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Terry Pheto Biography – Net Worth, Age, Husband, Children , Movies & Awards

FULL NAME : Moitheri Pheto
STAGE NAME : Terry Pheto
NET WORTH : She is worth a lot of dollars
DATE OF BIRTH/AGE : Born on May 11, 1981 [currently 36 years old]
PLACE OF BIRTH: South Africa
OCCUPATION : South African actress
NATIONALITY : South African
INSTAGRAM: Terry Pheto (@terrypheto)

Our biography touch-light shall be focusing on Terry Pheto, a popular South African actress. Probably you don’t know anything about the black skinned woman perhaps you might know little about her but we are going to be officially introducing her to you right away.

The Biography and profile of Terry Pheto is what we shall be checking out right now and it is meant to reveal her lesser known facts to those whom it may concern.

Moitheri Pheto is a South African actress best known for her leading role as Miriam in the 2005 Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi. She became known after featuring as Miriam in 2005’s Tsotsi which later won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

Terry Pheto has also won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in How to Steal 2 Million. She is regarded as one of the most hard working South African actress and she has contributed her quarter in the industry.

Early Life And Background

Terry Pheto was born on 11 May 1981 in Evaton, South Africa, therefore she is currently 36 years old as of the time of creating this biography. She was bred in Soweto until the age of 21. Before the fame, she was a member of a local theatre group. Pheto was spotted by casting agent Moonyeenn Lee in a theatre group in Soweto during the casting process for Tsotsiand, that was how her acting career came into play.


Terry Pheto made her debut in a movie titled Tsotsi, she also went on to appear in other films such as Catch a Fire (2006), Goodbye Bafana (2007) and How to Steal 2 Million (2012). She has also been featured in some Television series and they are ;

  • SABC1 drama series Justice for All (as Lerato)
  • Zone 14 (as Pinky Khumba) and Jacob’s Cross, as Mbali

In the SABC2 mini-series Hopeville, she played the key role of Fikile from March to April 2009 before calling it a wrap. Soon after, the series was later made into an award-winning film. She decided to leave her home country South Africa to try her luck in Hollywood, she landed a recurring role of a heart surgeon, Dr. Malaika Maponya, on the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She also played a significant role in an episode of the Nicky Greenwall-hosted documentary series The Close Up, which was aired on and the eNews Channel in 2012. Terry Pheto was also featured in the first episode of the second season of the SABC1 reality series Play Your Part, aired on 9 July 2012.

In year 2010, she was a guest judge on the SABC1 reality competition Class Act, in the “Film Noir” episode. She was also featured in the theatre productions The Toilet (directed by Bongani Linda) and The Devil’s Protest, directed by Thulani Didi. Terry Pheto was named as the new face of L’Oréal in July 2008 .

She co-starred with Idris Elba in the 2013 biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Personal Life

She once date DJ Sbu in 2009 and the relationship lasted for only a year. According to revelations, they broke up due to DJ Sbu’s ‘bad publicity’ and it was doing damage to Terry’s L’Oreal ambassadorship which necessitated their break up. LAst time we checked the two are still good friends despite not dating again.

Awards and Nominations

  • Africa Movie Academy Awards
  • She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role: How to Steal 2 Million
  • In July 2008 Pheto was named as the new face of L’Oréal


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