Amanda Du Pont has come a long way since 2009, where she landed a role as Thabisile Dlamini on SABC2 popular soapie drama Muvhango. She plays a smash hit role as Lelo Mthiyane in SABC1 soapie drama, Skeem Saam.
So what is her story? What did it take to get to where she is now? Here are 12 little-known facts about Amanda Du Pont.
1. When was Amanda du Pont born?
Amanda Du Pont was born on 26 June 1988.
2. What is Amanda du Pont’s nationality and place of birth?
Amanda du Pont was born in the Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) and raised in the city of Manzini. She later moved to South Africa in Mpumalanga province to finish her schooling at Uplands College.
3. Who are Amanda du Pont’s parents?
Amanda du Pont’s father is Henry du-Pont, who is the son of Princess Ncabile who is the daughter Prince Mshengu and the niece of King Sobhuza II and her mother is Antoinette Du Pont.
4. Who are Amanda du Pont’s siblings?
Amanda du Pont has two beautiful younger sisters named Amber-Kayleigh Du Pont and Adele-Kim Du Pont.
5. Is Amanda du Pont married?
In July 2018, Amanda du-Pont took to social media to announced her engagement to long-time boyfriend Shawn Rodriques during a romantic holiday in Maldives. The couple have been together since 2015.
6. Who did Amanda du Pont date before?
Before Amanda du Pont famously engaged to businessman, Shawn Rodriques, the reality television personality and actress was romantically linked to several famous men. Mostly musicians, Amanda’s list of lovers includes Cassper Nyovest, Jub Jub and Slikour.
7. How many television drama or series has Amanda du Pont starred in?
Amand du Pont’s talents aren’t limited to modeling – the Swazi actress, model and television presenter has appeared in a number of drama and shows since her career breakthrough. She portrayed the role of Thabisile Dlamini, who is introduced as a friend of Alilai Mukwevho and business associate to KK, on the SABC2 soap opera Muvhango, from 2009-2011 before playing Lelo Mthiyane in SABC1’s Skeem Saam. Amanda has acted in numerous television series including Generations, A Place Called Home, City Ses’la, Life is Wild, Intersexions, Single Guys, End Game and Netflix’s Shadow. She is also known for co-hosting the SABC1 celebrity gossip show The Real Goboza, joining for the final episode of Season 7 before going on to Season 8, in November 2013.
8. Did Amanda du Pont go to college or university?
After completing her high school at Uplands College, Amanda du-Pont studied Bachelor of Arts Degree from The South African School of Motion Picture and Live Performance (AFDA) and graduated in 2011. 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.
9. What car does Amanda du-Pont drive?
In 2018, Amanda du-Pont has blessed herself with a brand new Mauvine Blue McLaren 570S, which cost R3, 150, 000 (excluding modifications).
10. Does Amanda du-Pont have asthma?
Yes, Amanda du-Pont revealed on her YouTube channel that she has suffered from asthma since she was a child.
11. What is Amanda du-Pont scared of?
Amanda du-Pont is scared of rat tail and snakes.
12. What is Amanda du-Pont’s Instagram?
Amanda du-Pont’s on Instagram and her official handle is @amandadupont. The superstar is also on Facebook as @officialamandadupont and Twitter using just her name, @AmandaDupont.