Harriet Manamela Biography
Harriet Manamela was born in 1971 in Diepkloof, South Africa.She is a South African Actress who has roles in Hijack Stories (2000), Country Of My Skull (2004), Yesterday (2004) and Hotel Rwanda (2004).
Harriet Manamela Education Background
Harriet matriculated from St. Anthony’s Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng. She graduated from The Market Theatre Laboratory drama school
Harriet Manamela Acting Career
She joined Squints Artists Community Theatre Group in Alexandra and performed in The Virus and Let’s Talk About Aids at The Market Theatre Laboratory Annual Festival.
With The Market Theatre Laboratory drama school she performed in Broken Dreams, appeared in Theatre Sports for SABC3, toured Sweden with Gommorah, Koze Kuse Bash, Ways of Dying, Bozoli at The Market Theatre and The Grahamstown Arts Festival.
She also performed for the Young Writers Festival at The Market Theatre for two years.
Her television career started in 1998 with Soul City, Isidingo, Yizo Yizo II, Justice For All II & III, Zero Tolerance, Soul Buddyz and Behind The Badge.
She was a cast member of the drama series Skeem Saam where she played the role of Meikie Mabutla.
In 2013 she joined the e.tv soapie Rhythm City in the role of Nomzamo, Suffocate’s alcoholic mother who has been drinking heavily for decades and uses alcohol as a coping mechanism.
In 2014 she had a starring role as Elizabeth Malinga in the drama series Swartwater that aired in the SABC 2.
In 2014 also she starred as Dieketseng Mofokeng in the thriller series Thola which aired in SABC 2 ( She acted as the sister of Dibuseng Makwarela (Nthati Moshesh), who is forced to help her sibling fight for her forgotten values)
She also had a guest starring role in Episode 9 of the SABC 1 docu-drama series Ngempela.
Harriet Manamela Awards and Nomination
2012 she won the Best Supporting Actress during the South African Film and Television Awards.
She was nominated as the Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Isisingo during the Vuta Awards.