Djimon Hounsou

Born: 24 April 1964

Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou

Gender: Male

Biography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005023/.
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Bio: Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. 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 by Ridley Scott and Amistad by Steven Spielberg. Name pronounced Jie-mon Hahn-soo. Came to Paris from Benin at the age of 13, couldn't find a job and ended as a vagrant, sleeping under bridges and rummaging in trash cans for food. Things changed for the better when fashion designer Thierry Mugler discovered him and made him a fashion model. Was in Janet Jackson video "Love Will Never Do Without You" (1992). On ER (1994), he played Mobalage Ikabo, a refugee from Nigeria. His actual homeland of Benin shares its largest border with Nigeria.

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