“I am dedicated to influencing a Canadian culture of kindness, courage, and inclusion.”

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Koumbie (she/they) is an award winning actor, director, writer and producer based in Kjipuktuk/ Halifax, Nova Scotia. In front of the camera they have appeared in a number of local productions with reoccurring roles on shows including YTV’s Aquateam, CBC’s Mr. D, Studio Black, Diggstown, Moonshine, and the final season of Outtv’s Sex & Violence. Since going behind the camera, Koumbie has directed a number of award winning short films, including the Short Film Face-Off winner Hustle & Heart, a 1k wave film, Ariyah & Tristan’s Inevitable Break-Up, and an episode of Studio Black S2. In 2016 she was named a “One to Watch” by Sea in Be Scene, in 2018 she was selected as a Five in Focus – Atlantic director and in the same year won a Telefilm Talent to Watch grant. In 2022 Koumbie received a Wave Award for their dedication to the industry and was named by Atlantic Business as one of their top 30 under 30. As an advocate and community member she serves as Vice President on ACTRA Maritimes Council, chair of WIFT-Atlantic and on numerous other boards and committees. Their passion for equity, safety and inclusion has also led them to become one of the first Intimacy Coordinators in Atlantic Canada.  Her feature film bystanders premiered at Atlantic International Film Festival where is took home The Best Atlantic Script Award and continued on to have a successful cross country theatrical release. Koumbie is drawn to stories that feature new voices and perspectives.

Demo Reels

Most Recent Acting Reel 2019

Directing Reel 2018



Sex & Violence


Project Title: Sex & Violence

Project Type: TV Series

Character: Reoccurring as ‘Aria’ Season 3

Promotional Page: outtv.ca/shows/sex-violence/

Mr. D


Project Title: Mr. D

Project Type: TV Series

Character: Reoccurring as ‘Sheila’ seasons 1-6

Full Episodes: www.cbc.ca/mrd/



Project Title: Aquateam

Project Type: TV Series

Character: Reoccurring season 1

Full Episodes: N/A

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/3598520




Hustle & Heart


Project Title: Hustle & Heart

Project Type: Short Film

Status: Completed

Director: Koumbie

Writer: Taylor Olson

Producer: Jake Ivany

Cinematogrsapher: Chelsea Comeau

Editor: Chris Fudge

Cast: Taylor Olson, Nathan Simmons, Adrian Bromfield.

Synopsis: Hunter makes the high school football team as the back-up quarterback but things get tense when hist first pass is aimed at the star.

Country: Canada

Ariyah & Tristan’s Inevitable Break-Up


Project Title: Ariyah & Tristan’s Inevitable Break-up

Project Type: Feature Film

Status: Completed

Director: Koumbie

Writer: Taylor Olson & Koumbie

Producer: Taylor Olson & Koumbie

Cinematographer: Paul McCurdy

Editor: Colin MacDonald

Cast: Taylor Olson & Koumbie

Synopsis: Ariyah, an ambitious young animator, reluctantly gets involved with a club photographer, Tristan. The film follows the couple as they struggle through the ups and downs of a modern romance and an unplanned pregnancy.

Country: Canada

Horizontal Concavity

Horizontal Concavity POSTER DRAFT1 (dragged)

Project Title: Horizontal Concavity

Project Type: Short Film

Status: Complete

Director: Koumbie

Writer: Koumbie

Producer: Afro-Viking Pictures

Cinematographer: Paul McCurdy

Editor: Colin MacDonald

Cast: Taylor Olson, Juanita Peters, Adrian Choong, Bria Cherise Miller

Synopsis: A depressed alien goes to a party.

Country: Canada


For acting inquiries –

Currently self represented, Koumbie can be reached for acting inquiries at their email: koumbie@gmail.com