Mampho Brescia Biography: Age, Instagram, Wiki, Accent, Net Worth, Husband, Twin, House, Sister, Child, Family, Parents


Mampho Brescia (born 8 December 1977) is a multifaceted South African actress, TV presenter, voice-over artist, and brand ambassador.

She is best-known for playing the character of Zanele in the M-net drama series Jacob’s Cross. She is also celebrated for playing Iris Zungu in the Multilingual Mzansi Magic original.

The beautiful and gifted actress has been featured in many television shows. These roles have sharpened her acting skills thereby shaping her into a gifted actress loved by many.

She has gained more love and attention for being able to fit in perfectly in any role she lands.

Mampho Brescia
Mampho Brescia biography
Mampho Brescia is a multi-talented actress, TV presenter, voice-over artist, and brand ambassador.
Background Information
Full Name: Mampho Brescia
Born: 8 December 1977 (age 44)
Place of Birth: Soweto
Nationality: South African
Parents: N/A
Education: International Relations
Alma mater: University of Witwatersrand
Siblings: N/A
Spouse • Husband: Nicola Brescia
Child: Rain
Occupation: Actress • Tv Presenter • Brand Ambassador
Years Active: 1998
Net Worth: $100,000

Early Life

Mampho Brescia was born on 8 December 1977 in the township of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa. She and her siblings were raised by her parents.


She attended reputable Primary and Secondary schools in South Africa. Mampho then enrolled to study International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand.

More on her qualification is a 2-year stint in Japan. She began to study in 2000 after benefiting from a scholarship. This earned her a place as an “exchange student” at Soka University.

Personal Life

Mampho Brescia is married to Nicola Brescia. The couple exchanged their marital vows in 2005. In 2016, they adopted a new member into their family, their first daughter. 

The name of her daughter is Rain. The actress resides in Johannesburg, South Africa.

She is fluent in four languages including English, Sotho, English, and Zulu. When not acting she enjoys visiting the gym or playing squash. 


Mampho Brescia biography
Mampho Brescia is popular for her role in the M-Net drama series Jacob’s Cross.

The talented actress played the role of Zanele in Jacob’s Cross, an M-Net drama series.

She kicked off as a professional television career in 1998 after landing a job as a presenter on Reality Check. In 2002 came her debut acting role on television. 

She was cast as a guest star in Generations, an SABC1 soap opera.

In 2003, Mampho landed a job as a presenter for AfriSat. She became an on-site live presenter on Imali Mania, a game show on SABC1, in 2004.

She did a commercial for Telkom and filmed nine weeks of inserts for Nokia Challenge, an M-Net advertorial series.

In 2005, landed a freelance presenting join for DStv’s The Home Channel. At the same time, she appeared in corporate videos for the Department of Tourism and Standard Bank.

In 2006 and 2008, she appeared in Isindigo, an SABC3 soap opera, as Batsi. Mampho also was cast in Traum Hotel, a German feature film. 

She also has done many commercials for many top brands and worked as a presenter and voice-over artist for Spirit Sundae, an SABC1 religion show.

She was cast in another feature film District 9 and did several voiceovers for DStv. Mampho was cast as Iris Zungu, a starring role, in Isibaya, a telenovela-turned-soap-opera.

Social Media

Mampho Brescia is active across several social media platforms including Instagram. Her profile on IG is verified with decent followership of over three hundred and two thousand.

The television personality takes her outing pictures and videos to social media. Mampho Brescia’s account on Instagram is @mamphob

Net Worth

The multifaced South African actress Mampho Brescia is estimated to be worth $100,000.


TV Shows
Zero Tolerance as Ayanda Magoba
Isidingo as Batsi
Zaziwa as Herself
Isibaya as Iris Zungu
The Search: E! Host South Africa as Guest Judge
Home Affairs as Board Member/Mrs Mthiyane
Sorted as Guest Star
Generations as Mbali
Shadow as Faith
Family Secrets as Cleopatra Mokwena
Mfolozi Street as Sibongile Pelompe
Dead Places as Jessica
Jacob’s Cross as Zanele


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