Rumbie Muzofa, is a creative multi-talented Zimbabwean in the arts and entertainment industry, currently based in Vancouver (Canada) with her family. She has excelled in a broad range of disciplines from her passionate love for fashion design, into her acting journey, that has also seen her venture into producing, writing and directing.
We caught up with her to discuss the recent role she played in the new Superman and Lois series.
MM: How can you describe this opportunity to be on this series?
RM: Being cast on “Superman and Lois” is an important milestone in my acting career. It carries a profound significance for my husband and me as we embarked on our new life in Canada (with our kids) not too long ago in 2017, to advance and nurture our careers as creatives.
I vividly recall the early days of my acting journey, where I came to appreciate the immense time and effort it takes, along with the countless auditions, to secure a single role. Each role I am fortunate enough to be cast in becomes a cherished dream come true, a testament to the unwavering commitment, dedication, and perseverance I have poured into honing my craft. This opportunity not only provides me with a platform to showcase my skills but also grants me the privilege to contribute to a production that leaves a profound impact on audiences. I am genuinely grateful for the opportunities to work in these productions.
MM: Can you share a few others of your productions? Where can we watch them?
RM: I recently had a role in Season 1 of HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’. It aired on different platforms depending on the country. The movie that holds a special place in my heart and that I always prioritize promoting is ‘Evelyne.’ You can watch it on Tubi TV and even on select international flights. ‘Evelyne’ is particularly meaningful to me because it marked my debut as a lead actress, and I also had the privilege of co-authoring and co-producing it alongside esteemed Canadian director, Carl Bessai. The film garnered significant exposure and recognition within the industry, contributing to my growth.
MM: Any other productions we should look forward to?
RM: Absolutely! I have had the privilege of working on several exciting shows, although I am unable to share specific details until they have aired. I’m also diving into the exciting world of directing with my very first film. If all goes well with securing funding, I am aiming to kick off production next year. It’s an exhilarating ride, especially after my previous experience as a lead actress and producer on the film “Evelyne.” I’m looking forward to making my directorial debut.
MM: What can you say to a younger Rumbie, still dreaming in Africa?
RM: To my younger self, who often grappled with doubt, yearned for acceptance, and endured the pain of abuse, I would offer these heartfelt words: Hold on to your faith in God, for He will transform your pain into purpose. Never let go of your dreams, even when faced with adversity. Remember, the tough moments you endure are only temporary, and brighter days lie ahead.
Rumbie has also been nominated for best female lead performance in a motion picture film, Evelyne directed by Carl Bessai. At the Leo Awards, Canada and also selected as a “Star to Watch” at the 8th annual “Stars to Watch” program presented by Whistler Film Festival and UBCP/ACTRA as a result of producing and playing the lead actress in the film Evelyne.
She mentioned that her creative journey has been fully supported by her family, and her husband, Farai Ian Muzofa, as visual effects artist, who is known for his creative roles in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), Reminiscence (2021) and Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), among many others, continues to inspire her acting career, to dream and do more.
Prior to her acting career, Rumbie’s fashion design talents were first recognized in 2014, when she was selected as Zimbabwe’s official fashion representative to showcase on a global platform at the Africa Fashion Reception. This was followed by her selection as the official representative for Zimbabwe at World Fashion Week in Paris from 2014-2016, where she contributed to causes such as poverty eradication by empowering women in rural and slum areas, with a focus on the African continent. In 2015, she was selected by South Africa Fashion Week in partnership with Marvel Studios as one of 5 designers across the African continent to design a collection inspired by Marvel’s iconic Avengers characters.
Rumbie’s success in fashion led her to pursue a career in film and television. She graduated from the Vancouver Academy of Dramatic Arts with a diploma in Dramatic Arts, where she won the VADA Showcase Grand Prize for Outstanding Monologue Performance. Rumbie has since landed various lead and supporting roles in film and television, including a lead role in the CBC series “Ashbridge.” During her time on the show, she worked with Canadian film director Carl Bessai, who eventually became her film-making mentor.
Her talents as a producer and actress were recognized in 2021 when she was selected as a “Star to Watch” at Whistler Film Festival’s 8th annual “Stars to Watch” program presented by UBCP/ACTRA for her role as a producer and lead actress in the film “Evelyne” Rumbie’s performance in the film also earned her a Leo Award nomination for best female lead performance in a motion picture, and solidified her status as a rising star in the film and television industry.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Rumbie Muzofa
You can check out more of her work here.