Pearl Thusi Biography
Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, radio, and television personality, known for her portrayal of Patricia Kopong in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the ABC thriller Quantico and Samkelo in the romantic drama film Catching Feelings. She is the host of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV and e.tv, as well as talk show Moments, on EbonyLife TV and also co-owns Black Pearl Hair Care Collection in collaboration with Afro-botanics.
Pearl Thusi Age
Pearl was born on 13th May in the year 1988 in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. She is 31 years old as of 2019 and her birth sign is Taurus.
Pearl Thusi Parents (Father, Mother)
Born Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi in South Africa her father’s name is Bhekizizwe Thusi. Not much is known about her mother apart from that she passed on a while back. She has two sisters: Prunella Thusi and Pamela Thusi.
Pearl Thusi Boyfriend
She was in a relationship with SuperSport and SABC sports journalist Robert Marawa but the two shocked their fans when Marawa confirmed their breakup in August 2017. The actress set tongues wagging on social media in January 2018 after hinting that she has found love again. “Just when I said I couldn’t be bothered with love, I end up falling for someone bomb…” she tweeted. She has however not revealed his identity.
Pearl Thusi Daughter
The South African actress was in a relationship with a sports presenter known as Walter Mokoena. Thusi and Walter Mokoena have a daughter who is known as Thandolwethu Mokoena.Pearl Thusi And Daughter
Pearl Thusi Career in Modelling
Her career in modeling began in her early days in school. She participated in pageants in her “township” of kwaNdengezi, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. This built her confidence in front of the camera. While in high school she continued with her passion for modeling that saw her clinch the title of the First Runners-up in Miss SA Teen in 2003 and in 2005 she was named Miss KZN.
She has graced the cover of the most high profile magazines such as City Press’ iMag, Blaque, Gaschette, Destiny Hair, Bona Magazine, True Love, Dossier, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Grazia and numerous editorials on some of these titles.
Thusi Pearl Acting Career
- She has made appearances in Zone 14, Soul City, Rhythm City, Family Bonds, Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and Jacobs Cross.
- She’s worked on leading role on Isidingo playing Palesa Motaung.
- She had a lead role in the film Kalushi- The Story of Solomon Mahlangu.
- She has also acted on two international movie roles Tremors: Bloodlines (Universal Pictures 2015) and Rosa (Germany).
- She has also acted on a romantic comedy ‘Feelings’ with famed comedian Kagiso Lediga and Akin Omotoso.
- She is also featured on the second season of ‘Quantico’ in New York.
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Pearl Thusi Career as a media personality
Her first on-screen job was as a host on iCrew, a live show on SABC3.
She entertained audiences on The Real Goboza before she moved on to South Africa’s biggest music show, LiveAmp, while, simultaneously doing Tropika Island of Treasure 5, which was shot in Jamaica, as a contestant and was later asked to host the 6th season of the show as the host in Mauritius.
She later moved to host ‘Moments’: South Africa, A talk show broadcasting on Ebonylife TV and Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV and eTV.
Pearl has hosted & guest presented at events for Elle, GQ, The Metro FM awards, Simon Sabela Awards, MTV Africa Music Awards, South African Film & Television Awards, South African Music Awards to mention just a few. She has also hosted music festivals & other music events around the country.
Pearl Thusi Quantico
Quantico is a drama from Josh Safran and Mark Gordon who are the executive producers. It explores the lives of young FBI recruits who have come to the Quantico base in Virginia for 21 weeks of training to become special agents. The recruits have been thoroughly vetted and are considered the best and the brightest – but each one of them possesses secrets, including hidden reasons for enlisting.
One recruit is keeping the biggest secret and he ends up being suspected of masterminding the most deadly attack on the United States. In addition to that, Pearl was part of the Quantico cast and acted as Dayana Mampasi from 2016 to 2017.
Pearl Thusi Height
Thusi stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.69 m).
Pearl Thusi Nominations and Awards
- Nominated for Best Actress in the supporting role at the SAFTAs for her role as Samkelisiwe on ZONE 14.
- Nominated as YOU Spectacular most stylish female celebrity.
- Nominated as the best female host/ presenter.
- Nominated as the Best Actress for her captivating performance in Kalushi: The story of Solomon Mahlangu by the Inaugural Rapid Lion Film Festival.
- In 2015, she was voted as one of the Coolest Female Celebrities at the Sunday Times Generation Next Awards.
- She was hailed as the Fag Hag of the year by the Feather Awards.
Pearl Thusi Book
She is currently writing a book sharing her experiences as a young mother navigating her way through life as a young career woman in efforts to inspire and educate mothers around the country.
Pearl Thusi Net Worth
According to celebsolino.com, Pearl has an estimated net worth of 2 million dollars.
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