Mar. 06, 2017 02:52PM EST
OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.
Terry Pheto is a South African actress and producer who's best known for her role in the Oscar-winning movie, Tsotsi.
<p>Pheto grew up in a shack in Soweto. In the film, Terry plays a young mother who is widowed as a result of gang violence in South Africa. It was when the movie’s casting agent, <strong>Moonnyee Lee</strong>, went to see township theatre to watch the budding talent that Pheto was hand-picked for the role. In July 2008, she was named the new face of L’Oreal. In 2011, when she made the move from Soweto to Hollywood, she landed a recurring role on the legendary American soap opera<em> The Bold and The Beautiful</em> as a heart surgeon. The following year, she was made the subject of a documentary series <em>The Close Up</em>. More recently, Pheto is making waves in 2017 with her role in the Amma Asante directed film, <em>A United Kingdom</em> and the six-part BET series, <em>Madiba</em>.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>-MB</p>
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