Maggie Benedict is a South African actress best known for her starring role as Akhona Miya on the SABC1 soap opera Generations, from 2011-2014.
Maggie was born in Pretoria and attended Pretoria Tech where she studied music, dance and theatre.
During her theatre stint, Maggie performed at the Civic Theatre in Showboat and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Maggie also works as an ambassador with the Walt Disney Company.
Some of her television tributes include appearances on Snitch, Justice For All 3 and 7de Laan. She was also a presenter on the daytime show Lifestyle.
Maggie starred with Renate Stuurman and Elma Postma in the SABC2 drama series The Mating Game, in 2010.
The three star as longtime best friends who are lost in a gridlock of juggling careers, friendships, families, sex, stilettos, lipstick and bed-head as they search for their ideal man.
Between April 2010 and 2011 she portrayed the role of Zoey Matsekwa in the M-Net/kykNET soapie Binnelanders (which was known as Binneland Sub Judice at the time).
On 12 October 2011 she made her debut on the SABC1 soapie Generations, where she played Akhona Miya. In April 2014 she announced that she'd left the show in March of the same year.