Early Life and Breakthrough
Thuso Mbedu is a South African actress born on 8 July 1991 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She was raised in a small town called Pelham by her grandmother, who was a domestic worker. Thuso’s mother passed away when she was just four years old. Growing up, she was a shy child and was bullied in school. However, she found solace in acting and participated in school plays.
In 2013, Thuso moved to Johannesburg to pursue her acting career. She auditioned for various roles and worked as a waitress to support herself. In 2014, she landed her first television role as Kitso Medupe in the soap opera “Scandal!”. This was her breakthrough role, and she became a household name in South Africa.
Family, Siblings, Parents, Children
Thuso Mbedu was raised by her grandmother, and she has two siblings, a brother and a sister. Her mother passed away when she was young, and she has not disclosed much information about her father. Thuso does not have any children.
Education since Childhood
Thuso attended Pelham Senior Primary School and then went on to Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School, where she completed her high school education. After high school, she studied at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management.
Acting Career, Music, Awards
Thuso Mbedu is best known for her acting career, and she has appeared in various television shows and movies. Some of her notable roles include Kitso Medupe in “Scandal!”, Boni Khumalo in “Is’Thunzi”, and Cora Randall in “The Underground Railroad”. Thuso has also appeared in several theatre productions, including “The Curse of the Starving Class” and “The Mystery of Irma Vep”.
In addition to acting, Thuso is also a singer and has released several songs. She has also won several awards for her acting, including two SAFTA Awards for Best Actress in a TV Drama for her role in “Is’Thunzi”.
Houses, Cars, and Other Big Assets
Thuso Mbedu has not disclosed much information about her assets. However, she is known to be living in a luxurious apartment in Johannesburg.
Relationships, Baby Daddy, Boyfriend
Thuso Mbedu has not disclosed much information about her personal life, including her relationships. She has not revealed the identity of her baby daddy, if she has any, or if she is currently in a relationship.
Other Businesses and Net Worth
In addition to acting, Thuso Mbedu has also ventured into other businesses. She has collaborated with various brands, including Reebok, to design a limited-edition sneaker. She has also worked with the South African Tourism Board to promote tourism in South Africa.
Thuso Mbedu’s net worth is estimated to be around $900 000.