Connie Ferguson (née Masilo; born 10 June 1970) is a renowned South African actress and film-maker. She is also a producer and businessperson.
She is known to many television viewers for playing the role of Karabo Moroka on Generations, a South African soapie. She played a starring role on the show in 1994 and left the show in 2010.
In 2014, Connie repeated her role on Generations after being absent on the show for four years but left in 2016. In 2018, she made it on the cover of Forbes Woman Africa magazine.
|Other names||Connie Masilo-Ferguson|
|Age||51 years old|
|Date of birth||10 June 1970|
|Place of birth||Kimberly, Northern Cape|
|Husband||Neo Matsunyane (m. 1993; div. 1998)|
Shona Ferguson (m. 2001)
|Profession||Actress, producer, model, investor, businessperson|
She was born into the family of Fish Masilo and Margaret Masilo. In 2013, she lost her mother, Margaret. The actress always remembers to pay tribute to her mum on her birthday.
Connie was raised in a family that is closely linked and does things together. She has a younger sister, Atoise Pilane. Her sister says good about her and never fails to praise her for being a good example throughout her life.
Connie boasts having over three decades of experience in the industry. she was cast as Karabo Moroka in the popular soap opera Generations in 1994.
In 2010, she announced that she would be leaving the popular soap opera for other career options. She played the role for sixteen years and left the show.
After she left the show in 2010, she landed a starring role on The Wild, an M-Net telenovela. The actress played a co-starring role with her husband in real life until April 2013 when the show was cancelled.
In 2010, Connie and Shona launched Ferguson Films, a television company. Three years later, Rockville, there first production was commissioned by M-Net.
They have also had other production including iGazi, The Throne, The Queen, The Gift. The company has also produced other popular series including The Imposter and The River.
Connie and her husband Shona often make appearance in their productions too. On The Queen, the actress was cast as Harriet Khoza.
Her impact in the country’s entertainment industry has been recognized. In 2018, she received several nominations at SAFTA. As a businessperson, she launched True Self, a fragrance in 200. After six years, she lunched a lotion in 2014.
In 1993, the actress got married to Neo Matsunyane, a fellow actor. Their marriage lasted for five years and the couple called their marriage a quit in 1998. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter Lesedi Matsunyane (born 1992).
After staying as a divorcee for three years, she got married to Shona Ferguson. The love they shared in their union made them a daughter Alicia Angel Ferguson (born 2002).
She has received many recognitions which is a proof that Connie is making a great impact in the industry. In 1993, she received vote by Cosmopolitan Magazine as on South Africa’s Ten Most beautiful women.
Connie has also made it on the covers of many top magazines including Forbes Africa. She has also featured in David Dodd’s Potrait’s of South Africa’s most beautiful women.