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Thuso Mbedu's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth

About

She first played a journalism student on Mzansi Magic's isiBaya as well as the role of Kitso on the show Scandal! Thuso has now made it big on the international scene! She is playing the character of Cora in the show, The Underground Railroad.

Personal Life

Thuso Mbedu | Source: Instagram

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu was born on 8 July 1991 in Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. As of 2022, the actress is 31 years old. 

Unfortunately, she got a rough start in life as her mother passed away when she was young and thus was raised by her grandmother. 

Thuso didn’t also grow up with her father as her parents separated. He died in 2012 and a year later, her grandmother died. Thuso has a sister named Nomalungelo Mbedu. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Schooling

Thuso Mbedu attended Pelham Primary School and later joined Pietermaritzburg High School. 

She furthered her education at the University of Witwatersrand and graduated with a degree in physical theatre and performing arts management. Thuso flew to the United States and joined the Stellar Adler Studio of Acting.

Thuso Mbedu’s Career

Thuso Mbedu's career | Source: Instagram

Thuso Mbedu’s professional acting exploits began in 2014 when she debuted on Isibaya as Nosisa. The following year, she took up the role of Kitso on Scandal. 

This was followed by Is’thunzi, which took up the character of Winnie, a young lady who dreamt of marrying a rugby player. 

The role opened more doors for her. She was part of MTV Shuga’s cast list, Side Dish, Saints and Sinners.

Thuso Mbedu and the cast of Woman is King | Source: Instagram

In 2020, Thuso Mbedu went international. She received a starring role in Amazon Prime series The Underground Railroad

And her star shone brighter when she landed a role in The Woman King movie and acted alongside Hollywood star Viola Davis. 

With her newly found status, Thuso Mbedu is now walking into doors that many can only dream of. She became the first black South actress to appear on America’s The View Talk Show.

Thuso Mbedu | Source: Instagram

She also appeared on the once-popular daytime tv show Ellen DeGenneres show and was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. 

Another star who didn’t pass the chance to make Thuso Mbedu’s star shine even brighter is Rihanna. She featured the actress in her Savage Beauty X Fenty Beauty show

For her role in the much-talked-about Woman Is King, she is being tipped to receive an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Relationships

Thuso Mbedu and John Boyega have got Mzansi talking. The two have such chemistry that many speculate that they might be dating. 

However, Thuso shot down these allegations with a gif which showed someone switching off the television set. 

Previously, the sassy actress was linked to Dr Musa Mthombeni whom she publicly rejected. The two even came out and declared they are just friends. 

Thuso has also been linked to DJ Sbu but she dismissed these rumours.

Thuso Mbedu’s Family

Thuso Mbedu has a child. Her daughter is named Zenny Zen but the identity of her father remains undisclosed. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Controversy 

Thuso was accused of speaking in a fake American accent. The actress is essentially a Hollywood actress and that has come with a lot of good things. One of them, well, seems not good for everyone is her accent. 

In response, she laughed off the claims and said that it was just the beginning for her. Additionally, she said that some of her habits are influenced by the circles she hangs around. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Car

Thuso Mbedu's Car is a Porsche | Source: Instagram

By now, Thuso Mbedu has banked a tidy sum that can afford her one of those luxurious sets of wheels. Even so, she was gifted a brand new Porsche Carrera S on her birthday. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Net Worth

Thuso Mbedu’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. She mainly generates her wealth through her acting career.

Awards and Recognition

2022: Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series at the Independent Spirit Awards

2022: Nominated for the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie

2021: Outstanding Performance in New Series for her role in the Underground Railroad at the Gotham Awards

2021: TV Breakout Star for her role in the Underground Railroad at the Hollywood Critics 

2018: Best Actress TV Drama for her role in Is’Thunzi at the South African Film and Television Awards.

Social Media 

Thuso Mbedu’s Instagram: @thuso.mbedu

Thuso Mbedu’s Twitter: @ThusoMbedu

Thuso Mbedu’s Facebook: Thuso Mbedu

Q&A

Where is Thuso Mbedu from?

Thuso Mbedu was born on Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Does Thuso Mbedu have a sister?

Yes. Thuso Mbedu has a sister named Nomalungelo Mbedu. 

