebrity who has gained fame in South Africa for her role on Muvhango as Thabisile Dlamini.
Amanda is more than just an actress though; she is also a model and a television personality.
In fact, her status as a certified celebrity in South Africa was solidified after she became a co-host on The Real Goboza – a celebrity gossip show.
Other hosts in the Real Goboza included Sinazo Yolwa and Phat Joe.
Amanda has been active as an entertainer since 2007.
Amanda was born on the 26th of June in 1988.
She was born in Manzini in the Manzini District of Swaziland.
Here’s an interesting fact about Amanda du-Pont, she is actually blue blooded.
Amanda’s father is Henry du-Pont – who is the son of Princess Ncabile.
Princess Ncabile is the daughter Prince Mshengu and the niece of King Sobhuza II.
Even more interestingly, Amanda’s ancestry is incredibly diverse. She is of Portuguese, French, Chinese and Swazi descent.
Being Swazi, Amanda speaks IsiSwati among other languages including IsiZulu, which she probably picked up thanks to the proximity of the Kingdom of Swaziland the KwaZulu-Natal province.
Amanda, who was raised in Manzini, later moved to South Africa to complete her education.
Amanda du-Pont gained her BA in Live Performance from ‘AFDA, The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance’.
The prestigious higher institution was founded in 1994.
Besides Amanda, other notable entertainers to have attended the school include Motlatsi Mphatse, Vuyo Dabula, Christopher-Lee Dos Santos, Jonathan Liebesman and Munya Chidzonga.
Amanda has certainly built an enviable career over the years.
After attending AFDA, Amanda attended the AMTC in 2011. The AMTC is an Actors, Model and Talent Conference in the United States. The six day conference is held twice annually in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms Hotel.
The following year, Ms du-Pont earned a diploma in acting for the New York Film Academy, also in the United States.
Ms du-Pont was reportedly tutored by James Miles – Jennifer Aniston’s Personal acting coach – while she was at the New York Film Academy.
In 2007, Amanda du-Pont was cast as Serina in Life is Wild – an America television drama about a veterinarian who moves his family to South Africa to a game reserve run by his father in law from his first marriage.
However, her main stream success came when she joined Muvhango as Thabisile Dlamini.
Amanda appeared in City Ses’la in 2013 as Khanyi Mbuli.
Also in 2013, she appeared as Yolisa in A Place Called Home and as Khalipa on Mzansi Love: Kasi Style.
Keeping busy in 2013, she further joined End game momentarily as Suzie, as Khuli on Single guys and Khanya on Intersexions.
2014 was also an amazing year for Amanda.
In 2014, Amanda cohosted Come Duze with Lunga Shabalala.
She later joined Phat Joe on The Real Goboza with Sinazo Yolwa as replacements for Pearl Thusi.
She joined Task Force as Christelle Ndlovu alongisde Rapulana Seiphemo.
She was also cast in the leading role in Between Friends – a South African feature film which was directed by Zuko Nodada
Amanda du-Pont is often compared to many other celebrities like Minnie Dlamini, Nomuzi Mabena, Pearl Thusi and Bonang Matheba – some of the most familiar names in South African Entertainment.
Bonang Matheba, for example, is arguably one of the most popular South African celebs having been active since 2002.
Born on the25th of June, 1987, Bonang Matheba is a South African television personality and business woman. She is known for being the host of SABC 1’s ‘Live’, SABC 3’s ‘Top Billing’, ‘Afternoon Express’ and the radio show – The Front Row.
So it is safe to say, Amanda is a part of an exclusive class.
Amanda faced many criticisms for her relationship with Jub Jub, a South African hip hop artist who had been convicted for murder after her ran over a group of school students during a drag race while heavily on drugs.
Jub Jub then left Amanda (while they were engaged) for Kelly Khumalo – a South African musician. Jub Jub and Kelly later had a child together.
Amanda later entered a relation with Slikour – another controversial South African hip hop artist who had previously dated Bonang Matheba.
However, the relationship was short-lived.
Amanda revealed in 2004 that she had been in a relationship with an abusive boyfriend who had raped her.
While Amanda did not name the boyfriend, many assumed it was Jub Jub as he had been accused of domestic violence by his baby mama – Kelly Khumalo.
However, Amanda confirmed that the abusive boyfriend was not Jub Jub.
In 2014, rumors about a relationship between Amanda du-Pont and rapper – Cassper Nyovest – began flying around. However, both Amanda and Cassper both denied this despite sharing a kiss on stage on live TV at the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards.
Right now, Amanda says her focus is her acting and her career in order to develop a better version of herself.