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This September, rising star actress Thuso Mbedu will be seen as the lead of Sony's The Woman King opposite Viola Davis. In the historical epic feature directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Mbedu plays Nawi, an ambitious recruit who fights within the all-female military unit lead by Nanisca (Davis). The film was shot in Mbedu's home country of South ... See full bio »

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'The Woman King' Stunts? Nearly 100% Real.

Viola Davis, Lashana Lynch, John Boyega, Sheila Atim, Thuso Mbedu, and director Gina Prince-Bythewood divulge their challenging experiences with the visceral stunt and fight choreography on The Woman King.

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Is'Thunzi Winnie
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 2022 The Woman King
Nawi
 2021 The Underground Railroad (TV Mini Series)
Cora
- Chapter 10: Mabel (2021) ... Cora
- Chapter 9: Indiana Winter (2021) ... Cora
- Chapter 8: Indiana Autumn (2021) ... Cora
- Chapter 7: Fanny Briggs (2021) ... Cora (credit only)
 2017-2019 Shuga (TV Series)
Ipeleng
 2018 Side Dish (TV Mini Series)
Phiwe
 2018 JJC: Johnny Just Come
Fifi
 2018 Liberty (TV Mini Series)
Rosie
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Rosie
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Rosie
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Rosie
 2016-2017 Is'Thunzi (TV Series)
Winnie
- Dignity (2017) ... Winnie
- Death (2017) ... Winnie
- Divine Timing (2017) ... Winnie
- Letting Go (2017) ... Winnie
 2017 Lokoza (Short)
 2015 Scandal! (TV Series)
Kitso
- Episode #1.2310 (2015) ... Kitso
- Episode #1.2303 (2015) ... Kitso
- Episode #1.2181 (2015) ... Kitso
- Episode #1.2178 (2015) ... Kitso
- Episode #1.2177 (2015) ... Kitso
 2014 Isibaya (TV Series)
Nosisa
- Christmas Day (2014) ... Nosisa
- Important Decision (2014) ... Nosisa
- Feeling Betrayed (2014) ... Nosisa
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