Thuso Mbedu of The Woman King, Biography, Age, Movies, Awards, Relationship Status

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu was born on the 8th of July 1991 at Midlands Medical Centre in Pelham, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. She lost her parents at an early age and as a result, was raised by her grandmother who became her legal guardian. She started her education at Pelham Primary School and then enrolled in Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School for her secondary education.

At the age of 18, she proceeded to study Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where she graduated in 2013.

Thuso  Mbedu is a South African actress whose boundless creativity and hard work has earned her fame both locally and internationally. She has won so many awards as a result of her skills and distinctive ability in the entertainment industry and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in the telenovela series Is’Thunzi.

Full Name : Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu
Stage Name : Thuso Mbedu
Date of Birth : 8th of July 1991
Nationality : South Africa
State of Origin : KwaZulu-Natal.
Place of Birth : Pelham
Occupation : Actress
Net Worth : $1.1 million
Thuso started her career in 2014, she has been active in the South African movie industry consecutively. She features in so many noticeable dramas, shows and films which also exposed her to recognitions internally with numerous award nominations. Thuso had made debuts ever since her inception in the industry till date.

Film/TV Series

  • The woman King – 2022
  • Saints and Sinners- 2014-2018
  • Isibaya       – 2014
  • Scandal       – 2015/2017
  • Snake Park          – 2015
  • Is’Thunzi       – 2016/2017
  • Shuga                   – 2017-2019
  • Generations: The Legacy – 2018
  • Side Dish – 2018
  • The Underground Railroad – 2021


Year Association Category Works
2017 South African Film and Television Awards Best Actress TV Drama Is’Thunzi
2021 Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards TV Breakout Star The Underground Railroad
2021 Gotham Awards Outstanding Performance in New Series The Underground Railroad
2022 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Performance in a New Scripted Series The Underground Railroad

In April 2021, it was announced that Thuso would make another debut opposite Viola Davis in The Woman King, a historical epic movie inspired by the real life events that took place in the Kingdom of Dahomey. The movie was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. 

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