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Boris Kodjoe
Born Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe
8 March 1973 (1973-03-08) (age 37)
Vienna, Austria
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Nicole Ari Parker (2005-present)
.Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe[1] (born 8 March 1973), better known as Boris Kodjoe, is an actor and former fashion model.^ Boris Kodjoe is not a fashion designer.
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^ Boris Frederic Cecil Tey-Natey Ofuatey Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria to a German mother, and a Ghanaian father.
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^ Boris Kodjoe, (born March 8, 1973 in Vienna, Austria) is a multilingual actor and former male fashion model.

.He is perhaps best known for his role as courier-turned-sports agent Damon Carter on the Showtime television drama series Soul Food.^ Kodjoe is best known for his role as courier-turned-sports agent Damon Carter on the Showtime television drama series Soul Food .
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^ Actress Nicole Ari Parker is best known for her role on the hit drama series, Soul Food .
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^ On TV, he was cast in the hit series 'Soul Food' as Damon Carter, a role for which he would land a trio of NAACP Image Award nominations.
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Early life

.Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula, a German psychologist, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician.^ BORIS KODJOE "Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Ursula, a German psychologist, and Eric Kodjoe, a Ghanaian physician.
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^ They now have a second child, a son named Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe born in October of 2006.
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^ Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria on March 8, 1973 to Eric, a physician from Ghana, and Ursula, a psychologist from Germany which is where he was raised along with his siblings, Patrick and Nadja.
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[1] His namesake is Nobel Prize-winning Russian poet and writer Boris Pasternak.[2] .He was born Jewish through his mother and maternal grandmother,[3] though Kodjoe and his wife are members of Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.^ He is Jewish through his mother and maternal grandmother.Kodjoe is fluent in German, French, English and Spanish.
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^ Their second child, a boy named Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, was born October 31, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

^ Boris Frederic Cecil Tey-Natey Ofuatey Kodjoe was born in Vienna, Austria to a German mother, and a Ghanaian father.
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[4]
.Kodjoe's parents divorced when he was six years old[5] and he grew up in the vicinity of Freiburg im Breisgau.^ By Kenya N. Byrd Three years ago, Nicole Ari Parker and husband Boris Kodjoe became proud parents to their first born, Sophie Tei.
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^ Since Sophie's birth, Parker and Kodjoe, who are also the parents of 1-year-old Nicolas, have cared for their daughter around the clock.
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.He is fluent in German, French, English and Spanish.^ Fluent in English, French and German.
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^ Fluent in German, French, English and some Spanish, Kodjoe aspired to be a professional tennis player.

^ Sentinel: I know you are quad-lingual: German, English, French and Spanish.
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.He has a brother named Patrick and a sister named Nadja.^ He has a brother named Patrick and a sister named Nadja.

^ He has one sister, Nadja, and a brother, Patrick.
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^ He has a brother named Patrick and a sister named Nadja.  A back injury ended his tennis aspirations, but he was quickly signed as a model and soon after entered acting.
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.Kodjoe aspired to be a professional tennis player and attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he played tennis for the Rams.^ Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond (through Tennis scholarship) .
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^ He was accepted to Virgina Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia through a tennis scholarship.
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^ Fluent in German, French, English and some Spanish, Kodjoe aspired to be a professional tennis player.

[citation needed] His brother Patrick played for VCU's basketball team. .A back injury ended Boris' tennis aspirations, but he was quickly signed as a model and soon after entered acting.^ He has a brother named Patrick and a sister named Nadja.  A back injury ended his tennis aspirations, but he was quickly signed as a model and soon after entered acting.
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^ A back injury ended his tennis aspirations; however, he was quickly discovered for modeling and soon after fell into acting.

