|Born||in Cotonou, Benin|
|Birth Name||Djimon Gaston Hounsou|
|Height||6' 1½" (1.87 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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 Spielberg.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: LeRabow