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Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese-American actor and model. 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 the 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 parts 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). Hounsou is now a naturalized United States citizen and resides in Los Angeles.  

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Apr 24, 1964 En Cotonou, Benin
Créditos Movie/TV:
Primera aparición:
In the movie Paradise Lost
Ultimo Projecto:
Película Same Kind of Different as Me 2017-10-20
Conocido por
Poster of King Arthur
Poster of Diamante de sangre
Poster of The Middle Passage
Poster of Falsa seducción
Película Paradise Lost Abdiel 2018
Película Same Kind of Different as Me Denver 2017-10-20
Película King Arthur Sir Bedivere 2017-03-22
Película Blazing Samurai Sumo 2017-08-04
Película La leyenda de Tarzán Chief Mbonga 2016-06-29
Película Fast & Furious 7 Slim 2015-04-01
Película Air Cartwright 2015-08-14
Película Exorcismo en el Vaticano Vicar Imani 2015-07-24
series Wayward Pines CJ Mitchum 2015-05-14
Película Cómo entrenar a tu dragón 2 Drago Bludvist (voice) 2014-06-12
Película El séptimo hijo Radu 2014-12-12
Película Guardianes de la galaxia Korath 2014-07-30
Película Ligera de equipaje Quinton 2013-09-27
Película Fuerzas especiales Kovax 2011-11-02
Película Elephant White Curtie Church 2011-05-17
series La pantera negra Black Panther 2010-01-16
Película La tempestad Caliban 2010-12-10
Película Push Agent Henry Carver 2009-02-06
Película Rompiendo las reglas Jean Roqua 2008-03-04
Película Eragon Ajihad 2006-12-14
Película Diamante de sangre Solomon Vandy 2006-12-07
Película Constantine Midnite 2005-02-08
Película Beauty Shop Joe 2005-06-02
Película La isla Albert Laurent 2005-07-20
Película Blueberry: la experiencia secreta Woodhead 2004-02-09
Película Biker Boyz Motherland 2003-01-31
series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Película En América Mateo 2003-10-31
Película Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: La cuna de la vida Kosa 2003-07-21
Película El embolao Youssouf 2002-04-10
Película Las cuatro plumas Abou Fatma 2002-09-08
series Alias Unknown 2001-09-30
Película Gladiator Juba 2000-05-01
series Soul Food Unknown 2000-06-28
Película The Middle Passage Narrator (U.S. Version) 2000-09-09
Película Deep rising. El misterio de las profundidades Vivo 1998-01-30
series Stargate SG-1 Horus 1997-07-27
series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Película Amistad Cinque 1997-12-03
Película Stargate: Puerta a las estrellas Horus 1994-10-28
series Urgencias Unknown 1994-09-19
Película Falsa seducción Prisoner on Bench 1992-06-26
series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Unknown 1953-03-18