COVER STORY

Win­nie Mzembe By Tar­ran Carter

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Contents -

Ac­tress Win­nie Mzembe, hail­ing from Aus­tralia, was mo­ti­vated to set her feet on the big screen at 9-years old. At a young age, she ques­tioned why a true Aus­tralian was never por­trayed on the big screen; there were not many ac­tors and ac­tresses of color. Be­cause she found it hard to re­late, she was mo­ti­vated to be a voice that would en­cour­age teens and tweens to go af­ter their dream to act.

We asked Win­nie how she came about her first role in a movie. She told us she be­gan pur­su­ing a cast­ing call to en­roll in as she be­lieved from the be­gin­ning that she was tal­ented enough to take on the role.

Win­nie has cer­tainly been do­ing great things and con­tin­ues to prove her­self as a young ac­tress. She has worked on var­i­ous short films, and sold out theatre pro­duc­tions at some of the most pres­ti­gious theatre com­pa­nies in the state. In 2018, she was hand picked among hun­dreds of ap­pli­cants across the coun­try to be a par­tic­i­pant in Aus­tralia’s first di­ver­sity show­case held in Syd­ney. The in­au­gu­ral event was a com­plete suc­cess, show­cas­ing Win­nie’s unique tal­ent as an ac­tress, gain­ing her praise in the in­dus­try.

She is known to be­come fully im­mersed in her work and has a nat­u­ral abil­ity to bring truth­ful­ness to her char­ac­ters. Al­though, hav­ing a back­ground in theatre for most of her life, Win­nie is pre­dom­i­nately heavy in film and TV.

She is known for: Thor Rag­narok as As­gar­dian Pi­rates of Caribbean as Maid Ac­qua­ri­man as Casablanca Masseuse So­phie’s Turn as Michelle

Her new pro­ject, “Jiva,” where she plays Laura, will be re­leased at the end of the year. She wants the youth to feel em­pow­ered, through her work. As a role model, she con­tin­ues to lead by ex­am­ple and pave the way for those who are feel­ing marginal­ized and un­der­rep­re­sented. DT

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