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Djimon Gaston Hounsou, commonly known as Djimon Hounsou, is a famous American model, film producer, dancer, as well as an actor. Djimon Hounsou made his acting debut in the 1990 film written by Sandra Bernard called “Without You I’m Nothing”. Djimon Hounsou’s commercial success followed later, when in 1997 he played the character of Cinque in the historical drama film entitled “Amistad”, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. A critical and commercial success with more than $44 million grossed in the box office, “Amistad” featured a cast of Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins and Matthew McConaughey in the main roles. The movie not only brought Hounsou a larger public exposure, but also earned him a nomination for Chicago Film Critics Association award, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Actor. More recently, in 2014 Hounsou voiced a character in an animated film called “How to Train Your Dragon 2”, and appeared opposite Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel in Marvel’s superhero film entitled “Guardians of the Galaxy”.

Djimon Hounsou Net Worth $12 Million

Aside from being an actor, Djimon Hounsou is also a well-known model. In 2007, he joined “Calvin Klein” fashion house, where he had been working as an underwear model.

A well-known actor as well as a model, how rich is Djimon Hounsou? According to sources, Hounsou’s net worth is estimated to be $12 million undoubtedly, most of this wealth comes from his acting and modeling career.

Djimon Hounsou was born in 1964, in Cotonou, Benin. When he was 13 years old, Hounsou decided to move out to Lyon, where he briefly attended high school. Eventually, Hounsou put a halt to his studies, as he struggled to make a living. Fortunately, he was discovered by Thierry Mugler, who inspired him to become a model. Consequently, Djimon Hounsou began pursuing a modeling career, and even made a name for himself in Paris. In 1990, Hounsou decided to move to the United States, where he launched an acting career. Prior to his film debut, Hounsou made appearances in Janet Jackson’s “Love Will Never Do (Without You)”, and Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” music videos. Hounsou followed his acting success with the role of Juba in Ridley Scott’s epic historical drama “Gladiator”, which proved to be a huge commercial and critical success. In 2002, Djimon Hounsou played a character in Jim Sheridan’s “In America”, where he co-starred with Samantha Morton, Paddy Considine and Emma Bolger. “In America” brought Hounsou a nomination for an Academy Award, Black Reel Award, NAACP Image Award, as well as Screen Actors Guild Award.

Aside from appearances in films, Djimon Hounsou has also starred in numerous television series, including “ER”, “Soul Food” and “Black Panther”. Currently, Djimon Hounsou is working on several upcoming films, namely “The Vatican Tapes” with Kathleen Robertson, “Furious 7” with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, and “Seventh Son” starring Ben Barnes and Jeff Bridges.

A famous actor, Djimon Hounsou has an estimated net worth of $12 million.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blood Diamond 2006 Solomon Vandy
The Island 2005 Albert Laurent
Beauty Shop 2005 Joe
Constantine 2005 Midnite
Alias 2003-2004 TV Series Kazari Bomani
Renegade 2004 Woodhead
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 Kosa
Biker Boyz 2003 Motherland
Heroes 2002/I Short Mystery Man
In America 2002 Mateo
The Four Feathers 2002 Abou Fatma
Le boulet 2002 Det. Youssouf
Soul Food 2001 TV Series Victor Onuka
The Tag 2001 Short Marshall
Passage du milieu 2000 Narrator (US Version)
Gladiator 2000 Juba
The Wild Thornberrys 2000 TV Series Villager
ER 1999 TV Series Mobalage Ikabo
Deep Rising 1998 Vivo
The Small Hours 1997 as Djimon Housoun
Amistad 1997 Cinque
Ill Gotten Gains 1997 Fyah
Stargate 1994 Horus (as Djimon)
Killing Zoe 1993 Moïse (voice)
Unlawful Entry 1992 Prisoner on Bench (as Djimon)
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990 TV Series Nightclub Doorman
Without You I'm Nothing 1990 Ex-Boyfriend (as Djimon Hounson)
How to Train Your Dragon 3 2018 pre-production Drago (voice)
Blazing Samurai 2017 filming Sumo (voice)
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 2017 post-production Sir Bedivere
Same Kind of Different as Me 2017 post-production Denver
Wayward Pines 2016 TV Series CJ Mitchum
The Legend of Tarzan 2016 Chief Mbonga
Air 2015/I Cartwright
The Vatican Tapes 2015 Vicar Imani
Furious 7 2015 Jakande
Seventh Son 2014/I Radu
Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 Korath
How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 Drago (voice)
Baggage Claim 2013 Quinton
Forces spéciales 2011 Kovax
Elephant White 2011 Curtie Church
The Tempest 2010/I Caliban
Push 2009 Henry Carver
Never Back Down 2008 Jean Roqua
Eragon 2006 Ajihad

