Bonnie Mbuli

Bonnie Mbuli

Actress / Presenter / Author
Known for her celebrated work in film and television, Soweto-born Actress, Best-Selling Author, and Media Personality, Bonnie Mbuli, continues to blaze trails as an inspiring role model. She first won the hearts of South Africans at the tender age of 13-years-old when she was cast in the television series, Viva Families. Bonnie went on to grace the screens of multiple local productions such as the hit drama series, Backstage, Gazlam, Rhythm City, Rockville and Etv’s ground-breaking crime investigation series Traffic - the first of its kind to star a female investigator on South African television.  

” I’M REALLY PROUD OF MY BOOK, EYEBAGS AND DIMPLES, NOT ONLY IS IT A NATIONAL BESTSELLER, IT HAS BECOME AN IMPORTANT LANDMARK IN THE MENTAL HEALTH CONVERSATION. I AM DELIGHTED TO COLLABORATE WITH A BRAND SUCH AS AVÈNE, IT IS A QUALITY PRODUCT THAT TRULY DELIVERS WHAT IT PROMISES AND I’M PROUD TO BE AN AMBASSADOR. MY MANTRA IS ~ IF I APPLY MYSELF DILIGENTLY TO WHAT TRULY FULFILLS ME ,NOT ONLY WILL FIND SUCCESS AND TRUE JOY, BUT I’LL BE ABLE TO HELP OTHERS DO THE SAME.”

Bonnie’s influence spans far beyond South Africa: she is said to possess a ‘talent reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’ by the New York Times. She has starred in multiple international productions which include The Philanthropist on NBC, Clint Eastwood’s film, Invictus where she played Zindzi Mandela, as well as in the British series Wallander starring alongside Sir Kenneth Charles Branagh as policewoman Grace Mthembu. Bonnie has also dabbled in some reality television as well. She came third place on M-Net’s popular competition show, Survivor Maldives – “Celebs vs Plebs” in 2011.

In 2012, Bonnie became a published Author of her best-selling autobiography, Eyebags & Dimples. This tremendously candid memoir recalls the intricate journey that life has taken her on and has inspired many South African women. This multi-talented performer is also a skilled MC for high-profile events, and her voice – a velvety alto – is much in demand as a Voice-Over Artist. Today, Bonnie can be seen presenting the daily entertainment show, Afternoon Express, which has one of the largest viewerships in South African television.

Community and social development are passions very close to Bonnie’s heart. She has done extensive work with abandoned children and is a spokesperson for Adoption Voice S.A. Well-travelled, highly articulate and possessed of an agile mind; Bonnie carries herself with elegance, grace and élan evident to all. She has an undisputedly august and professional reputation as one of the most multi-talented public figures in the South African entertainment industry.






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