Lunathi Mampofu biography

Lunathi Mampofu (born 7 March 1987) is a South African actress. She became popular upon landing a starring role as Zikhona on Ingozi, an SABC1 drama series, her first starring role on TV. She portrays the perfect anti-hero gangster Benni on The Queen, an Mzansi Magic series.


Name: Lunathi Mampofu

Born: 7 March 1987 (age 35 years) Eastern Cape

Gender: Female

Nationality: South African


Her parents are Patrick (father) and Nosabata (mother), she says that they are the most generous and understanding beings she has ever met. She is the sister of actor Oros Mampofu.


She attended the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA). She received her first training in the institution and graduated in 2010. Lunathi later studied at the New York Film Academy.


She has appeared in several theater productions including Almost Maine, Remember to Remember the Memorial, and Look Before You Leap.  As an actress, she appeared in student and professional films. During her days at AFDA, she has acted in Rising Light, Umthandazo, and Little Blue Line.

She appeared also in the short film Shack Attack and the feature films The Good Man and Mercy. In 2016, she made her first appearance on television playing the role of a spiritualist in an episode of Isikizi, an Mzansi Magic drama series.

Lunathi has also appeared in commercials for her clients; Discovery Insure and Glen Tea. Apart from her acting career, she was a casting director at Gersh Studios in Los Angeles. She also worked under the same position at Scout’s Honour in Seapoint, Cape Town.


She is married to Dylan Lloyd, they met at a restaurant. Her husband is a production designer and art director. “It was just a chance meeting one day. I looked across the table at the restaurant and there was this glowing aura.” Dylan says.

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