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Road to Freedom Peak 2013 Documentary executive producer
Elephant White 2011 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven 2017 Documentary post-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2013-2016 TV Series Himself
Furious 7: Back to the Starting Line 2015 Video short Himself
Furious 7: Flying Cars 2015 Video short Himself
Furious 7: Race Wars 2015 Video short Himself
Furious 7: Snatch and Grab 2015 Video short Himself
Furious 7: Tower Jumps 2015 Video short Himself
The Cars of Furious 7 2015 Video short Himself
Celebrity Conversations 2015 TV Series Himself
13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race 2011 TV Movie Himself
Sidewalks Entertainment 2010 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
E! True Hollywood Story 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2008 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
KTLA Morning News 2008 TV Series Himself
Blood Diamond: Focus Points 2007 Video documentary Himself
A Place in Time 2007 Documentary Himself
Blood Diamond: Inside the Siege of Freetown 2007 Video short Himself
Inside the Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic of 'Eragon' 2007 Video documentary Himself
38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2007 TV Series Himself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Language Film
HBO First Look 1997-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Future in Action 2005 Video short Himself
Tavis Smiley 2004-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2005 TV Series Himself
Filmography 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Foreign Film
10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Cast of a Motion Picture
Inside the Industry 2003 Video documentary Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Daily Show 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2001 TV Special Himself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 TV Special documentary Himself
The Making of 'Amistad' 1999 Video documentary short Himself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Documentary, Short Subjects
The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Late Show with David Letterman 1997 TV Series Himself
Janet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996 1996 Video documentary Himself (segment "Love Will Never Do")
Janet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation 1990 Video Himself (segment "Love Will Never Do Without You")

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies 2005 TV Movie Himself - Place #39
Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' 2005 Video documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2014 NFCS Award Nevada Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Cast Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2007 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Blood Diamond (2006)
2006 Sierra Award Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2006 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2006 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Supporting Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2006 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2006 WFCC Award Women Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Film: Best Supporting Actor In America (2002)
2004 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male In America (2002)
2004 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama In America (2002)
2004 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Supporting Actor of the Year
2003 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Supporting Actor In America (2002)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture Amistad (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Male Amistad (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Jay Baruchel
· Cate Blanchett
· Gerard Butler
· America Ferrera
· Kristen Wiig
· T.J. Miller
· Jonah Hill
· Christopher Mintz-Plasse
· Craig Ferguson
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Ensemble Cast Baggage Claim (2013) · Adam Brody
· Jill Scott
· Derek Luke
· Taye Diggs
· Lauren London
· Jenifer Lewis
· Terrence Jenkins
· Trey Songz
· Tia Mowry-Hardrict
· Boris Kodjoe
· La La Anthony
· Christina Milian
· Affion Crockett
· Paula Patton
2014 PFCS Award Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Ensemble Acting Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) · Chris Pratt
· Zoe Saldana
· Dave Bautista
· Vin Diesel
· Bradley Cooper
· Lee Pace
· Michael Rooker
· Karen Gillan
· John C. Reilly
· Glenn Close
· Benicio Del Toro
· Laura Haddock
· Sean Gunn
· Peter Serafinowicz
· Christopher Fairbank
2007 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Blood Diamond (2006)
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Blood Diamond (2006)
2006 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Blood Diamond (2006)
2004 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role In America (2002)
2004 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor In America (2002)
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture In America (2002)
2004 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture In America (2002) · Emma Bolger
· Sarah Bolger
· Paddy Considine
· Samantha Morton
2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Action Gladiator (2000)
2001 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture Gladiator (2000) · Russell Crowe
· Richard Harris
· Derek Jacobi
· Connie Nielsen
· Joaquin Phoenix
· Oliver Reed
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series ER (1994)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Amistad (1997)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Actor Amistad (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Actor Amistad (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Amistad (1997)


