10 facts about actress Amina Jack Aka Milicent from Smoke & Mirrors

Amina Jack (born December 2nd, 2000) is a South African actress and internet personality best known for playing Thokozani on Isibaya and Millicent on Smoke and Mirrors.

Furthermore, she has appeared in Pearls of Wisdom and Zone 14. In this article, we will look at the actress’s journey in the film industry and her personal life, including her adoption by actress Ayanda Borotho.

Biography of Amina Jack

Amina Jack who played Thokozani Zungu on Isibaya
Amina Jack who played Thokozani Zungu on Isibaya

Full name: Amina Jack
Date of birth: December 2nd, 2000 (23 years old as of 2023)
Place of birth: Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Education: Qhubimfundo Primary School, Forest Hill Primary School, Nationwide School Johannesburg
Alma mater: University of KwaZulu-Natal (Psychology)
Height: 1.63m
Occupation: Actress and Psychology Graduate
Known for: Thokozani Zungu from Isibaya, Milicent from Smoke and Mirrors
Net worth: $250,000
Nationality: South Africa

1. How old is Amina Jack?

Amina Jack was born in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on December 2nd, 2000. So, as of 2023, she is 23 years old.

However, her fans in Isibaya still see her as a baby. This is because they saw her grow up in front of them on their screens. But she’s now grown up.

2. The family Background of Amina Jack

As aforementioned, Amina Jack was born in Newcastle, Durban. Newcastle is the second-largest city in KwaZulu-Natal. We don’t know if Amina grew up with her father or not. However, she is the lastborn of all her siblings.

Amina plays Milicent on Smoke and Mirrors
Amina plays Milicent on Smoke and Mirrors

Amina didn’t stay too long in Newcastle, as she had to move to Johannesburg at the age of 9 in 2009. This was so that she could live with her mother, Ethel, in Johannesburg. Furthermore, her mother was the one who pushed her to pursue acting to the point of landing her Isibaya role.

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3. Is Ayanda Borotho her real mother?

You may be wondering who Amina Jack’s real mother is. Well, Amina’s biological mother of nearly 17 years is Ethel Jack. She raised Amina until she was 17 years old.

Amina's step mother is Ayanda Borotho
Amina’s step mother is Ayanda Borotho

Then, in 2017, seven years after Amina had been cast as Isibaya, her onscreen mother actually adopted her. However, we do not have evidence to suggest that the adoption was a legal adoption or not.

But what we do know is that, since 2017, she has been living with Ayanda Borotho. Furthermore, Amina has chosen to stay quiet about why she made the move. Considering the fact that her mother had raised her for 17 years.

4. Where did Amina get her education?

As a result of having to move from Newcastle to Johannesburg, Amina changed schools once. She presumably started her primary school education at Qhubimfundo Primary School.

Amina Jack who was also on Ma, Pearls of Wisdom and Zone 14 as Mbali
Amina Jack who was also on Ma, Pearls of Wisdom and Zone 14 as Mbali

Thereafter, when she moved to Johannesburg, she enrolled at Forest Hill Primary School. Furthermore, after her primary education, she moved on to study at the Nationwide School, where she matriculated.

5. She studied Psychology

Well, aside from acting, Amina Jack studied psychology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Even though it wasn’t easy to do while acting on TV, she managed to pull through.

We aren’t sure if she plans to practice anytime soon. However, she has expressed a lot of passion for psychology.

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6. How did Amina Jack get into acting?

If you want to know how Amina got into acting, then here’s how. When she was still 10 years old, her mother found out about auditions for Zone 14 and urged her to join.

This was roughly a year after she moved to Johannesburg to live with her mother, Ethel. Ethel persistently pushed her audition until she said yes, and to her surprise, she landed the role of Mbali on Zone 14.

She stayed with Zone 14 until its season finale in 2013. Thereafter, more roles came, as she auditioned for Isibaya and got the role of Thokozani Zungu in 2014.

She played Thokozani Zungu on Isibaya
She played Thokozani Zungu on Isibaya

So, after she got the role, she stayed with her mother for three more years until 2017, when she moved in with her onscreen mother, Ayanda Borotho.

Furthermore, in 2020, she landed one of her biggest roles on the Showmax Original production Pearls of Wisdom. Moving on to 2023, she got the role of Milicent on Smoke and Mirrors, a role she’s still playing to date.

She hasn’t teased any future roles, but she’s still young; at only 23, her resume is quite impressive, and only more greatness can come from that. We hope to see her in more roles on TV.

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7. Who is she dating?

Well, that question is currently answered at the time of this publication. The actress has been quite private about her personal life.

So, we don’t know if she’s dating anyone or plans to anytime soon. However, we will continue to be on the lookout.

8. What’s her net worth?

According to our estimates from our sources, the actress’ net worth is around $250,000. However, it could be higher or slightly lower.

We will await a more accurate figure with time. Moreover, the actress is believed to have had monthly salary exceeding R25k when she was at Isibaya.

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9. How tall is she?

Amina Jack is believed by our experts to be around 1.64m tall or above. Making her slightly above the female average height in South Africa of around 1.55 m. However, it is still shorter than the South African male average height of 1.7m tall.

10. Where can I find Amina Jack on Social media?

Well, Amina has no Facebook account, according to her official Instagram account. Furthermore, she has no known Twitter account as of now. However, she is very active on Instagram, with over 210k followers on the platform. Her username on instagram is @amina__jack.