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Djimon Hounsou

Hounsou arrives at the premiere of Push, Mann Theater, Westwood, USA 2009
Born Djimon Gaston Hounsou
April 24, 1964 (1964-04-24) (age 45)
Cotonou, Benin
Occupation Actor/Model
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Kimora Lee Simmons
(2009-present) 1 child[1]
.Djimon Gaston Hounsou (pronounced [dʒimɔ̃ hũsu]; born April 24, 1964) is a Beninese-American actor and model.^ Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24, 1964), pronounced "Jie-mon Hahn-soo" is an Academy Award-nominated actor, dancer and fashion model born in Cotonou, Benin.
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^ Read Full Biography Born April 24, 1964 Awards .
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^ Born 1964 Apr 24 .
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.As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards.^ Djimon Hounsou is a two-time Academy Award-nominated actor for his work in In America and Blood Diamond .
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^ Djimon Hounsou is a two-time Academy Award-nominated Beninois-American actor and model.
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^ As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards.
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Early life

.Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, the son of Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook.^ Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin.
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^ Djimon Hounsou Born April 14, 1964, in Benin, West Africa, this striking actor moved to France with his family at age 13.
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^ Born Djimon Gaston Hounsou on April 24, 1964 in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa.
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[3] .He emigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond.^ He emigrated to Paris at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond, and moved to the U.S. in 1990.
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^ Immigrated to Lyons, France at the age of thirteen to live with his brother Father: Pierre Hounsou.
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^ He emigrated to Paris at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond.
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In 1987, he became a model and established a career in Paris. .He moved to the U.S. in 1990.[3][4] One year before obtaining his college degree he dropped out of school.^ One year before obtaining his college degree he dropped out of school to pursue acting.
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^ One year before obtaining his college degree he dropped out of school.
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^ He was sent to live with his older brother in Lyons, France, where he dropped out of school and moved to Paris at the age of 13.
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Career

.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.^ He has appeared in the television series Beverly Hills 90210 and ER .
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^ Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film ...
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^ In 1990, he landed his first television role as a nightclub doorman on the television series Beverly Hills 90210 .
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His first on-screen appearance was in the 1989 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You)” from Rhythm Nation 1814, which co-starred Antonio .Sabato, Jr. 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.^ His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”, which co-starred Antonio Sabato, Jr. 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.
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^ His first on-screen appearance was in the 1990 Janet Jackson video "Love Will Never Do (Without You)", which co-starred Antonio Sabato Jr. .
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^ Hounsou is the first movie star to be the Klein model since Antonio Sabato Jr.'s turn over a decade ago.
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.He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad.^ He received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad.
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^ The performance earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination and Image Award.
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^ Hounsou received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the part of Cinque in the 1997 film Amistad .
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.He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator.^ He gained even more notoriety for playing the role of Juba in the 2000 film Gladiator .
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^ He gained further notice as Juba, in the 2000 film Gladiator.
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^ Hounsou also gained notice for playing Juba, Russell Crowe's slave warrior teammate in "Gladiator" (2000).
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.He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for In America, in 2004, becoming the first African to be nominated for an Oscar.^ Hounsou's alternately blistering and soulful performance earned him his first Academy Awards nomination as Best Supporting Actor.
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^ Along with Charlize Theron was the first African to be nominated for an Oscar.
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^ All four men were nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor'.
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.That same year, Charlize Theron, a South African actress, was nominated for her work in Monster, and was the first time that one African man and one African woman were nominated for an Oscar in the same year.^ That same year, Charlize Theron, a South African actress was nominated for her work in Monster, and was the first time that two African-born performers were nominated for an Oscar in the same year.
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^ That year, with Charlize Theron, a South African actress nominated for her work in Monster, was the first time that two African-born performers were nominated for an Oscar in the same year.
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^ Along with Charlize Theron was the first African to be nominated for an Oscar.
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.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.^ All three are repped by CAA. Hounsou won best supporting actor nominations for "Blood Diamond" and "In America."

