Djimon Hounsou is one of the most popular foreign actors who have gained immense fame in the Hollywood movie industry today.
Besides being a talented actor in Hollywood Djimon Hounsou is also a former model who was very popular in France and other European countries, most renowned for being the underwear model of popular brand Calvin Klein.
Owing to his impressive and intense acting skills, Djimon Hounsou is the winner of several prestigious awards and has received numerous award nominations till date.
About Djimon Hounsou
|Real Name||Djimon Gaston Hounsou|
|Date of Birth||24th April 1964|
|Place of Birth||Cotonou (Benin)|
|Height||6 ft 2"
(187 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Brother||Edmond Hounsou (Elder)|
|Girlfriend||Kimora Lee Simmons
|Net Worth||INR 98,00,00,000
(USD 14 Million)
|Famous for||Without You I'm Nothing (1990), Stargate (1994), Amistad (1997), Deep Rising (1998), Gladiator (2000), The Four Feathers (2002), In America, Biker Boyz, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003), Blueberry (2004), Constantine, The Island (2005), Blood Diamond, Eragon (2006), Never Back Down (2008), Push (2009), The Tempest (2010), Special Forces (2011), Baggage Claim (2013), Guardians of the Galaxy, Seventh Son (2014), Furious-7, The Vatican Tapes, Air (2015), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), Aquaman (2018)|
|First Movie||Without You I'm Nothing (1990)|
|Hobbies||Loves to workout, practice boxing and kung fu|
Djimon Hounsou is not only a popular actor but he is also one of the most renowned celebrity models in the world as well. Thanks to his impressive acting skills and stoic performances in super hit Hollywood movies and TV shows, Djimon Hounsou has received several award and earned numerous award nominations as well.
Djimon Hounsou’s age is around 56, as Djimon Hounsou was born on the 24th of April, 1964 in Cotonou, present-day Benin in West Africa. Djimon Hounsou’s height is around 6 ft 2 inches (187 cm) while Djimon Hounsou’s weight is around 80 kg (175 lbs). In his spare time, Djimon Hounsou loves to workout at the gym and practice boxing and kung fu, as part of his hobbies.
Djimon Hounsou’s father was Pierre Hounsou, a cook, while Djimon Hounsou’s mother was Albertine Hounsou, a homemaker. Although Djimon Hounsou had 5 siblings, we only know that one of Djimon Hounsou’s elder brother was Edmond Hounsou, who accompanied him to France, at the age of 12 years. Djimon Hounsou’s girlfriend is model Kimora Lee Simmons, with whom he has a son named Kenzo Lee Hounsou.
Thanks to his immense success as an actor in the Hollywood movie industry as well as popularity as an international model, Djimon Hounsou’s net worth is around INR 98 crores (USD 14 Million).
Talking about the recognition for his intense acting prowess, Djimon Hounsou has received several acting awards and also had numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
Djimon Hounsou is the winner of the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his impressive performance in ‘In America’ (2004).
Djimon Hounsou is also the winner of the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor, again, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor and winner of the National Board of Review’s Best Supporting Actor award for his critically-acclaimed role in ‘Blood Diamond’ (2007).
Besides these, Djimon Hounsou won another NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his excellent performance in ‘Amistad’ (1998).
Apart from being the winner of 6 awards, Djimon Hounsou has also had around 8 award nominations to her credit also.
Interesting Facts About Djimon Hounsou
- Djimon Hounsou is a teetotaler and does not smoke nor does Djimon Hounsou drinks alcohol.
- Djimon Hounsou was only 12 years old when he migrated to Paris, France with one of his older brother, Edmond, but as he could not find a job and did not want to pursue schooling, he had to struggle on the streets of Paris as a homeless person for some time.
- Djimon Hounsou rose to fame as a model when popular designer Thierry Mugler spotted him on the street and offered him his first modeling assignment.
- Djimon Hounsou has also starred in pop-star Janet Jackson’s popular music video ‘Love Will Never Do Without You’ (1998).
- Djimon Hounsou holds the honor of being the 4th African male actor to have been nominated for an Oscar (Academy Award).