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Djimon Hounsou

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Birthday
24, 1964
Birthplace
Benin
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
24, 1964 (age 55)
Birthplace
Benin

About

Earned praise for his roles as Cinque in Amistad and Solomon Vandy in Blood Diamond, the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination. He also plays Korath in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, Jakande in the 2015 action/thriller Furious 7 and he was cast as Chief Mbonga in the 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan.

Before Fame

He modeled in Paris before pursuing an acting career.

Trivia

He was in a music video for the song "Straight Up," by Paula Abdul.

Family Life

He has a son named Kenzo from his relationship with model Kimora Lee Simmons.

Associated With

He played the role of Caliban in a version of The Tempest alongside Helen Mirren.