Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Award Wining South African actress, producer and writer Keketso Semoko who is best known for her role as Ma Agnes Matabane in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, from July 1998 to August 2014. She was born on 10th of June and the youngest of nine children. At the age of 15, she lost her father to an accident leaving her mother to fend for the family.
Semoko graduated with BA Hons Degree in Dramatic Arts and Diploma in Cinematography at the University of the Witwatersrand. She then began herr acting career appearing first in Maishe Maponya’s stage production of the Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun.
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She has featured in theatre shows, television series and films. Semoko starred in George Wolfe’s The Colored Museum; a workshop production entitled The Hottentot Venus in which she played the title role of the tragic Sartjie Baartman, the young Khoi girl who was exhibited throughout France as a freak; and Sezar, which played both South Africa’s Market Theatre and Britain’s Oxford Playhouse.
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On television, she has appeared in Justice for All, Young Justice and the sitcom Going Up. Her films include the Canadian/South African co-production Dr Lucille Teasdale, the Leon Schuster movie Mr Bones (2001) and Gavin Hood’s A Reasonable Man (1999), Drum (2002) and Jason Xenopoulos’ An African Story.
She also played the role of Mooma Tuussee in the 2004 made-for-TV movie King Solomon’s Mines, starring Patrick Swayze and is also a writer and producer on the Ulwazi Educational Radio Project.
Semoko won the 2007 SAFTA award for best Actress in a TV Soap for her role as Ma Agnes Matabane.