Thuso Mbedu Biography
Born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Thuso Mbedu is a South African actress. She was nominated for an International Emmy for her role in the telenovela Is’Thunzi. In 2021, Mbedu starred in the Amazon Video limited series The Underground Railroad.
She is also known for starring Kitso Medupe in the soap opera Scandal!, Nosisa in Isibaya, and Boni Khumalo in Saints and Sinners. Nonetheless, she is set to star in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic The Woman King. Mbedu is currently employed in the position of a junior production coordinator, producer, and anchor at Joburgtoday.tv in Johannesburg, Gauteng. In April 2021, it was announced that she would star alongside Viola Davis in The Woman King, a historical epic film inspired by the true events that took place in Africa in the 19th century.
Thuso Mbedu Age
Mbedu is 30 years old as of 2021. She was born Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu on July 8, 1991, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Thuso Mbedu Height
Thuso measures a standing height of 5 feet 3 inches which is equivalent to 1.63 m and weighs 50 kg which is equivalent to 110 lbs. Her body measurements are 32-25-36.
Thuso Mbedu Education
Mbedu went to Pelham Primary School. She later joined Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School. Upon her graduation from high school, she joined the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where she studied Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management and graduated with honors in 2013. In 2012, she had taken a course at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, US.
Thuso Mbedu Family
Mbedu was born in KwaZulu to a Zulu mother and a Xhosa and Lesotho father. She was however 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 has a sister called Masentle Nomalungelo Mbedu.
Thuso Mbedu Boyfriend
Mbedu has kept her love life away from the media. It is not known whether she is in a relationship or married. We will keep you updated soon. In a 2016 Thuso interview, she admitted that she was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. After overcoming a year of hardships, she had a tattoo inked on her collar bone reading: faith, hope, and love. Two years down the line, in 2018, she was included in the Forbes List under 30.
Thuso Mbedu Child
Mbedu has a daughter called Zenny Zen. Zenny Zen was born on November 5, 2014. Zen and her mother are currently residing in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
Thuso Mbedu Actress
In 2014, Mbedu had a small role in the second season of the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya. She later starred as a journalism student and wild child Kitso on Scandal!. She also 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, Thuso landed her first starring role in television in the Mzansi Magic teen drama series Is’Thunzi, which premiered in October 2016. She starred 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 go live with her strict aunt in Bergville. While filming a rape scene for the show, Thuso suffered a panic attack.
Mbedu was nominated for an International Emmy Award in the category Best Performance by an Actress for her role as Winnie in Is’Thunzi and was the only African to be nominated that year in September 2017. In 2021, she made her international debut in the 2021 Amazon Video historical limited series The Underground Railroad, based on a novel of the same name. She earned a Hollywood Critics Association Award for TV Breakout Star.
Thuso Mbedu Series
- The Underground Railroad
- Saints and Sinners Television show
- Shuga (TV series)
- Scandal! Television show
- Side Dish Television show
- iDrive Television show
Thuso Mbedu Net Worth
Thuso has made a great fortune from her career. She has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $5 million.