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Djimon Hounsou

24 Apr 1964 (Age 53)

Djimon Gaston Hounsou (born April 24,1964) is a Beninois-American actor and model. As an actor. Hounsou has been nominated for two Academy Awards.

Early Life

Hounsou was born in Contonou, Benin, the son of Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He emigrated to Lyon in France at the age of thirteen with his brother, Edmond. In 1987, he became a model and establised a career in Paris. He moved to the U.S . in 1990. One year before obtaining his college degree, he dropped out of school.

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