Djimon Hounsou Biography
Djimon Hounsou was born on April 24, 1964, in Cotonou, Benin. He is an Oscar-nominated American actor and model. Similarly, he is best known for his role as Korath the Pursuer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Captain Marvel (2019). He is also known for his role as Fisherman King in Aquaman (2018) and Wizard Shazam in Shazam! (2019) in DC’s universe.
Making his first debut in Without You I’m Nothing (1990), he gained popularity for his role as Cinqué in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad (1997) and starred in Gladiator (2000) and In America (2003). Moreover, he received a nomination in an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film Blood Diamond (2006).
Regarding his family, his father’s name is Pierre Hounsou whereas his mother’s name is Albertine Hounsou.
Hounsou stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches and weighs around 90 Kg. Likewise, he has black hair and dark brown eyes.
The actor was previously in an affair with model Kimora Lee Simmons. The couple started daring in 2007 and also welcomed a son named Kenzo Lee Hounsou in May 2009. However, they separated in November 2012.
He has an estimated net worth of $ 12 million.
- Full Name: Djimon Gaston Hounsou
- Profession: Actor, Model
- Age: 55
- Birth Date: April 24, 1964
- Birth Place: Cotonou, Benin
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Nationality: Beninese and American
- Father’s Name: Pierre Hounsou
- Mother’s Name: Albertine Hounsou
- Height: 6 feet 2 inches
- Weight: 90 Kg
- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Net Worth: $12