Zethu Dlomo-Mphahlele is her real full name, but simply fondly addressed as Zethu Dlomo. She is a multi talented and award-winning South African actress and model who has attained prominence in the entertainment world.
Zethu is best known for a popular American series, Black Sail, where she played the role of Madi.
She was born on March 31, 1989 in Lenasia, Gauteng province of South Africa. Zethu grew up in Mmesi Park, Dobsonville, Soweto.
Zethu Dlomo’s Educational Background
Zethu Dlomo had her primary and secondary education in Lenasia and Soweto, South Africa respectively.
She first studied at the National School of the Arts and later graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree Honours in Dramatic Art at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Zethu Dlomo’s Career
Zethu Dlomo kick-started her career in acting in 2012, when she played the lead role in the sci-fi television series, Room 9, telecast in the SABC 1. She acted in the role of Detective Alice Kunene in the series.
She has since featured in several International shows, such as the HBO series Number One Ladies Detective Agency in 2008 as ‘Boone Magasane’, ‘Patience‘ in Mary and Martha where she appeared in a cameo role. The movie was directed by Phillip Noyce.
Zethu Dlomo has also been featured in Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and BET International (BET)’s Book of Negroes where she played the role of the pregnant slave ‘Sanu.’
In 2017, she appeared in the first South African western film Five Fingers for Marseilles and played the role of ‘Lerato’. The film had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival later released in cinemas in the United States of America in September 2018.
In 2018, Dlomo starred in the film Mandela’s Gun, directed by John Irvin. She played the role of Winnie, Nelson Mandela’s wife in the movie.
The film also had its world premier in New York, Harlem NY in the same year.
In the year 2020, she worked in a short film Hotel on the Koppies written and directed by Charlie Vundla.
The talented South movie star has on the general note starred in several hit movies, some of which are:
- Black Sails
- Five Fingers for Marseilles
- Mandela’s Gun
- Hotel on the Koppies
- Amazing Grace
- Boone Magasane
- Room 9
- Mary and Martha
- Fanie Fourie’s Lobola
- Leading Lady
- The Book of Negroes, among numerous others.
Awards and Nominations
Zethu Dlomo has in the course of her acting career been nominated for various awards and won some, most notably as:
- 2014 winner of South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) for her role in a hit movie, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola where she played the role of Dinky Magubane.
- Dlomo also won the award for the ‘Brett Goldin Best Newcomer’ at the 2014/2015 Naledi Theatre Awards for her multiple characters in the stage play Have You Seen Zandile? directed by Khutjo Green.
- 2013 Nominee for ‘Best Actress in a Feature Film.’
Aside acting, the beautiful and exceptionally talented South African star is also a model and voice over. She has done good number of modelling and voice-over for various giant companies across South Africa.
Her Personal Life
Zethu Dlomo has been happily married to her lovely husband and a fellow actor, Lebogang Mphahlele since 2018. The marriage is richly blessed.
She is based in South Africa with her husband.
Zethu Dlomo’s Net Worth
Zethu Dlomo is one of the most respected and celebrated actresses in South Africa with an estimated net worth of over $450,000 dollars.
Zethu has remained prominent on social media with lots of followers. You can reach or follow her on:
Instagram handle – @zethudlomomphahlele.
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