Benu Mabhena is an actress who featured in the movie the Blood Diamond (2006).
|Education||Diablo Valley College|
|Years active||2006 to present|
Benu's parents and her five brothers were born in Zimbabwe, while she (and her younger sister) were born in London. After spending four years in London, the family traveled back to Zimbabwe, where they stayed for two years.
After graduating high school, Benu continued her studies at Diablo Valley College, where she performed community theater, acted in student films and wrote and recorded songs in the studio. She graduated with an Associate Degree in Education.
While shooting the multiple award winning film, Benu and actress Jennifer Connelly would visit and volunteer on their days off at an orphanage in Mozambique- an experience that Benu believes was one of her most memorable. In the movie Blood diamond, she plays the role of Jassie, Hounsou's wife, the couples children were in a refugee camp while the other one had joined a rebel movement after having been brainwashed.
She guest-starred in "Jazz Man" on the cutting edge Web series "Night Walkers" for KoldCast TV and starred in the American Film Institute's Princess (2006). Benu can also be seen as Herself in Life on the Edge: A Global Crisis (2008).
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