Thuso Mbedu, nominated for best performance by an actress in Is'thunzi attends the 45th International Emmy Awards at New York Hilton on November 20, 2017 in New York City.
JOHANNESBURG - South African actress Thuso Mbedu is making big waves on the international stage.
She will be starring in a film alongside award-winning Hollywood actress, Viola Davis.
The Woman King will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.
Mbedu has also made history, becoming the first SA actress to play a leading role in a US series.
The series is called The Underground Railway and is based on Barry Jenkin's adaptation of Colson Whitehead's winning novel.
The story follows the life of a young slave who escapes from a plantation.
Mbedu has scored two Emmy nominations during her career.