Thishiwe Ziqubu is a multi-award winning South African actress, writer and director from Ladysmith, KwaZulu Natal. Thishiwe stars in the international mini-series Madiba and Book of Negroes, opposite A-listers such as Laurence Fishburne and Aunjanae Ellis respectively.
Thishiwe holds two prestigious Best Actress awards for her role in the South African 2014 action romance, Hard to Get as well a Best Supporting Actress award for the box office success, Tell Me Sweet Something (2015). She made her professional acting début in 2011 with Akin Omotoso’s award-winning art house film, Man on Ground. She earned her stripes at AFDA Johannesburg and the New York Film Academy.
Thishiwe has written for numerous highly successful television shows since 2008. She is currently at work on her directorial début feature film which she is also writing. Director of production company, Ngonyama Kapital, Thishiwe has three short films under her belt.