Lebo Modiba

Gender: Female



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Lebo Modiba is a South African actress best known for her role as Khensiwe Mlambo on the M-Net sitcom The Coconuts, from 2008-2009.

Modiba completed a Ba Dramatic Arts at Wits Universtity. There she enjoyed the opportunity to be part of the cast in Malcolm Purkey's Love Crime and Johannesburg.

She learnt to extend her perceived limits under the direction of Tshepo wa-Mamatu in Mampatile, she loved playing Beatrice in Sarah Robert's version of Much Ado About Nothing and had many educational experiences working with student directors.

She performed By The Apricot Trees, directed by Ntsako Mkhabela, at the Windybrow Theatre in 2007. In 2008 she played Duduzile in Ten Bush, a Market Theatre production directed by Mncendici Sabangu and written by Craig Higginson and Mncendici Shabangu. She had the opportunity to travel with the show to Grahamstown and then to Sweden in 2009.

For television Lebo has played the witty Khensiwe in the M-Net sitcom The Coconuts. She played a high school girl again as a lead in a series on Maths Literacy for Mindset.

She also appeared in Seduction 101 on the Go channel and portrayed an unfortunate pregnant teen as Gamong in SABC2's 90 Plein Street. She also made an appearance on the SABC1 drama Society.

Lebo has also had the opportunity to gain medical knowledge while playing a number of nurses for Mindset's internal videos used to educate their hospital staff and counsellors. Her characters of a fraudulent employee and another struggling to recall training material while in the workplace assisted in educating ABSA staff.

In film Lebo was the lead in the 2006 M-Net Edit Winner, Still Moving, where she portrays a pregnant woman whose husband never returns from work.

In another M-Net Edit nominee film Grey, she plays Penny who is torn between her Afrikaans extended family on a farm and the life of a Struggle activist in Soweto.

When not acting Lebo works as an assistant drama teacher with Confident Kids and a children's entertainer at Scarab Events. She has also been employed by Coal Stove Pictures to manage a monthly screening called Off The Shelf and co-ordinated the event's First Award Ceremony and handled public relations for the Second Annual Awards.

Prior to that she worked for ArtLogic as a PA and assistant publicist in preparation for the companies run of William Kentridge's Magic Flute Opera. She has also worked as a bookseller for Exclusive Books.

She enjoys watching plays and films, reading and being with her friends and family. In the future she looks forward to a lifetime of many more opportunities to play different characters on stage and screen.

Television Roles


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Binnelanders Teasers - August 2020

Conrad’s problems with the women in his life don't seem to end.

New on TV today: Wednesday 8 July

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Top Shows on TV: June 2020

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New on TV today: Tuesday 7 July

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Another national ceremony gets wiped from free-to-air TV. The format for 2020: five episodes awarding related categories per episode.

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Jack smells a rat, Mazwi causes a Mexican stand-off and Lesedi discovers her ex stole her ideas.

New on TV today: Monday 6 July

Turkish novela Deur Dik en Dun starts on and eExtra; and dramedy This Is Us is new on SABC3.


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