Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou

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Name: Djimon Hounsou
Occupation: Movie Actor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: April 24, 1964
Age: 58
Country: West Africa
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou was born on April 24, 1964 in West Africa (58 years old). Djimon Hounsou is a Movie Actor, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Djimon Hounsounet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Earned praise for his roles as Cinque in Amistad and Solomon Vandy in Blood Diamond, the latter earning him an Academy Award nomination. Djimon Hounsou also plays Korath in the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy, Jakande in the 2015 action/thriller Furious 7 and he was cast as Chief Mbonga in the 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan.


Djimon Hounsou was in a music video for the song "Straight Up," by Paula Abdul.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$12 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Djimon Hounsou Real Estate

Real Estate: In January 2020, Djimon bought a house in LA's Westchester neighborhood for $2.1 million.

Before Fame

Djimon Hounsou modeled in Paris before pursuing an acting career.

Biography Timeline


Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He emigrated to Lyon in France at the age of twelve with his brother, Edmond. Soon after arriving in France, Hounsou dropped out of school and became homeless for a time. A chance meeting with a photographer led to Hounsou being introduced to fashion designer Thierry Mugler, who encouraged Hounsou to pursue a modeling career. In 1987, Hounsou became a model and established a career in Paris. He moved to the United States in 1990.


Between 1989 and 1991, Hounsou appeared in the music videos for "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson, and Madonna's "Express Yourself". He also appears in En Vogue's music video for "Hold On".


Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I'm Nothing. He had television parts on Beverly Hills, 90210 and ER and a guest starring role on Alias. Hounsou had a larger role in the science fiction film Stargate.


Hounsou received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad. He gained further notice as Juba in the 2000 film Gladiator. In 2004, Hounsou was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for In America, making him the fourth African male to be nominated for an Oscar. In 2005 he played a mercenary in the movie The Island alongside Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. In 2006, he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Blood Diamond; he received Broadcast Film Critics Association, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Academy Award nominations for this performance.


On 24 February 2007, it was announced that Hounsou would be the new Calvin Klein underwear model. At the time, Hounsou was being represented by Los Angeles modeling agent, Omar Albertto.

In 2007, Hounsou began dating model Kimora Lee Simmons. In 2009, Simmons gave birth to their son. Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family in his native Benin in the summer of 2008, where the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. The couple were adorned in traditional clothing and used the ceremony, in the presence of Hounsou's family, to solidify that they are "dedicated to each other 100%". The two emphasized that the ceremony was not a wedding. In the début of Kimora Lee Simmons' show, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, he was billed as her husband. Hounsou and Simmons, who were never legally married in the United States, announced their separation in November 2012.


Director Tim Story told IGN that if he were to do a third Fantastic Four film, he would like to have Hounsou as the Black Panther. In November 2008, it was announced that Hounsou would be providing the voice of the Black Panther in the television series of the same name. Hounsou had signed on to play Abdiel in the film version of John Milton's Paradise Lost with Benjamin Walker and Bradley Cooper. The film however was scrapped in early February 2012.


Hounsou acted in a supporting role in the 2009 science fiction film Push, as Agent Henry Carver. In 2011, he starred as a French commando in the French film Forces spéciales.


In 2010, Hounsou was featured as the narrator in ESPN's running series of "32 teams, 1 dream" commercials for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Hounsou spoke at the Summit on Climate Change at the United Nations on 22 September 2009. On 1 December 2009, Hounsou told French media that developed countries "need to be held accountable" for their contribution to climate change.


In 2013, he appeared in the comedy film Baggage Claim alongside Paula Patton. He also voiced Drago Bludvist in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and portrayed Korath the Pursuer in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, both in 2014. He played villains in two 2015 films, Seventh Son and Furious 7, the seventh installment of The Fast and the Furious film series, the latter where he played the role of Mose Jakande, a Nigerian-French mercenary.


On 17 February 2016, it was reported that Hounsou would join the second season of the television series Wayward Pines. Also in 2016, he played Chief Mbonga in The Legend of Tarzan movie.


In July 2018, Hounsou joined the DC Extended Universe, voicing the Fisherman King Ricou in Aquaman (with the character being motion-captured by Andrew Crawford), as well as replacing Ron Cephas Jones as the Wizard Shazam in Shazam! (2019). Also in 2019, he reprised his role as Korath in the Marvel Studios film Captain Marvel.

Family Life

Djimon Hounsou has a son named Kenzo from his relationship with model Kimora Lee Simmons.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Djimon Hounsou is 58 years, 11 months and 8 days old. Djimon Hounsou will celebrate 59th birthday on a Monday 24th of April 2023. Below we countdown to Djimon Hounsou upcoming birthday.


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