Xolile Tshabalala is a South African actress best known for her role as Julia Motene on the SABC1 soapie Generations, from 2002-2005.
Xolile was born in 1977, in Vrede in the Free State. In her matric year she played alongside her mentor Thembi Mtshali in The Crucible, at the Market Theatre.
She enrolled at the National School of the Arts and graduated with the honour of best overall performer. She has worked on various television productions including Justice for All, Scoop Schoombie, Isidingo, Secret in my Bosom, Generations and Soul City, among others.
She has worked on various industrial theatre productions, including Another Child.
She has received a number of acting awards, including the 2003 Duku Duku Viewers Choice award, 2004 People Magazine Crystal Award for best soap actress to name a few.
She took some time off from acting in 2005 to attend the New York Film School, as she would like to produce and direct films.
She played the role of Sister Zama in the seventh season of the SABC1 drama series Soul City (in 2006), and played a guest role in the fifth season of the American drama series NCIS, in 2007.
She starred as Mandi Mbalula, Mvelo's (Yonda Thomas) father's calculating accountant and second in command at Nobela Holdings, in the SABC1 drama series Fallen, in 2011.
She also starred as TT's gorgeous wife Gugu, an ambitious player development executive who gives the casino's high rollers whatever they want but is unable to give TT the one thing he wants - a child, in the SABC3 drama series High Rollers, in 2013.