Pearl Thusi Biography | Real Name, Age, Children, Acting Career, Baby Daddy
Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, and television presenter known on the local and international scene for her extensive Television career. Her full name is Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi.
Pearl Thusi Age
The actress was born on May 13, 1988, in Durban, South Africa. Her original language is called Isizulu, but growing up, people thought she was mixed.
Pearl’s Early Life and Education
Thusi comes from a place called KwaNdengezi and Hammarsdale in Durban. She has two sisters. She went to Pinetown Girls’ High School. She started studying at the University of the Witwatersrand but left to focus on her career and her child. In 2020, she returned to looking at the University of South Africa.
Her Television Career
Pearl Thusi began her career as a model, winning the title of Miss KwaZulu-Natal in 2003 when she was just 15 years old. She then became a model for various fashion brands and magazines.
In 2009, Thusi made her acting debut in the drama series “E.tv’s Family Bonds,” where she played the role of Palesa Motaung. She later gained recognition as Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.”
Pearl Thusi has since acted in numerous movies and television shows, including “Quantico,” where she played the role of Dayana Mampasi, and “Catching Feelings,” where she played the role of Samkelo. She has also appeared in local South African films such as “Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu” and “Zulu Wedding.”
In 2020, Thusi starred in the lead role of Netflix’s first African original series, “Queen Sono.” The series premiered in February 2020 and was met with positive reviews. The actress starred in a hit Netflix movie, Fistful of Vengeance 2022, an international action movie.
Pearl Thusi has also worked as a television presenter, hosting various shows such as “Lip Sync Battle Africa,” “Moments South Africa,” and “The Real Goboza.” She has also appeared as a guest judge on the reality competition show “Project Runway South Africa.”
Pearl Thusi’s businesses
Over the years, Pearl Thusi has landed deals as a brand ambassador for some of the most prestigious brands in the continent. These include MAC, Volkswagen, Europa Art, Karl Lagerfeld and many more.
The actress is also a business owner now as she owns a hair products company called Black Pearl. In 2021, she bought shares in an alcohol company called Black Rose that makes Gins.
Pearl Thusi and Philanthropy
In addition to her career in the entertainment industry, Thusi is a social activist and has been involved in various charitable organizations, including the Thusanani Children’s Foundation, which supports orphaned and vulnerable children.
Pearl Thusi is considered one of South Africa’s most influential women, and she continues to inspire young people with her work and activism.
Pearl Thusi’s baby daddy and children
Thusi had a relationship with celebrated Sports media personality Walter Mokoena when she was in her first year at University. She fell pregnant and left her studies for her family life and Television career. The actress gave birth to her daughter Thandolwethu Mokoena. Pearl and Walter later go their separate ways, but they still co-parent.
In 2019, Pearl Thusi adopted another daughter named Okuhlekonke Thusi, who became an addition to their family.
Her Friendships and Rivalries
Pearl Thusi has been known to throw shade at Bonang Matheba since 2016, and to this day, the two are not close. The actress is also said to have befriended DJ Zinhle because of their mutual hate for Bonang. However, the friendship between the two has seemed to grow and stood the test of time. They have been there for each other for the longest time. Some of Pearl’s friends in the entertainment circle are Moozlie, Nadia Jaftha, Cassper Nyovest, Somizi and many more.