She is sharp: The Queen actress Harriet ‘Connie Ferguson’s academic qualifications stun Mzansi
Connie Ferguson has been stealing The Queen’s show with her unmatched acting skills. She portrays the role of a highly educated, ambitious lady who runs a successful business empire, leaving Mzansi curious to know about her personal life off-screen.
Besides being a powerhouse actress with a cabinet of awards to show for it, Connie is highly educated. Growing up, the celebrated actress wanted to be a lawyer. She worked hard during high school to pass with good grades to qualify to study Law.
Connie Ferguson’s academic qualifications stun Mzansi
The Queen actress Connie Ferguson did her matric in Kimberly Northern Cape. After graduating with her matric with flying colours, she enrolled on tertiary education. She enrolled at the University of KwaZulu Natal for a degree in Law. Although her dream of being an Advocate was coming true, Connie later dropped out of the programme due to financial disputes. Her parents couldn’t afford her tertiary tuition, and winning a scholarship back then was very hard. During the apartheid era, getting a scholarship as a black child was not possible.
After dropping out of university, Connie tried her luck at in acting theatre plays. She would go to theatre classes and watch while others were training. She eventually became interested in acting, marking the beginning of her career in the entertainment world.
In 1994 she won an acting gig at Generations, the long-running show as Karabo Moroka. Although she was never trained for acting, she nailed her role to perfection, making Mzansi fall in love with her character. After years of portraying Karabo Moroka, the production team of Generations wanted their cast members to have a certificate in Arts or anything along those lines.
Connie Ferguson then registered for a degree in Drama and Perfoming. The actress graduated with her degree in 2012, and her late husband, Shona Ferguson, gifted her a brand new Mercedes Benz.
Some rumours recently made rounds on social media that Connie plans to go to Unversity to study Law. However, Connie hasn’t confirmed the rumours; maybe she intends to surprise Mzansi with graduation pictures and certificates.
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