Nambitha Mpumlwana was born on February 12, 1967 in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape (formerly Umtata). She is a South African actress and a presenter who left South Africa at age 13 to live in Canada, where her mother was studying at university. Nambitha is popularly known for her leading roles in the television series Shado’s, Interrogation Room and The Lab; and for her role in the Oscar-winning South African feature film Tsotsi.
She has featured in the following movies; mini-series Saints, Sinners and Settlers (1999), and in the made-for-TV movies Le Crime de monsieur Stil (1995) and Diamond Hunters (2001), Crazy Joe’s Coco, Land of a Thousand Hills, Beyond Borders (2003), Country of My Skull (2004), Red Dust (2004) and Tsotsi (2005). Nambitha Mpumlwana won the Golden Horn award for Best Actress in a TV Drama at the second annual South African Film and Television Academy awards (SAFTAs), for her role as Pearl Lusipho in the SABC3 drama series The Lab.