Rosemary Zimu Biography

Rosemary Zimu Biography

Rosemary Zimu, a gifted actress, is making significant strides in South Africa’s acting industry. Although she has been in the acting field for quite some time, it appears that 2020 was her breakout year. Rosemary is not only passionate about her craft but also takes great pleasure in entertaining her audience. She has accomplished much in her career, including receiving award nominations. In addition to her acting skills, Rosemary is also a talented singer.

Early Life and Age

Born on April 15, 1993, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rosemary Zimu is 30 years old as of 2023. She is the second of seven children in her family. Despite their financial struggles, her parents managed to meet their basic needs and send them to primary school. The identity of Rosemary’s father remains unknown, but she and her siblings were raised by their single mother. She often shares pictures of her sister on her Instagram page.


Rosemary Zimu has made a name for herself in the film industry without pursuing arts at the university level. She holds a certificate in Labour Law and completed both her primary and high school education in Gauteng Province, South Africa.

Breakthrough in Nollywood

Rosemary Zimu’s acting career took off when she secured a role in the Nollywood film, Champagne. Her performance in the movie was highly praised. In 2016, she was nominated for the City People Movie Awards (Ghana) as the Most Promising Actress of the Year for her role in Champagne.

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Acting Career

From a young age, Rosemary Zimu showed a passion for acting, a talent her parents noticed and supported. Over the years, she has featured in numerous television shows, including Scandal, Generations, and Isidingo.

She portrayed Veronica on Isidingo, although the show was short-lived. In 2019, she took on the role of Thembeka on Generations The Legacy, a sex worker catering to affluent clients.

Recently, Rosemary was cast in another television show, The Queen, where she played the character of Mildred’s daughter.

In 2022, Rosemary’s acting career saw a significant boost as she landed two lead roles in popular drama series. She portrayed Zinhle, the main character in Netflix’s Savage Beauty. Later in the year, she played the lead role of Zoleka in Ayeye Stripped.

Personal Life

Rosemary Zimu prefers to keep her love life private and does not publicly disclose her romantic relationships. Currently, the actress is single and does not have any children.

Net Worth

 South African actress Rosemary Zimu, as of 2024, one source did report her net worth to be around $350,000.

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By Shamiso Miracle

Shamiso Miracle completed her degree in journalism and media studies at the University of Zimbabwe before honing her skills at Savanna News. She then went on to work at iHarare News, becoming a voice for everyday SA citizens who wanted to share their stories. When she's not writing news that entertains and inspires ,Shamiso is an avid reader and a wellness bunny.

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