Moonyeenn Lee is a South African casting director who is head of the most successful talent agency in the country, Moonyeenn Lee Associates (MLA).
Moonyeenn Lee was trained by James Fraser in 1974 (then, head of Fraser and Dunlop, London) to be an agent representing actors, writers and directors.
She is renowned as one of South Africa’s leading agents and has represented some of South Africa’s best known actors through her company, MLA.
She has practiced as an agent since 1977. She now practices as a manager for the artists represented by the company. Many of her representatives are multi–award winning artists.
She formed Khulisa Productions in 2003 to make South African films. The first film produced by Khulisa Productions was Promised Land.
In 2003 Moonyeenn was nominated to the National Executive Committee of the Independent Producers Organisation and to the Film Board of Create South Africa.
Examples of Film projects that Moonyeenn has been instrumental in:
Catch a Fire
Examples of Television series:
Wild at Heart
The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency
A Time of Violence
She is a judge on the SABC1 reality competition television series Class Act, since 2010. The winners of the series receive an agency contract with MLA, among other prizes.
Moonyeenn is the mother of actor David Lee.