Florence Kasumba is famous for acting in blockbusters like “The Advengers” or “Black Panther“. Now she became one of the investigators in Germany’s longest running TV-Show : “Tatort“.
Kasumba is the very first black investigator in the history of “Tatort“. Together with Maria Furtwängler, an other well-known German actress, she is now tracking down criminals in the German city Göttingen. It is not the first time for Kasumba to appear in a Tatort: She already acted as a charwoman, an immigrant and a barkeeper. But she has always been one of the suspects, not one of the detectives.
The actress was born in 1976 in Kampala, Uganda. While growing up in the German city Essen, Kasumba always dreamed of becoming an actress. She became a part in the musical „Starlight Express“ at the age of 12, followed by appearances in “The Lion King”, “Mamma Mia!”, “West Side Story”and “Beauty and the Beast” in Germany and Austria.
Kasumba has even played in Hollywood-blockbusters: 2016 in „The First Avenger: Civil War“, 2017 in „Wonder Woman“ and 2018 in „Black Panther“.
Despite her success it is still an honor for her to make her childhood dreams come true by gaining one of the leading parts in the Tatort.