Terry Pheto Biography, News


Terry Pheto is a South African actress and producer, born on May 11, 1981, in Evaton, Gauteng, South Africa. She is best known for her roles in the films "Tsotsi" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom".

Pheto grew up in a small village called Burgersfort in Limpopo province. She moved to Johannesburg to pursue a career in acting, but initially struggled to find work. In 2005, she was cast in the lead role in the film "Tsotsi", directed by Gavin Hood. The film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006, and Pheto's performance received critical acclaim.

After her breakthrough role in "Tsotsi", Pheto appeared in several South African and international films, including "Catch a Fire" (2006), "Goodbye Bafana" (2007), "How to Steal 2 Million" (2011), and "A United Kingdom" (2016). She also starred in the television series "Zone 14" and "Jacob's Cross".

In addition to her acting work, Pheto is also a producer. She co-produced the film "Ayanda" in 2015, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. She also co-produced the television drama series "The Imposter" in 2018.

Pheto has received numerous awards for her acting, including the Best Supporting Actress award at the National Film Awards UK for her role in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in 2014. She was also named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in Africa by People magazine in 2016.

Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Pheto is a philanthropist and a brand ambassador for various companies. She founded the Terry Pheto Foundation in 2012, which focuses on education and women's empowerment in South Africa.

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