^ While attending Virginia Commonwealth University on a tennis scholarship, the striking, 6'3" student-athlete was spotted by a talent scout and signed to a contract with the Ford Modeling Agency.
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Career

.Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People magazine in 2002, Kodjoe is perhaps best known as one of the seven regular cast members from the Showtime drama Soul Food, which aired from 2000 to 2004. He appeared in the 2002 film Brown Sugar and starred in the short-lived sitcom Second Time Around with his Soul Food co-star Nicole Ari Parker, whom he eventually married.^ I’m one of the 50 Most Beautiful!
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^ On June 20, 2004, Kodjoe and his Soul Food: The Series co-star, Nicole Ari Parker, became engaged.

^ KW: What's it like being named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World?
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.He played the role of David Taylor, the wayward son of Pastor Fred Taylor in the October 2005 film The Gospel.^ He played the role of David Taylor, the wayward son of Pastor Fred Taylor in the October 2005 film The Gospel.

^ Kodjoe recently starred in the film Madea's Family Reunion playing the role of Frankie the bus driver.

^ They said they needed some gospel stars to play themselves in this particular film, and I was happy to participate because it seemed so real.
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.He performed in a play called Whatever She Wants starring Vivica A. Fox and made an appearance on the fifth season of Nip/Tuck.^ Now she has come up with the solution to every woman’s problem, a private club called “Whatever She Wants” where men have to qualify to get in.

^ In 2003, he produced "Motive," which starred popular actors Vivica J. Fox and Shemar Moore.
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^ TV and Film Superstar Vivica A. Fox Stars in I'm Ready Productions' WHATEVER SHE WANTS Showing from May 1st - 6th, 2007 at the Verizon Wireless Theater at 520 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the Verizon Wireless Box Office (713) 230-1600 or online at www.ticketmaster.com .

.His most recent role was in the 2009 science fiction film Surrogates.^ Kodjoe recently starred in the film Madea's Family Reunion playing the role of Frankie the bus driver.

On Dec. 16, 2009, it was announced that Kodjoe had been cast as the male lead, Steven, in the J.J. Abrams series "Undercovers," in development at NBC.

Personal life

.Boris married his Soul Food: The Series co-star Nicole Ari Parker on May 21, 2005 in Gundelfingen, Germany.^ On June 20, 2004, Kodjoe and his Soul Food: The Series co-star, Nicole Ari Parker, became engaged.

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^ Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker have more on their plate than just "Soul Food."
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.She gave birth to their first child, a girl, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, on March 5, 2005. Sophie has spinal bifida, which was diagnosed at birth.^ Parker gave birth to the couple's first child, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, on Saturday, publicist Jessica Cohen said in a statement Wednesday.
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^ Their first child, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, was born on March 5, 2005.

^ They now have two kids, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, 3, and Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, 1.
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[6] .Parker gave birth to the couple's second child, a boy, Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, on October 31, 2006. The family resides in Atlanta, Georgia after moving from Los Angeles, California.^ Their second child, a boy named Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, was born October 31, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia.

^ They now have a second child, a son named Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe born in October of 2006.
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^ They now have two kids, Sophie Tei-Naaki Lee Kodjoe, 3, and Nicolas Neruda Kodjoe, 1.
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.Kodjoe's height is 6 ft 2½ in (1.89 m).^ Boris Kodjoe's height is 6 ft 3.5 in (192 cm) Austrian Model and Actor from Soul Food, The Gospel.
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Filmography

Guest appearances on TV shows

Music videos

References

  1. ^ a b http://aalbc.com/reviews/boris_kodjoe.htm
  2. ^ Buckley, Michael. "STAGE TO SCREENS: Chats With Whitford, Hurt, Howard, and Kodjoe", Playbill, 5 May 2008.
  3. ^ The Gospel: Boris Kodjoe
  4. ^ Rhone, Nedra; and Gracie Bonds Staples. "In Atlanta’s churches, prayers for president-elect", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 9 November 2008.
  5. ^ Boris Kodjoe at superiorpics.com
  6. ^ Boris and Nicole Open Up About Sophie's Spinal Bifida, Celebrity Baby Blog, 15 January 2009.

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