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About

Nothing screams acting legend like Connie Ferguson's name. From her days on Generations to owning her own production company, she's winning. She's also a businesswoman who's recognised internationally. Get more from this Connie Ferguson biography.

Personal Life

Connie Ferguson’s Age And Date Of Birth

Born Constance “Connie” Masilo in Kimberly, South Africa, Connie Ferguson is an actress, producer, filmmaker, and businesswoman. Born on June 10 1970, Connie is 52 years old. 

Though she was born in Kimberly, South Africa, Connie spent a large part of her childhood in Botswana before she returned to SA. Her parents are Fish and Margaret Masilo.

Connie Ferguson's Schooling

Post her high school education, Connie Ferguson studied criminal law. Unfortunately, it did not go down well for her as she flanked the course. 

Nonetheless, she went and successfully pursued a drama and performing arts degree, at the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Connie Ferguson's Career

How Did It All Start For Connie?

Connie Ferguson | Source: InstagramConnie’s career took off with her debut role as Karabo Moroka in the long-running SABC1 hit TV show 'Generations' which first aired in 1994. 

She was on the show till October 2010, then made a brief reappearance four years later to help launch 'Generations: The legacy', until 2014 when she left for good.

Connie Ferguson proved her talent and has had no shortage of offers for roles thereafter. 

She also starred as Marang Lebone, matriarch and a helicopter mom, in the M-Net soapie 'The Wild' from 2011-to 2013.

She played several lead roles in 'What If', 'Maitemogelo', 'Soul City', and 'Crime Reporter'. 

Connie also has many guest appearances and cameos to brag about on shows including 'Okavango', 'Danger Zone', 'Matswakabele', 'Lesilo Rula', 'On The Right Track', and 'Suburban Bliss'

Connie Ferguson's The Queen | Source: InstagramWhen it comes to her productions, she starred in both Mzani Magic hit dramas, 'Rockville' and 'The Queen'. 

Connie was also a big part of advertising campaigns for Ellerines, Ultramel Custard, Black Like Me, and Vaseline.

 She also modelled for Black Chic, Vodacom Billboards, Eskamel, Wella, and her own Connie M Eyewear.

She owns Connie Bodycare and Connie M Eyewear brands.

Ferguson Films

Connie Ferguson in The River | Sources: InstagramIn 2010, power couple Connie and Shona Ferguson launched their own television production company Ferguson Films.

The shows produced by the Shona and Connie Ferguson production company include 'Rockville', 'iGazi', 'The Gift', 'The Throne', 'The Queen', 'The River', and 'The Imposter'

No Connie Ferguson biography can be complete without 'The Queen', a hugely popular show in which Connie played Harriet Khoza. 

In 2018, she was nominated in several categories for the South African Film and Television Awards. Connie also played Mavis Mabaso in Rockville.

Connie Ferguson in The Queen | Source: InstagramBoth Connie and Shona Ferguson co-produced the hit television show 'Unmarried' which first aired in 2018. 

The show is about the lives of three young ladies who live in Johannesburg and are juggling marriage, motherhood, relationships, and careers. 

The production company also released the hit show 'Kings of Joburg', which was released on the global streaming platform Netflix, after The Fergusons inked a deal with the international streaming service.

Achievements And Lifestyle

Connie Ferguson on Forbes | Source: InstagramIt all began when the star was voted one of South Africa’s Ten Most Beautiful Women in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1993. 

Since then, Connie has added several feathers to her cap, including being on the cover of Forbes Africa and featuring in David Dodd’s Portraits of South Africa’s most beautiful women. 

Is Connie All About An Active Lifestyle?

The mom of two doesn’t let her busy career get in the way of her active lifestyle and fitness regime. 

With youthful looks and abs of steel that fans can’t stop talking about, Connie takes her time at the gym very seriously.

Connie Ferguson and family | Source: InstagramThe star also takes time with family very seriously. When she isn’t doting on her grandson King Ro, she’s cheering both daughters Alicia and Lesedi. 

Connie Ferguson's Instagram account is highly followed by fans showing love and respect for everything she posts.

