Thuso Mbedu is a trailblazer! The 28 year-old actress was named in Vogue Australia’s 8 rising stars to watch list in shows that play on steaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and others.
The Is’thunzi star is in Barry Jenkins’s The Underground Railroad, an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same title. She will be playing the role of Cora, an enslaved woman seeking freedom from the horrors of slavery.
The show is set to be released on Amazon Prime. The Underground Railroad also stars Aaron Pierre and Chase W. Dillon. Other rising stars named in the list are Paul Mescal, Sonoya Mizuno, Choi Woo-shik, Jeremy Pope, Taylor Russell, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan and Leo Sheng.