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Aubrey Poo

Born: 17 May 1981 (40 years old)
Gender: Male

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Aubrey Poo is a South African actor, singer and dancer best known for his role as Pelo Mohale in the SABC2 soapie Muvhango, and for hosting the SABC1 game show All You Need is Love.

He also played the role of youth pastor-in-training Lefa Letswalo on the e.tv soapie Scandal!, from 2008-2011.

He also starred as Lieutenant Colonel Sello Kumeke, the commander of the station's Crime Prevention Unit in charge of the fight against crime on the street, in the SABC2 police drama series Streets of Mangaung, in 2012.

Poo completed his National Diploma in drama at the Pretoria Technikon in December 2000. Since leaving the Pretoria Technikon, he has featured in the musical Annie, presented on On Track, a television youth programme; and has performed in a number of Corporate and Industrial theatre programmes.

In 2002, he won an award for Best Performance by a New Actor for his role in the critically acclaimed Play@Risk, directed by Megan Wilson. He then landed the lead role of Gabriel in the musical Far From the Madding Crowd at the Durban Play House and later travelled to Spain performing a musical tribute to Motown.

Aubrey wrote corporate theatre material for the unveiling of the FIFA 2010 Emblem presented in Berlin and co-wrote the most successful of the Barnyard Theatre works ever produced: Diamonds and Dust, in which he also performed the lead role.

In 2005 and 2006, Poo broke into the TV and film industry with a lead role in the Afrikaans film Ouma se Slim Kind and roles in Gaz'lam, Muvhango, Zero Tolerance, Zone 14 and Akin Omotoso's Nomzamo.

More recently he was seen on SABC as the male presenter of All You Need is Love and as The Genie of the Lamp in Janice Honeyman’s pantomime, Aladdin.

In 2007 he played the romantic lead in the stage musical Soweto Story, followed by the lead role of Tom Collins in the musical Rent.

From December 2007 to March 2008 he played the role of documentary maker Themba in the SABC1 drama series Usindiso (Redemption).

He played the role of Tebogo in the SABC2 mini-series Noah's Ark from July to August, 2008; and in 2011 hosted the first season of the SABC2 game show The Right to Win.

In 2013 he had a starring role in the controversial SABC1 drama series After 9.



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