Djimon Gaston Hounsou, born on April 24, 1964, is a popular and multitalented Beninese-American actor as well as a model. Hounsou is also good at dancing and has also danced in many occasions.
Hounsou is one of the best actors in the Hollywood industry.
Hounsou was born and raised in Cotonou, Benin by his father and mother. He made his film debut in a film named Without You I’m Nothing. Hounsou grabbed people’s and media’s attention when he played in a movie Amistad as a character Cinque who was the leader of a slave ship mutiny.
Hounsou, then made back-to-back appearances in hit movies like Gladiator, In America, Blood Diamond and much more. Hounsou has enhanced the stages of Paris and London as a popular male model.
He came to Paris at the age of 13 and due to a lack of job he ended as a traveling, sleeping under bridges and hunting in trash cans for food.
Hounsou was first encouraged to pursue a modeling career by a fashion designer Thierry Mugler. He established his career by becoming a model in Paris from where he moved to the United States in 1990. He learned English by watching television.
Hounsou for his heart-wrenching performances in his acting career has been awarded several awards. Hounsou has been nominated for many awards for which he has won the Best Supporting Actor in the film Blood Diamond and In America.
Hounsou also won the Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture in the movie Amistad. He has also been nominated for two Academy Awards.
Hounsou has a net worth of $12 million. He was fourth male African to earn an Oscar-nomination for acting. His characters Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway, and Omar Sharif were also nominated for Best Supporting Actor. He has also been nominated for 2 Academy Awards.
Hounsou is 6 feet 4 inch tall with a pair of dark brown eyes. He has a bald head but he has beard makes him look bold and sexy. His tower height with matching weight has been able to charm many people around the globe.
With a six pack of abs and chest size like a barrel, he has stunned photographers as well as media gaining a title black panther. His modeling career has also been a success.
He has modeled for many companies including the Calvin Klein, underwear model. Hounsou was also featured as the narrator in ESPN’s running series commercials in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Hounsou dated many other popular figures including Debbie Allen, Kola Boof, and Kimora Lee Simmons. Among his girlfriends, Hounsou married Kimora Lee Simmons, who is a former American fashion model.
He and his wife have a son named Kenzo Lee Hounsou. Hounsou and Simmons are now separated. He is not dating anyone currently.
Even after being divorced at the age of 52, his passion towards the acting business hasn’t been affected and still strives forward on appearing on more hit movies and TV shows.
Hounsou’s short biography can be gained from IMDB and are also available on wiki sites. He also has a Twitter account which can be followed to get to know his daily life.
@ketta500 #the reservations and eating location was romantic, relaxing and exciting. this was fun.
— Djimon Hounsou (@djimonhounsou) September 30, 2016
Hounsou’s fan pages are also available on Facebook. For his shirtless pictures, we can also log on to Instagram.