Terry Pheto biography

Terry Pheto Biography, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Films, Awards and Career

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Terry Pheto is a South African actress and producer who is known for her role as Miriam in the film Tsotsi. Moitheri Pheto was born on 11th May 1981 in Evaton, South Africa.

Terry Pheto Career

After her debut in Tsotsi, Pheto appeared in other films such as Catch a Fire (2006), Goodbye Bafana (2007) and How to Steal 2 Million (2012).

Television series she has acted in include the SABC1 drama series Justice for All (as Lerato), Zone 14 (as Pinky Khumba) and Jacob’s Cross, as Mbali. Pheto played the key role of Fikile in the SABC2 mini-series Hopeville, from March to April, 2009. The series was later made into an award-winning film. In 2011, after leaving South Africa to try her luck in Hollywood, she landed a recurring role of a heart surgeon, Dr. Malaika Maponya, on the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.

She was the subject of an episode of the Nicky Greenwall-hosted documentary series The Close Up, which aired on e.tv and the eNews Channel in 2012. In the same year she was a featured subject in the first episode of the second season of the SABC1 reality series Play Your Part, aired on 9 July 2012. In 2010 she was a guest judge on the SABC1 reality competition Class Act, in the “Film Noir” episode.

She has also acted in the theatre productions The Toilet (directed by Bongani Linda) and The Devil’s Protest, directed by Thulani Didi.

In July 2008 Pheto was named as the new face of L’Oréal. She has also been featured in numerous magazines, including Destiny, Vanity Fair, Drum, You/Huisgenoot, Y-Magazine, Bona, Heat, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and True Love.

Terry Pheto Relationship – Terry Pheto Husband

Terry Pheto dated DJ Sbu in 2009 but they later broke up in 2010. It was alleged that they broke up due to DJ Sbu’s ‘bad publicity’ and that it was doing damage to Terry’s L’Oreal ambassadorship and therefore she was instructed to break up with him. During an interview on Real Talk with Anele she said that those were just rumours and they are good friends.

Terry Pheto Television Shows

  • Justice for All as Lerato
  • Zone 14 as Pinky Khumba
  • Jacob’s Cross as Mbali
  • Hopeville as Fikile
  • The close up
  • Play your part


  • Tsotsi (2005)
  • Catch a Fire (2006)
  • Goodbye Bafana (2007)
  • Mafrika (2008)
  • The Bold and The Beautiful (2011)
  • How to Steal 2 Million (2012)
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
  • Cuckold (2015)
  • A United Kingdom (2016)
  • Madiba TV series (2017)
  • hat’s The Deal (2018)
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