Djimon Hounsou Biography (1964-)

Name is pronounced "Ji-min Ohn-soo"; full name, Djimon Gaston Hounsou; born April 24, 1964, in Cotenou, Benin; immigrated to France, c. 1977; immigrated to the United States, c. 1990; son of Pierre (a cook) and Albertine Hounsou. Addresses: Agent: The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills,CA 90210.; Manager: The Safran Company, 9420 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 250, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
April 24, 1964
Cotenou, Benin

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Ex-boyfriend, Without You I'm Nothing, M.C.E.G., 1990
  • (As Djimon) Prisoner on bench, Unlawful Entry, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • (As Djimon) Horus, Stargate (also known as Stargate, la porte des etoiles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1994
  • Cinque, Amistad, DreamWorks, 1997
  • Fyah, Ill Gotten Gains (also known as Prisoner on Beach), Spats Films, 1997
  • (As Dijmon Housoun) The Small Hours, 1997
  • Vivo, Deep Rising (also known as Tentacle), Buena Vista, 1998
  • Himself, The Making of "Amistad" (documentary short), DreamWorks,1999
  • Juba, Gladiator, DreamWorks, 2000
  • Narrator (U.S. version), Passage de milieu (also known as The Middle Passage), 2000
  • Marshall, The Tag (short), 2001
  • Detective Youssouf, Le Boulet (also known as Dead Weight),Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2002
  • Abou Fatma, The Four Feathers, Paramount, 2002
  • Meteo, In America, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Mystery man, Heroes (short), 2002
  • Motherland, Biker Boyz, DreamWorks, 2003
  • Kosa, Lara Craft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (also known as Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Die wiege des lebens), Paramount, 2003
  • Himself, Inside the Industry (documentary), 2003
  • Woodhead, Blueberry (also known as Blueberry: L'experience secrete and Renegade), Columbia TriStar, 2004
  • Himself, Strength and Honor: Creating the World of "Gladiator" (documentary), DreamWorks, 2005
  • Midnite, Constantine, Warner Bros., 2005
  • Joe, Beauty Shop, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005
  • Albert Laurent, The Island, Warner Bros., 2005
  • Ajihad, Eragon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Mobalage Ekabo, ER, NBC, 1998-99
  • Specials
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, 1998
  • The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies, CBS, 2001
  • 3rd Annual DVD Exclusive Awards, FX Channel, 2003
  • Presenter, The 9th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, E! EntertainmentTelevision, 2004
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Writers Guild Awards, Starz, 2004
  • The 35th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2004
  • The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004
  • Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • Episodic
  • (As Djimon) Doorman, "Class of Beverly Hills," Beverly Hills, 90210, Fox, 1990
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 1997
  • Himself, "Amistad," HBO First Look, HBO, 1997
  • Himself, "Gladiator," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000
  • Victor Onuka, "Games People Play," Soul Food, Showtime, 2001
  • The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2002
  • Kazari Bomani, "Reprecussions," Alias, ABC, 2003
  • Kazari Bomani, "The Frame," Alias, ABC, 2004
  • Kazari Bomani, "Unveiled," Alias, ABC, 2004
  • 106 & Park Top 10 Live (also known as 106 & Park),Black Entertainment Television, 2005
  • Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in Janet Jackson's "Love Will Never Do Without You," 1992, SteveWinwood's "Roll With It," Madonna's "Express Yourself," C+C Music Factory's"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)," En Vogue's "Hold On," and PaulaAbdul's "Straight Up."

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Vol. 45, Gale, 2004
    Periodicals
    • Detroit Free Press, December 8, 1997
    • Entertainment Weekly, February 6, 2004, p. 62; June 24, 2005, p. 70
    • Essence, April, 2005, p. 126
    • The Guardian, February 12, 1998, p. T8
    • The Independent, February 27, 1998, p. S5
    • New York Times, December 7, 1997, p. AR17
    • People Weekly, January 12, 1998, p. 151
    • USA Today, December 9, 1997, pp. D1-D2

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