Charmaine Mtinta (born 20th July 1972) is a 51-year-old South African actress who is easily recognized for portraying the character Nomsa in the first season of Yizo Yizo, the television series back in 1999.
Other notable projects she has starred in include Matatiele, iNkaba, Isibaya, YaLla!, It’s Complicated, and Z’bondiwe & iGazi. Besides acting, Mtinta has an unfathomable love for jazz music, and some of her favorite artists are Earl Klugh, George Benson, Mbuso Khoza, and Nduduzo Makhathini.
Charmaine Mtinta is 53 Years Old
Actress Charmaine Mtinta was born in Gugulethu, a township in Western Cape, on the 20th of July 1972. There is no available information about her family background, family members, and life before fame.
She received her elementary and high school education in Gugulethu, after which she enrolled at East Side College to study Music. She majored in Jazz.
The Yizo Yizo screen star later studied drama at Indigo View Actors Academy, where she was molded into the actress she is today.
Mtinta Began Her Acting Career in the Mid 90s
Mtinta burst onto the acting scene in the year 1996 at the age of 24 as Bongi in Generations. Her popularity soared in 1999 when she was cast as Nomsa in the first season of the SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo.
She went on to also star as the character Pearl in the SABC1 sitcom Gauteng Maboneng in 2011 and as Aunt Lizzie in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba from 2012-2013. The Gugulethu-born screen star recently played a recurring role as Zungazi in the 1Magic soapie The River. She first appeared in an episode named after her character, “Zungazi.”
One of Mtinta’s most prominent roles in her acting career is Nomfundo Langa in the e.tv soapie, Scandal! She joined the show in August 2019, shortly after the death of South African veteran actress Nomhle Nkonyeni who played Lulama Langa.
She portrayed Lulama’s onscreen sister, who happens to be a traditional person and someone who is not afraid to speak her mind regardless of any situation. Portraying Nomhle’s sister on the show was not an easy task. However, Mtinta was able to do justice to her role after working on herself.
She delivered an amazing TV role each time she appeared on the screen. Her confidence was top-notch, and she was able to impress viewers and producers in the long run. Charmaine has remained relevant since she debuted.
She once mentioned that she is not a picky actress and that she always loves to take up any TV role. The TV screen is considered one of the best actresses in the industry, having won special recognition for her acting talent.
Mtinta also has a couple of industry awards to her name – the Avanti Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Nomsa in Yizo Yizo and the SAFTA award (2022) for Best Supporting Actress in a Telenovela for her role in Isono.
The actress has shared screen time alongside prominent actors in the industry, including but not limited to the late Tshepo Ngwane, Mavuso Magabane, Clementine Mosimane, Serunye Elizabeth, and Linda Sebezo.
Is Charmaine Mtinta a Healer?
South African actress Charmaine Mtinta is not a known traditional healer. She has never publicly mentioned that she has the gift of healing, nor has she been in the news for healing anyone.
People only started speculating that she is a traditional healer as a result of her role in Scandal!, where she was cast as Lulama’s sister, who is vocal about her traditional belief.
The actress once shared in an interview that she uses only natural products in her home, including when anyone is sick around her. This statement could have also triggered the public into believing that she is a healer.
Does Charmaine Mtinta Have a Husband?
Charmaine Mtinta keeps a low profile on her personal life, which makes it difficult to tell if she is currently in a marital relationship or not. She doesn’t publicly talk about her family affair, nor has she introduced any member of her family to the public.
The actress, however, is a mother of two beautiful girls. There is no available information about her daughters and what they are up to right now.
Other Interesting Facts about Charmaine Mtinta
- The actress enjoys doing yoga every morning.
- She loves experimenting with essential oils and herbs.
- Only Jazz music transports Mtinta to a spiritual world.
- She loves her tea, and has every flavor one can ever think of.
- The actress is a gender-based violence (GBV) activist. Her fight against violence against women was inspired by her Isono character Lilian Madika who was also a victim of gender-based violence.
- She has tried severally to quit acting, but she keeps finding her way back to the craft because she believes she was a born actor.
- The actress has an estimated net worth of $4 million.