South African Actress Phumzile Sitole Joins The Cast Of ‘Orange Is The New Black’
We can't wait to see!
South African actress Phumzile Sitole will appear on seven episodes of the series' upcoming season, premiering July 27. She will be playing the role of Antoinetta 'Akers' Kerson.
Meet Akers on July 27 !!! Kusazobalit🔥🔥🔥 #oitnb #tothemax #weready https://t.co/R4PHRhT1IP
— Phumzile Sitole (@phumzilesitole) July 9, 2018
Sitole is well known in South Africa for her role on the TV show Rights of Passage. Orange is the New Black will be her second international role, as she has also played a role on CBS' The Good Fight.
Black child, be brave. You need to be brave. The blocks unknown to your peers will seem larger than you. They're not. You were made for such a time as this.
— Phumzile Sitole (@phumzilesitole) 11 July 2018
Sitole holds a BA in Theatre and Performance from the prestigious University of Cape Town and she obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at the Columbia University of New York.
South African Twitter has congratulated Sitole on the role on a show that's quite popular in South Africa.
It's with great pride that we congratulate US-Based South African Actress, Phumzile Sitole, who has been cast to play a role in popular Netflix show, Orange is the New Black. Phumzile has also had a role in the American legal and political drama, The Good Fight. Siyakuhalalisela. pic.twitter.com/vgiM1Sbp18
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) 11 July 2018
excitement got me talking in tongues!!!Ribabadoshingabaa!!!After nearly a YEAR of keeping this secret,I'm so proud to tell the WORLD that my Best friend @phumzilesitole is staring in the new season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK!!!🍊🍊🔥🔥🧡🧡MY GIRL IS ON A SERIES ON @netflix YALL!! pic.twitter.com/XzXBsPUOG6
— BATUK MUSIC (@BATUKMUSICA) 9 July 2018
Phumiiiii !!!! I'm so damn happy for you and so proud dude!!! Wow @phumzilesitole ... watching your journey unfold has been so profoundly inspiring !!! KEEP GOING QUEEN! Keep going! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #OITNB #SATalent https://t.co/39NZHXYHIx
— Nomzamo Mbatha (@NomzamoMbatha) 10 July 2018