Brenda Ngxoli Biography
Bongiwe Brenda Ngxoli is a South African actress, model, dancer, and director. She was born on July 3, 1981 in South Africa. Her roles in the television series Home Affairs, Ses’ Top La, and Hustle are mostly responsible for her widespread fame.
Ngxoli’s birthday is July 3 and she was born in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. She spent her childhood in the Cape Town district of Kalk Bay. She completed her matriculation in Muizenberg in the year 1997. After that, she attended the University of Cape Town and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre as well as a Performers Diploma in Speech and Drama in the year 2000.
She left Johannesburg in 2013 to establish a farm in the Eastern Cape, during which time she took a sabbatical of seven years’ duration.
She began her acting career in the theater, where she appeared in a number of stage plays, including Pick Ups, I-Klips, Yes Medem, Docs Wife, and Sacred Thorns. Following that, she made an appearance in the advertisements “Polka” and “MTN.” She directed the play Through Thick and Thin that was performed at the Market Theatre in the year 2004.  The following year, she was the only celebrity dancer to advance to the fourth season of Strictly Come Dancing, which she did with her partner Quintus Jansen. She made her debut on the show in 2008.
Her first appearance on television was in the drama series Home Affairs, which aired on SABC1 in 2005. She was extremely well known for her performance as “Vuyo Radebe” in the television series, which lasted for three years. During this time, she was put forward for consideration for the SAFTA Golden Horn award in the category of Best Actress in Television Drama three times: in 2006, 2007, and 2011 at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). At the 35th Annual International Emmy Awards in 2007, she was once again considered for the award recognizing the Actress with the Best Performance.
2010 marked the year that she made her debut in the film industry with the first installment of the Spud franchise, in which she played the role of “Innocence.” She has remained in the role throughout the entirety of the Spud franchise, which includes Spud (2010), Spud 2: The Madness Continues (2013), and Spud 3: Learning to Fly (2015). (2014). She had an appearance on the television series Rockville in the year 2013. In 2015, she was honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (SAFTA) with the award for Best Supporting Actress in Television Drama, and the following year, she was nominated for the same award.  She began her acting career with the television series Ses’ Top La in 2014, and in 2016, she was nominated for a SAFTA award in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Television Comedy. In 2017, she played the lead part in the drama series on e.tv known as Hustle, and she was nominated for the Best Actress Award in the TV Drama category at the SAFTA awards the same year.
She joined the cast of the soap opera iThemba in 2019 as “Nomonde,” after receiving positive reviews for her previous parts from a number of publications. In recognition of her work in that role, she was given the SAFTA 2020 award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama.  Following a hiatus of seven years, she made her professional debut in the serial Queen in 2020, which aired on Mzansi Magic. This was her first role in a telenovela.   She portrays the character “NomaPrincess “Noma” Matshikiza” in the television series. In spite of this, she was met with hostility from both fans and critics for her performance in the part.
|2005||Home Affairs||Vuyo Radebe||TV Series|
|2006||Tsha tsha||Mimi||TV Series|
|2009||The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency||Florence Peko||TV Series|
|2013||Spud 2: The Madness Continues||Innocence||Film|
|2014||Spud 3: Learning to Fly||Innocence||Film|
|2014||Rockville||Florence Peko||TV Series|
|2015||Ses’ Top La||Pinky||Film|
|2016||Hustle||Kitt Khambule||TV Series|
|2018||Sew the Winter to My Skin||Mole||Film|
|2020||The Queen||NomaPrincess “Noma” Matshikiza||TV Series|