Jajube Mandiela was born and raised, and is based, in Toronto, Canada. Best known for 8 seasons as Chantay on Degrassi, she also voiced Pristine on Crash Canyon and appeared in Disney’s Jump In! and feature film Red Lights.
On stage, her acting highlights include Blue Planet and El Numero Uno (Young People’s Theatre), critically acclaimed Sia (Pyretic Productions at Fringe, and Cahoots Theatre Company’s 2012 main stage production), award-winning Summerworks production of Greenland (written by Governor General’s Award winning playwright Nicolas Billon), two summers performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park), originating the lead role in Dora Award nominated Binti’s Journey (Theatre Direct), and Dora Award-nominated Wrecked (Roseneath Theatre).
Jajube has also directed for stage and screen, and was the Artistic Director of b current (2013-2017).