Thuso Mbedu is s a South African actress best known for her role as Kitso Medupe on the e.tv soapie Scandal! She’s continuing making headlines across the country. Let’s see some awesome facts and trivia about her!
1. Thuso has an honours degree in drama and arts from Wits University. She’s been awarded scholarships in the past, including the New York University Summer Programme in 2012.
2. Thuso previously attended school in Pietermaritzburg in her home province of KwaZulu-Natal.
3. She previously portrayed the character of Boni Khumalo on Mzansi Magic’s Saints and Sinners.
4. During her university year, she took part in a number of productions at the Wits Theatre fulfilling various roles including; Stage Crew member, Stage Manager, Performer, Assistant Director and Choreographer.
5. In 2012, she attended the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, in United States.
6. In October 2014, she appeared on Mzansi Magic’s telenovela turned soap opera IsiBaya, as Nosisa.
7. Her portrayal of Kitso Medupe arguably brought to a far greater audience and dramatically raised her public profile as her previous roles have all been on pay TV.
8. In March 2015, she portrayed the character of Kheti on SABC 2’s youth drama series, Snake Park 2.
9. Thuso also did a modelling course in 2008 that included ramp modelling but had to stop in 2009 after choosing to focus on her studies.
10. As soon as she started earning money, she invested her earnings into building a new home for her and her grand mother. She revealed this in an interview with Bona Magazine in June 2017. “I didn’t get to enjoy my first salary because I had to pay for the costs of finding a new home”, said the talented actress.