SIBONGILE Mlambo, a United States-based Zimbabwean actress, seems to have hit a purple patch. Born and bred in Zimbabwe, Mlambo first appeared in the local film, Kini and Adams, while she was only 10.
She had already started dreaming about Hollywood, which seemed like such a far-off place. Having bagged television credits including God Friended Me (CBS), Lost In Space (Netflix), Siren (Freeform), Dark/Web (Amazon), Macgyver (CBS), Teen Wolf (MTV) and Black Sails (Starz) while living in Los Angeles, she is now living her dream as she tells NewsDay Life & Style…
I think one of my biggest breaks was when I worked on Black Sails in South Africa. I was based in Cape Town at the time and it was my first international series where I had more than a couple of lines.
I actually had a meaty part. I prepared so much for my audition, I researched about the transatlantic slave trade and I remember going to the audition barefoot and sitting on the floor to really help me get into her state of mind.
I loved playing my character, Eme, and her story. I ended up being on the show for four seasons. It really opened my eyes to what it’s like working on an American TV show and what possibilities were out there.