Biography of Presley Chweneyagae: Age, Wife, Movies & Net Worth

Presley Chweneyagae: Biography of Presley Chweneyagae, Age, Wife, Movies & Net Worth

Presley Chweneyagae (born 19 October 1984) is an award-winning South African actor, producer, industrial theatre specialist, motivational speaker and MC.

He gained global recognition after he won an Oscar for his starring role in the film Tsotsi in 2006.

Presley’s most recent role is on the South African telenovela, The River as Thuso “Cobra” Mokoena.

Full Name Presley Chweneyagae
Date of Birth 19 October 1984 (36 years old)
Gender Male
Occupation Actor, producer, industrial theatre specialist, motivational speaker and MC
Nationality South African
Net Worth $600,000

Presley Chweneyagae Age

He was born in the North West Province of South Africa on the 19th of October 1984. Presley Chweneyagae is 36 years old as of 2020.

Presley Chweneyagae Family

Presley’s mother was a police officer. Her name is Agnes Keagile and she gave him the name Presley after her favourite musician, Elvis Presley. He has three siblings.

Presley Chweneyagae Wife

The actor is married to a Swazi woman and they have three children together.


He attended a drama school owned by Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, a stage director and playwriter. Although he had acted before in plays and community theatre projects, Tsotsi was his first feature film.

He made his TV acting debut in 2000 in Orlando for SABC TV. He was cast as The Poet in the 2006 mini-series When We Were Black.

TV Roles

  • 90 Plein Street – Season 5 as Andile Grootboom
  • iNumber Number – Season 1 as Shoes Moshoeshoe
  • The River – Season 1 – 3 as Cobra
  • The South African Film and Television Awards – Season 12 & 13 as Presenter
  • Thula’s Vine – Season 1 as Detective Moloko
  • When We Were Black – Season 1 as Poet


  • Menda City (2009)
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
  • Zama Zama (2013)
  • More Than Just a Game
  • State of Violence
  • Africa United


  • Academy award at the 78th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film (2006)
  • Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (2006)
  • Golden Horn for his role in The River at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS)

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of US$600 000 which he has earned from his acting career as well as other endorsements deals.


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