Pearl Thusi is a South African actress, model, television host and radio personality. Thusi is known for her portrayal of Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the ABC thriller Quantico and Samkelo in the romantic drama film Catching Feelings. Currently, she stars in the lead role as Queen Sono in the Netflix crime drama series Queen Sono.

Birth Name

Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi




Actress, Model, TV Host


South African

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Pearl Thusi was born on the 13th of May 1988, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


She’s currently 32 years old.

Sun Sign







Pearl attended Pinetown Girls’ High School is a public school for girls in Josiah Gumede road (i.e. Old Main Road), Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Family Details

  • Father – Bhekizizwe Thusi
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Prunella Thusi, Pamela Thusi (Sister)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Pearl Thusi has dated –


Pearl has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

  • In feet – 5 feet 6¾ inches
  • In centimeters – 169 cm
  • In meters – 1.69 m


  • In Kilograms – 57 kg
  • In Pounds – 126 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-26-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Pearl is known for her portrayal of Patricia Kopong in the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series,  The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Dayana Mampasi in the ABC thriller Quantico and Samkelo in the romantic drama film Catching Feelings.

Film Debut

In 2015, Pearl made her first film onscreen role of Dr. Nandi Montabu in the direct-to-video  monster film, Tremors 5: Bloodlines directed by Don Michael Paul.

Television Debut

In 2009, Pearl starred her first television show on the BBC/HBO comedy-drama series, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in which she played the role of Patricia Kopong.

Pearl Thusi Favorites

  • Favorite ActorJohnny Depp
  • Favorite ActressJulia Roberts
  • Favorite TV Show – Game of Thrones
  • Favorite Place – Paris
  • Favorite Color – Black & White
  • Favorite Food – Fast Food, Hot Dog

Pearl Thusi Net worth

Pearl Thusi has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pearl Thusi

  • Pearl 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 in which she played the role of Palesa Motaung.
  • Pearl appeared in a music video entitled Pearl Thusi by Emtee.
  • In 2011, Pearl made her acting with the TV series, Zone 14 in which she played the role of Samkelisiwe.
  • In 2016, she was cast in a series regular role as Dayana Mampasi on the second season of the ABC thriller series, Quantico.
  • In 2017, Pearl was cast as Samkelo in the romantic drama film, Catching Feelings directed and written by Kagiso Lediga.
  • In 2018, she became the new host of the third season of MTV Base’s Behind the Story.
  • In 2020, Pearl was cast in the lead role of Queen Sono on the Netflix crime drama series, Queen Sono.


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