Connie Ferguson's Family

Connie grew up in a tight-knit family and has a young sister, Atoise Pilane, whom Connie calls “Twinny” as many say they look alike. Sadly, her mother passed away in 2013.

Connie Ferguson's Relationships

All you need to know about Connie Ferguson’s kids, marriage, divorce, and happily ever after.

Connie was married to actor Neo Matsunyane in 1993. The marriage didn’t last long, and the two divorced in 1998. They have a daughter, Lesedi Matsunyane, and are currently on good terms with each other.

Shona Ferguson and Connie Ferguson | Source: InstagramThree years after the divorce, her fans received news about Connie Ferguson’s second wedding. Connie married Aaron Shona Ferguson in November 2001. 

The two renewed their wedding vows in 2011 in a beautiful ceremony and would have been married for 20 years as of 2022. They have a daughter, Alicia Angel Ferguson, born on 7 June 2002. 

Shona Ferguson's Death

Connie Ferguson's late husband, Shona Ferguson | Source: InstagramIn July 2021, Connie Ferguson's world shattered after her husband, Shona Ferguson, passed away from COVID-19-related complications. 

The mercurial actress has been vocal about her grief and has taken time to remember her husband and mark special occasions, their 20th anniversary, six-month after his death, and his 52nd birthday.

Connie has not been alone. There's been an outpouring of messages from Mzansi, as they rally behind her, as she recalibrates her life in the absence of Shona Ferguson.  

Connie Ferguson's Controversies

Connie Ferguson Films | Source: InstagramDespite their stellar image, Connie and Shona Ferguson can’t escape controversy simply because of their fame. 

One of the biggest dramas they faced was when one of Ferguson Films’ disgruntled employees claimed that the production company was a slave driver. 

Ferguson films broke their silence on the accusations stating that these rumours were the product of misguided allegations made by actress Vatiswa Ndara. 

The iGazi actress, who at the time played a role in the series, wrote a letter to the Minister of Arts where she alleged ‘poor remuneration, unfair contractual agreement, unfair treatment by producers, and made claims about bullying and intimidation in the industry’.

Connie and Shona released the following statement about the allegations via their legal representative;

“As actors ourselves and producers, we are aware of the challenges facing the entertainment industry. We fully support the need for the industry to be regulated and the Performance Protection Amendment Bill to be signed sooner rather than later,

"With that said, the allegations made by various actors do not reflect the true position of the industry and paint a false picture that may mislead the public.”

Connie Ferguson on Glamour Magazine | Source: InstagramAnother blow at Connie’s image came when Glamour magazine uncovered its April 2020 cover featuring Connie. 

The cover instantly shot to the top of the ranks on the trending list but for the wrong reasons. Fans didn’t react the way they usually did to Connie’s flawless images.

Instead, they were taken aback by the bodysuit and leather jacket combo paired with an uncharacteristic bob wig. 

Some fans opined that the look did not fit the carefully curated style and image that Connie Ferguson has developed over the years. They felt that it would work on a younger person.

Did Connie Do Social And Community Campaigns?

Connie’s been using her fame and influence for the greater good these days. Ferguson Productions hosted sexual harassment impact workshop on the set of The Queen Mzansi recently. 

Both cast and crew members shared their thought on how sexual harassment can be ended and pledged that they will never commit the crime. 

The campaign fits well with the recent trend where celebs have been using their social platforms to call for an end to gender-based violence and human trafficking. 

Connie Ferguson's Cars

Connie Ferguson owns a fleet of top-of-the-range cars. Some of the best Shona and Connie Ferguson cars are a Maserati, a Mercedes Benz AMG63, A Rolls Royce, a Bentley, and a Range Rover, to name a few.

Maserati | Source: Motor1 Trend

Connie Ferguson's Car | Source: Instagram

Rolls Royce | Source: Edmunds

Bentley Continental | Source: Motor Authority

Range Rover | Source: MotorTrend

Connie Ferguson's House

Connie Ferguson's House | Source: Zalebs

Connie also takes time out to enjoy her mansion, which she first showed off to the public in 2017. 

