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Djimon Hounsou


Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on _Gladiator_ by Ridley Scott and Amistad (1997) by Steven Spielberg. See full bio »

"Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street" Wins WGA Award

Congratulations to the writing team behind Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street," winner of the 2016 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Children's Script.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 Blazing Samurai (pre-production)
Sumo (voice)
 2015/I Air
Cartwright
 2015 The Vatican Tapes
Vicar Imani
 2014/I Seventh Son
Radu
 2011 Special Forces
Kovax
 2011 Elephant White
Curtie Church
 2010/I The Tempest
Caliban
 2010 Black Panther (TV Mini-Series)
Black Panther / T'Challa
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice)
 2006 Eragon
Ajihad
 2005 Beauty Shop
Joe
 2003-2004 Alias (TV Series)
Kazari Bomani
- Unveiled (2004) ... Kazari Bomani
- The Frame (2004) ... Kazari Bomani
- Repercussions (2003) ... Kazari Bomani
 2004 Renegade
Woodhead
 2002/I Heroes (Short)
Mystery Man
 2002 In America
Mateo
 2002 Dead Weight
Det. Youssouf
 2001 Soul Food (TV Series)
Victor Onuka
- Games People Play (2001) ... Victor Onuka
 2001 The Tag (Short)
Marshall
 2000 The Middle Passage
Narrator (US Version)
 2000 Gladiator
Juba
 2000 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Villager
- Luck Be an Aye-Aye (2000) ... Villager (voice)
 1998 Deep Rising
Vivo
 1997 The Small Hours (as Djimon Housoun)
 1997 Amistad
Cinque
 1997 Ill Gotten Gains
Fyah
 1994 Stargate
Horus (as Djimon)
 1993 Killing Zoe
Moïse (voice)
 1992 Unlawful Entry
Prisoner on Bench (as Djimon)
 1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Nightclub Doorman
- Class of Beverly Hills (1990) ... Nightclub Doorman (as Djimon)
 1990 Without You I'm Nothing
Ex-Boyfriend (as Djimon Hounson)
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Music video for En Vogue: "Hold On" See more »

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Alternate Names:

Djimon | Djimon Hounson | Djimon Housoun

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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I was just a very torn child, very wounded in so many areas, with no family support. I happened to the be the fifth child of my family. So everybody was already grown and had left home already. See more »

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Learned English by watching television. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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