Real name:
Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu
Occupation:
Actress
Birthday:
8 July 1991
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Cancer
Birth place:
Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height:
1.63m or 5’3
Children:
Zenny Zen
Net Worth:
$1 million to $5 million

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Thuso Mbedu's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Controversy, Car, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu
Occupation:
Actress
Birthday:
8 July 1991
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Cancer
Birth place:
Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height:
1.63m or 5’3
Children:
Zenny Zen
Net Worth:
$1 million to $5 million

About

She first played a journalism student on Mzansi Magic's isiBaya as well as the role of Kitso on the show Scandal! Thuso has now made it big on the international scene! She is playing the character of Cora in the show, The Underground Railroad.

Personal Life

Thuso Mbedu | Source: Instagram

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu was born on 8 July 1991 in Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. As of 2022, the actress is 31 years old. 

Unfortunately, she got a rough start in life as her mother passed away when she was young and thus was raised by her grandmother. 

Thuso didn’t also grow up with her father as her parents separated. He died in 2012 and a year later, her grandmother died. Thuso has a sister named Nomalungelo Mbedu. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Schooling

Thuso Mbedu attended Pelham Primary School and later joined Pietermaritzburg High School. 

She furthered her education at the University of Witwatersrand and graduated with a degree in physical theatre and performing arts management. Thuso flew to the United States and joined the Stellar Adler Studio of Acting.

Thuso Mbedu’s Career

Thuso Mbedu's career | Source: Instagram

Thuso Mbedu’s professional acting exploits began in 2014 when she debuted on Isibaya as Nosisa. The following year, she took up the role of Kitso on Scandal. 

This was followed by Is’thunzi, which took up the character of Winnie, a young lady who dreamt of marrying a rugby player. 

The role opened more doors for her. She was part of MTV Shuga’s cast list, Side Dish, Saints and Sinners.

Thuso Mbedu and the cast of Woman is King | Source: Instagram

In 2020, Thuso Mbedu went international. She received a starring role in Amazon Prime series The Underground Railroad

And her star shone brighter when she landed a role in The Woman King movie and acted alongside Hollywood star Viola Davis. 

With her newly found status, Thuso Mbedu is now walking into doors that many can only dream of. She became the first black South actress to appear on America’s The View Talk Show.

Thuso Mbedu | Source: Instagram

She also appeared on the once-popular daytime tv show Ellen DeGenneres show and was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. 

Another star who didn’t pass the chance to make Thuso Mbedu’s star shine even brighter is Rihanna. She featured the actress in her Savage Beauty X Fenty Beauty show

For her role in the much-talked-about Woman Is King, she is being tipped to receive an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Relationships

Thuso Mbedu and John Boyega have got Mzansi talking. The two have such chemistry that many speculate that they might be dating. 

However, Thuso shot down these allegations with a gif which showed someone switching off the television set. 

Previously, the sassy actress was linked to Dr Musa Mthombeni whom she publicly rejected. The two even came out and declared they are just friends. 

Thuso has also been linked to DJ Sbu but she dismissed these rumours.

Thuso Mbedu’s Family

Thuso Mbedu has a child. Her daughter is named Zenny Zen but the identity of her father remains undisclosed. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Controversy 

Thuso was accused of speaking in a fake American accent. The actress is essentially a Hollywood actress and that has come with a lot of good things. One of them, well, seems not good for everyone is her accent. 

In response, she laughed off the claims and said that it was just the beginning for her. Additionally, she said that some of her habits are influenced by the circles she hangs around. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Car

Thuso Mbedu's Car is a Porsche | Source: Instagram

By now, Thuso Mbedu has banked a tidy sum that can afford her one of those luxurious sets of wheels. Even so, she was gifted a brand new Porsche Carrera S on her birthday. 

Thuso Mbedu’s Net Worth

Thuso Mbedu’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. She mainly generates her wealth through her acting career.

Awards and Recognition

2022: Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series at the Independent Spirit Awards

2022: Nominated for the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie

2021: Outstanding Performance in New Series for her role in the Underground Railroad at the Gotham Awards

2021: TV Breakout Star for her role in the Underground Railroad at the Hollywood Critics 

2018: Best Actress TV Drama for her role in Is’Thunzi at the South African Film and Television Awards.

Social Media 

Thuso Mbedu’s Instagram: @thuso.mbedu

Thuso Mbedu’s Twitter: @ThusoMbedu

Thuso Mbedu’s Facebook: Thuso Mbedu

Q&A

Where is Thuso Mbedu from?

Thuso Mbedu was born on Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Does Thuso Mbedu have a sister?

Yes. Thuso Mbedu has a sister named Nomalungelo Mbedu.