April 24, 1964
58 years old
Benin - United States
6 ft 1½ in | 187 cm
82 kg | 181 lbs
11 US | 44 EU
Djimon Gaston Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, on April 24, 1964, is a Beninese-American actor.
Young Djimon Hounsou first started his career as a model in Paris.
He made big screen debut in musical comedy film Without You I’m Nothing (1990) in role as Ex-Boyfriend.
He got his television debut in Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) in episode "Class of Beverly Hills", in role as Doorman.
Djimon's breakthrough performance came as Joseph Cinqué in historical drama film Amistad (1997).
How tall is Djimon Hounsou and what is his weight? Djimon Hounsou's height is 6' 1½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 187 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 181 іn pоunds or 82 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.
Djimon Hounsou is 58 years old.
Djimon Hounsou net worth is around 12 million dollars.
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor also won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his role as Joseph Cinqué in historical drama film Amistad (1997).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role also won the National Board of Review Award and the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Solomon Vandy in political war action thriller film Blood Diamond (2006).
He played Korath in Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Captain Marvel (2019)
He portrayed The Wizard in DC Extended Universe:
Black Adam (2022)
Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)
He played James Wan in superhero movie Aquaman (2018).
He portrayed Mose Jakande in action films:
Furious 7 (2015)
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
He was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture for his role as Juba in epic historical drama film Gladiator (2000).
He was nominated for a BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role for his voice role as Drago Bludvist in animated action fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).
He co-wrote and narrated biographical documentary film In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven (2018), for which was nominated for the Knight Documentary Achievement Award for Best Documentary.
The Island (2005) science fiction action thriller opposite Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson
Constantine (2005) superhero horror with Keanu Reeves and Tilda Swinton
Push (2009) superhero thriller opposite Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning
The Tempest (2010) fantasy comedy drama with Helen Mirren and Felicity Jones
The Legend of Tarzan (2016) adventure opposite Alexander Skarsgård and Margot Robbie
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017) epic fantasy action adventure with Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law
A Quiet Place Part II (2020) post-apocalyptic horror opposite Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy
The King's Man (2021) spy action with Ralph Fiennes and Gemma Arterton
He voiced Sumo in animated comedy movie Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank (2022).
He was nominated for the OFTA Television Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Mobalage Ikabo in NBC medical drama television series ER (1999).
He voiced T'Challa / Black Panther in motion comic and television series Black Panther (2010).
He played CJ Mitchum in Fox mystery science fiction television series Wayward Pines (2016).
Has older brother, Edmond.
Has Beninese ancestry.
He was Calvin Klein underwear model in 2007.
He was discovered by fashion designer Thierry Mugler.
He became a naturalized US Citizen in 2007.
Featured in music videos for:
Paula Abdul "Straight Up" (1988)
Janet Jackson "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" (1989)
Madonna "Express Yourself" (1989)
He voiced Coach Henry Bishop in video Game NBA 2K21 (2020), also motion capture.
Spokesperson for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
He dated actresses Victoria Mahoney (1990–1999) and Paula Patton (2016–2017).
Has been in a relationship with model and fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons (2007-2012), they have a son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou.