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Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

Actor

Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese-American actor and model. He began his career appearing in music videos, made his film debut in Without You I'm Nothing and earned widespread recognition for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou. He immigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S. in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school. In 1989, he appeared in a music video of Straight Up by Paula Abdul. Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I’m Nothing, and he has had television roles on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias, but received a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate. His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You).” He also starred in a 2002 Gap commercial directed by Peter Lindbergh, dancing to a rendition of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" by Arrested Development's Baba Oje. He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar (along with Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif). In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance. In 2007, Hounsou began dating model/CEO of Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2008 Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family and while there, the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. On May 30, 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named because Kenzo means 3 (Kimora's third child).

Born: April 24, 1964 (Age 58) in Cotonou, Benin

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Djimon HounsouMovies & TV Credits

TitleRatingJobRole(s)Year
Movie
5.3
ActorCartwright2015
Movie
7.5
ActorCinque1997
Movie
7.1
ActorKing Ricou (voice)2018
Movie
5.4
ActorQuinton Jamison2013
Movie
6.1
ActorJoe2005
Movie
5.4
ActorMotherland2003
Movie
8.1
ActorSolomon Vandy2006
Movie
7.1
ActorKorath2019
Movie
7.2
ActorMidnite2005
Movie
6.1
ActorDetective Youssouf2002
Movie
6.3
ActorVivo1998
Movie
5.2
ActorCurtie Church2011
Movie
5
ActorAjihad2006
Movie
7.6
ActorJakande2015
Movie
8.4
ActorJuba2000
Movie
8.4
ActorKorath2014
Movie
8.1
ActorDrago (voice)2014
Movie
7.8
ActorSelf2017
Movie
8
ActorMateo2002
Movie
6.9
ActorBedivere2017
Movie
5.8
ActorKosa2003
Movie
6.7
ActorAlbert Laurent2005
Movie
7.3
ActorHorus1994
Movie
6.3
ActorChief Mbonga2016
Movie
6.3
ActorAgent Henry Carver2009
Movie
6.7
ActorJean Roqua2008
Movie
5.8
ActorRadu2014
Movie
6.6
ActorAbou Fatma2002
Movie
6.1
ActorCommander Kovax2011
Movie
5.4
ActorVicar Imani2015
Movie
6.1
ActorPrisoner on Bench1992
Movie
5.3
ActorWoodhead2004
Movie
5.5
ActorCaliban2010
Movie
7.3
ActorDenver2017
Movie
5.4
ActorNarrator (U.S. Version)2000
Movie
5.8
ActorDuke2019
Movie
7.5
ActorWizard2019
Movie
7.1
ActorBosley2019
Movie
6.4
ActorSumo (voice)2022
Movie
6.9
ActorShola2021
Movie
7.8
ActorMan on Island2020
Movie
6.5
ActorMoïse (voice)1993
Movie
4.6
ActorSelf2007
Movie
8.4
ActorPresenter2018
Movie
5.1
ActorFyah1997
Movie
ActorWizard2023
Movie
ActorSelf2005
Movie
ActorGeneral Titus
Movie
Actor
TV Show
8.7
ActorMartian Emperor (voice)
1 Episode
2021
Movie
7.4
ActorWizard2022
Movie
Actor2023
TV Show
7.1
ActorCJ Mitchum
10 Episodes
2015-2016
TV Show
8.1
ActorKazari Bomani
3 Episodes
2001-2006
TV Show
8.1
ActorKorath (voice)
1 Episode
2021
TV Show
8.1
ActorGe Lao [Slave Trader]
48 Episodes
2019-2019
TV Show
3.3
ActorSelf
1 Episode
1997
TV Show
8.1
ActorMobalage Ikabo
6 Episodes
1994-2009
TV Show
6.3
ActorSelf - Guest
1 Episode
2003
TV Show
7.5
ActorVictor Onuka
1 Episode
2000-2004
TV Show
7.3
ActorNightclub Doorman
1 Episode
1990-2000
TV Show
8.2
ActorDrago (voice)
1 Episode
2015-2018
TV Show
6.7
ActorVillager (voice)
1 Episode
1998-2004
Short Film
6.5
ActorKorath (voice) (archive footage)2021
Short Film
ActorNarrator2021
Limited Series
7.1
ActorBlack Panther (voice)
6 Episodes
2010-2010
Movie
5.2
ProductionProducer2011
Movie
8.4
DirectingDirector2018
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