Connie Ferguson's House | Source: Zalebs

Connie Ferguson's House | Source: ZalebsWe got a glimpse of the perfectly manicured lawns and amazing views in a video showing husband Shona riding a motorbike up and down the driveway of the Shona and Connie Ferguson house. 

Connie Ferguson's Net Worth

As of 2021, Connie Ferguson’s total net worth is estimated to be approximately $2 million or R30 million, which she makes from her career as an actress, endorsement deals and business.

Awards & Recognition

At the 2009 South African Film Awards, Connie Ferguson won the Best Dressed Actress In Generations award and was nominated for the Best Heroine Award for the same show. 

Social Media

Connie Ferguson's Instagram: @Connie_Ferguson

Connie Ferguson's Twitter: @Connie_Ferguson 

Connie Ferguson's Facebook: Connie Ferguson

Q&A

Is Connie Older than Shona? 

Yes. Connie Ferguson is four years older than her late husband Shona Ferguson. Connie was born in 1970 and Shona in 1974.

Was Shona Ferguson younger than Connie?

Yes. Shona Ferguson was younger than Connie Ferguson. Until his demise, Shona was 47 years old while Connie is 51.

Is Alicia Ferguson Connie’s daughter? 

Yes, she is. Connie and Shona Ferguson have one daughter together, Alicia Angel Ferguson, born on June 7th, 2002.

How much is Connie Ferguson's net worth? 

Connie Ferguson's net worth is estimated at $2 million

Is Connie Ferguson a millionaire? 

Yes. Her net worth is estimated at $2 million

Also known as:
Connie
Real name:
Constance Ferguson Masilo
Occupation:
Actress, filmmaker, Producer, Entrepreneur
Birthday:
10 June 1970
Nationality:
South African, Motswana
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Kimberly, Northern Cape, South Africa
Height:
5'6 or 167cm
Children:
Lesedi Ferguson, Alicia Ferguson
Net Worth:
$2 million or R30 million

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Image of Connie Ferguson's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Controversy
Also known as:
Connie
Real name:
Constance Ferguson Masilo
Occupation:
Actress, filmmaker, Producer, Entrepreneur
Birthday:
10 June 1970
Nationality:
South African, Motswana
Star sign:
Gemini
Birth place:
Kimberly, Northern Cape, South Africa
Height:
5'6 or 167cm
Children:
Lesedi Ferguson, Alicia Ferguson
Net Worth:
$2 million or R30 million

About

Nothing screams acting legend like Connie Ferguson's name. From her days on Generations to owning her own production company, she's winning. She's also a businesswoman who's recognised internationally. Get more from this Connie Ferguson biography.

Personal Life

Connie Ferguson’s Age And Date Of Birth

Born Constance “Connie” Masilo in Kimberly, South Africa, Connie Ferguson is an actress, producer, filmmaker, and businesswoman. Born on June 10 1970, Connie is 52 years old. 

Though she was born in Kimberly, South Africa, Connie spent a large part of her childhood in Botswana before she returned to SA. Her parents are Fish and Margaret Masilo.

Connie Ferguson's Schooling

Post her high school education, Connie Ferguson studied criminal law. Unfortunately, it did not go down well for her as she flanked the course. 

Nonetheless, she went and successfully pursued a drama and performing arts degree, at the University of Kwazulu-Natal.

Connie Ferguson's Career

How Did It All Start For Connie?

Connie Ferguson | Source: InstagramConnie’s career took off with her debut role as Karabo Moroka in the long-running SABC1 hit TV show 'Generations' which first aired in 1994. 

She was on the show till October 2010, then made a brief reappearance four years later to help launch 'Generations: The legacy', until 2014 when she left for good.

Connie Ferguson proved her talent and has had no shortage of offers for roles thereafter. 

She also starred as Marang Lebone, matriarch and a helicopter mom, in the M-Net soapie 'The Wild' from 2011-to 2013.

She played several lead roles in 'What If', 'Maitemogelo', 'Soul City', and 'Crime Reporter'. 

