Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi born Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, Tv personality and radio show host.

She was born on the 13th of May, 1988 in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

She is known for her character Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.

Let’s take a look at her biography.

Pearl Thusi
Pearl Thusi

Pearl Thusi Full Name

Pearl was born Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi but she is widely known as Pearl Thusi.

Pearl Thusi Age

She was born on the 13th of May, 1988 in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. She is 32 years old as of the year 2020.

Pearl Thusi Hometown

She was born on the 13th of May, 1988 in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

Pearl Thusi Early Life and Education

She had her secondary level education at the Pinetown Girls High School then moved on to the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa where she pursued a degree in Communications.

Pearl Thusi Parents

She was born to Mr. Bhekizizwe Thusi and Mrs. Thusi. She lost her mum when she was still a teenager.

Pearl was brought up by her father, alongside her two younger sisters; Pamela Thusi and Prunella Thusi.

Pearl Thusi Personal Life

Pearl has had a field day when it comes to being intimate, she been in and out of quite a of relationships.

She got involved with Walter Mokoena, a football anchor at SABC which resulted in the birth of her daughter Thandolwethu Mokoena. The two later broke up.

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Pearl went to date one Robert Marawa, who serves at SABC as a sports journalist.

On the 6th of August, 2017 in a twitter post, Robert wrote, ”I confirm the rumour & speculation that my relationship with Miss Pearl Thusi ended a few months ago. We continue 2 be good friends though.”

Pearl Thusi Career

Pearl Thusi is a perfect definition of talent. She is an actress, a model, a TV host and radio presenter.

She has earned quite a fortune from each one of her careers. As a model, she has bagged a couple of crowns and appeared on the cover image of several magazines.

As an actress, Pearl has featured in several South African shows. She also had a good break when she featured on the second season of ABC thriller series Quantico, alongside Priyanka Chopra.

Pearl Thusi
Pearl Thusi

She is the host of Lip Sync Battle Africa on MTV and, as well as the talk show Moments, on EbonyLife TV.

She has starred on the SABC 3 popular soap opera, Isidingo, as Palesa Motaung, co-hosted Live Amp with DJ Warras and Luthando Shosha, the SABC 1 celebrity gossip magazine show, Real Goboza.

Thusi became the new host of the third season of MTV Base’s Behind the Story in 2018.

In the same year, She was cast in the lead role of Queen Sono in the Netflix crime drama series Queen Sono.

The series premiered on the 28th of  February 2020 and was widely acclaimed by critics, and Thusi’s performance in particular was singled out for praise.

In April 2020, the series was renewed by Netflix for a second season.

Pearl Thusi Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

She goes by the handle @pearlthusi on Instagram, @PearlThusi on Twitter and Pearl Thusi on Facebook.


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