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Marvel’s Black Panther is finally coming to cinemas all over the world starting February 16, 2018.

Role: Ayo
Director: Ryan Coogler

Photo Copyright: Marvel

Black Panther

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Florence is featured in the Dutch, Austrian, and German film, Arthur & Claire. It will premiere on February 16 in Austria and on March 8 in Germany.

Role: Maitre
Director: Miguel Alexandre

Photo Copyright: Universum Film

Arthur & Claire

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Watch Florence Kasumba as East in Emerald City – Die dunkle Seite von Oz on RTL Passion Germany. The fun starts on January 3, 2018 at 8:15 p.m.

Role: East
Director: Tarsem Singh

Photo Copyright: NBC Studios

RTL Passion

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Florence will be lending her voice to Shenzi, one of the hyenas in Disney’s The Lion King, coming to theaters Summer 2019.

Role: Shenzi
Director: Jon Favreau

Photo Copyright: Disney

Walt Disney Studios

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Florence is featured in the German series, Dr. Klein (Season 4, Episode 3 “Pläne”), as Grace Kahindi-Bäumer. The episode is available until Jan. 14, 2018 in the ZDF Mediathek.

Role: Grace Kahindi-Bäumer
Director: Rainer Matsutani

Photo Copyright: Markus Fenchel

ZDF Mediathek

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Florence has started filming Deutschland 86, the second season of the Emmy-winning series, Deutschland 83. The show is being filmed in Cape Town and Berlin.

Role: Rose Seithathi
Directors: Florian Cossen and Arne Feldhusen

Photo Copyright: Anika Molnar

Deutschland 86

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Florence is training for and has just started filming on her new project in the USA. More exciting news to follow!

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Florence started filming the ZDF series “Dr. Klein”. It is great to work with Director Rainer Matsutani again.

Role: Grace Kahindi-Bäumer
Director: Rainer Matsutani

Photo Copyright: ZDF

Dr. Klein

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Florence Kasumba is currently filming Marvel’s upcoming movie, Black Panther. She is playing a member of the Dora Milaje, the Black Panther’s elite troop of personal bodyguards.

Role: Ayo
Director: Ryan Coogler

Photo Copyright: Marvel

Black Panther

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NBC’s Emerald City premieres on Friday, January 6 at 9/8C. Florence is playing East – The Mistress of the Eastern Woods and can be seen in episodes 1, 2, and 5.

Role: East
Director: Tarsem Singh

Photo Copyright: NBC

Emerald City

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Florence Kasumba enjoyed working with the whole team from the German film, ARTHUR & CLAIRE (2017), in Munich. Special thanks to Tivoli Film Produktion GmbH.

Role: Maitre
Director: Miguel Alexandre

Photo Copyright: Universum Film

Arthur & Claire

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Florence Kasumba is currently rehearsing and training for her role, Ayo, in Black Panther.

Role: Ayo
Director: Ryan Coogler

Photo Copyright: Marvel

Black Panther

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Bio / CV

Florence Kasumba was born in Kampala, Uganda, and grew up in Germany. She studied in the Netherlands and has since worked all over the world. Flo speaks three languages fluently – German, English, and Dutch.

Her childhood was spent in Essen, Germany, where she went to elementary school and high school. She also played tenor saxophone in a youth symphonic band. After watching the musical Starlight Express at the age of 12, her path to becoming a performer became clear. She earned her degree in acting, singing, and dancing in Tilburg, the Netherlands. While she was still studying, she landed her first professional film role, Silke, in the Dutch motion picture hit Ik ook van Jou.

After graduating, she performed in many musicals, such as Chicago, The Lion King, Cats, West Side Story, Evita, and Beauty and the Beast. Florence Kasumba traveled to New York City and was cast in the title role in Germany’s premiere production of Elton John’s international hit musical Aida. She also played Lisa in Germany’s premiere cast of Mamma Mia.

During her successful years of stage work, Florence Kasumba was offered a role in Germany’s longest running crime show, Tatort, in Tod aus Afrika. In the following years, she had roles in films and TV shows like Kongo, ABC’s The Quest, Letzte Spur Berlin, Four Women and a Funeral, NBC’s Emerald City as East, Tatort – Im gelobten Land, DC’s Wonder Woman as Senator Acantha, and Marvel’s Captain America – Civil War as Security Chief.

