Keketso Semoko

Born: 10 June 1964 (57 years old)
Gender: Female



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Keketso Semoko is a South African actress best known for her role as Ma Agnes Matabane in the SABC3 soapie Isidingo, from July 1998 to August 2014.

Born on 10 June, she is the youngest of nine children, with six brothers and two sisters. Her father died in an accident when she was 15 and her mother is a retired nurse.

Semoko matriculated from Lofentse Girls High School in Orlando East, Gauteng, then completed a BA Hons Degree in Dramatic Arts and Diploma in Cinematography at the University of the Witwatersrand.

She got her acting start in Maishe Maponya's stage production of the Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun.

Other theatre shows she has acted in include 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.

She has appeared in the television series Justice for All, Young Justice and the sitcom Going Up.

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.

Keketso has been starring in the soapie Isidingo since July 1998, three months after the production premiered. She won the 2007 SAFTA award for best Actress in a TV Soap for her role as Ma Agnes Matabane.

In 2008 she appeared in the feature film The Seven of Daran: Battle of Pareo Rock.

She cites Mary Twala, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Cicely Tyson, Sydney Poitier and Morgan Freeman as her most inspirational people.

She shares a birthday with Generations star Connie Ferguson. Keketso is also a producer and writer on the Ulwazi Educational Radio Project.

Ketetso left Isidingo in August 2014. Her character Ma Agnes Matabane was the last member of the Matabane family to be written out of the soapie. Her final episode aired on Tuesday, 12 August 2014.


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