Mampho Brescia is a talented South African actress, TV presenter, and brand ambassador best known for her appearances in popular South African soap operas such as Isibaya, Generations, and Jacob’s Cross. She started her acting career in 1998 and has remained relevant in the industry.
To date, South Africans love her for her outstanding acting talent. The phenomenal woman is happily married and is a proud mother of one – a daughter named Rainn Brescia. She seeks to create a happy life for her child. An aspect of her life that has received comments from the public is her uncanny resemblance with her friend, Khomotso Christopher, which has made people think they are twin sisters.
What Is Mampho Brescia’s Age?
Mampho Brescia is 45 years old as she was born on the 8th of December 1977 in Johannesburg. However, she was raised in Soweto with her parents and siblings. We don’t have details about who Mampho Brescia’s parents and siblings are, but we can tell she grew up in a happy home with supportive parents who worked hard to see her through school.
Unfortunately, she lost her father in 2021, and she took to Instagram to let her fans know that she would never see her father again.
She Has A Degree In International Relations
We don’t have details about the primary and secondary school Mampho Brescia attended; notwithstanding, after secondary, she got accepted into Wilts University, where she earned a degree in International Relations.
In 2000, she was opportune to participate in an exchange program that landed her at Soka University in Japan. She was 23 years old at that time, and the program ran for about two years.
Mampho Brescia Started Her Career In 1998
Mampho Brescia has been active in the South African entertainment industry for up to 24 years and still counting. She started her career in 1998 as a presenter for ‘Reality Check.’ About four years later, she was opportune to land her first acting role in the popular soapie, Generations, where she played the role of Mbali.
This role helped her gain more recognition in South Africa. The following year, after featuring in the soapie, she landed another gig as a presenter for AfriSat.
She Has Worked For Many Brands, Including DSTV
Around 2005, Mampho Brescia started working as a freelance presenter. She worked for brands like DStv, Standard Bank, and even the South African Department of Tourism. Working on productions with these brands also contributed to her career growth and success.
In 2006, she made a guest appearance in Isidingo and later landed the role of Zanele in Jacob’s Cross, where she was featured in the first three seasons of the series. She also played the role of Ayanda Magoda in the third season of Zero Tolerance. In Isibaya, she featured in seasons 1,2,3,5,6 and 7 as Iris Zungu.
Featuring in Isibaya was a significant achievement for Mampho, as it put her in the face of South Africans for so long that many people began to refer to her as Iris from Isibaya. She is well known for fitting into her character so well, which may be why producers and directors like to feature her in their movies.
Mampho Brescia’s Movies and TV Shows
Here is a list of some of the productions Mampho Brescia has worked in and her role.
- Generations (Season 1) as Mbali
- Isibaya (Season 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7) as Iris Zungu
- Jacob’s Cross (Season 1, 2, and 3) as Zanele
- Zero Tolerance (Season 3) as Ayanda Magoda
- Home Affairs (Season 2) as Board Member
- Home Affairs (Season 4) as Mrs. Mthiyane
- The Search: E! Host South Africa (Season 1) as Herself
- Isidingo (Season 1) as Batsi
- District 9
- What To Bring To America
In 2018, Mampho Brescia Landed One Of Her Biggest Career Achievements
In 2018, Mampho Brescia became a Brand Japan ambassador. This made her a brand ambassador of Japan to South Africa. This title earned her the responsibility of ensuring peace between Japan and South Africa. Aside from Brand Japan, Mampho Brescia has endorsed other brands like Vuyo and Dream Body Laser Lipo Slimming.
She has over 304k followers on Instagram, where she shares pictures and videos of herself. From the type of comments she gets, we can easily tell that she has a large fan base, and they love her and her talent. Her large fan base and following put her on the line for brands that are in need of brand endorsers and ambassadors.
Who Is Mampho Brescia’s Husband?
Mampho Brescia is happily married to Nicola Brescia, whom she married in 2005. We don’t know when they met and what their marriage is like. She is discreet about her marriage and does not share pictures of her husband on social media. Since she got married in 2005, Mampho Brescia has not had a biological child. But they have not stopped this from making them parents.
Mampho Brescia Has A Daughter
Since Mampho Brescia got married in 2005, she has not given birth to a biological child. However, she has a daughter called Rainn Brescia. Rainn is Mampho Brescia’s adopted daughter, and they share such an amazing bond that you could never tell she’s adopted. Brescia worked with her daughter to model for Batsawandi Magazine.
Rainn Brescia was adopted in 2016, and because of that, it was speculated that Mampho Brescia was incapable of having children, which was why she opted for adoption. She has since debunked such rumors and has made it clear that she decided to adopt a child because it has always been her desire to adopt a child.
Mampho Brescia also does not appreciate sharing information about her daughter. Like her husband, she does not share pictures of her daughter regularly. Her reason for keeping details about her husband and daughter away from the public is unknown, but most likely, it’s in their best interest.
Is Mampho Brescia a Twin?
No, Mampho Brescia is not a twin. However, she shares a striking resemblance with her colleague Khomotso Christopher, and as a result, people think they are twins. Aside from facial resemblance, Mampho and Khomotso have very similar body physiques and are also very good friends.