Thuso Mbedu Bio, Age, Husband, Daughter, and Net Worth, Shows

Thuso Mbedu Biography

Thuso Mbedu is a South African actress known for her role as Winnie Bhengu in Is’Thunzi. She was also featured in the Underground Railroad limited series as the character of Cora. Likewise, she serves as the ambassador and spokesperson of L’Oréal for Sub-Saharan Africa.

How old is Thuso Mbedu? – Age

The Woman King actress is 32 years old as of 2023. She was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on July 8, 1991, and grew up in Pelham.

Thuso Mbedu Mother, Father, Sister – Family

Thuso was born to her parents in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, and brought up by her grandmother in Pelham. Unfortunately, her mother passed away when she was 4 while her father died when she was 21.

It is known that her mother was of Zulu descent while her father was of mixed descent of both Sotho and Xhosa. On the other hand, she experienced her childhood and her sister’s sibling, Masentle Nomalungelo Mbedu.

Thuso Mbedu Education

The Is’Thunzi actress enrolled at Pelham Primary School before transferring to Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School. Afterward, she joined the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) where she graduated with a degree in Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management. In addition, she studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City in 2012.

Is Thuso Mbedu Married? – Husband

Thuso has been speculated to be romantically linked to a medical doctor and TV presenter known as Musa Mthombeni. However, she has also not confirmed whether the rumors are true yet. We are keeping tabs and will update the information soon.

Saints and Sinners actress Thuso Mbedu
Saints and Sinners actress Thuso Mbedu

Thuso Mbedu Daughter

Mbedu is a proud mother of her daughter known as Zenny Zen. It is known that she welcomed her baby girl on 5 November 2014. However, she has not disclosed who the father of her child is to the public yet.

Thuso Mbedu Acting Career

Thuso is a professional actress known for her several appearances in Is’Thunzi playing the character of Winnie Bhengu. Citing this, she received an International Emmy nomination twice first in 2017 and later in 2018.

Likewise, she is known for portraying Cora in The Underground Railroad limited series. As a result, she was honored with the Independent Spirit Award and became the first South African actress to lead in an American television series.

Most noteworthy, the actress has also starred in the role of Nawi in The Woman King 2022 historical epic. She is also known for her recurring role of Okuhle Cele in Generations: The Legacy. Before that, she had appeared in the 20 episodes of Shuga as Ipeleng.

In addition, Mbedu was featured in the 15 episodes of Scandal! having the supporting role of Kitso Medupe. It is also known that she played the lead role of Boni Khumalo in Saints and Sinners. On the other hand, she is the ambassador and spokesperson of L’Oréal for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Movies and TV Shows

  • The Woman King
  • Saints and Sinners
  • Isibaya
  • Scandal!
  • Snake Park
  • Is’Thunzi
  • Shuga
  • Generations: The Legacy
  • Side Dish
  • The Underground Railroad


  • South African Film and Television Awards
  • Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards
  • Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards
  • Independent Spirit Awards

Thuso Mbedu Net Worth

Mbedu sits at an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Thuso Mbedu Instagram

You can find and follow Thuso on Instagram using the account name: @thuso.mbedu

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