Florence Kasumba is a German Ugandan actress. Other than acting in German and Dutch films, she is most known for playing Ayo in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War. She also played Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman and the Wicked Witch of the East in the NBC television series Emerald City.
While she was still studying in college, Florence landed her first professional film role, Silke, in the Dutch motion picture hit Ik ook van jou. After graduating from college, 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.
Kasumba has appeared in a variety of Dutch, German and English language films and television series.
Her single line interaction with Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War has been called “scene stealing”. Her role was credited as that of a security guard for Black Panther. Kasumba reprised the character, Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje, an all-female fighting squad, in the Black Panther solo film.
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.