Born on 11 May 1981, Terry Pheto is a South African actress. She is best known for her leading role as Miriam in the 2005 Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi. After her debut in Tsotsi, Pheto appeared in other films such as Catch a Fire (2006), Goodbye Bafana (2007) and How to Steal 2 Million (2012). On Television, she took part in many series including the Justice for All, Zone 14 and Jacob's Cross. In 2011, after leaving South Africa to try her luck in Hollywood, she landed a recurring role of a heart surgeon, Dr. Malaika Maponya, on the American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2012, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award as the Best Supporting Actress for her role in How to Steal 2 Million TV series.