Her 2018 releases will include: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Hippolyta, the Netflix film Mute as Tanya, and the German movie Arthur & Claire as Maitre.

Next to her work as an actress, Florence Kasumba’s passion lies in martial arts, like Tai Chi Chen, Tai Chi Yang, Shaolin Kung Fu and Qi Gong.


Residence Berlin
Height 173 cm. / 5′ 8″
Eyes brown
Hair black
Hair Length very short

Nationality German
Languages German (native), English (fluent), Dutch (fluent)
Dialects U.S. English, African English
Skills Dance, Track, Yoga, Kung Fu, Tai Chi Chen, Tai Chi Yang, Qi Gong
Voice Type Mezzo Soprano
Education Degree from Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten – Tilburg, NL (acting, singing, dance)

Television

Deutschland 86 | Rose Seithathi | Amazon Prime
Dr. Klein | Grace Kahindi-Bäumer | ZDF
Emerald City | East | NBC
Tatort – Im gelobten Land | Lela | ARD
Dominion | Daria | SyFy
Letzte Spur Berlin – Abseitsfalle | Madame Manyong | ZDF
Inas neues Leben Gynäkologin | ZDF
Matterns Revier | Collie | ARD
The Quest | Fate Talmuh | ABC
In aller Freundschaft – Wünsche | Imani Kutesa | ARD
Tatort – Gegen den Kopf | Bartender | ARD
Der letzte Bulle | Denise Mokaba | SAT1
Grossstadtrevier – Fracht aus Abidjan | Sisi Ngoro | ARD
Das Vermächtnis der Wanderhure | Alika | SAT1
Buschpiloten küsst man nicht | Mbuya | SAT1
Tatort – Auskreuzung | Assagi Jones | ARD
Tatort – Der illegale Tod | Ameli Agbedra | ARD
SOKO Wien – Heartbreaker | Mira Wiesinger | ORF/ZDF
Kreutzer kommt | Dinah Imon | Pro7
Kongo | Noelle | ZDF
Romy | Nurse US Hospital | ORF/ ZDF
Das Papst Attentat | Nadine | RTL
Familienanwältin | Mboose | RTL
4 Frauen und ein Todesfall – Kopfüber | Freedom | ORF/ ARD
Die Anrheiner | Melenie Wolters | WDR
Tod aus Afrika | Fathima | ORF

German Synchronization

The Good Lie | Woman at Desk
Weit hinterm Horizont | Florence Mkhize
Police | Mère d’Ousman

Film

The Lion King | Shenzi | Disney
Black Panther | Ayo | Marvel
Arthur & Claire | Maitre | Tivoli Film Produktion
Mute | Tanya | Netflix
A Midsummer Night´s Dream | Hippolyta | Beresford Pictures
Wonder Woman | Senator Acantha | DC
Captain America: Civil War | Security Chief | Marvel
Offline | Skuld | RAT PACK Films
Zeit der Kannibalen | Magdalena | Studio.TV
Wie Männer über Frauen reden | Sabine | UNLIKE U
Transpapa | Tessie | Teamworx
The Stoning | Soraya | Lifetime Entertainment
Ik ook van Jou (NL) | Silke | Theorema Film

Theatre

Chicago | June | St. Gallen
Lion King | Shenzi | Hamburg
Hair | Tribe | Oper Leipzig
Crazy For You | Tess | Osnabrück
The Life | Tracy | Gelsenkirchen
Jesus Christ Superstar | Soul Girl | Amstetten
Cats | Bombalurina | Düsseldorf
Aida (Prem. Cast) | Aida | Essen
Mamma Mia (Prem. Cast) | Lisa | Hamburg
West Side Story | Rosalia | Linz
Goldberg Variationen | Golden Calf | Essen

Galleries

Contact

PR- Management

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Hauptstrasse 8b
D- 13591 Berlin
Germany

phone: +49 (0)30 301 111 00
mail@nisha-pr.de 


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