Proud Mzansi moment: Thuso Mbedu - first SA actress to lead in US show

Proud Mzansi moment: Thuso Mbedu - first SA actress to lead in US show

Thuso Mbedu, our gorgeous local actress, scored a super big role - she's the lead in an American TV series. Thuso is the first South African actress to bag the leading role in a US series - another big achievement for the actress.

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Thuso Mbedu is about to make her mark on American screens. The gorgeous actress landed a very big role.

She'll be the lead in an American series, The Underground Railroad, and is the first South African to bag such an important part.

Thuso is already a sterling actress in Mzansi, she's been nominated for an Emmy before and there is no doubt that she'll nail this role and keep making her country proud.

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They attempt to get their freedom through the Underground Railroad, a transport system that also offers secret routes and safe houses.

The story will be made by Amazon and is based on a book of the same name, which was published in 2016.

As reported by, it made it to the bestseller lists and won the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.

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We look forward to seeing Thuso doing her thing on international screens.

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Source: Briefly News

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