Actress Florence Kasumba was accused of being a gay because of an alleged romance with one of the co-stars in the hit movie Black Panther. However, the scene was never used in the film.

Uganda-born German actress Florence Kasumba is best known for her portrayal as Ayo in the movie Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers. Apart from that, she has acted in many German and Dutch Flims.

Danai Gurira and Florence Kasumba portraying the character of Okoye and Ayo in the hit movie Black Panther released in 2018 (

Florence won the International Rising Star Award at the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television & Arts Award for her role in Black Panther in 2016.

Florence Kasumba's Wiki-like Bio: Education, Height 

Born on 26 October 1976 in Kampala, Uganda; she spent her childhood in Essen, Germany. According to the wiki, she attended her high school in Essen.

Florence got inspired to become a performer after watching the musical Starlight Express at the young age of 12. She received her degree in acting, singing, and dancing from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. 

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She then appeared in the American supernatural television series ‘Dominion,’ in which she played the role of ‘Daria’ in three episodes. In 2017, she was cast as ‘Senator Acantha’ in the ‘DC Comics’ film ‘Wonder Woman

Apart from this, Florance, who stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches, has not yet revealed anything about her early life and family background.

Florence Started Acting Career At Age 25

Florence started her career in a Dutch movie Ik ook van jou as Sike while she was still studying in college. Later after graduation, she performed various musicals like Chicago, The Lion King, Cats, Beauty, and the Beast.

In 2014, she landed the role as herself in Zeit der Kannibalen, a German drama film about the two business consultants, who travel to impoverished and corrupt countries to make shady business deals, without leaving their hotels. 

In the same year, she appeared on fantasy-based reality competition series, The Quest, portraying the role of Talmuh.

Florence was cast in the title role of Elton John's international hit musical Aida. With that, she also played in Germany's premiere cast of Mamma Mia.

She appeared in the Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow released in 2016, and her performance has been called "scene-stealing." With that, she has also acted in various Dutch, German and English language films and television series. 

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With that, she played Senator Acantha in Wonder Woman and the Wicked Witch of the East In the NBC television series Emerald city. She appeared on the German television series, Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei in 2018.

Her another series, Deutschland 86 is on the verge of post-production. Similarly, she has the number of upcoming movie roles on her hands.

She would lend her voice to the character Shenzi on the upcoming American musical drama film, which is set to release in 2019.

Talking about her love life, there is no any information regarding her relationship or her married life. But after her alleged romance in Black Panther rumors started to swirl that she is a gay and has a potential gay partner. 

Florence's Gay Romance In Marvel Movie

Back in 2017, it was rumored that there was a flirty moment between two women Danai Gurira's Okoye and Florence Kasumba's Ayo for the hit movie Black Panther. Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson in an interview with ScreenCrush stated:

In the rough cut of this Black Panther scene, we see Gurira’s Okoye and Kasumba’s Ayo swaying rhythmically back in formation with the rest of their team. Okoye eyes Ayo flirtatiously for a long time as the camera pans in on them. Eventually, she says, appreciatively and appraisingly, ‘You look good.’ Ayo responds in kind. Okoye grins and replies, ‘I know.’

But later Marvel claimed the scene wasn't used in the film.

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With that, she has not made any statements regarding the rumors. For now, this rising actress seems to be focused on her career and establishing herself in the film industry rather than indulging herself in any relationship.