Pearl Thusi is the girl she thinks she is and has been flying high in the international acting space, as her latest film fist full of vengeance hits number one on Netflix.
Having previously worked on the South African crime drama series Queen Sono, produced by Kagiso Lediga in February 2020 and gotten rave reviews from fans and celebrities alike, the 33 year old earned praises from stars like Gabriel Union, proving that she is aiming for the top.
Pearl has had an undeniably strong presence as an entertainment personality and a pleasantly surprising, yet strong foundation as an actress. Starting her acting debut between 2008/9 in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series ‘The number 1. Ladies’ Detective Agency’ as Patricia Kopong, followed by an acting role on ‘Zone 14’ as Samkelisiwe between 2011/12.
She went on to act on the local drama – Isidingo in 2013 as Palesa Motaung, then as Dr. Nandi Montabu in the 2015 film Tremors 5: Bloodlines.
Between 2016/17 she starred in the film Quantico as Dayana Mampasi and also went on to star as Samkelo in a film called ‘Catching feelings’. In the same year, she was featured in another local film called Kalushi, playing the role of Brenda Riviera.
The year 2018 saw her star in the film Scorpion Kings: Book of souls as Tala.
Thusi caught the attention of many when she played a role in the international film – Bulletproof 2 as Jonna Jo Schmidt, which led to her scoring a leading role in the local film, Queen Sono.
Fast forward to January 17, 2022, the actress plays the role of Zama in the Netflix film Wu Assassins – Fist full of vengeance, directed by Roel Reine’. The South African media personality took to her Instagram to thank everyone involved in the making of the film.
“I could never thank the cast, stunt team, extras, crew, director, producers, and anyone mentioned enough for this amazing experience! I hope people enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it for you”, Pearl wrote on her Instagram.
Not long after the release of the film, it reached #1 on Netflix, affording the media personality gained further recognition from the legendary American actress, rapper, and singer Queen Latifah.
The love Pearl has been receiving must have really pulled at her heartstrings as she has since shared a heartfelt message detailing her journey stating that she has had struggles to overcome which is somewhat surprising as one wouldn’t imagine that, given her long string of success.