Bio

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 twelve, her path to becoming a performer became clear. She subsequently earned her degree in acting, singing, and dancing in 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 was offered a role in Germany’s longest running crime show, Tatort,  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 Black Panther as Ayo.

Her upcoming releases will include:  Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Hippolyta, and Disney’s The Lion King as Shenzi. Florence is also playing inspector Anais Schmitz in the new Tartort team from Göttingen.

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

Info/News

Disney’s live action remake The Lion King will premiere on July 19, 2019.

Role: Shenzi
Director: Jon Favreau

Tatort- Das verschwundene Kind will be on ARD on February 3, 2019.

Role: Anaïs Schmitz
Director: Franziska Buch

Photo Copyright: NDR/Christine Schroeder

Deutschland 86 is now available on Sundance TV.

Role: Rose Seithathi
Directors: Florian Cossen & Arne Feldhusen

Photo Copyright: UFA Fiction GmbH/Anika Molnar

Deutschland 86, the second season of the Emmy-winning series, Deutschland 83, is available  on Prime Video.

Role: Rose Seithathi
Directors: Florian Cossen & Arne Feldhusen

Photo Copyright: UFA Fiction GmbH/Anika Molnar

RTL’s series ‚Alarm für Cobra 11‘ features Florence as an FBI agent in the episode ‚Most Wanted‘. It is available on TV NOW.

Role: Karen Morris
Director: Darius Simaifar

Photo Copyright:
MG RTL D/ Guido Engels

NBC’s Emerald City will be shown again on RTL- Passion starting August 2, 2018.

Florence is playing The Mistress of the Eastern Woods and can be seen in episodes 1, 2 and 5.

Role: East
Director: Tarsem Singh

Photo Copyright: NBC

Florence started filming her new role as a Tatort investigator working alongside Maria Furtwängler (investigator Charlotte Lindholm) as part of the new Tatort Göttingen team.

Role: Anaïs Schmitz
Director: Franziska Buch

Photo Copyright: NDR/Christine Schroeder

Florence Kasumba will be reprising her role of Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje, in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which is coming to movie theaters in April 2018.

Role: Ayo
Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Photo Copyright: Marvel

In February, Marvel’s Black Panther is coming to cinemas all over the world.

Role: Ayo
Director: Ryan Coogler

Photo Copyright: Marvel

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

Florence is featured in the Netflix Movie Mute.

Role: Tanya
Director: Duncan Jones

Photo Copyright: Netflix

Disney’s live action remake The Lion King will premiere on July 19, 2019.

Role: Shenzi
Director: Jon Favreau

Tatort- Das verschwundene Kind will be on ARD on February 3, 2019.

Role: Anaïs Schmitz
Director: Franziska Buch

Photo Copyright: NDR/Christine Schroeder

Deutschland 86, the second season of the Emmy-winning series, Deutschland 83, is available on Prime Video.

Role: Rose Seithathi
Directors: Florian Cossen & Arne Feldhusen

Photo Copyright: UFA Fiction GmbH/Anika Molnar

Deutschland 86 is now available on Sundance TV.

Role: Rose Seithathi
Directors: Florian Cossen & Arne Feldhusen

Photo Copyright: UFA Fiction GmbH/Anika Molnar

RTL’s series ‚Alarm für Cobra 11‘ features Florence as an FBI agent in the episode ‚Most Wanted‘. It is available on TV NOW.

Role: Karen Morris
Director: Darius Simaifar

Photo Copyright: MG RTL D/ Guido Engels

NBC’s Emerald City will be shown again on RTL- Passion starting August 2, 2018.

Florence is playing The Mistress of the Eastern Woods and can be seen in episodes 1, 2 and 5.

Role: East
Director: Tarsem Singh

Photo Copyright: NBC

Florence started filming her new role as a Tatort investigator working alongside Maria Furtwängler (investigator Charlotte Lindholm) as part of the new Tatort Göttingen team.

Role: Anaïs Schmitz
Director: Franziska Buch

Photo Copyright: NDR/Christine Schroeder

Florence Kasumba will be reprising her role of Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje, in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War, which is coming to movie theaters in April 2018.

Role: Ayo
Director: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Photo Copyright: Marvel

In February, Marvel’s Black Panther is coming to cinemas all over the world.

Role: Ayo
Director: Ryan Coogler

Photo Copyright: Marvel

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

Florence is featured in the Netflix Movie Mute.

Role: Tanya
Director: Duncan Jones

Photo Copyright: Netflix

Florence will be lending her voice to Shenzi, one of the hyenas in Disney’s live-action remake of their classic film, The Lion King, coming to cinemas in Summer 2019.

Role: Shenzi
Director: Jon Favreau

Photo Copyright: Disney

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Film

The Lion King | Shenzi | Disney
Der letzte Bulle | K.M. | Westside Filmproduktion GmbH
Avengers: Infinity War | Ayo | Marvel
Black Panther | Ayo | Marvel
Arthur & Claire | Maitre | Tivoli Film Produktion
Mute | Tanya | Netflix
A Midsummer Night´s Dream | Hippolyta | Beresford Pics
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

Theater

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

Television

The Wall  | Tamara | ZDF
Schuld  | Jessica | ZDF
Der Staatsanwalt  | Leila Johne | ZDF
Tatort – Born To Die | Anaïs Schmitz | ARD
Alarm für Cobra 11 | Karen Morris | RTL
Deutschland 86 | Rose Seithathi | Prime Video
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 – Tod einer Lehrerin | Dafina Steger | 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
Tatort – Tod aus Afrika | Fathima | ORF

Personal Info

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

German Synchronization

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

Info

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)

CV

Film

The Lion King | Shenzi | Disney
Der letzte Bulle | K.M. | Westside Filmproduktion GmbH
Avengers: Infinity War | Ayo | Marvel
Black Panther | Ayo | Marvel
Arthur & Claire | Maitre | Tivoli Film Produktion
Mute | Tanya | Netflix
A Midsummer Night´s Dream | Hippolyta | Beresford Pics
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

Theater

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

Television

The Wall  | Tamara | ZDF
Schuld  | Jessica | ZDF
Der Staatsanwalt Leila Johne | ZDF
Tatort – Born To Die | Anaïs Schmitz | ARD
Alarm für Cobra 11 | Karen Morris | RTL
Deutschland 86 | Rose Seithathi | Prime Video
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 – Tod einer Lehrerin | Dafina Steger | 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
Tatort – Tod aus Afrika | Fathima | ORF

Personal Info

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

German Synchronization

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

Info

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)

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Personal Info

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

Film

The Lion King | Shenzi | Disney
Der letzte Bulle | K.M. | Westside Filmproduktion GmbH
Avengers: Infinity War | Ayo | Marvel
Black Panther | Ayo | Marvel
Arthur & Claire | Maitre | Tivoli Film Produktion
Mute | Tanya | Netflix
A Midsummer Night´s Dream | Hippolyta | Beresford Pics
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

Television

Tatort – Born To Die | Anaïs Schmitz | ARD
Alarm für Cobra 11 | Karen Morris | RTL
Deutschland 86 | Rose Seithathi | Prime Video
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 – Tod einer Lehrerin | Dafina Steger | 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
Tatort – Tod aus Afrika | Fathima | ORF

Theater

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

German Synchronization

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

Info

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)

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