Linda Sebezo Biography

Linda Sebezo Biography

Linda Sebezo, a renowned South African actress, has gained popularity for her character Koko in the sitcom Gauteng Maboneng. With a career in the entertainment industry spanning over four decades, she has garnered a large fan base. This biography provides an in-depth look into her life, career, and personal interests.

Profile Summary

  • Full Name: Linda Sebezo
  • Age: 58 years
  • Birthday: 11 November 1964
  • Nationality: South African
  • Children: 2
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, Dancer
  • Net Worth: R800 000

Career Beginnings

Linda Sebezo made her acting debut in 1980, marking the start of a career that has lasted for over four decades. Her talent has been showcased in both local and international productions, making her a formidable presence in the industry. In addition to her on-screen roles, Linda has also worked behind the scenes on several plays. She is deeply committed to youth empowerment and is actively involved in talent management.

Film and Theatre Roles

Linda Sebezo’s career has seen her take on roles in both films and theatre plays.

Theatre Plays

She has featured in numerous theatre plays, including:

  • Ababemi
  • Crime and Johannesburg
  • Die Pakkamer
  • Hungry Spoon
  • iPi Ntombi
  • Julius Caesar
  • Location 1973
  • Love
  • Mfowethu
  • Money Maker
  • No Peace In The Family
  • She Fears The Night
  • The GK’s
  • Things Are Bad Mzala
  • Wemame
  • What A Shame
  • Ziyabheda


Linda Sebezo’s filmography is extensive, with roles in:

  • A Place Called Home
  • Zabalaza
  • Single Galz
  • Sticks and Stones
  • Skwizas
  • Side Dish
  • The Mayor
  • ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi
  • Tshisa
  • The Estate
  • Ses’Top La
  • Ring of Lies
  • Rockville
  • Ngempela
  • The Bantu Hour
  • Samsokolo
  • Thandeka’s Diary
  • Soul Buddyz
  • Rented Family
  • Rhythm City
  • Mzee wa Two Six
  • eHostela
  • Black Tax
  • Backstage
  • Ambitions
  • Abo Mzala
  • Gauteng Maboneng
  • Gaz’lam
  • eKasi: Our Stories
  • Generations
  • Muvhango
  • Lockdown
  • It’s Complicated
  • Isidingo
  • Isibaya
  • Intersexions
  • Greed & Desire
  • Gold Diggers
  • The Blackdoor

Role in The BlackDoor

In The BlackDoor, Linda Sebezo brings to life the villainous character of Rebecca Mabuza. Her performance, particularly a steamy scene with the controversial SK Khoza, has left audiences talking, though some have expressed concerns about the show’s content.

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Personal Life

Linda Sebezo is a single mother of two children, a boy and a girl. Her daughter aspires to join the entertainment industry, while her son, who is soft-spoken, wishes to become a gospel musician.


Linda Sebezo, with her exceptional talent, has been recognized in the industry. In 2006, she was honored with the Best Supporting Award at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs).

Arrest and Its Aftermath

In 2008, Linda Sebezo faced a significant setback. She was arrested for allegedly possessing Mandrax worth R5 million. This incident led to the loss of her house in Cleveland, Johannesburg. During her 3-month sentence, she used her talent to uplift her fellow inmates.

Post her release, she found herself jobless and without a home. She moved into a one-bedroom apartment and began rebuilding her life and career in the acting industry.

Net Worth

Linda Sebezo’s career, which spans over four decades, has not only brought her fame but also financial success. She has a net worth of R800 000, a testament to her hard work and talent in the industry.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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