Djimon Hounsou

Actor, Producer, Director

Actor, Producer, Director


Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, in west Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was thirteen. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator (2000) by Ridley Scott and Amistad (1997) by Steven ...
Birth date
1964-04-24
Awards
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 19 nominations.
Height
6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Known For


Blood Diamond
Blood Diamond
Solomon Vandy (2006)
In America
In America
Mateo (2002)
Amistad
Amistad
Cinque (1997)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorBlazing Samurai
(filming) Sumo (voice)
2021
ActorWhat If...?
(TV Series) (post-production) Korath - Episode #1.1 (2021) ... Korath (voice)
2021
ActorThe King's Man
(completed) Shola
2021
ActorInvincible
(TV Series) Martian Emperor - Neil Armstrong, Eat Your Heart Out (2021) ... Martian Emperor (voice)
2021
ActorNBA 2K21
(Video Game) Coach Bishop (voice)
2020
ActorA Quiet Place Part II2020
ActorCharlie's Angels
Edgar Bosley
2019
ActorThe Longest Day in Chang'an
(TV Series) - Time Of Great Waste (2019)
2019
ActorShazam!
Wizard
2019
ActorCaptain Marvel
Korath
2019
ActorSerenity
Duke
2019
ActorAquaman
King Ricou (voice)
2018
ActorDragons: Race to the Edge
(TV Series) Drago - King of Dragons, Part 2 (2018) ... Drago (voice)
2018
ActorSame Kind of Different as Me
Denver Moore
2017
ActorKing Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Bedivere
2017
ActorWayward Pines
(TV Series) CJ Mitchum - Bedtime Story (2016) ... CJ Mitchum - Walcott Prep (2016) ... CJ Mitchum - Pass Judgment (2016) ... CJ Mitchum (credit only) - Time Will Tell (2016) ... CJ Mitchum - City Upon a Hill (2016) ... CJ Mitchum Show all 10 episodes
2016
ActorThe Legend of Tarzan
Chief Mbonga
2016
ActorAir
Cartwright
2015/I
ActorThe Vatican Tapes
Vicar Imani
2015
ActorFurious 7
Jakande
2015
ActorSeventh Son
Radu
2014/I
ActorGuardians of the Galaxy
Korath
2014
ActorHow to Train Your Dragon 2
Drago (voice)
2014
ActorBaggage Claim
Quinton
2013
ActorSpecial Forces
Kovax
2011
ActorElephant White
Curtie Church
2011
ActorThe Tempest
Caliban
2010/I
ActorBlack Panther
(TV Mini-Series) Black Panther / T'Challa - To the End (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice) - Black Panther vs. Juggernaut and Black Knight (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice) - Death of Father (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice) - Revenge of the Evil (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice) - Black Panther (2010) ... Black Panther / T'Challa (voice) Show all 6 episodes
2010
ActorPush
Henry Carver
2009
ActorNever Back Down
Jean Roqua
2008
ActorVanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
(Video short) The Champ (credit only)
2007
ActorEragon
Ajihad
2006
ActorBlood Diamond
Solomon Vandy
2006
ActorThe Island
Albert Laurent
2005
ActorBeauty Shop
Joe
2005
ActorConstantine
Midnite
2005
ActorAlias
(TV Series) Kazari Bomani - Unveiled (2004) ... Kazari Bomani - The Frame (2004) ... Kazari Bomani - Repercussions (2003) ... Kazari Bomani
2003-2004
ActorRenegade
Woodhead
2004
ActorLara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Kosa
2003
ActorBiker Boyz
Motherland
2003
ActorHeroes
(Short) Mystery Man
2002/I
ActorIn America
Mateo
2002
ActorThe Four Feathers
Abou Fatma
2002
ActorBall & Chain - Zwei Nieten und sechs Richtige
Det. Youssouf
2002
ActorSoul Food
(TV Series) Victor Onuka - Games People Play (2001) ... Victor Onuka
2001
ActorThe Tag
(Short) Marshall
2001
ActorThe Middle Passage
Narrator (US Version)
2000
ActorGladiator
Juba
2000
ActorThe Wild Thornberrys
(TV Series) Villager - Luck Be an Aye-Aye (2000) ... Villager (voice)
2000
ActorER
(TV Series) Mobalage Ikabo - Rites of Spring (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo - Point of Origin (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo - Sticks and Stones (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo - The Storm: Part 2 (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo - The Storm: Part 1 (1999) ... Mobalage Ikabo Show all 6 episodes
1999
ActorDeep Rising
Vivo
1998
ActorThe Small Hours
(as Djimon Housoun)
1997
ActorAmistad
Cinque
1997
ActorIll Gotten Gains
Fyah
1997
ActorStargate
Horus (as Djimon)
1994
ActorKilling Zoe
Moïse (voice)
1993
ActorUnlawful Entry
Prisoner on Bench (as Djimon)
1992
ActorJanet Jackson: Love Will Never Do (Without You)
(Video short) Man (uncredited)
1990
ActorBeverly Hills, 90210
(TV Series) Nightclub Doorman - Class of Beverly Hills (1990) ... Nightclub Doorman (as Djimon)
1990
ActorEn Vogue: Hold On
(Video short) Djimon Hounsou
1990
ActorWithout You I'm Nothing
Ex-Boyfriend (as Djimon Hounson)
1990
ActorTina Turner: I Don't Wanna Lose You
(Video short) Djimon Hounsou
1989
RoleTitleYear
ProducerIn Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven
(Documentary) (executive producer) / (producer)
2018
ProducerThe Road to Freedom Peak
(Documentary) (executive producer)
2013
ProducerElephant White
(producer)
2011
RoleTitleYear
DirectorIn Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven
(Documentary)
2018
RoleTitleYear
WriterIn Search of Voodoo: Roots to Heaven
(Documentary)
2018
RoleTitleYear
SelfEndangered Rangers
(TV Special documentary) Self
2020
SelfA Very Bonang Year
(TV Series documentary) Self
2020
SelfIMDb on the Scene - Interviews
(TV Series) Self - Guest - A Quiet Place Part II (2020) ... Self - Guest
2020
SelfHollywood Insider
(TV Series) Self - Full Commentary & Reactions from Stars on 'A Quiet Place Part II' (2020) ... Self - Rendezvous at Premiere of 'A Quiet Place Part II' (2020) ... Self - Red Carpet Revelation with Djimon Hounsou on 'A Quiet Place Part II' (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfLive with Kelly and Ryan
(TV Series) Self - Guest - K.J. Apa/Djimon Hounsou (2020) ... Self - Guest
2020
SelfThe Director's Cut
