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Thuso Mbedu

In Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, at Midlands Medical Center, the actress was conceived. Her multiracial name reflects the fact that her father is Sotho and Xhosa and her mother is Zulu. Her Zulu grandmother, who was appointed as her legal guardian following the untimely passing of her parents, raised her in the Pelham neighborhood. In the historical limited series "Underground Railroad" on Amazon Video from 2021, directed by Oscar winner Barry Jenkins and based on the same-named novel by Coleson Whitehead, Thuto makes her worldwide debut. The Hollywood Film Critics Association TV Breakout Star Award was also given to the actress.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat was born and reared in Los Angeles and goes by the name Zandile Dlamini. The rapper's father, Dumisani Dlamini, is a well-known South African Zulu actor best remembered for his roles as Mbodla in Isibaya and Crocodile in Sarafina. Deborah Sawyer, a white American Jew, is Zandile's mother. The rapper's parents were married for 15 years when the rapper's father left Doja Cat, her mother, and her brother behind and returned to South Africa because he missed his home country.

Nomzamo Mbatha

Nomzamo Mbatha was born in the Zulu-majority province of KwaZulu Natal, in the town of KwaMashu, about 21 kilometers northwest of Durban. Nomzamo's career was launched when she placed second in an MTV show audition. Then, after appearing in a number of South African plays and motion pictures, she relocated to Hollywood, where she was cast as Mirembe in the film Coming 2 America. Nomzamo was given the chance to work alongside renowned actors like Eddie Murphy and Wesley Snipes, which was a wonderful opportunity.

Mbatha-Raw Gugulethu

The actress first gained recognition for her role in the science fiction series Doctor Who. She later made appearances in the comedy film Larry Crowne starring Tom Hanks and the ephemeral television series Undercovers and Touch. Patrick Mbatha, a Zulu doctor from South Africa, and Anna Raw, an English nurse of white ethnicity, are the parents of Gugu.


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