Thuso Mbedu Biography

South African actress, Thuso Mbedu is one of the gorgeous actresses ever known. Being a part of the black community, she fascinates the viewers through her astonishing movies and reckless looks. She is well recognized for her acting in several soap operas, television series, and movies.

Early Life

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu was born on 8th July 1991 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. However, she never got enough time to spend with her parents as they passed away too early when Thuso was a toddler. Her mother died due to a brain tumor. So, she and her older sister Masentle Noma Lungelo Mbedu were raised by her grandmother, who was her legal guardian. Her grandmother gave all the love to fill her parent’s place in Thuso’s life and supported her to become successful. However, when she was 23, her grandmother passed away before her first TV debut.

As a fresher, she attended Pietermaritzburg Girls High School. Later on, she shifted to the University of the Witwatersrand for her further studies when she was 18. There she studied Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management and got graduated with Honours. Moreover, in 2012, she attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, USA.

Thuso Mbedu Career

Thuso was into acting since she was a teenager and always wanted to become famous. She began her acting career while she was studying in 10th grade. During her high school days, she wrote, directed, and starred in the house play that received a standing ovation. After a lot of struggle in 2014, she was offered a small role in the second season of the Mzansi Magic soapie Isibaya. Prior to that she starred in Scandal and portrayed the role of a Journalist student and a wild child. She made a guest appearance on the second season of the SABC 2 teen drama series Snake Park.

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Later in 2016, after being jobless for over six months, she was seen again in the teen drama series Is‘thunzi’. She is all set to make her international debut in the Amazon Video historical limited series The Underground RailroadThis series got directed and executively produced by Barry Jenkins, who is an Academy Award winner. Recently, in April 2021, her starring in The Woman King alongside Viola Davis was announced. This movie is inspired by the true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, which is considered to be one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Thuso Mbedu Biography

Real Name Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu
Birth Date July 8, 1991
Age (as of 2021) 29 Years
Birth Place Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Nationality South African
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimeters – 162 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 50 kg  –  in Pounds –  110 lbs
Body Measurements 32-25-36
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 25 Inches
Hips Size 36 Inches
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim


Sister Masentle Noma Lungelo Mbedu


School Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School.
College University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she Lesbian? No
Who is her Boyfriend? Not Known

Favorite Things

Hobbies Training, Acting & Traveling
Favorite Destination Maldives, Australia
Favorite Food
Favorite Color Orange
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Personal Life

There were rumors spread all around about Dr. Musa Mthombeni and Thuso Mbedu’s relationship. But she came up to the media to clarify that they are no more than just good friends. So, for time being we assume that she is single yet but we will update soon, once she finds her better half. Beautiful Thuso is a rising star and is raising the bars on social media. She enjoys around 1.3 million followers on her Instagram account @thuso.mbedu, while she has earned around 331.5k followers on her Twitter account @ThosuMbedu.

Thuso Mbedu Net Worth

Her main source of income is from her acting in blockbuster films and series and modeling. Her net worth in 2021, is estimated to be around $5 million. With her already international acclaim, she is sure to reach heights very soon.


  • While learning in New York City, Nokwanda also enrolled in a five-week summer acting exchange program at New York’s Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
  • She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in the Telenovela Is Thunzi, which has been called ‘One of the most compelling television programs on south Africa television’ by Mail & Guardian.
  • The talented performer is making history as the first African actress to lead an American television series.
  • In 2018, she won the SAFTA Golden Horn Award for Best Actress in the TV Drama, Is ‘Thunzi. In the same year, she was awarded Forbes Africa 30 under 30.

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