Connie also has many guest appearances and cameos to brag about on shows including 'Okavango', 'Danger Zone', 'Matswakabele', 'Lesilo Rula', 'On The Right Track', and 'Suburban Bliss'

Connie Ferguson's The Queen | Source: InstagramWhen it comes to her productions, she starred in both Mzani Magic hit dramas, 'Rockville' and 'The Queen'. 

Connie was also a big part of advertising campaigns for Ellerines, Ultramel Custard, Black Like Me, and Vaseline.

 She also modelled for Black Chic, Vodacom Billboards, Eskamel, Wella, and her own Connie M Eyewear.

She owns Connie Bodycare and Connie M Eyewear brands.

Ferguson Films

Connie Ferguson in The River | Sources: InstagramIn 2010, power couple Connie and Shona Ferguson launched their own television production company Ferguson Films.

The shows produced by the Shona and Connie Ferguson production company include 'Rockville', 'iGazi', 'The Gift', 'The Throne', 'The Queen', 'The River', and 'The Imposter'

No Connie Ferguson biography can be complete without 'The Queen', a hugely popular show in which Connie played Harriet Khoza. 

In 2018, she was nominated in several categories for the South African Film and Television Awards. Connie also played Mavis Mabaso in Rockville.

Connie Ferguson in The Queen | Source: InstagramBoth Connie and Shona Ferguson co-produced the hit television show 'Unmarried' which first aired in 2018. 

The show is about the lives of three young ladies who live in Johannesburg and are juggling marriage, motherhood, relationships, and careers. 

The production company also released the hit show 'Kings of Joburg', which was released on the global streaming platform Netflix, after The Fergusons inked a deal with the international streaming service.

Achievements And Lifestyle

Connie Ferguson on Forbes | Source: InstagramIt all began when the star was voted one of South Africa’s Ten Most Beautiful Women in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1993. 

Since then, Connie has added several feathers to her cap, including being on the cover of Forbes Africa and featuring in David Dodd’s Portraits of South Africa’s most beautiful women. 

Is Connie All About An Active Lifestyle?

The mom of two doesn’t let her busy career get in the way of her active lifestyle and fitness regime. 

With youthful looks and abs of steel that fans can’t stop talking about, Connie takes her time at the gym very seriously.

Connie Ferguson and family | Source: InstagramThe star also takes time with family very seriously. When she isn’t doting on her grandson King Ro, she’s cheering both daughters Alicia and Lesedi. 

Connie Ferguson's Instagram account is highly followed by fans showing love and respect for everything she posts.

Connie Ferguson's Family

Connie grew up in a tight-knit family and has a young sister, Atoise Pilane, whom Connie calls “Twinny” as many say they look alike. Sadly, her mother passed away in 2013.

Connie Ferguson's Relationships

All you need to know about Connie Ferguson’s kids, marriage, divorce, and happily ever after.

Connie was married to actor Neo Matsunyane in 1993. The marriage didn’t last long, and the two divorced in 1998. They have a daughter, Lesedi Matsunyane, and are currently on good terms with each other.

Shona Ferguson and Connie Ferguson | Source: InstagramThree years after the divorce, her fans received news about Connie Ferguson’s second wedding. Connie married Aaron Shona Ferguson in November 2001. 

The two renewed their wedding vows in 2011 in a beautiful ceremony and would have been married for 20 years as of 2022. They have a daughter, Alicia Angel Ferguson, born on 7 June 2002. 

Shona Ferguson's Death

Connie Ferguson's late husband, Shona Ferguson | Source: InstagramIn July 2021, Connie Ferguson's world shattered after her husband, Shona Ferguson, passed away from COVID-19-related complications. 

The mercurial actress has been vocal about her grief and has taken time to remember her husband and mark special occasions, their 20th anniversary, six-month after his death, and his 52nd birthday.

Connie has not been alone. There's been an outpouring of messages from Mzansi, as they rally behind her, as she recalibrates her life in the absence of Shona Ferguson.  

Connie Ferguson's Controversies

Connie Ferguson Films | Source: InstagramDespite their stellar image, Connie and Shona Ferguson can’t escape controversy simply because of their fame. 

