Nozuko Ncayiyane is a South African actress best known for her role as Phindile on the e.tv soapie Scandal!.
Hailing from Port Shepstone in KwaZulu-Natal, she initially acted mainly in theatre, in productions including Talking Spirits at The Playhouse in Durban in 2013; AntiChrist at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town (also in 2013); and a leading role in Sugary Spice, which had runs at the Olive Tree and Stable Theatre in 2014.
Her television debut was a recurring role as lovable Ayanda in the SABC1 youth soapie Skeen Saam, first appearing in Season 4, in 2015. She continued in the role in Season 5.
Nozuko's breakthrough role came in 2016 when she was cast as Phindile in Scandal!, first appearing in Episode 2,586 (which aired on 18 August, 2016).
Her character is a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, whilst having an affair with another married man.
Nozuko also played the recurring role of Lumka in the Mzansi Magic drama series Abomama, first appearing in the series premiere on 8 April, 2018.
She was the celebrity guest (with Lunathi Mampofu) in an episode of the SABC2 variety comedy series #Karektas which aired on 31 July, 2020 (Season 2. Episode 25).
In 2021 she landed her first starring role in television when she was cast as Nokuthula 'Nox' Jele in the Mzansi Magic telenovela DiepCity, which explores the struggle of four young women trying to make their way in the world.
Her character is a burglar who hustles to make ends meet and to take care of her family.
The series debuted on 5 April, 2021.