Thuso Mbedu - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2022

Thuso Mbedu
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: IsThunzi (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 8, 1991 (age 32)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu
Birth Place: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Zelig Lieberman
Mother's Name: Gladness
Siblings: 1

Masentle Nomalungelo Mbedu (sister)

High School: Pietermaritzburg Girl's High school
University: Wits University
Ethnicity: African
Nationality: South African


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 51 kg (112.44 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Black
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: A

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Who is Thuso Mbedu?

Thuso Medbu is a successful South African actress. She has played in the movies Generations: The Legacy (2018), Saints and Sinners (2014), and Scandal (2015-2017). She was known as the first South African actress to lead in Hollywood TV series. She has her sister. Her full name is Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu.

Thuso Mbedu shooting the TV series Underground Rail  (Image: Celebs now)

Thuso Mbedu – Age, Parents, Siblings

Thuso Medbu's birth took place on July 8, 1991, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. 

When Thuso Medbu was 4 years old when her Zulu mother Gladness passed away due to a brain tumor. Before Thuso Mbedu was born her mother was already separated from her father of Xhosa and Sotho descent. After her mother passed away she was raised by her grandmother, Thokozile, who was also her legal guardian.

Thuso Mbedu did not have a good relationship with her father. After her mother passed away her father passed in 2012. In short time period, her grandmother passed away in 2013.  About her sibling, she has one sister who is very close to her. Her sister’s name is Masentle Nomalungelo Mbedu.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, she attended the University of Witwatersrand. There she studied Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management and graduated with honors. She also went on to attend the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, USA.

Her ethnicity is African (Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho).

Thuso Mbedu – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Thuso Mbedu was rumored to be in a relationship with Dr. Musa Mthombei once but the two of them have declared that they are just friends. Although right now she is single, she was rumored to be dating her The Woman King co-star John Boyega in 2022.

Thuso Mbedu with IsThunzi  co-stars (Image: News24)

Thuso Mbedu – Carrer

Early Days

After her studies, Thuso did not have any kind of job for six months. in 2014 she had a small role in the second season of Mazansi Magic soapie Isibaya. Thuso became known for her famous role in the telenovela Is Thunzi.

Thuso started her first starring role on television in the Mzansi Magic teen drama series IsThunzi which premiered in October 2016. Her breakthrough film was IsThunzi (2016-2017) for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Film, Series

Over the year Thuso has started in the films Saints and Sinners (2014), Shuga (2017-2019), The Underground Railroad (2021), SideDish (2018), and Generations: The Legacy (2018). Thuso appeared in the TV series The Underground Railroad (2021), and Scandal (2005).


In the movie Saints and Sinners, she starred with Kieron Moore, Christine Norden, Sheila Manahan, Liam Redmond, and Michael J. Dolan.

Thuso Mbedu with fellow cast (Image: News24)

Thuso Mbedu – Award, Nomination

Mbedu was nominated for an International Emmy award - Best Performance By Actress for her role as Winnie in Is'Thunzi.

Thuso Mbedu – Net Worth, Salary

Thuso Mbedu has an estimated net worth of around $5 Million while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Thuso Mbedu – Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Twitter

Thuso Mbedu’s social media presence can be observed on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. she has more than 1.3m followers on Instagram, around 73k followers on Facebook, and 2k subscribers on her YouTube channel.

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