Who exactly is Maggie Benedict AKA Akhona from Generations The Legacy

Maggie Benedict is an actor, writer, and director from South Africa. She was born in Pretoria on February 10, 1981. She attended Pretoria Tech to study acting. Most notably, Benedict portrayed Akhona Miya in the SABC 1 soap drama Generations (2011–2014).

Biography profile of Maggie Benedict

Maggie Benedict Biography
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Full name  : Maggie Benedict

Gender  : Female

Age : 33 years old

Date of birth  : 10 February 1981

Place of birth  : Pretoria,  Gauteng province,  South Africa

Nationality  : South African

Occupation  : Actress,  writer and director

Instagram  : @Maggie Benedict

Facebook  : Maggie Benedict

Early life

Benedict, the daughter of a retired teacher and a doctor, was born in Pretoria, Gauteng, on February 10, 1981. Abel Benedict and Nkoni are her two siblings. Benedict began acting after receiving her degree from Pretoria Technikon, now known as Tshwane University of Technology. [1]

Education of Maggie Benedict

Benedict received his diploma from Michael Howard Studios in New York in 2007. She used to spend her time in libraries while attending college. Benedict participated in a number of school plays and stage shows while attending the school, such as “Anais Nin Goes To Hell” and “Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner”

Acting Career

Maggie Benedict Biography
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Following her college graduation in 2007, she was cast in 7de Laan. She played the part of Lebo in this, her debut television programme.

Together with Renate Stuurman and Elma Postma, Benedict starred as Grace Molele in the drama series The Mating Game on SABC 2. It was based on the real-life experiences of three women who were juggling friendship, love, and parenting. She was cast in the M-Net/kykNET soap opera Binnelanders (then known as Binneland Sub Judice) from April 2010 until April 2011.

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She debuted on SABC1’s iconic serial opera Generations on October 12, 2011, where she portrayed Akhona Memela Miya. Benedict received critical acclaim and broad recognition for the part. With over 7 million viewers every episode, the soap opera had rapid success in the ratings, and Benedict quickly won over the audience. Benedict and fifteen other actors were fired in 2014 for going on strike (in protest of their pay) and not showing up for work by the producer’s deadline. The actors (Generations 16) filed lawsuits after Mfundi Vundla, the executive producer of Generations, fired them from the show and ended their contracts. [2]

Personal life of Maggie Benedict

Maggie Benedict’s marital status is still unknown, however there is conjecture that she had a previous relationship with a white guy who is said to be the father of her child. Despite becoming a mother, she doesn’t reveal many personal facts about herself or her kid.

Maggie Benedict previously made headlines for allegedly trying to bleach her child. According to reports, she took this drastic action in response to her then-boyfriend, a White man, expressing reservations about his paternity. It is reported that the boyfriend expressed his disapproval if the baby’s race was darker during the birth, even though he was gone for work at the time.

Networth and social media

Maggie Benedict, a well-known actress from South Africa, is thought to have a net worth of between $300,000 and $600,000. You can check her on Instagram @maggie_benedict and facebook. There is no much information about her social media platforms we can’t really find the current accounts with her name. She may have changed her names on social media. [3]


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