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#Fact
1 Has a son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, born May 30, 2009. Mother is ex-fiancée Kimora Lee Simmons.
2 His ex-fiancée was Kimora Lee Simmons. They were in a relationship from 2007-2012.
3 Learned English by watching television.
4 Fourth male African to receive an Oscar-nomination for acting. The other three were Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway and Omar Sharif. All four men were nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor'.
5 On ER (1994), he played Mobalage Ikabo, a refugee from Nigeria. His actual homeland of Benin shares its largest border with Nigeria.
6 Was in Janet Jackson video "Love Will Never Do Without You" (1992).
7 Came to Paris from Benin at the age of 13, couldn't find a job and ended as a vagrant, sleeping under bridges and rummaging in trash cans for food. Things changed for the better when fashion designer Thierry Mugler discovered him and made him a fashion model.
8 Name pronounced Jie-mon Hahn-soo.

#Quote
1 I feel like Africans are too often portrayed as people on the National Geographic channel: the image is of an African man in a loincloth chasing a gazelle. It's not intentionally racist; I wouldn't call it racist at all. It's a lack of understanding another culture.
2 A lot of times, we also have to live and work. You have to make money to pay rent. In that respect, I don't think you can be so demanding. Those great stories are not the normal stories that come on a daily basis. It's a struggle to land those roles. Everybody is looking for the good parts.
3 The rocky time came right after I left school. I spent a lot of time at night navigating the streets of Paris trying to find something to eat.
4 My passion is more about bringing the stories out from the African continent mixed with the West.
5 As a young boy, I had strange dreams of affecting people and somehow being instrumental in changing the makeup of Africa and helping to improve life there.
6 When most people in the West think about Africa, is their first thought about the game reserves and who's chasing gazelles, or are they looking at Africans as people who are equally equipped to do great things, as in the West?
7 We like to make the Marvel comics films because they're fun. Families can go see them together. They're entertaining. They aspire to inspire, and that is cool.
8 Until you are somewhat comfortable and confident and embrace who you are as a person, you can't possibly love somebody else because you don't like yourself that much.
9 It's a part of most actors to want to be in an animated feature; to extend the legacy of your career.
10 I hope more people will ask diamond companies to continue changing the way they do business in Africa.
11 I happened to the be the fifth child of my family, so everybody was already grown and had left home already.
12 Even while modeling, I was still practicing kung fu and boxing as sports.
13 If anything, Calvin Klein is the iconic company in terms of fashion. They do have iconic images for their campaigns.
14 One of the things I find extremely challenging about the continent of Africa is that when the immediate needs and the social needs of people are not met, that kills dreams, and it's all about survival.
15 The lack of diversity, specifically in genre films and the superheroes our kids grow up watching and emulating, they can't really identify with. When you see the same thing, over and over again, and it seems not to speak of you and your heritage and your culture, it leaves you out of this world a little bit.
16 Rehearsals are set up so that you find out all the nuances about your character. You never want to beat yourself up. It's about finding the right direction, and most of the time, the right direction is not what you think is the right direction. That's why the director's there: to guide you there.
17 I like stories that have a social impact and social attributes to them. That's the whole reason we make films: to broaden our limited view of things and to see how life is evolving elsewhere.
18 Some of the reason why you have so many divorces is that we tend to get married, most of the time, not for ourselves, but for others, or for how it looks to others.
19 I was just a very torn child, very wounded in so many areas, with no family support. I happened to the be the fifth child of my family. So everybody was already grown and had left home already.
20 Africa is a continent that provides so much for the existence of the rest of the world. We go around the world and cultivate so many things.
21 Funny enough, every role that I have had, I try to tone down my accent or speak with better diction.
22 Africa is my continent. It is where I opened my eyes.
23 The gym can serve as an excellent place where kids and young men and women can really empty their issues right on the floor.
24 America has this understanding of Africans that plays like National Geographic: a bunch of Negroes with loincloths running around the plain fields of Africa chasing gazelles. Meanwhile, we have Africans and African-Americans, contemporary men, with great stories, great integrity, great heroes and nobody wants to see or hear about those African heroes and those African-American heroes. One day, I will be in a position to play those great human beings on-screen.
25 School bored me. Being educated and being intelligent are two different things. I thought I was smart enough. And I wanted to be an entertainer. I stopped going to school as a way of saying I was mature, a way of saying I was going to choose who I was going to become. --Daily News, December 3, 1997.


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