Lion King Actor Lindiwe Diamini

The Lion King at 25: Meet the actress who’s been there since Day 1

As the longest-performing actress of Disney's Broadway hit, Lindiwe Dlamini is giving back to support young South African artists.

South African actress Lindiwe Dlamini is renowned in some Broadway circles as the longest-performing cast member of Disney’s The Lion King, which celebrates its 25th anniversary on November 13. Here, she stands for a portrait on the streets of Umlazi, the township in Durban, South Africa where she grew up and where she supports young South African performers through philanthropy. Lindiwe and her husband, a fellow cast member, also plan to build an arts center in her hometown. “This is why I do what I do,” she says. 
Photograph by Wayne Lawrence

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