Florence Kasumba Biography
Florence Kasumba was born in Kampala, Uganda on October 26, 1976. She grew up in Essen, Germany, where she attended elementary and high school. At the age of 12, she was inspired to become a performer after seeing the musical Starlight Express. She graduated from Fontys University of Applied Sciences in Tilburg, the Netherlands, with a degree in acting, singing, and dancing. Kasumba speaks German, English, and Dutch. She currently resides in Berlin, Germany.
Florence Kasumba Career
Florence Kasumba is a German actress of Ugandan origin. She is best known for her role as Ayo in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), as well as the Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021). She is also well-known for her performances in German and Dutch films. In addition to Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman (2017), Shenzi in The Lion King (2019), and the Wicked Witch of the East in the NBC television series Emerald City, she has also appeared in other films and television shows (2017).
Kasumba landed her first professional film role, Silke, in the Dutch film hit Ik ook van jou, while still in college. She went on to perform in many musicals after graduating from college, including Chicago, The Lion King, Cats, West Side Story, Evita, and Beauty and the Beast. Florence Kasumba traveled to New York City to play the title role in the German premiere of Elton John’s international hit musical Aida. She also played Lisa in the first Mamma Mia! production in Germany.
Kasumba has appeared in films and television series in Dutch, German, and English.
She starred as Senator Acantha in 2017’s Wonder Woman and as the Wicked Witch of the East in NBC’s Emerald City. She divides her time between film and television productions in the United States and Germany.
Kasumba landed the role of Shenzi in Jon Favreau’s computer-animated remake of The Lion King (2019), alongside Keegan-Michael Key and Eric André as Kamari and Azizi.
Florence Kasumba Net Worth
Florence Kasumba has an estimated net worth range between $1.5 million and $5 million.