Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou

Gender

Male

Known Credits

25

Djimon Hounsou

Date of Birth: Apr 24, 1964

Birthplace: Cotonou, Benin

 

 

Biography

Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese-American actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Hounsou became a naturalized American citizen in 2007. He was reluctant to renounce his Beninese citizenship and therefore opted to become a dual citizen of both Benin and the United States, effectively rendering him a Beninese-American. Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in 1964, to lbertine and Pierre Hounsou.

Known For

Filmography

The Legend of Tarzan

The Legend of Tarzan

as Chief Mbonga

2016

The Vatican Tapes

The Vatican Tapes

as Vicar Imani

2015

Furious 7

Furious 7

as Slim

2015

Seventh Son

Seventh Son

as Radu

2015

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy

as Korath the Pursuer

2014

How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2

as Drago Bludvist (voice)

2014

Baggage Claim

Baggage Claim

as Quinton

2013

Elephant White

Elephant White

as Curtie Church

2011

Eragon

Eragon

as Ajihad

2006

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond

as Solomon Vandy

2006

The Island

The Island

as Albert Laurent

2005

Blueberry

Blueberry

as Woodhead

2004

In America

In America

as Mateo

2003

Biker Boyz

Biker Boyz

as Motherland

2003

Dead Weight

Dead Weight

as Youssouf

2002

Deep Rising

Deep Rising

as Vivo

1998

Amistad

Amistad

as Cinque

1997

Stargate

Stargate

as Horus

1994

Unlawful Entry

Unlawful Entry

as Prisoner on Bench

1992

Wayward Pines

Wayward Pines

as CJ Mitchum

1969

Black Panther

Black Panther

as Black Panther

1969