Tango Ncetezo who was born on December 12, 1984, is a 37-year-old South African actress best known for playing the role of Paulina on Mzansi Magic drama The River from season 1 to season 4.
Full name: Tango Ncetezo
Date of birth: December 12, 1984 (age- 37)
Place of birth: Johannesburg, Gauteng Province
Nationality: South African
TV Shows: The River, Rockville, Society
Alma Mater: AFDA Academy
Parents: Pinky, Mbulelo Ncetezo
Siblings: Kgositsile (brother)
Tango Ncetezo Early life. Where and When was she born?
Tango Ncetezo was born on December 12, 1984 in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province in South Africa. She was raised by her grandparents, Josephine and Jacob Masegome, as well as her aunts and uncles, after her parents, Pinky and Mbulelo, departed when she was two years old to pursue a degree in psychology in the United States. She was raised together with her younger brother Kgositsile.
Growing up, Tango never knew what she wanted to do as a career. As a soft-spoken and anti-social person she never thought she would one day become an actor. Tango, unlike many of her contemporaries, was uninterested in school plays. Tango adds, “I only did one school play, which was a musical.” She acknowledges that she was never particularly bright in school and didn’t stand out academically. [¹]
How did she change from anti-social to an actor?
After finishing her Matric, Tango had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. So she stayed at home for one year something that is known as a gap year in South Africa. Lucky enough her friend told her about AFDA course which would make her venture into acting and entertainment industry. She took the course and passed but after that she could not get a job in acting since her introvert and anti-social personality was standing in her way.
After a year of struggling to get a job, she realized that being shy, lacking faith in herself and confidence was pulling her back. So, she decided to go back to auditions the following year with a different attitude.
“I finally realised I had to talk at auditions and open myself up and deliver my lines more confidently,” said Tango. [²]
Acting career of Tango Ncetezo
Her debut role was in Jozi-H, a hospital drama on SABC3, in which she played a woman who thought she was pregnant but was actually suffering from a stomach tumour. From that moment onwards she knew that acting was a career for her and she grew better at it. In 2008 she had big break in her career when she played Lindiwe in the second season of the SABC1 drama series A Place Called Home until 2009.
In 2012 she landed a starring role as Young Slindile in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba until 2013. She had a starring role in the SABC1 drama series Sticks and Stones the following year. End Game, Rockville, Zabalaza, Z’bondiwe, Single Guyz, Ke Ba Bolelletse, and Mina Nawe were among the many television shows in which she appeared.
In 2017 she starred as Thuli Zondi, a single mom with a 10-year-old daughter who moves in with her twin brother after a run of bad luck, in the SABC1 sitcom Thuli noThulani. Then in 2018 she landed the role of a loud and nosy tavern owner, Paulina on a former 1Magic’s telenovela The River which now airs on Mzansi Magic. She portrayed this character from season one until season 4.
Personal life of Tango
Tango Ncetezo is in a healthy relationship and she is happy but she wont dare to unveil more details about it. She is very private about her personal life. She used to be shy but now she is an outspoken and confident woman. Tango enjoys reading books and staying at home.