Connie Ferguson is an award-winning South African actress, model and businesswoman.
Arguably, Connie Ferguson is one of the finest actresses Mzansi has ever seen, and her long career entire of awards and top nominations shows how much of a brand she is.
Her role as Karabo Moroka in Mzansi’s most popular drama series, Generations, is one many South Africans will never forget.
Since then, Connie has been excelling in whatever role she does, and her success on the screen also helped her to start very successful business ventures.
Full name: Constance ‘Connie’ Ferguson
Date of birth: 10 June 1970
Age: 53 years old
Place of birth: Kimberly, South Africa
Spouses: Neo Matsunyane (m. 1993; div. 1998) Shona Ferguson (m. 2001; died 2021)
Parents: Margaret Masilo, Fish Masilo
Children: Lesedi Sandi Ferguson and Alicia Ferguson
Net worth: R30 million
Connie Ferguson’s Early Life Before Fame
Born Constance Masilo on 10 June 1970 in Kimberly, Northern Cape, South Africa, to her father, Fish Masilo and her late mother, Margaret Masilo, Connie grew up being a young girl who loved physical work and art.
A few years later, Connie and her parents moved to Botswana, where she stayed a few years before returning to South Africa.
Despite Connie having South African citizenship, her roots can be traced back to Botswana. More often than, she goes back to her roots in Botswana. As of now, Connie Ferguson is 52 years old.
Connie Ferguson’s husband, children and family
The veteran actress was born into a big family of brothers and sisters.
Indeed, Connie’s love life is not the easiest after she married her first husband, Neo Matsunyane, in 1993.
The couple had a daughter before they divorced five years later, in 1998.
She went on and got married to Shona Ferguson, and instantly, the couple became a nationally perfect marriage.
By far, Connie lived her best life alongside Shona, and together, they became a team that formed strong businesses, and their success on the screen increased.
Many fans idolised the couple, and they had a daughter together in Ali Ferguson.
Almost twenty years into marriage, Shona died on 30 July 2021 to Covid-19 complications.
Currently, Connie has not revealed any relationship after Shona’s death.
Connie Ferguson’s long-acting career
Generations (1994-2010: 2014)
Connie debuted her leading role on Television, playing the role of Karabo Moroka on Generations.
Connie starred in her role, and Karabo became the household name across Mzansi, being the wife to Tau Mogale and Archie Moroka’s sister.
She stayed with Generations for sixteen years before she announced her departure to seek new pastures. She returned to the show in 2014 when she helped to premiere Generation The Legacy.
The Wild (2010-2013)
After leaving Generation in 2010, Connie joined The Wild, but the show only lasted a few years before its cancellation.
Indeed, not many fans remember Connie’s days from The Wild despite her having a leading role.
Ferguson Films (2010 – present)
With her husband, Connie started Ferguson Films, and they had many productions like Rockville, The Gift, The Throne and The Queen.
The Queen is their best production, and Connie starred in the show as Harriet Khoza.
Other shows that Connie Ferguson featured
- Soul City
- Solly Loves Kina (2002)
- Love By Many Ways (2003)
- Late Night News with Connie Ferguson (2004–2007)
- Comedy Central Roaster (2010) Judge
- The Wild (2011–2013)
- Strictly Come Dancing (2013)
- Rockville (2015–present)
- The Queen (2016–present)
Connie Ferguson’s academic qualifications, education
he Queen actress Connie Ferguson did her matric in Kimberly Northern Cape.
After graduating with her matric with flying colours, she enrolled on tertiary education. She enrolled at the University of KwaZulu Natal for a degree in Law.
Although her dream of being an Advocate was coming true, Connie later dropped out of the programme due to financial disputes.
Her parents couldn’t afford her tertiary tuition, so winning a scholarship was hard.
During the apartheid era, getting a black child scholarship was impossible.
After dropping out of university, Connie tried her best in acting theatre plays.
She would go to theatre classes and watch while others were training.
She eventually became interested in acting, marking the beginning of her career in the entertainment world.
Connie Ferguson’s business empire
Connie’s primary business is Ferguson Films, a production company slowly becoming one of the best in Mzansi.
She also owns Connie Skincare, where she holds a line of lotions that help keep the skin better.
Connie Ferguson Networth
Over the years, Connie took home a lot when she nailed several roles on the screen, like Karabo Moroka on Generations, among others.
She has also opened many successful businesses that made her a rich actress.
As of December 2022, Connie’s net worth is estimated at R30 million.