^ Blood Diamond film .
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^ Blood Diamond User Review 20793 .
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.On February 24, 2007, it was announced that Hounsou would be the new Calvin Klein underwear model.^ On February 24, 2007, it was announced that Hounsou will be the new Calvin Klein underwear model.
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^ In 2007, Hounsou appeared in Calvin Klein Steel’s underwear advertising campaign.
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^ CALVIN KLEIN UNDERWEAR 25th Anniv .
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.Starting with the Fall 2007 season, he was featured in the brand’s global print advertising campaign including the launch of their new Calvin Klein Steel product line.^ Djimon Hounsou will be featured in a global print and outdoor campaign supporting the launch of the brand’s latest product line, Calvin Klein Steel.
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^ In 2007, Hounsou appeared in Calvin Klein Steel’s underwear advertising campaign.
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^ Djimon Hounsou Fall 2007 CK (Calvin Klein) underwear campaign .
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.Hounsou also acted in a supporting role in the 2009 science fiction film Push, as Agent Henry Carver.^ Push: La division (2009) Carver .
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^ Djimon'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 .
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^ Now the ex-fashion model jumps to science fiction, playing a special agent on the hunt for Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor in The Island (July 22).
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.Director Tim Story recently mentioned to IGN that if he was to do a third Fantastic Four movie, he would like to have Hounsou as the Black Panther.^ It has been mentioned that director Tim Story would love for him to play that character.
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^ Director Tim Story recently mentioned to IGN that if he was to do a third Fantastic Four movie, he would like to have Hounsou as the Black Panther.
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^ The reason why Black Panther seems like the most logical choice is because Tim Story, who directed the two Fantastic Four movies, has mentioned Hounsou as his favorite choice for Panther.
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.In November 2008, it was announced that Hounsou will be providing the voice of the Black Panther in the upcoming animated series of the same name.^ Tags black panther , djimon hounsou .
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^ Hounsou to lend voice to Black Panther NEW YORK, Nov.
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^ All in all, I’m excited for the Black Panther animated series, but disappointed at the same time.
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[5] .Also, David Jaffe expressed interest in seeing Hounsou portray the hero and main ,character, Kratos, in an upcoming movie based on the hit video game God of War.^ I would be honored to see Djimon Hounsou to play the character of Kratos if “God of War” will be turned into an epic movie.
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^ Kratos, neither a god of war.
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^ Djimon Hounsou, David Jaffe, and the other people involved in the producing of the movie and the game!
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and Author,Director and Producer Epaphroditus Elkahan of Cry Freedom Pictures, expressed interest in him playing the first black President: Stanley Watson,in a movie based on the book "The President" "The Eppieologist".

Personal life

He has a son who is currently a sophomore at Princeton University.
.Since 2007, Hounsou has been dating model and CEO of the fashion label Baby Phat, Kimora Lee Simmons.^ Tags: Djimon Hounsou , Kenzo Lee Hounsou , Kimora-lee-simmons .
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^ Baby Phat president Kimora Lee Simmons is expecting again.
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^ Read more: Kimora Lee Simmons .

[6] .On 30 May 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, reportedly named in honour of Japanese fashion designer, Kenzo Takada.^ Tags: Djimon Hounsou , Kenzo Lee Hounsou , Kimora-lee-simmons .
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^ Tags: Djimon Hounsou , Kenzo Lee Hounsou , Kimora , Kimora Lee , Kimora-lee-simmons .
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^ Hounsou and partner Kimora Lee welcomed a son on May 30 , 2009.
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.Hounsou is now a naturalized U.S. citizen[7] and resides in Los Angeles.^ Hounsou then moved to Los Angeles.
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^ Hounsou lives in Los Angeles.

^ Kimora Lee Simmons and her serious boyfriend Djimon Hounsou enjoyed their afternoon together with lunch out yesterday in Los Angeles, California.
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.Hounsou and Simmons were married in 2009 before Kenzo's birth.^ Hounsou and Simmons were married in 2009 before Kenzo’s birth.
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^ On 30 May 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou.
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^ Digital Spy ...feature Simmons in the final stages of her pregnancy with her first son and third child Kenzo Lee, whose father is actor Djimon Hounsou.
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Mr. Hounsou spoke at the Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009. [8] On Tuesday, 1 Dec. .Hounsou told French media that developed countries “need to be held accountable” for their contribution to climate change.^ RFI - Developed countries need to be held accountable Direct .
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^ Developed countries – what they are emitting year after year – some of those countries need to be held accountable.” .
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^ And, he believes, developed countries “need to be held accountable”.
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Filmography

Awards/nominations

  • Broadcast Film Critics
Golden Globes
    • 1998, Best Actor-Drama: Amistad (Nominated)

References

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