New York based actress, Sipiwe Moyo has recently been starring on the small screen with a recurring role in the TV adaptations of the blockbuster movie, Limitless. Despite a variety of screen and theater roles, she remains unrecognised in Zimbabwe, a country she shares a unique heritage with.
An NYU graduate, Siphiwe studied theater and earned her BFA with honors at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. According to her IMDb bio, she made her screen debut with a small role as Dembe’s Mother on The Blacklist (2014). In 2015, Moyo debuted her one-woman show “My Friend Nina” off-off-Broadway, in which she starred.
Interestingly, she’s a granddaughter of Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, the Zimbabwean Nationalist icon. Turns out Sipiwe’s doctor Dad and her mother, a mental health professional are both immigrants from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
She describes herself as, “an energetic and heart centered actress who loves a good laugh and is unafraid to tackle dramatic roles. ” At the very least, we can claim her as our own and add her to the growing list of Zimbabwean’s building successful acting careers in America.
If you haven’t yet seen her on screen, get acquainted with Sipiwe’s features on The Blacklist, New Line Cinema’s “How to be Single” movie, alongside Damon Wayans Jnr and Dakota Johnson. For African audiences, Sipiwe’s mainstream breakout certainly has to be her recurring role as “Nurse Sipiwe”, on the hit CBS series Limitless, she stars alongside Oscar nominated Bradley Cooper and Jake MacDorman.