Thuso Mbedu Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, The Woman King, Net worth, and Twitter

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Thuso Mbedu Profile

Thuso Mbedu is a South African actress. She rose to prominence for her performance in the South African teen drama series Is’Thunzi for which she was nominated consecutively for an International Emmy in 2017 and 2018.

Thuso Mbedu Age

Mbedu is 32 years old as of 2023. She was born on 8th July 1991 in Midlands Medical Centre in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on the 8th of July every year.

Thuso Mbedu Height

He stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Thuso Mbedu Family

Mbedu was born at Midlands Medical Centre in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal to a Zulu mother and a Xhosa and Sotho father, which is reflected in her multicultural name. She was raised in the Pelham area by her Zulu grandmother, who became her legal guardian after the passing of both her parents at an early age.

Mbedu was 4 years old when her mother died from a brain tumor. Moreover, she has a sister Masentle Nomalungelo Mbedu. Mbedu has neither disclosed her parents’ names as she likes to keep her personal life private. However, we will update this information as soon as it is available.

Thuso Mbedu Education

Mbedu attended Pelham Primary School and then Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School. She went on to study Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), graduating in 2013 with honors, after taking a course at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City in 2012.

Thuso Mbedu
Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu Husband and Children

There are rumors that she is in a romantic relationship with Musa Mthombeni. Both of them have come out to say that they are just friends. She has a daughter named Zenny Zen. Additionally, her daughter was born on November 5, 2014, she is a devout mother who frequently shares Zenny Zen’s posts on social media. Moreover, she lives in Johannesburg, Gauteng, with her daughter.

Thuso Mbedu The Woman King

Mbedu has been seen as the lead of Sony’s The Woman King opposite Viola Davis. In the historical epic feature directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Mbedu plays Nawi, an ambitious recruit who fights within the all-female military unit led by Nanisca (Davis). The film was shot in Mbedu’s home country of South Africa and also stars John Boyega and Lashana Lynch.

Thuso Mbedu Career

In 2021, she starred in the Amazon Video limited series The Underground Railroad making her the first South African actress to lead an American television series. Moreover, it earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series. Additionally, in 2022, Mbedu appeared on the big screen in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic The Woman King in the role of Nawi.

Her other notable roles include Kitso Medupe in the soap opera Scandal!, Nosisa in Isibaya, and Boni Khumalo in the television series Saints and Sinners. In late 2014, Mbedu had a small role in the second season of the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya. Before landing her role as a journalism student and wild child Kitso on Scandal!

She then had a guest role as Kheti on the second season of the SABC 2 teen drama series Snake Park. After being unemployed for six months, Mbedu landed her first starring role on television in the Mzansi Magic teen drama series Is’Thunzi, which premiered in October 2016. In the series, she played Winnie, a sassy go-getter who dreams of marrying a rich and famous rugby player.

Only to have her dreams dashed when she is exiled to live with her strict aunt in Bergville. While filming a rape scene for the show, she suffered a panic attack. In September 2017 she was nominated for an International Emmy Award in the category of Best Performance. By an Actress for her role as Winnie in Is’Thunzi and was the only African to be nominated that year.

Thuso Mbedu International Debut

Mbedu made her international debut in the 2021 Amazon Video historical limited series The Underground Railroad, based on the novel of the same name by Colson Whitehead. Additionally, directed and executive produced by Academy Award winner Barry Jenkins. Moreover, Mbedu earned a Hollywood Critics Association Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and a Gotham Award for the series.

Furthermore, in April 2021, it was announced that Mbedu would make her film debut opposite Viola Davis in The Woman King. A historical epic film inspired by the true events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The film was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, from a script by Fatherhood co-writer Dana Stevens

Thuso Mbedu Movies and TV Shows

  1. The Woman King 2022
  2. The Underground Railroad 2021
  3. Is’thunzi Since 2016
  4. Shuga Since 2009
  5. Scandal! Since 2005
  6. Saints and Sinners Since 2014
  7. Isibaya 2013 – 2021
  8. Lokoza 2017
  9. Jonny Just Come 2018
  10. The Gaze Side Dish 2018
  11. The Woman King: Extras Since 2022.

Thuso Mbedu Net Worth

Mbedu has an estimated annual net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an Actress.

Thuso Mbedu Social Media Platforms

Mbedu is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 525.3k followers on Twitter, 2 Million followers on Instagram, and  1.5 Million followers on Facebook.

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