Facts of Djimon Hounsou

Date of Birth : 1964-04-24
Age : 55 years old
Family Name : Djimon Gaston Hounsou
Birth Place : Benin
Birth Sign : Taurus
Height : 6 Feet 4 Inch
Nationality : American
Ethnicity : American-Beninese
Net Worth : $12 million
Hair Color : Dark Brown
Eye Color : Black

Short Statistics of Djimon Hounsou

Is Djimon Hounsou married? Single
How many children does Djimon Hounsou have? 1 Childrens
Who is Djimon Hounsou spouse/partner? Not Disclosed
Is Djimon Hounsou Dating Someone? Not Disclosed
Is Djimon Hounsou LGBTQ?

Who is Djimon Hounsou?

Djimon is a Beninese American film actor and model who is famous for his role as Cinque in the historical drama film ‘Amistad’ and as Vandy in Blood Diamond. His other recognized part is Korath in the 2014 movie Guardians of the Galaxy. Hounsou got nominated for several awards such as Golden Globes Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. He had a small role in the 2015 movie Furious 7.

Djimon Hounsou: Birthday, Family, Facts

Djimon Hounsou was born in Benin in 1964. His birthday falls on April 24; he is currently 55 years old as of February 2019. He holds Beninese American nationality and belongs to Beninois ethnicity. His birth sign is Taurus. Djimon Gaston Hounsou is his full birth name.

Djimon was born to his father Pierre Hounsou and mother, Albertine Hounsou. His father Pierre was a cook. He has one brother named Edmond Hounsou, they both immigrated to Lyon, France at the tender age of twelve.

Hounsou dropped out of school soon after arriving in France and was homeless for some time. There he met a photographer who introduced him to fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Mugler encouraged Djimon to try his hands on modeling and established a career in Paris.

Early Professional and Career

Djimon began his career by appearing in the music videos for Straight Up, Love Will Never Do by Janet Jackson, and Express Yourself by Madonna. He debuted in the 1990 film ‘Without You I’m Nothing.’ He appeared in several television shows such as Beverly Hills, 90210, and ER and a guest starring role on Alias.

Djimon gained critical acclaim for his role as Cinque in the 1977 Steven Spielberg movie Amistad; he also received critical acclaim and Golden Globe Award nomination for the position. He has acted in the science fiction film Push, as Agent Henry Carver and French commando in the film Forces Speciales.

In 2008, Hounsou would be providing his voice of the Black Panther in the TV series of the same name. He was a part of the 2013 comedy film Baggage Claim and portrayed Korath the Pursuer in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy. Hounsou appeared in a negative role in two movies, Seventh Son and Furious 7.

Djimon was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film In America, making him the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar. In 2006, Hounsou received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for Blood Diamond; he also received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance.

Djimon Hounsou: Net Worth and Salary

Hounsou is an Oscar-nominated actor; he has done several hit films till date, it is quite apparent he has earned an impressive amount of money through his profession. As of 2019, Djimon’s total net worth is $12 million.

Djimon Hounsou: Marriage, Wife, Kids

Djimon was married to former fashion model named Kimora Lee Simmons, who is famous as the former wife of Russell Simmons. As per some reports and statements by the pair Djimon and Kimora, they said that they were not legally married. The couple performed a traditional commitment ceremony in Djimon’s home country Benin in the summer of 2008. The service was not a wedding ceremony.

After few years, the pair separated on November 20 but were blessed with a baby boy Kenzo Lee Hounsou on May 30, 2009.

Djimon Hounsou: Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Hounsou possesses the perfect height of 6 Feet and 4 Inches and weighs about 90 Kgs. He has dark brown eyes, and his hair is black.

Social Media Profiles

Djimon is fond of Social Media; he has a massive fan following on his Social Media. He is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has 481k followers on Facebook, 213k followers on Instagram and 78.4k followers on Twitter as of March 2019.