He portrayed Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba in the 2000 film Lumumba. He also appeared in the feature films Cape of Good Hope and Kingdom of Heaven.
He was 30 years old when he quit his job as a sales manager to pursue acting.
He played the character Ice in the 2008 action film Transporter 3.
His parents were Cameroonian immigrants.
He played a supporting role in the 2002 Brian De Palma film Femme Fatale.