Patrick Mofokeng Biography: Age, Career, Education, Wife & More

Patrick Mofokeng Biography

Patrick Mofokeng, born on May 15, 1969, is a renowned South African actor. He has been active in the acting industry since 1994 and stands at a height of 1m 58cm. Mofokeng is celebrated for his roles in the films “Invictus”, “Who Am I?” and “Master Harold…and the Boys”.

Early Life and Education

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Mofokeng spent his early years in his birthplace before moving to Johannesburg. After a few years, he returned to Cape Town. His passion for acting led him to pursue a Diploma in Drama and Speech from the CAP Arts School in Cape Town.

Acting Career

Mofokeng’s acting career began in 1997 with the TV movie “Pride of Africa”. The following year, he appeared in Jackie Chan’s film “Who Am I?” where he played a minor role as a ‘Village Hunter’. His career took a turn in 2008 when he acted in the film “Surprise” and played the role of ‘Gerald Judge’.

His performance in “The Provider” in 2007 earned him the Golden Horn Award for the Best Actor in a TV Drama. He also won the award for the Best TV drama for the serial “When we were black”.

In 2005, he played the role of ‘King Sibiya’ in the television drama “Zone 14”, which became highly popular. He made guest appearances in the television serials “Backstage”, “Yizo Yizo”, “Scandal!”, and “Isidingo”. In the popular serial “Scandal!”, he played the role of ‘Mlungisi Ngema’.

He starred in the second film “The Good Provider” in 2006, where he played the leading role of ‘Solomon Sithole’. In 2011, he played the supportive role of ‘Jimmy’ in the eleventh season of the SABC1 AIDS drama series “Soul City”. In 2020, he starred in the South African Netflix original series “Blood & Water”.

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Mofokeng’s filmography is extensive, spanning over two decades. Some of his notable works include:

  • “Pride of Africa” (1997, TV movie)
  • “Who Am I?” (1998, Film)
  • “Dr Lucille: The Lucille Teasdale Story” (2001, TV movie)
  • “Man to Man” (2005, Film)
  • “A Warm Heart” (2005, Short film)
  • “Zone 14” (2005, TV series)
  • “When We Were Black” (2006–07, TV series)
  • “Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema” (2008, Film)
  • “Surprise!” (2008, Home Video)
  • “Scandal!” (2008–present, TV series)
  • “Silent Witness” (2008, TV series)
  • “Wild at Heart” (2009, TV series)
  • “Invictus” (2009, Film)
  • “Themba” (2010, Film)
  • “Master Harold…and the Boys” (2010, Film)
  • “Africa United” (2010, Film)
  • “A Million Colours” (2011, Film)
  • “Losing Lerato” (2019, Film)
  • “Blood & Water” (2020, TV series)

Patrick Mofokeng’s contribution to the acting industry is significant, and his roles continue to captivate audiences worldwide.

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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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