Terry Pheto Biography: Age, Family, Career, Movies, Awards, Relationship, Net Worth

Her debut on Tsotsi got her a standing ovation from all over the world.

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Terry Pheto is a South African actress best known for her leading role as Miriam in the 2005 Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi.
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Raised in a shack in Soweto until the age of 21, Terry was spotted by casting agent Moonyeenn Lee in a theatre group in Soweto during the casting process for Tsotsi.

Terry was born Moitheri Pheto.

She has appeared on may other films and TV shows both locally and internationally. 

Terry grabbed the viewers's attention when she appeared on one of the world acclaimed and long running television soapies, The Bold and The Beautiful. 

Terry Pheto Age

Terry Pheto was born on the 11th of May 1981 in the town of Evaton in South Africa. She will be 39 years old in 2020.
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Terry Pheto Family

Although Terry has not revealed much about her family, fans were surprised when she tweeted about her late father. Terry wishes her father could still be here to celebrate her successes with her.

She seems close to her mother as evidenced in this post below, and it is obvious that she is as pretty as her mother.
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Terry Pheto Career

Terry first entered the acting industry as Miriam in the 2005 Oscar-winning, Foreign Language film Tsotsi and that's when she made a mark for herself in the entertainment industry.

In a riveting series in 2017, Terry Pheto made waves as Winnie Madikizela Mandela on the Madiba TV series. The Madiba series first premiered on BET in the United States. Terry Pheto was acting alongside stalwarts such as Laurence Fishburne who played the role of Nelson Mandela and Orlando Jones who played the role of Oliver Reginald Tambo.
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In July 2008 Terry was named as the new Face of L'Oreal. She has also been featured in numerous magazines, including Destiny, Vanity Fair, Drum, You/Huisgenoot, Y-Magazine, Bona, Heat, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and True Love.
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Terry Pheto is also the ambassador of the Swiss Watch brand Longines.
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Terry has been seen hanging out with some of the creme de la creme of the entertainment in the United States like Viola Davis and Alfre Woodard. She was once nominated alongside Oprah too.
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Television Roles

Class Act - Season 1
Hopeville - Season 1
Isibaya - Season 5
Jacob's Cross - Season 3
Madiba - Season 1
Play Your Part - Season 2
Rockville - Season 3
The Close Up - Season 2
The Search: E! Host South Africa - Season 1
Zaziwa - Season 4
Zone 14 - Season 1 and 2
The Bold and The Beautiful (2011)

Theatre Appearances

The Devil’s Protest
The Toilet


Catch a Fire (2006)
Sekalli le Meokgo (2006)
Goodbye Bafana (2007)
Mafrika (2008)
How To Steal 2 Million (2011)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Cuckold (2015)
A United Kingdom (2016)
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2006 - Golden Horn Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film in Tsotsi.
2012 - Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for How To Steal 2 Million.
2017 - Best Supporting Actress at the UK National Film Awards In A United Kingdom.
2017 - Luminance Star Award.
2019 - Best Actress Award At British Urban Film Festival Awards 2019 for Faces.
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Terry Pheto Relationship

In 2009, it was rumoured that Terry Pheto and DJ Sbu were in a relationship. Repeatedly they both denied that they were an item, but DJ Sbu finally admitted that indeed they were dating. However, the relationship did not last that long and the two went their separate ways. 

Terry Pheto has managed to keep her personal life, especially her love life, from the prying eyes of many fans. In 2018 it was reported that Terry was in a serious romantic relationship with IT Mogul, Masande Peter. Although the relationship was never confirmed by both parties, many were convinced that these two are together.

Last year, according to Daily Sun's report, the talented actress is readying to walk down the aisle pretty soon, and it is set to be a very low-key wedding as Terry is still on that privacy tip.

Terry Pheto Net Worth

Her net worth is unfortunately unknown, but with all her hard work the actress is doing 'A' okay.
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Miss Pheto has managed to keep most of her details on the down-low, but you should have a pretty decent idea of Terry Pheto’s life story. 

From the look of things she is set to keep making Mzansi proud, and we wish her love and all the best in her life.

Main image credit: cosmopolitan.co.za

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