Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi (born 13 May 1988) is a South African actress, model, television host, and radio personality. Thusi is 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.
Pearl Thusi Career
Currently, Pearl Thusi is the host of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV and e.tv, as well as talk show Moments, on EbonyLife TV. She has starred on the SABC 3 popular soap opera, Isidingo, as Palesa Motaung, co-hosted Live Amp with DJ Warras and Luthando Shosha, the SABC 1 celebrity gossip magazine show, Real Goboza.
In 2015, Thusi co-starred in Tremors 5: Bloodlines. She also appeared in a music video entitled “Pearl Thusi” by Emtee.
In 2016, Thusi was cast in a series regular role as Dayana Mampasi on the second season of the ABC thriller series Quantico. In the same year, Thusi was cast as Samkelo in the romantic drama film Catching Feelings. The film was released in theaters on March 9, 2018.
In 2018, Thusi became the new host of the third season of MTV Base’s Behind the Story. In the same year, Thusi was cast in the lead role of Queen Sono on the Netflix drama series Queen Sono.
Pearl Thusi Family
Born Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi in South Africa, her father’s name is Bhekizizwe Thusi. Her mother passed away a while back. She has two sisters : Prunella Thusi and Pamela Thusi.
Pearl Thusi Baby Father and Daughter
She was in a relationship with sports presenter Walter Mokoena with whom she has a daughter, Thandolwethu Mokoena.
Thusi Pearl Boyfriend
She was in a relationship with SuperSport and SABC sports journalist Robert Marawa but the couple are no longer together. Marawa confirmed of their breakup in August 2017.
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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