Zimbabwean actress Tinashe Kajese is part of the cast of the new DC movie The Suicide Squad. The movie is expected in theaters on August, 6 2021. Kajese will portray the character of Florence Crawley aka Flo Crawley.
The Suicide Squad was written and directed by James Gunn. The movie features a stellar ensemble cast consisting of Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, David Dastmalchian, John Cena, Joaquin Cosio, Nathan Fillion, Mayling Ng, Flula Borg, Sean Gunn, Juan Diego Botto, Storm Reid, Pete Davidson, Taika Waititi, Alice Braga, Steve Agee, Tinashe Kajese, Daniela Melchior, Peter Capaldi, Julio Ruiz, Jennifer Holland, Idris Elba, and Michael Rooker.
Originally from Zimbabwe, Tinashe Kajese lived in the United Kingdom and Kenya before moving to the States for college. Attended the University of Illinois where she studied under Tony Award-Winning director Daniel Sullivan.
She then moved to New York City where she did a Broadway and several Off-Broadway productions before relocating to Los Angeles in 2008.Tinashe’s father is Zimbabwean and her mother is German-American. Kajese was born in Durham, England and grew up in Zimbabwe and Kenya before moving to the U.S for college.
She has an older brother and younger sister who are both doctors. She was inspired to become an actress after watching the movie, “Out of Africa” and living on the Kenyan farm once owned by Karen Blixen about whom the movie was created.
Tinashe was recently named BOLD Women’s Leadership Circle Artistic Director Fellow for the Alliance Theater season 2019-2020. She starred in the NAACP Image Award-Winning mini-series “The Bobby Brown Story”; and was part of the cast in “The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks” a talk show with the legendary Oprah Winfrey.