Djimon Hounsou Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Jul, 2018
Facts of Djimon Hounsou
Date of Birth: 1964 , April-24
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Djimon Hounsou
Birth Name Djimon Gaston Hounsou
Father Pierre Hounsou
Mother Albertine Hounsou
Nationality Beninese
Birth Place/City Cotonou
Ethnicity White
Profession Model
Net Worth $ 12 Million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Bald
Weight in KG 90 KG
Married Yes
Married to Kimora lee Simmons
Children Kenzo Lee Hounsou
Awards National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor
Movies Guardians of the Galaxy
TV Show Black Panther
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Djimon Gaston Hounsou began his career appearing in music videos. He made his movie debut from a 1990 American musical comedy Without You I'm Nothing. He gained widespread recognition for his portrayal as Cinque in a 1997 American historical drama, Amistad.

His other notable appearances include  Gladiator (2000), In America (2003), and Blood Diamond (2006). He received nominations for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performances in In America and Blood Diamond.

In the Marvel cinematic Univers, he plays the role of Korath the Pursuer in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Captain Marvel coming out March 2019. he is set to play the role of the Fisherman King in Aquaman (2018), and the wizard Shazam in Shazam! (2019). He also played the role of the Fisherman King in Aquaman (2018), and will appear as the wizard Shazam in Shazam! (2019).

Early Life And Education Of Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou was born Djimon Gaston Hounsou in Cotonou, Benin on April 24, 1964. He is the son of Albertine Hounsou and Pierre Hounsou. He has a brother named Edmond Housou.

He moved to Lyon in France with his brother where he dropped out of school and became homeless for a time. He was introduced to fashion designer Thiery Mugler after getting a chance of meeting a photographer.

Djimon Hounsou's Career

He is working as a model as well as an actor within the American industry. The active year of Djimon started from the year 1986 and till the present context, he is sincerely active within this field of segments. Djimon is also the Beninese expatriate within the USA and he started his early phase of a career working in music videos as his minor roles.

His appearances in the movies like Blood Diamonds in the year 2006 made him earn his fame and this also led him to get nominated for Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he is also the award holder within 3 times in Screen Actors Guild Awards with his best performances. The mother and father name of Djimon is Albertine and Pierre Hounsou. They were cook by their profession.

During the very first stage of his career he presented himself within music videos like Straight Up which was in between the year 1989 as well as in the year 1991 he got his best act in Janet Jackson hit number Love Will Never Do that made him lift up his fame within the industry in the very early time.

Later the official film debut of this popular actor started in the year 1990 with the film named Without You I’m Nothing which was a film by Sandra Bernhard. This was the very first stage of his career that made him get many offers one after another.

Djimon Hounsou's Net Worth And Salary

Djimon Hounsou's net worth is $12 million at present. He earns a good salary with his level of success and achievements in his acting career.

Djimon Hounsou's Personal Life

Djimon and his personal life state that he got married to his girlfriend after the longtime affair in the year 2007 whose name is Kimora Lee Simmons. Simmons and Djimon are also the parents of 2 children and they were happy during the very time.

But their relationship with the bounding of married life did not last for a long time that made them get a divorce in the year 2012 of November. According to some of the sources it has also been found that the couple did not have legally married and they accept this fact.

Djimon states himself as a single person now and he is not involved with any married relationship by now and he is also not interested in it. His bio is now more focused on his personal career and he has no any intention of being an affair or having a spouse. He stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches in tall