Djimon Hounsou Biography


Djimon Hounsou

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Birth Name: djimon hounsou
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Birth Country: Benin
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age: 53 Years
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Academy Awards, USA nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Djimon Hounsou is an actor and model from Benin. He is mainly popular for starring the role of Juba in the movie Gladiator. He is also an expatriate. Known for his towering height and fabulous acting talent, Djimon Hounsou was born as Djimon Gaston Hounsou in Cotonou, Benin to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou. He was born and raised in humble background. He was also raised in Lyon, France.

In 2007, Djimon was seen with Kimora Lee Simmons. Kimora Lee Simmons is a former fashion model and she is also a fashion designer. She is also the former CEO/Creative Director. She is the ex wife of Russell Simmons. Together they had a son named Kenzo Lee Hounsou. Djimon's nationality is Beninese and his height is six feet and two inches.

When Djimon was in his early teens, he moved to Lyon, France with his brother. After being introduced to fashion designer Thierry Mugler, he was pursued to pursue his modeling career. He finally began his modeling career in 1987. After being an established model for about three years in France, he moved to United States in 1990 and began pursuing his acting career. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he appeared in several music videos. In 1990, he made his acting debut by starring the role of ex boyfriend in the movie Without You I'm Nothing. He also appeared in the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 that year. Two years later he played the role of a prisoner on bench in the movie Unlawful Entry. He got his rise in fame after he starred the role of Cinqué in the movie Amistad. His net worth is $10 Million.

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Born in Cotonou, Benin

1964 24th of April

Known for his towering height and fabulous acting talent, Djimon Hounsou was born as Djimon Gaston Hounsou in Cotonou, Benin to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou. He was born and raised in humble background. He was also raised in Lyon, France.

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Began his acting career

1990

After being an established model for about three years in France, he moved to United States in 1990 and began pursuing his acting career. In 1990, he made his acting debut by starring the role of ex boyfriend in the movie Without You I'm Nothing.

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Won Image Awards

1998

He got his rise in fame after he starred the role of Cinqué in the movie Amistad. For this role he got his first nomination in Image Awards in 1998 and he won this award that year for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture.

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Won Online Film & Television Association

1998

In 1998, he got nominated in Online Film & Television Association for Best Drama Actor and Best Breakthrough Performance - Male. He was honored with this award from his later nomination. He also got nominated in this award in 1999.

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Won Black Reel Awards

2004

He has been honored with Black Reel Awards twice in his life. He got his first nomination in this award in 2004 for Film: Best Supporting Actor. He won this award that year. He also won this award in 2007.

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Began dating Kimora Lee Simmons

2007

In 2007, Djimon was seen with Kimora Lee Simmons. Kimora Lee Simmons is a former fashion model and she is also a fashion designer. She is also the former CEO/Creative Director. She is the ex wife of Russell Simmons.

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First child, Kenzo Lee Hounsou

2009 30th of May

He became father for the first time in his life in 2009. He and his ex partner Kimora Lee Simmons welcomed their only child together on 30th of May and that time it was a son and they named him Kenzo Lee Hounsou.

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Appeared in the television series, Black Panther

2010

In 1990, he appeared in the TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 that year. At the end of 1990s, he was seen starring the role of Mobalage Ikabo in the TV series ER. In 2010, he voice acted the role of Black Panther in the TV series Black Panther.

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Got separated with Kimora Lee Simmons

2012 of November

He was in love with Kimora Lee Simmons since 2007. In 2008, they visited his birthplace and both of them participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. They were together for about half a decade and they announced their separation in 2012.

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