Born and bred in Durban, south africa with a passion for the entertainment industry; Pearl Thusi continues with determination to make her mark in the industry that she loves.
Pearl has enjoyed enormous success as an entertainer in Radio and TV broadcasting and her acting career equally continues to soar.
Thusi’s roles include 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. The actress, soon after gained her first lead role in a feature film, titled Kalushi; The Story of Solomon Mahlangu, (scheduled for release). She then landed two international movie roles within 6 months after that on Tremors: Bloodlines (Universal Pictures 2015) and Rosa (Germany). She more recently completed filming romantic comedy “Feelings” with famed comedian Kagiso Lediga & Akin Omotoso & is currently filming the second season “Quantico” in New York.
Pearl Thusi And Her Career
Pearl’s career began in her early school days participating in pageants in her her “township” of kwaNdengezi, KwaZulu Natal in South Africa; where she got her taste of being star on the humble stages and in front of cameras in her community. In high school, she continued pursuing the only door she could access to enter the industry- Modeling. She clinched titles as Miss KZN 2005, and First Runner-up in Miss SA Teen in 2003 to name a few.
Pearl has had a highly successful modeling career nationally, appearing in adverts for the biggest brands on the continent. As her name and fame grew, her modeling career began to evolve into the star we know today. She attributes all the basic foundation of modeling, and lessons she learnt to modeling as it provided the all important stepping stones that helped build her career as we know it today.
Her experience as a model came in handy in gracing the most memorable covers of the most high profile magazines including City Press’ iMag, Blaque, Gaschette, Destiny Hair, Bona Magazine, True Love, Dossier, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Grazia and numerous editorials on some of these titles.
She has become a social media sensation, amassing over 1.8 million followers and growing on Instagram alone.
Also a soap actress, she has starred in the SABC 3 soap opera Isidingo. She also starred in films like Tremors 5: Bloodlines and Zone 14.
PEARL THUSI IS A PROUD MOTHER OF A BEAUTIFUL GIRL, her daughter named Thandolwethu Mokoena.
She caught heat for her scandalous affair with rapper Aka