Djimon Hounsou

Born Apr 24, 1964

Djimon Gaston Hounsou is a Beninese actor and model. As an actor, Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Djimon Hounsou.


1964 Birth Born on April 24, 1964.


1987 23 Years Old In 1987, Hounsou became a model and established a career in Paris. … Read More
1989 25 Years Old Between 1989 and 1991, Hounsou appeared in the music videos for "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, "Love Will Never Do (Without You)" by Janet Jackson, and Madonna's "Express Yourself".
1990 26 Years Old Hounsou's film debut was in the 1990 Sandra Bernhard film Without You I'm Nothing. … Read More


1997 33 Years Old Hounsou received wide critical acclaim and a Golden Globe Award nomination for his role as Cinqué in the 1997 Steven Spielberg film Amistad.
2000 36 Years Old He gained further notice as Juba in the 2000 film Gladiator.


2004 - 2006 2 More Events
2007 43 Years Old In 2007, Hounsou began dating model Kimora Lee Simmons.
2008 44 Years Old Hounsou and Simmons visited Hounsou's family in his native Benin in the summer of 2008, where the two participated in a traditional commitment ceremony. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Hounsou also acted in a supporting role in the 2009 science fiction film Push, as Agent Henry Carver.
2011 47 Years Old In 2011, he starred as a French commando in the French film Forces spéciales. … Read More
2012 48 Years Old Hounsou and Simmons, who were never legally married in the United States, announced their separation in November 2012.
2013 49 Years Old In 2013, he appeared in the comedy film Baggage Claim alongside Paula Patton.


2014 50 Years Old He also voiced Drago Bludvist in How to Train Your Dragon 2 and portrayed Korath the Pursuer in the Marvel Studios film Guardians of the Galaxy, both in 2014.
2015 51 Years Old He played villains in two 2015 films, Seventh Son and Furious 7, the seventh installment of The Fast and the Furious film series, the latter where he played the role of Mose Jakande, a Nigerian-French Mercenary.
2016 52 Years Old On February 17, 2016, FOX reported that Hounsou would join the second season of the television series Wayward Pines. … Read More
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