African artists are becoming increasingly popular over the years and their songs, acting skills and other various talents are starting to travel all around the globe.
They are sending a positive message about the African people and are promoting Africa in the best possible way.
We are going to talk about such a young artist today, mention her early years, net worth and career path, so you can get a better picture about who she is and how she became so popular.
Pearl Thusi is a young South African actress, TV host, and model and radio host. Her beauty and talent have won over the world already, and her career seems to be progressing amazingly.
Pearl Thusi was born on May 13th 1988 in South Africa. This talented young actress grew up in South Africa and spent all her childhood there and from an early age wanted to become someone.
The first noticeable thing about her was her beauty and that is what people always praised when she was sin question.
Her father’s name is Bhekizizwe Thusi and information about her mother are not available. All that is known is that her mother passed away few years back and that Pearl has two sisters. Their names are Pamela Thusi and Prunella Thusi.
She finished both her high school and her primary school in South Africa, and after high school wanted to begin her career as a model. It didn’t take her long to decide where she wants to go with her life, so she decided it is best to participate in a beauty show.
When she was only 15 years old, she went on and performed on a beauty pageant as Teen miss South Africa. After the pageant many companies and managers noticed her, but her career didn’t boom just yet. She decided to finish college first and later focus on her career in modelling and acting.
At the university, she studied theater studies and graduated few years later. After finishing college, she knew that acting will be her way to the top, so she focused all her efforts on pursuing her acting career.
Soon after she finished college, first roles started coming up and it was not long before she managed to get to the top.
Since there isn’t any more information about her early years, we are going to continue on writing about her career and how she managed to reach the position she is on right now.
At the age of 15, Pearl Thusi went on the catwalk, taking part in Miss Teen South Africa, before turning to theater studies at the university. In 2009, she appeared in an episode of agency No. 1 detective ladies, South African police comedy.
A few years later, it is as an animator that the young woman returns to television and acquires a certain notoriety in her native country.
Also co-owner of a modeling agency, Pearl Thusi debuted on the big screen in 2015, thanks to a supporting role in the fifth installment of the sci-fi saga Tremors. The following year, the Quantico series reveals it to the general public. In the second season, the actress embodies Dayana Mampasi, a disciplined and loyal lawyer recruited by the CIA, becoming one of the roommates of the heroine Alex Parrish (Priyanka Chopra) at the training center.
Pearl Thusi then continues with the Kalushi biopic: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, and joins the international casting of the film The Blue Mauritius, alongside Eric Dane and Gerard Depardieu.
She is currently a host of the Lip Sync Battle Africa that is being shown on MTV and also on E.TV. Besides being the host of these two shows, she is also working on the talk show Moments and played a role in Isidingo in the role of Palesa Motaung.
Pearl was also a host on the Luthando Shosha on SABC 1 and a gossip magazine called Real Goboza. Her career on TV is pretty substantial for her career and she has definitely become a well-known face on South African TV channels.
In 2009, she got a role in The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency, where she played the role of Patricia Kopong. The show aired on BBC/HBO and recorded some good ratings. In 215, she got a role in Tremors 5: Bloodlines and also in a music video by Emtee called Pearl Thusi.
This talented young actress and host is one of the most famous faces in South Africa, noticeable from her beauty and charisma.
In 2016 she got a role in an ABC series Quantico, which marked the beginning of a more serious career in USA. As soon as her face got to the international channels, everyone wanted to see this beautiful actress in their projects.
Soon after Quantico, she got a role in Catching Feelings, which is a romantic drama that came out in 2018. In a movie called Kalushi, she got the role of Brenda Riviera and in 2018 she was offered an opportunity to host MTV’s Base Behind the Story. This gave her an opportunity to get her face out there and to become even more noticeable by the audiences in USA.
Her biggest role so far is definitely in a Netflix series called Queen Sono and the series should be released in 2020. The date of the release has not yet been announced, but we are hoping that this will happen soon. Thusi has a large fan base in her home country, but she seems to be breaking the boundaries and becoming increasingly popular in USA as well.
Her career has been full of ups and downs, but now at 31 years, she is finally beginning to shine like a true star. Her career is only beginning, at least overseas and we will definitely see more of her in the future.
When it comes to Thusi’s net worth, it is estimated at around 2$ million. Based on her social media accounts, we can see that Thusi has a substantial net worth that is getting bigger as years go by since she is now more active than ever.
Since she just go deal with Netflix, we can expect this net worth to become even higher in the future, especially if the upcoming show proves to be a success. Thusi’s career will most definitely continue in USA but her roots are something that is tying her forever to South Africa, so she won’t be going anywhere.
She often shares photos of her lavish home and many luxurious cars she owns, so we can conclude that Thusi is living a pretty satisfying life.
Most of her net worth comes from her TV hosting gigs, but she is also very active when it comes to acting roles, and so far she took part in many good roles, both in SA and in USA.
Thusi grew up in a small town in South Africa, but from an early age she knew that she wanted to become popular.
Her goal was to pursue a career in modelling, but she later fell in love with acting. Thusi’s first jobs in front of the camera were as a model. Her first acting gigs started when she was only 15 years old, when she participated in SA Miss Teen.
She ended up winning the title, and after that, the opportunities kept on coming. Thusi is a beautiful woman and over the years she has been linked to many famous men, both from SA and from USA. Her career made her be on both sides, so she often travelled to USA and came back to SA.
She is currently single but she was married to a famous South African sports journalist Robert Marawa and the couple was living lavishly in South Africa. They often posted photos of their expensive cars and other assets, so we could have concluded that both of them are living well.
Even though everything seemed to be perfect in their relationship, in 2017, they announce their breakup. The reason for the breakup was not confirmed, even though many rumors started popping up. The couple has one daughter together.
Thusi shared on her Twitter account in 2018 that she is in love again, but she didn’t’ reveal who the lucky man was.
So far this has remained a mystery, so we do not know if she is still together with this person or not. Pearl definitely made a huge success both in South Africa and internationally, and that is undeniable.
She continues to score great acting roles and her career seems to be going up as years go by. The fans are expecting the release of her new Netflix series in 2020, and if the show proves to be success, we will definitely be seeing Pearl more in USA than in South Africa.
This beautiful young actress has broken all the barriers and managed to win over the hearts of fans around the world.
Full name: Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi
Date of birth: May 13th 1988
Birthplace: Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Profession: actress, model, TV and radio host
Height: 1.69 m
Weight: 60 kg
Net Worth: 2$ million