Florence Kasumba

Last updated on 22 July 2017

Florence Kasumba (born 26 October 1976) is a German actress of Ugandan origin. Other than acting in German and Dutch films, she is known for playing the part of Ayo in Captain America: Civil War, a role she will reprise in the upcoming Black Panther. She also played Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman and the Wicked Witch of the East in the NBC television series Emerald City.

Florence Kasumba beim Filmfestival Munich.jpg
Florence Kasumba beim Filmfestival Munich.jpg

Early life

Florence Kasumba was born on 26 October 1976 in Kampala, Uganda.[1]

Acting career

Kasumba has appeared in a variety of Dutch, German and English language films and television series.[1]

Her single line interaction with Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War has been called "scene stealing".[2] Her role was credited as that of a security guard for Black Panther, with speculation that the character was a member of the Dora Milaje, an all female fighting squad.[3] This was confirmed when Kasumba was announced to be appearing in the Black Panther solo film as Ayo, who is a member of the Dora Milaje in the comic books.[4]

Following her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she played Senator Acantha in 2017's Wonder Woman and the Wicked Witch of the East in the NBC television series Emerald City.[2]

Awards and nominations

She was nominated for the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television & Arts Award for International Rising Star in 2016, against Lupita Nyong'o, John Boyega and Lisa Awuku.[5] Kasumba is due to appear alongside Nyong'o in Black Panther, with both their characters being members of the Dora Milaje.[6]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2001 Ik ook van jou Silke
2006 The Stoning Nilophé
2012 Transpapa Tessi
2014 Zeit der Kannibalen Florence
2016 Offline: Are You Ready for the Next Level? Skuld
Captain America: Civil War Ayo
Wie Männer über Frauen reden Sabine
2017 Wonder Woman Senator Acantha
Mute Tanya
2018 Black Panther Ayo

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2006-2016 Tatort Various 7 episodes
2007 Die Familienanwältin Mboose Thallert
Four Women and a Funeral Freedom
2010 Vienna Crime Squad Mira Wiesinger
2013 Großstadtrevier Sisi Ngoro
Der letzte Bulle Denise Mokaba
In aller Freundschaft Imani Kutesa
2014 The Quest Talmuh 10 episodes
2015 Die letzte Spur Madame Manyong
Dominion Daria 3 episodes
2016-2017 Emerald City East 3 episodes

References

  1. ^ a b "A glance at Uganda's Kasumba who featured in Captain America: Civil War". KFM. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b Robertson, Erin C.J. "Could Promising Actress Florence Kasumba from 'Captain America: Civil War' Be Hollywood’s Next Bae?". Okay Africa. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  3. ^ Joyce, Amanda (2 June 2016). "'Captain America: Civil War's' Florence Kasumba Joins 'Wonder Woman'". The Movie Network. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ White, James (9 October 2016). "Forest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya and Florence Kasumba join Black Panther". Empire. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  5. ^ Dankwah, Kwame. "Ghana: Yvonne Okoro, Abraham Attah, Others for 2016 BEFFTA Awards". AllAfrica. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  6. ^ McKenny, Kyle (27 July 2016). "Lupita Nyong'o Shares Details on Black Panther's Story". Paste. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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