Vogue names actress Thuso Mbedu one of its rising stars

Vogue names actress Thuso Mbedu one of its rising stars

Two-time international Emmy nominee Thuso Mbedu has received major praise from Vogue magazine. 

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South African actress Thuso Mbedu's star is shining brightly around the world. 

The 28-year-old has been named one of VOGUE magazine's eight rising stars to watch from 2020's biggest small screen releases. 

She appeared in an article published on the magazine's UK and Aus websites, alongside Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the breakout star of Netflix's new series 'Never Have I Ever', and 'Hollywood' star Jeremy Pope. 

Thuso was recognised for her leading role in Amazon Prime's upcoming series, 'The Underground Railroad'. 

The series, which is directed by 'Moonlight's' Barry Jenkins, is based on Colson Whitehead's award-winning book of the same name. The book became a Pulitzer Prize winner. 

Thuso plays a slave named Cora who works on a plantation in Georgia. 

"One of the most powerful books of our times directed by one of the best directors working today, The Underground Railroad is guaranteed to be a huge moment for Mbedu and the series’ other newcomers: Aaron Pierre and Chase W. Dillon. Originally slated for a 2019 release, hopes are high that this will be coming to Amazon Prime very soon," the Vogue article read.

Thuso is fast becoming a well-known face abroad. She was nominated for a 'Best Actress' iEmmy award in 2018 for her role in Mzansi Magic drama, 'Is'thunzi'.

It was her second nomination for the role. 

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