Pearl Thusi is a South African actress and model. Her professional acting career started in 2009, debuting in an episode of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. She next hosted the shows Live Amp, Real Goboza, and Moments. In 2015, she appeared in the direct-to-video film Tremors 5: Bloodlines. After this, Thusi hosted Lip Sync Battle Africa from 2016 to 2017. She became known after landing the role of Dayana Mampasi in the ABC series Quantico, joining the main cast in Season 2. Following this, she had performances in the feature films Catching Feelings and Kalushi. In 2018, she starred in the movie The Scorpion King: Book of Souls. As of 2020, she plays the lead role in the new Netflix series Queen Sono.