US-based SA actress Phumzile Sitole joins ‘Orange Is The New Black’
Sitole holds a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town and obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at the Columbia University of New York.
JOHANNESBURG - South African-born actress Phumzile Sitole is the latest addition to the cast of the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black.
This is not home. Welcome to Max, July 27. pic.twitter.com/7ljAGROqCM— Orange Is the New... (@OITNB) July 9, 2018
The female jail-themed Netflix series with a stellar cast is coming back for the sixth season.
Sitole will be playing the role of Antoinetta 'Akers' Kerson. She is also known for acting on the short film 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.
She holds a BA in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town and obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Theatre at the Columbia University of New York.
At the same time, news of her new role has lit up Twitter with happiness:
Big up to Phumzile Sitole @phumzilesitole, making us proud for securing a role in @OrIsTheNewBlack. Go girl!!!! Make it Happen! Well done to her accomplished mother too; Mamma Dorah Sitole @dorahlydia, former food editor of True Love magazine. Parents must also get the praises... https://t.co/0fK68wtwqv— Mandisa Mashego (@MandisaMashego) July 12, 2018
Congratulations @phumzilesitole it's been quite the journey, you deserve the rewards😇— Ayanda Sitole (@sitole) July 11, 2018
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) July 11, 2018
Congratulations 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍— #WinnieMadikizelaMandela (@beezybraidsza) July 12, 2018