Djimon Hounsou is an actor and a model. He began his career after he started appearing in various music videos. His first film to get featured in was ‘Without You I’m Nothing.’ After he appeared in the film Amistad, he did receive extensive recognition. He has been able to receive various awards and nominations for his excellent work. Here is a quick summary of Djimon Hounsou’s net worth in 2019, career and earnings.
Djimon was born in the year 1964 on April 24th. His birth names were Djimon Gaston Hounsou. He was born in Cotonou, currently known as Benin. His parents were Albertine and Pierre Hounsou. Pierre did serve as a cook. When Djimon reached the age of twelve years, together with his parents, they moved to France, and they did settle in Lyon. This also included his brother.
After moving to France, life was quite difficult. This forced Djimon to drop out of school. For some time, he did not have a roof over his head. He met with a photographer who would later introduce him to Thierry Mugler. Thierry was a trendy fashion designer. Thierry is the person that encouraged Hounsou to pursue a modelling career. In the year 1987, Hounsou ventured into modelling and became a full-time model.
After some time, they began dating. In the year 2009. Kimora did give birth to a son by the name Kenzo Lee Hounsou. Hounsou and Kimora visited Hounsou family in Benin. This was in the year 2008. They held a traditional ceremony which they would later clarify it was not a wedding. In a show that was dubbed ‘Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane,’ Hounsou played the role of a husband to Kimora. The couple got separated in the year 2012.
Hounsou career began after he was introduced to a famous fashion designer by the name Thierry Mugler. Thierry motivated him to join the modelling industry. Eventually, in the year 1987, he started his modelling career in Paris.
Awards and Achievements
Hounsou has been able to receive various nominations. He has received a nomination for Academy Awards for the Best Supporting Actor. Hounsou has also received a Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. He would later move to the United States of America in the year 1990. In the year 2007, Hounsou met Kimora Lee Simmons, who was a model. In the year 1989- 1991, he usually did feature in various music videos.
Among the videos includes ‘Straight Up’ by Paula Abdul, ‘Love Will Never Do’ by Janet Jackson and ‘Express Yourself’ by Madonna. His career in film began in the year 1990. This is after he featured in Movie ‘Without You I’m Nothing.’ He became a guest actor ON Alias. He got the lead role in ‘Stargate.’ His excellence in acting has seen get various awards and nominations.
Net worth of Djimon Hounsou
Djimon Hounsou has a net worth of over $14 million. This wealth has come from his career as a model as a well as an actor. He has also been able to feature in music videos of artists such as Janet Jackson, Madonna as well as Paul Abdul. His appearance received very high pay. Among the brands that he has been able to model for include Calvin Klein and FIFA World Cup 2010.
The career of Hounsou has been on the rise. After landing acting roles in multiple films, he has become a huge brand. His modelling career did very well.