Birthday Shoutout: Connie Ferguson | Biography, achievements and facts

South Africa’s most celebrated successful woman, Connie Ferguson is turning 50 today and as part of our birthday shoutout, we will celebrate her through a dretailed article of her biography, achievements and facts.

Birthday Shoutout: Connie Ferguson | Biography, achievements and facts

Connie Ferguson (née Masilo; born 10 June 1970 in Bostwana) is a South African based actress, film-maker, producer and business woman. She is popularly known for her Karabo Moroka main role on South Africa’s most popular Soap Opera, Generations. She starred on the show from its start in 1994 until she exited in 2010. In 2014, she agreed to reprise her role on the show after a 4-year absence then permanently left in 2016.

Ferguson was on the cover of Forbes Woman Africa magazine in 2018.

Career


Generations the Legacy (2014-)

Generations (1994 – 2010; 2014 – 2016)
In 1994, she began acting a main role of Karabo Moroka, the wife of Tau Mogale and daughter of Archie Moroka, in the most popular South African soap opera, Generations. She starred alongside the notable Menzi Ngubane, Slindile Nodangala and Sophie Ndaba. In 2010, after playing the lead role of Karabo Moroka for 16 years, Connie announced her departure from Generations “to purse other career options”. Ferguson left Generations on a good note as she returned to the soapie four years later to help relaunch Generations: The Legacy.

After her 2010 departure from Generations, she went on to star in the lead role of the critically acclaimed M-Net telenovela, The Wild, which was shot at an exotic South African game farm. She co-starred with her real-life husband until its cancellation in April 2013.

Ferguson Films (2010 – present)


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Connie and her husband, Shona, launched the television company Ferguson Films in 2010. Their first production, Rockville, was commissioned by M-Net three years later. Other productions include iGazi,[5] The Gift,[6] The Throne, The Queen, The River and The Imposter. The couple often appear in their own productions; for example, Connie plays the role of Harriet Khoza on The Queen.

The Queen was nominated in several categories at the South African Film and Television Awards in 2018.[7]

Ferguson launched a fragrance called True Self in 2008, and a lotion in 2014.[8]

Personal life

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Ferguson was married to fellow actor Neo Matsunyane from 1993 – 1998 and has a daughter with him. 3 years after divorcing Matsunyane, she married actor and director Shona Ferguson. The couple has a daughter.[9]

Filmography


Generations (1994 – 2010; 2014 – 2016)
Soul City
Solly Loves Kina (2002)
Love By Many Way’s (2003)
Late Night News with Connie Ferguson (2004 – 2007)
Comedy Central Roaster (2010) Judge
The Wild (2011 – 2013)
Strictly come Dancing (2013)
Rockville (2015 – 2016)
The Queen (2016–present)

Happy birthday Connie Ferguson, hope you have yourself an amazing one and enjoy this birthday shoutout from our gossip team!

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