Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Portia Gumede is a South African actress and screenwriter who is popularly known for her role as receptionist Dinki Dube on the SABC3 television drama series “Hard Copy” in 2006.
She co-wrote, produced and starred in the SABC1 mini-series Izingane zoBaba, with her production company Paw Paw, a movie based on the Shakespeare play King Lear. The series aired on SABC1 from April to May 2008, as part of its “Shakespeare in Mzansi” strand of mini-series.
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Portia also featured in other television series which include Home Affairs, Going up Again, Backstage, Egoli, Soul City and Sibahle, a short film. She equally appeared in Leon Schuster’s movie Oh Schucks, I’m Gatvol. In addition to script writing, she has also written several articles for O Magazine.
She is a great and successful writer as she has written several television shows, including Sokhulu & Partners, which was nominated for an International Emmy Best Drama Award in 2009; Home Affairs 2 and 3, Stokvel, Interrogation Room and Keeping Up Appearances.
Portia currently stars as Noma Mkhize, a straight-talking hairstylist, in the e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, since 2010.