Pearl Thusi, full name Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi, was born on May 13, 1988, in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa[1][4][9][10]. She attended Pinetown Girls’ High School for her secondary education[2]. Pearl is a South African actress, model, television host, and radio personality[1][4][8][10].

Throughout her career, Pearl has had numerous roles across different media platforms. She is best known for her roles as 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 romance film “Catching Feelings”[1][10][12]. Pearl also starred in the SABC 3 soap opera “Isidingo”[23] and played the titular role in the South African crime drama series “Queen Sono”[8]. She has worked as a host for Live AMP, Metro FM, Lip Sync Battle Africa, and Moments South Africa[23].

As of April 17, 2023, Pearl Thusi is 34 years old[6]. She is also a mother[11]. Although she is currently single, she has had several boyfriends in the past[20][21].