Actress Nondumiso Tembe is one of the other rising stars I got to chat to when I was in LA recently. She’s a singer and dancer too, so really a triple threat in every sense of the word! And another gorgeous gal to boot. But this Sunday, here in the US, we’ll get to see her as Season 4 of True Blood kicks off.
Nondumiso, who was born into a family of entertainers – mother Linda Bukhosini is a well-known soprano, while dad Bongani Tembe is an acclaimed tenor – has been living in the US for quite some time, but she constantly travels back and forth to SA. She spent her youth here in New York City, while her parents studied music at Juilliard. She returned home at the age of 10, before heading back to NYC to study musical theatre at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, following this with a master’s degree in acting from Yale. Nondumiso recently released her debut album Izwi Lami.
Nondumiso is so vivacious and it was great to chat to her and find out a little more about her life, her music and her new role (plus she dishes on Anna Paquin and her hot co-stars!)[audio:http://missntertainment.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/nondumiso.mp3|titles=Nondumiso Tembe]
I’ve got my stash of Tru Blood ready, and I’ll be watching from Sunday. In the meantime, check out Nondumiso’s site here for more on this rising starlet.