Who is Xoli Zondi? Many people know her as Zodwa, her character's name in Generations. She is an actress and stands out because of her prolific acting skills. There is a lot of interesting stuff about her. How about unearthing more about her life, acting career and other things that you may not know?
Xoli Zondi began her acting career early with her talent providing a stepping stone for landing more acting gigs up to date. However, her life and work in the acting industry have not come without its share of challenges, including a controversial graphics edited nude picture.
Xoli Zondi profile
- Name: Xolisile Zondi
- Birthdate: 17th September 1983
- Xoli Zondi age: 37 years in 2020
- Birthplace: Hammersdale, Durban KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Occupation: Actress, motivational speaker, career guidance counsellor, MC.
- Husband name: Phiwokuhle Zamisa
- Children names: Mandy and Ukusa
Xoli Zondi biography
The actress was born in Hammersdale, Durban KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa on 17th September 1983. How old is Xoli Zondi? She is 37 years old as of 2020. She was brought up by a single mother. She has a diploma in drama studies from the Durban University of Technology.
Her life took a dramatic turn when at the tender age of 16 when she got pregnant. In an interview, Mrs Zamisa stated that although it was a difficult time, the support she received from her family and her faith in God helped her survive an unexpected bundle of joy.
After graduating from school, she began her career by taking part in theatre performances in Durban and its vicinities. A while later, she landed her first acting TV gig on the sitcom Family Bonds starring as Winnie from 2007-2009.
Her big break into the acting industry was when she starred in the SABC1 soapie, Generations, as Zodwa. Other TV shows appearances include:
- Single Galz as Ntsiki
- e-Kasi (season 5) as Smangele
- Zabalaza (season 3) as Amahle
- Greed & Desire (season 1) as Nqobile Gigaba
As of October 2020, confirmation was that the actress returned to grace the screens. She will be playing a significant role in Imbewu: The Seed starring as Violet Vilakazi.
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Xoli Zondi family
Who is Xoli Zondi's husband? The actress has not been shy about talking about her love life and her marriage to ward councillor, Phiwokuhle Zamisa. The pair started dating early but split up in 2012 after dating for ten years. As if meant to be, the two reconnected again in 2016, with their newly found love leading to marriage the following year. Xoli Zondi married Zamisa in 2017 in two weddings.
The first ceremony was a traditional wedding ceremony hosted at her husband's home in July.
In attendance at the traditional wedding were not family but also friends.
The second wedding ceremony was the white wedding, which took place in December. It was total bliss!
Xoli Zondi children
The actress is a mother of two girls. Her first daughter is Mandy, who was born when the actress was 16 years old. Now her daughter is a teen. The actress maintains that she keeps open communication with her daughter.
Her second daughter is Ukusa, who was born after her wedding. The little girl whose name means "Dawn of a New Day" has brought joy to the family since she entered into the world.
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The actress hosts acting workshops to provide a platform for artists to improve their acting skills. The workshops are not only open to upcoming actors but also established actors.
In 2018, she appeared on the edition of the Ackermans magazine. In the magazine, the actress describes her most important role that is being a mother and talks more about her parenting technique.
In 2014, there was a controversial photo that did rounds on social media. The image depicted the actress and another female colleague, Maggie Benedict, both in the nude. However, much she did not comment, a good look at the picture clearly showed photoshopping.
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Zamisa social media
The actress has a strong social media following, especially on her Instagram account where she is almost at 100k followers, her Twitter is not far behind, and she has about 33k followers, and her Facebook page has 14k followers. Her business e-mail is Xolitzondi@gmail.com.
That is much to know about Xoli Zondo, the girl who did not allow setbacks to hold back her dreams and made it to be a star.
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