Profile / Biography
BIRTH NAME: Amanda Du-Pont
DATE OF BIRTH: 26 June 1988
PLACE OF BIRTH: Manzini, Swaziland, (Kingdom of Eswatini)
OCCUPATION: Actress and Television Personality
BOYFRIEND: Shawn Rodriques
PARENTS: Henry du Pont (Father) and Antoinette Dupont (Mother)
SIBLINGS: Amber-Kayleigh Du Pont and Adele-Kim Du Pont
Amanda Du-Pont is a Swazi-born South African actress and television personality best known for acting as Lelo Mthiyane on SABC1 soapie drama Skeem Saam.
Early Life and Background
Amanda Du-Pont was born on the 26 June 1988 in Manzini, Kingdom of Eswatini formerly Swaziland. She currently resides in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. She is of Portuguese, Chinese, French and Swazi descent and was raised in Manzini but later moved to Mpumalanga to finish her schooling at Uplands College.
Amanda du-Pont Boyfriend
Amanda du-Pont is engaged to businessman, Shawn Rodriques.
Amanda du-Pont Parents
Amand du-Pont’s mother, Antoinette duPont is a Swati and her father, Harry Tum is half Chinese half Portuguese.
Amanda du-Pont Siblings
She has two siblings Adele-Kim Du Pont and Amber-Kayleigh Du Pont. Her sister, Kim is dating soccer star Dino Ndlovu.
In 2011, du-Pont was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance (‘AFDA’) located in Johannesburg, and one year after, she had graduated from the New York Film Academy in New York City, where she was awarded a full scholarship for scholastic excellence.
In 2007 she was a cast member of a serial drama, Life is wild as Serina. The show was about a New York veterinarian who moves his second wife and their two sets of children to a game reserve run by his former father-in-law in South Africa. She was cast on Muvhango as Thabisile Dlamini which was aired on SABC 2, a role she played for approximately 2 years.
In 2013, she appeared on City Ses’la as Khanyi Mbuli , A Place Called Home as Yolisa, Mzansi Love: Kasi Style as Khalipha, End Game as Suzie, Single Guys as Khuli and Intersexions as Khanya.