One of the biggest dramas they faced was when one of Ferguson Films’ disgruntled employees claimed that the production company was a slave driver. 

Ferguson films broke their silence on the accusations stating that these rumours were the product of misguided allegations made by actress Vatiswa Ndara. 

The iGazi actress, who at the time played a role in the series, wrote a letter to the Minister of Arts where she alleged ‘poor remuneration, unfair contractual agreement, unfair treatment by producers, and made claims about bullying and intimidation in the industry’.

Connie and Shona released the following statement about the allegations via their legal representative;

“As actors ourselves and producers, we are aware of the challenges facing the entertainment industry. We fully support the need for the industry to be regulated and the Performance Protection Amendment Bill to be signed sooner rather than later,

"With that said, the allegations made by various actors do not reflect the true position of the industry and paint a false picture that may mislead the public.”

Connie Ferguson on Glamour Magazine | Source: InstagramAnother blow at Connie’s image came when Glamour magazine uncovered its April 2020 cover featuring Connie. 

The cover instantly shot to the top of the ranks on the trending list but for the wrong reasons. Fans didn’t react the way they usually did to Connie’s flawless images.

Instead, they were taken aback by the bodysuit and leather jacket combo paired with an uncharacteristic bob wig. 

Some fans opined that the look did not fit the carefully curated style and image that Connie Ferguson has developed over the years. They felt that it would work on a younger person.

Did Connie Do Social And Community Campaigns?

Connie’s been using her fame and influence for the greater good these days. Ferguson Productions hosted sexual harassment impact workshop on the set of The Queen Mzansi recently. 

Both cast and crew members shared their thought on how sexual harassment can be ended and pledged that they will never commit the crime. 

The campaign fits well with the recent trend where celebs have been using their social platforms to call for an end to gender-based violence and human trafficking. 

Connie Ferguson's Cars

Connie Ferguson owns a fleet of top-of-the-range cars. Some of the best Shona and Connie Ferguson cars are a Maserati, a Mercedes Benz AMG63, A Rolls Royce, a Bentley, and a Range Rover, to name a few.

Maserati | Source: Motor1 Trend

Connie Ferguson's Car | Source: Instagram

Rolls Royce | Source: Edmunds

Bentley Continental | Source: Motor Authority

Range Rover | Source: MotorTrend

Connie Ferguson's House

Connie Ferguson's House | Source: Zalebs

Connie also takes time out to enjoy her mansion, which she first showed off to the public in 2017. 

Connie Ferguson's House | Source: Zalebs

Connie Ferguson's House | Source: ZalebsWe got a glimpse of the perfectly manicured lawns and amazing views in a video showing husband Shona riding a motorbike up and down the driveway of the Shona and Connie Ferguson house. 

Connie Ferguson's Net Worth

As of 2021, Connie Ferguson’s total net worth is estimated to be approximately $2 million or R30 million, which she makes from her career as an actress, endorsement deals and business.

Awards & Recognition

At the 2009 South African Film Awards, Connie Ferguson won the Best Dressed Actress In Generations award and was nominated for the Best Heroine Award for the same show. 

Social Media

Connie Ferguson's Instagram: @Connie_Ferguson

Connie Ferguson's Twitter: @Connie_Ferguson 

Connie Ferguson's Facebook: Connie Ferguson

Q&A

Is Connie Older than Shona? 

Yes. Connie Ferguson is four years older than her late husband Shona Ferguson. Connie was born in 1970 and Shona in 1974.

Was Shona Ferguson younger than Connie?

Yes. Shona Ferguson was younger than Connie Ferguson. Until his demise, Shona was 47 years old while Connie is 51.

Is Alicia Ferguson Connie’s daughter? 

Yes, she is. Connie and Shona Ferguson have one daughter together, Alicia Angel Ferguson, born on June 7th, 2002.

How much is Connie Ferguson's net worth? 

Connie Ferguson's net worth is estimated at $2 million

Is Connie Ferguson a millionaire? 

Yes. Her net worth is estimated at $2 million