Winnie Mzembe By Tarran Carter
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