Florence Masebe (born 14 November 1972 in Limpopo) is an award-winning South African actress and TV presenter. Appearing first on the screen in 1993, she has become a big name in the industry over the years.
She has landed several starring roles in many television drama series. Many lovers of television shows and her fans are familiar with her role in Scandal.
She has grown famous for her roles in Muvhango, Rhythm City, Generations, and 7 de Laan.
Her unique and outstanding performance has also earned her several recognitions. Among the awards she has collected is in the South Korean film Awards.
She was among the brains behind the production of the movie Parasite, a South Korean film that received the Best Picture Oscar Award.
|Born||14 November 1972 (age 48 years)|
Limpopo, South Africa
|Education||UCT Drama School|
|Profession||TV presenter, actress|
Florence received training at UCT Drama School.
She is a renowned actress and television presenter in South Africa. Known for appearing in many shows, however, many television viewers know her for playing Humbulani in Muvhango.
She made her first appearance on the SABC soap opera in 2004 and left after appearing for 5 years in 2009.
The role of Precious Thito in Scandal, an e.tv soap opera, followed in September 2012. She kicked off her career doing kiddies programs and cameo roles.
The youth program Electric Workshop with Urban Brew launched her into BigTime.
She made it as a cast of the Generations and further landed other roles including as a co-host on Fokus with Freek Robinson.
She was also a continuity presenter of SABC2. More acting and presenting opportunities followed. She became the host of It’s For Life, an SABC2’s cutting-edge adult education program.
She also made an appearance on Muvhango, a popular South African soap opera leaving in October 2009.
In 2009, she landed an acting role in the soapie 7de Laan, she played the mother of Alice – Refiloe Morapedi.
A few years later, she was cast in another popular television series Soul City. On the SABC1 AIDS drama series (season 11), she played the lead role.
Florence is married to Kagiso Machele, a Sowetan asset management professional.
She and her husband exchanged their marital vows after being in a five-year relationship.
The memorable traditional ceremony was held on 24 February 2001 at the bride’s home in Mathebula village, Northern Province.
The white wedding followed on 30 March 2001 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In 2019, she took to Twitter to share with followers the shooting she experienced and survived.
She was shot on 18 August 1999 and forty bullets were left in her. This incident occurred outside her home.
Though this was not be the only heartbreaking incident she had endured.
In 2015, the actress lost her baby boy who was 18-months-old. Masakona passed away after he drowned at the swimming pool in their home.
Even after this sad experience, a woman pressed the injury even more. She harassed Florence for years after her son’s demise accusing her of copying on of her blog stories.
This enraged Florence and vowed to deal with the woman whenever she finds her.
|Refiloe Morapedi||7de Laan|
|Host||The South African Music Awards|
|President Lufuno Mulaudzi||The Republic|
|Lindiwe Ndlovu||Task Force|
|Herself||Strictly Come Dancing|
|Sis Noni||Soul City|
|Thabisile||Sokhulu & Partners|
|Masindi||Ring of Lies|
|Host||It’s for Life (SABC)|
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