(TV Series documentary) Self - Ep203 (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfEntertainers with Byron Allen
(TV Series documentary) Self - Hey (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfMade in Hollywood
(TV Series) Self - Boo 2! A Madea Halloween, The Snowman, Geostorm, Same Kind of Different as Me (2017) ... Self - Snatched/King Arthur: Legend of the Sword/The Wall (2017) ... Self - The Legend of Tarzan/The BFG/Captain Fantastic (2016) ... Self - Episode #9.33 (2014) ... Self - Episode #9.2 (2013) ... Self
2013-2017
SelfCelebrity Page
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.29 (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfKing Arthur: Parry and Bleed
(Video documentary short) Self
2017
SelfKing Arthur: Sword from the Stone
(Video short) Self
2017/II
SelfThe Daily Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Djimon Hounsou (2017) ... Self - Guest - Djimon Hounsou (2002) ... Self - Guest
2002-2017
SelfRencontres de cinéma
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 7 May 2017 (2017) ... Self
2017
SelfI Am Heath Ledger
(Documentary) Self
2017
SelfKing Arthur: VisitBritain
(Short) Self
2017
SelfFurious 7: Back to the Starting Line
(Video short) Self / Jakande
2015
SelfCelebrity Conversations
(TV Series) Self - Celebrity Conversations: Djimon Hounsou (2015) ... Self
2015
Self13th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards
(TV Special) Self
2015
SelfToyota Pro/Celebrity Race
(TV Short) Self
2011
SelfSidewalks Entertainment
(TV Series) Self - Djimon Hounsou/Stephen Dorff (2010) ... Self
2010
Self2009 MTV Video Music Awards
(TV Special) Self
2009
SelfUp Close with Carrie Keagan
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 2 February 2009 (2009) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 12 March 2008 (2008) ... Self - Guest
2008-2009
SelfE! True Hollywood Story
(TV Series documentary) Self - Kimora Lee Simmons (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 March 2008 (2008) ... Self - Episode dated 25 December 2007 (2007) ... Self
2007-2008
SelfJimmy Kimmel Live!
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #6.43 (2008) ... Self - Guest
2008
SelfKTLA Morning News
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 March 2008 (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfBlood Diamond: Focus Points
(Video documentary) Self
2007
SelfA Place in Time
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfBlood Diamond: Inside the Siege of Freetown
(Video short) Self
2007
SelfInside the Inheritance Trilogy: The Magic of 'Eragon'
(Video documentary) Self
2007
Self38th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
2007
SelfE! Live from the Red Carpet
(TV Series) Self - The 2007 Academy Awards (2007) ... Self - The 2007 Golden Globe Awards (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfThe 79th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2007
SelfFilm Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards
(TV Special) Self
2007
Self13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2007
SelfThe 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
(TV Special) Self
2007
SelfThe 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
2007
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - 'Blood Diamond': Making an African Epic (2006) ... Self - Constantine: Heaven, Hell and Beyond (2005) ... Self - Gladiator (2000) ... Self - Amistad (1997) ... Self
1997-2006
SelfFilmography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Keanu Reeves (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfThe Future in Action
(Video short) Self
2005
SelfTavis Smiley
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 27 July 2005 (2005) ... Self - Guest - Episode #1.6 (2004) ... Self - Guest
2004-2005
Self106 & Park
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 July 2005 (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfThe 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
2004
Self10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2004
SelfInside the Industry
(Video documentary) Self
2003
SelfMADtv
(TV Series) Self - Episode #9.5 (2003) ... Self
2003
SelfLast Call with Carson Daly
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 22 July 2003 (2003) ... Self - Guest
2003
SelfThe 100 Greatest Films
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2001
SelfAFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies
(TV Special documentary) Self
2001
Self7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
2001
Self2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
(TV Special documentary) Self
2000
SelfThe Making of 'Amistad'
(Video documentary short) Self
1999
SelfThe 70th Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Presenter
1998
SelfThe 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards
(TV Special) Self
1998
Self29th NAACP Image Awards
(TV Special) Self
1998
SelfThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode #6.17 (1998) ... Self - Guest
1998
SelfThe 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1998
SelfLate Show with David Letterman
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 17 December 1997 (1997) ... Self - Guest
1997
SelfJanet Jackson: Design of a Decade 1986/1996
(Video documentary) Self (segment "Love Will Never Do")
1996
SelfJanet Jackson: The Rhythm Nation Compilation
(Video) Self (segment "Love Will Never Do Without You")
1990
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageMarvel Studios' Captain Marvel LIVE Red Carpet World Premiere
(TV Special) Self
2019
Archive footageExtra with Billy Bush
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 May 2016 (2016) ... Self
2016
Archive footageOscar, que empiece el espectáculo
(TV Movie documentary) Self (uncredited)
2008
Archive footage101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies
(TV Movie documentary) Self - Place #39
2005
Archive footageStrength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator'
(Video documentary) Self
2005