Biography of Thuso Mbedu & Net Worth 2024

Biography of Thuso Mbedu & Net Worth 2024.

Thuso Mbedu (born 8 July 1991) is a South African actress. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in the telenovela Is’Thunzi, which has been called “one of the most compelling television programmes on South African television” by Mail & Guardian. She has also played Kitso Medupe in the soap opera Scandal, Nosisa in Isibaya, and Boni Khumalo in Saints and Sinners. In 2021, she starred as the main lead in the highly-anticipated Amazon Video limited series The Underground Railroad, and will also star alongside Viola Davis in the upcoming historical epic The Woman King, directed by Love & Basketball director Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Early Life

Thuso Nokwanda Mbedu was born and raised in Pelham, a borough of Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She was raised by her grandmother who was her legal guardian after the passing of both her parents at an early age. When Mbedu was eighteen, she attended the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), where she studied Physical Theatre and Performing Arts Management, resulting in her graduating with honors. In 2012, she attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, US.


Year Title Role Notes
2014–present Saints and Sinners Boni Khumalo Lead role
2014 Isibaya Nosisa Guest role
2015– 2017 Scandal! Kitso Medupe Supporting role
2015 Snake Park Khethi Guest role
2016–2017 Is’Thunzi Winnie Bhengu Lead role
2017–2019 Shuga Ipeleng Supporting role
2018 Generations: The Legacy Okuhle Cele Supporting role
2018 Side Dish Phiwe Lead role
2021 The Underground Railroad Cora Randall Lead role

Thuso Mbedu Net Worth

Thuso Mbedu’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million – $2 million. Thus, the fixed amount is not readily known.