Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, television presenter, and radio personality. She is best known for her acting roles in numerous TV shows and films, including “Queen Sono,” “Quantico,” and “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.” In addition, she has also pursued a successful career as a model, musician, and businesswoman.
Early Life and Breakthrough:
Pearl Thusi was born on May 13, 1988, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She was raised by her mother and grandmother, as her father passed away when she was still young. Pearl attended Pinetown Girls’ High School and went on to study drama at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In 2003, at the age of 15, Pearl Thusi was scouted by a modeling agency while shopping at a mall. She went on to participate in various beauty pageants and modeling competitions, including Miss South Africa Teen, where she was crowned the first runner-up.
Family, Siblings, Parents, Children:
Pearl Thusi has a younger sister named Pamella and a younger brother named Prunella. Her mother passed away in 2004, which was a significant loss for Pearl. She has a daughter named Thandolwethu Mokoena, who was born in 2007. Pearl keeps her family life relatively private and only shares occasional glimpses of her daughter on social media.
Education since childhood:
Pearl Thusi attended Pinetown Girls’ High School and later pursued a degree in drama at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. In addition, she has also taken courses in media studies and radio production.
Career, Music, Awards:
Pearl Thusi’s career began as a model, but she later transitioned to acting, radio, and television presenting. She has appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including “Quantico,” “Queen Sono,” “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” and “Kalushi.” She also hosted the popular South African music show “Lip Sync Battle Africa.” As a musician, Pearl has released several singles and collaborated with well-known South African artists like Donald and Nasty C. In 2015, Pearl won the Best Actress award at the International Achievement Recognition Awards in London for her role in the film “Zulu.”
Houses and Cars and other big assets:
Pearl Thusi has not shared much information about her assets, but she is known to own several properties and cars. She has a luxurious home in Johannesburg, which she has shared on social media. She also drives a Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 AMG, which she purchased in 2018.
Relationships, Baby Daddy, Boyfriend:
Pearl Thusi has been relatively private about her romantic life. She was previously in a relationship with sports presenter Walter Mokoena, with whom she has a daughter named Thandolwethu. The couple split up in 2009, and Pearl has not revealed the identity of her daughter’s father. She was rumored to be dating American actor and musician Quincy Brown, but the couple never confirmed their relationship. In 2020, Pearl confirmed that she was in a relationship with Nigerian businessman and music executive Robert Marawa.
Other Businesses and Net Worth:
In addition to her successful career in entertainment, Pearl Thusi is also an entrepreneur. She has launched several businesses, including a haircare line called Black Pearl, a fashion range called “PTxFentyxSavage,” and a production company called “Pearl Thusi Productions.” As of 2023, Pearl Thusi’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.