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Benedict is a South African actress, writer and director. She studied acting at Pretoria Tech. Benedict is best known for playing the role of Akhona Miya on the SABC 1 soap opera Generations from 2011 to 2014.
|Net Worth||$1 million|
|Occupation||Actress, Writer, Director|
Maggie Benedict was born February 10, 1981 (age 41 years) in Pretoria, province of Gauteng, the daughter of a retired teacher, and a medical doctor. She has two siblings, Nkoni and Abel Benedict. Benedict graduated from Pretoria Technikon (Now known as Tshwane University of Technology), where she started acting.
Benedict graduated from New York’s, Michael Howard Studios in 2007. As a college student, she would be found hanging around in libraries. While at the school, Benedict performed in various Stage productions and school plays, including “Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner” and “Anais Nin Goes To Hell”. In 2008, she appeared in Anthony Minghella’s film adaption of Alexander McCall Smith ‘s series of books The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, she starred in the movie along Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose.
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Benedict has appeared in films including Attack On Durfur (2009), Step to a Start Up (2014) and Queen of Kwate (2016). She received the South African Film and Television Awards for best ensemble cast award for her performance in the 2011 film The Mating Game. During her theatre stint, Benedict performed at the Civic Theatre in Showboat and Goldilocks and The Three Bears.
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On television, Benedict starred as Akhona Miya in the SABC drama serBenGenerations from 2011 to 2014,and as Violet in the e.tv telenovela series Ashes To Ashes (2015–2016), for which she received South African Film and Television Awards for Best-supporting actress. From 2010 to 2011, she co-starred as Zoey Matsekwa in the M-Net/kykNET soapie Binnelanders.
Benedict has guest-starred on several television shows, including SABC 3 Hard Copy (2006), the kykNET series Hartland in 2011, and SABC 2 Geraamtes in die Kas in (2013-2011).
In 2007, After graduating from college, she landed a role on 7de Laan. This was her first TV show, she portrayed the role of Lebo.
In 2010 Benedict starred as Grace Molele in the SABC 2 drama series, The Mating Game, in 2010 alongside Renate Stuurman and Elma Postma. It was based on, the personal lives of three women struggling with motherhood, love and friendship. Between April 2010 and 2011, she was cast in the M-Net/kykNET soapie Binnelanders (which was known as Binneland Sub Judice at the time).
Generations and saga
In October 12, 2011, she made her debut on SABC1 popular soapie Generations, where she played role of Akhona Memela Miya, The role brought Benedict widespread recognition and critical acclaim.
The soap was an instant success in the ratings (with almost 7 millions viewers per episode), and Benedict became an audience favorite. In 2014 Benedict and other 15 actors were dismissed after they went on strike (for wage increase) and failed to meet a deadline set by the producer to return to work.
After Generations executive producer Mfundi Vundla fired the actors from the program and terminated their contracts, The actors (Generations 16) took legal actions.
Maggie Benedict net worth
How much is Maggie Benedict worth? Maggie Benedict’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million which is approximately R13 million South African Rands. Her major source of income is generates from her primary career as an actress. However, in February 2015, several months after the “Generations 16” actors saga, Benedict and other actors who were fired joined etv new telenovela Ashes To Ashes.