Mimi Ndiweni

Mimi Ndiweni – Biography of an Actress Now Called Mimi Khayisa

This post is about Mimi M. Ndiweni, an actress well-known in the British film industry.

Highlights:

  • Born in Guildford, Surrey, England, on August 31, 1991
  • A BA degree holder of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Wales
  • Never been married and has no child as of now

Read on as we discuss the biography of Mimi Ndiweni and her career.

Who Is Mimi Ndiweni?

Mimî Michelle Ndiweni, also known as Mimî M. Khayisa, is a British actress renowned for playing the role of Fringilla Vigo in The Witcher TV series.

Mimi Ndiweni at an event

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Mimi Ndiweni’s mother is a South African citizen (Zulu), while her father is from Ntabazinduna in Matabeleland, Zimbabwean. She grew up in Guildford, Surrey, England, which is the same place her parents had her.

Her parents were born to personalities in their respective countries. For instance, Mimi’s father is the eldest son of Chief Kayisa Ndiweni, a Zimbabwean politician. On the other hand, her mother was the daughter of the Assemblies of God’s founder in South Africa: Rev. Geoffrey Bizeni Mkhwanazi.

When Mimi was 21, she won the Spotlight Prize in a competition involving students from the top 20 drama schools in the UK.

Career – How Mimi Ndiweni Started Acting?

Mimi started acting during her secondary school days. She enrolled in the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Mill Studio while attending school. Afterward, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales.

Her first love was theatre (plays). After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to push her acting career in 2013. 

Her most outstanding roles with the company include Cordelia in “King Lear”, Ophelia in “Hamlet”, and Tiger Lily in “Wendy & Peter Pan”.

In 2015, she left the company for Mr Selfridge, a period drama TV show that required her regular appearance. However, she was still hosted occasionally at the RSC.

Mimi’s first major film appearance was in Walt Disney’s Cinderella in 2015 as the Slipper Lady.

She went on some tours in 2018 across North America with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Mimi Khayisa

Mimi got her first leading role in 2017. The role was in a play, “The Convert by Danai Gurira” at the Gate Theatre, London.

Here’s a list of other films and TV series you can find Mimi Khayisa, including her roles.

  • The Legend of Tarzan (2016), as Eshe
  • The Last Dragonslayer (2016), as TV news anchor
  • Yonderland (2016), as Kelly
  • Doctor Who: Episode 5 (2017), as Abby
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), as Resistance officer
  • Catherine Called Birdy (2022), as Lady Berenice Sidebottom
  • The Witcher Netflix series, as Fringilla

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