Barbara Mamabolo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Barbara Mamabolo
Barbara Mamabolo performs At Yonge and Dundas Square 2011.jpg
Barbara Mamabolo performing At Yonge and Dundas Square 2011
Born (1986-11-30) November 30, 1986 (age 32)
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1998–present

Barbara Mamabolo (born November 30, 1986) is a Canadian actress and singer. Since 1998, she has amassed an extensive list of theatre and television credits, she was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Acting career[edit]

Mamabolo has made guest-star appearances on the critically acclaimed series The Eleventh Hour, Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, and Relic Hunter. Her stage credits include the role of Becky at the Tarragon Theatre's production of The Little Princess, a principal role in Ross Petty's Peter Pan at the Elgin Theatre, Dorothy in the Leah Polsun Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz, and a member of the ensemble cast of Judy and David in Concert at the Ford Centre, she also played the role of Jude Harrison's best friend, Katarina "Kat" Benton, in first season of the hit Canadian teen drama television series, Instant Star. Mamabolo also appeared, albeit briefly, in two episodes of the Canadian drama, MVP (TV series). Mamabolo's most recent movie appearance as of 2006 was in 5ive Girls, she played the role of Robin in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, alongside the antagonist (Megan Fox).

Mamabolo has since moved on to a variety of television series, including starring as the titular character of the Canadian television series Zixx,[1] she has appeared in children's sci-fi series Mentors as Glay and co-hosts education travel series Get Outta Town.[2] She also voices Boo-Boo in the animated television series Ruby Gloom, Scoops in Oh No! It's an Alien Invasion, Lydia Fox on Arthur, and Zoey in Total Drama.[3]

Barbara Mamabolo was nominated for the 2003 Annual Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress for The Zack Files.

She also voices a character in the reboot of the Spyro the Dragon franchise, she voices Cynder in the original Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (2011).

Music career[edit]

Mamabolo has released her first record with her band Mamabolo entitled "Falling to Pieces";[4] the band has toured with Men Without Hats and has performed at the NXNE and Montreal Jazz Festivals.[5] Barbara Mamabolo performed one of the band's singles, "Night After Night", in the 2009 film Suck.[6]


  1. ^ Howell, Emily (January 15, 2004). "Zixx for game freaks only". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "WAM! Channel gets 'Outta Town'". Multichannel News. 9 August 2004. Archived from the original on 10 June 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. ^ RE:Fresh Blog
  4. ^ Kaplan, Ben (21 June 2011). "Culture Club: "Bands in Toronto think they're bigger than they actually are"". National Post. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  5. ^ Skinner, Justin (26 June 2011). "Mamabolo band made a stop at NXNE before heading out on tour". Retrieved 14 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "artist Mamabolo". CBC Music. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved July 14, 2012.

External links[edit]