googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; Education She is currently based in Los Angeles. So when it came to my education and developing my skills as a young performer, I knew I needed to go to the best conservatories in the world and that’s what I aimed for.”. Born to South African opera singers Linda Bhukosini and Bongani Tembe, she spent a large part of her childhood in New York where her parents were studying music at the Julliard School, which specialises in dance, drama and music. “My parents have mentored and guided both my acting and singing careers,” says Tembe. Nondumiso Tembe is a South African actress and singer best known for her recurring role as the ghost Mavis in the fourth season of the television horror series True Blood, in 2011. From Coraline to ParaNorman check out some of our favorite family-friendly movie picks to watch this Halloween. Debuting on the show on Thursday, she will be playing Phumelele Miya, a feisty and successful fashion executive, who was raised in New York. She operates from a very different centre to mine. SIGN OUT. SIGN IN Nondumiso Tembe has bagged a role on SABC 1's Generations. Nondumiso Tembe. Minibus taxis: Why operational subsidies are key to reforming the sector, Environment Tembe’s role on Generations has South African viewers excited. Nondumiso was the first back actress to be given a significant role in theater productions after the apartheid in South Africa. 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PICS: Fishermen stumble across massive 5,4m crocodile, World While Tembe was still unknown in South Africa, she was making waves overseas. Tembe, last seen on South African television as the polarising Miss Mya on SABC1's Generations almost three years ago, ... WATCH the music video for Nondumiso Tembe's hit single Just a … Miss Mya’s life resembles Tembe’s own. And I admit I was a bit concerned about the message we were giving to the youth, through her. “I am very lucky because they are not just my parents, but they are both extremely successful, seasoned artists in their own right, so they really understand the industry.”. Some TUT campuses to reopen on Monday, Soshanguve to remain closed, Government BACK TO PREMIUM Nondumiso Tembe, Actress: Avengers: Age of Ultron. “Hollywood’s value system is often at odds with one’s own value system,” she says. She's said to be scandalous and has a very dark and wild side. What 2013-'14 TV character would you be for Halloween. 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As a brave and ambitious teenager, Tembe made the decision to go back to New York on her own to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. 4,040 Followers, 475 Following, 1,004 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Nondumiso Tembe (@nondumisotembe) She was born in Durban but also spent her formative years in New York City while her parents studied music at the famous Juilliard School. According to Drum, Tembe has been cast in the role of Phumelele Miya, also known as Miss Mya, a feisty fashion executive raised in the Big Apple. “I always knew what I was called to do and what my talents and strengths were,” says Tembe. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. Halloween's Coming...Who's on the Boo Tube? var googletag = googletag || {}; Award-winning actress Nondumiso Tembe has joined the cast of popular soap ‘Generations’. Nondumiso Tembe is an actress, known for Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), True Blood (2008) and Six (2017). googletag.cmd = googletag.cmd || []; Education Nondumiso Tembe's Generations character Miss Mya is popular with the soap opera's fans. BACK TO PREMIUM So I guess the moral of the story is, you can’t run from your calling.”. “They taught me to believe that I could accomplish anything, and be the best, if I worked really hard and gave it my all. She became widely known for her portrayal of Creole maid Mavis on the American series True Blood. Official Website of Actress, Singer Nondumiso Tembe, True Blood Picture: Supplied. var googletag = googletag || {}; France to rally in solidarity, defiance after beheading of teacher, Covid-19 Following in her parents’ footsteps, Tembe started performing opera at the age of six. Nondumiso Tembe's Generations character Miss Mya is popular with the soap opera's fans. She’s also worked alongside Mark Harmon on NCIS and LL Cool J on NCIS: LA. Nondumiso Tembe plays the wild, ambitious and … “But there was a time, in my late teens when I wanted to give up the arts to become an international human rights lawyer with a focus on Africa. However, Tembe still had to fight “the deeply entrenched racism and and narrow-mindedness that prevails in the entertainment industry.”. Television Archenemies With Greatest Chemistry, Most Anticipated Film: Spring 2015 Edition. “From a young age, my parents instilled in me that my race, gender or economic situation was never a barrier,” says Tembe. Some TUT campuses to reopen on Monday, Soshanguve to remain closed, Government Image courtesy of Facebook.com/nondumiso.tembe. Tembe’s family returned to South Africa when she was 10-years-old. Picture: Supplied. Looking to secure a long and meaning career in the performing arts, Tembe graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre at the New School University in New York and completed her Masters of Fine Art at the Yale School for Drama. BACK TO CITIZEN JOIN PREMIUM France to rally in solidarity, defiance after beheading of teacher, Covid-19 PICS: Fishermen stumble across massive 5,4m crocodile, World SIGN OUT. “Playing Miss Mya was intimidating at first,” says Tembe. But God called me back and said: ‘I see where you want to go, but unfortunately, this is where I need you.’ As soon as I got that message, things sort of took off for me. Naturally, her parents became the biggest influences on her performance career. BACK TO CITIZEN In 2011, she also played the character, ghost Mavis, in True Blood Season 4. Her family returned to South Africa when she was ten, but she moved back when she was 17 to study Musical Theatre. SIGN IN Tembe is known for her recurring role as a ghost called Mavis in Season 4 of American supernatural horror drama ‘True Blood’, and has also featured in US television series ‘NCIS’ and ‘NCIS:LA’. Tembe’s Theatre resume is varied and extensive, having performed at many prestigious theatres, including the McCarter Theater at Princeton, Yale Repertory Theatre, the Miller Theatre at Columbia, the Boston Court Theatre, Walt Disney Studios, the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the popular Edinburgh Festival. But after a few weeks, I started to have fun with her.” she says. With fine acting acting skills, a strong American accent and fluency in isiZulu, Tembe’s story is rooted in her passion – the performing arts. Looking for some great streaming picks? She performed in Annie, a Durban Playhouse Company's production. JOIN PREMIUM Nondumiso Tembe on Generations was the fashion executive, Phumelele Miya. “She is so in-your-face sexy and wild and quite self-serving and unscrupulous.

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