Moopi Mothibeli is a South African actor famous for his role on Generations The Legacy playing Smanga. The striking media mogul of royal descent has always managed to keep viewers glued to their screens. Masses follow him religiously, episode after episode; therefore, it doesn’t come as a surprise when everyone is heart-rent by his egress from the show. This article, however, is not going to dwell on that. The actor possesses an aura that leaves us wanting to know more about his offset persona. Moopi Mothibeli biography (Age, Career, Performances, Generations: The Legacy and more) reveals all there is to know.
Moopi Mothibeli Biography
Date of Birth: 1985
Birth Place: Sebokeng, Gauteng, South Africa
Education and Qualifications: BA in Drama (Tshwane University of Technology)
How does Moopi Mothibeli’s career start?
His heart is set on building a football career to carry on with the legacy, he says. A football background clearly would be an excellent foundation for his career. Moopi continues soaring and gets to represent the Sedibeng region at the under-12 level. Football structures in Sedibeng suddenly disintegrate, and his dreams crumble. It takes a while until Moopi snaps out of his craze for football and decides to follow a completely different path. As luck would have it, he gets a script in high school for the lead role in the play Romeo and Juliet. Realising he has a knack for the arts, he joins the school’s poetry club. He would have never known the clout his acting talent holds if he hadn’t tried.
Rise to fame
In a bid to perfect his craft, Moopi graduates with a BA in Drama at the Tshwane University of Technology. To prove he has the flair, he gets a scholarship to study for a Masters in Fine Arts at Ohio State University. This is the beginning of a well-decorated acting career. Mothibeli’s doors keep opening wide, and he is accepted at New York University to study film directing. This journey is cut short as he fails to raise enough money to fund his tuition fees, and he comes back home. Gruesome as it is, Moopi’s return proves to be a blessing in disguise when he lands his first acting gig. He plays Smanga Moroka in Mzansi’s Generations: The Legacy hardly a year after returning from the US.
Does Moopi Mothibeli land any performances while in the US?
The notion that talent blooms beyond one’s homeland are proven true as the date of his beginning to his Ohio days. While at Ohio State, Mothibeli performs in numerous works as follows:
- This is Above All.
- The Camouflage Project.
- Grey-I-Land (solo performance).
- Ordinal 5.
What is Moopi Mothibeli’s role on Generations: The Legacy?
Ever since the soapies revamped in 2014, Moopi has worked his charm and managed to make viewers hate and love him equally. This is all because of his character, Smanga Moroka. A particularly infatuated psychopath and a tycoon born with the silver spoon. The actor primarily auditions to play his half-brother and love-triangle nemesis, Mazwi Moroka. He eventually secures the role of Smanga Moroka, and well, the rest is history.
Five things Moopi Mothibele.
- Moopi works as a Customer Sales Associate at Total Sports in Vereeniging from 2003 to 2005.
- The actor has also been working as a professional mime artist since 2007.
- He also works as an Assistant Director on a South African State Theatre production Mantolo – The Tenth Step.
- Moopi was awarded a certificate in editing the film “The First Three Years.”
- Mothibeli has freelanced as an actor, director, teaching artist and videographer.
Why is Moopi leaving Generations?
The star-studded soapies seem to be losing their lustre as most stars are leaving the show. Moopi Mothibeli has exited the front and has this to say. “I am grateful to the producers, the team of writers and all the creatives of Generations: The Legacy. It’s been an honour to work with a group of wonderful people, on and off-screen. I will always look back at this time with fondness.” Everyone will surely miss the crafty Smangaliso Moroka.
Who is Moopi Mothibeli’s girlfriend?
The actor is all mum when it comes to his personal life, and he only posts himself, so we can only speculate that he is single.
What is Moopi Mothibeli net worth?
While his net worth is at $300 000, the actor has been bagging a salary range of R36 000- R42 000. This is from his role in Generations: The Legacy. With all his other grinds, the actor seems to be doing well for himself.