Beautiful and talented actress, Jo-Anne Reyneke, 29, who was raised by her mother alongside her sisters and two now deceased brothers, hails from Imbali, and attended Russell Girls’ High School in Pietermaritzburg, where she said she discovered her passion for acting.
Having never known her dad, Reyneke made headlines in 2010, when she appeared in SABC1’s Khumbulekhaya, searching for her father. Reyneke’s father was a white man named Johan Reyneke, whom she last saw before relocating to Pietermaritzburg, with her mother after their relationship soured. She said:
“They say I last saw my father when I was two years old. I have to take their word for it because you don’t remember much when you are two. I don’t even know that he’s alive,” Reyneke said. But as fate would have it, she never had her dad show up till date.
Jo-Anne Reyneke, plays Thandi, in the popular etv drama, ‘Broken vows’ as the highly organised, ambitious senior wedding planner at Yours Truly Concepts.
Of all the characters she has played, Reyneke said: “
None of my fictional characters are anything close to who I am in real life. “I’m a tomboy. I’m a Kasi chick. I grew up playing outside with boys,” she said.
Reyneke is presently in a serious relationship with another popular actor, Thami Mngqolo and has two children with him. And about the relationship, she had this to say: “after nine years together, our relationship is stronger than ever. The man still laughs at my jokes. We seem to have fallen more and more in love with each problem that life has thrown at us,” Reyneke said.