Djimon Hounsou

by ethnic on March 19, 2008

Djimon Hounsou ethnicity

Birth Name: Djimon Gaston Hounsou

Place of Birth: Cotonou, Republic of Dahomey (now Benin)

Date of Birht: April 24, 1964

Ethnicity: Beninese

Djimon Hounsou is a two time Academy Award-nominated actor and model. He is known for his roles in the films Amistad, In America, and Blood Diamond, among others. He was born in Cotonou, Republic of Dahomey (now Benin), the son of Albertine and Pierre Hounsou. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was thirteen years old, and to the U.S., c. 1990.

Benin is a West African country located next to Nigeria.

Djimon has a child with model Kimora Lee Simmons.

photo by s_bukley/Bigstock.com

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kimmel March 16, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Finally. Some respect and breakdown of African roots.

cwm85 August 1, 2015 at 6:07 pm

He’s mixed! Me and him are related. He’s Scottish, English, Navajo, African like me! LOL

lopac January 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I though he was german. LOL

betty boo February 28, 2013 at 2:26 am

GOOD ONE. I JUST LOGGED ON HIS PAGE TO SEE WHO WILL CLAIM WHO

nnnnn February 28, 2013 at 2:42 am

Why not? If people don’t know, which ethnic has a celebrity, they just post “he’s german”

betty boo February 28, 2013 at 2:53 am
nnnnn March 1, 2013 at 8:45 am

Where is his pic? I hope, he’s coloured. It would be
even more witty

betty boo March 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

HE IS 100% AFRICAN NO DOUBT. LONG LIVE AFRICA

nnnnn March 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm

O’k, Lopac just trolls all persons (with psychical problems), who claim desperate, that Eisenberg,
Trachtenberg etc. are “german”

M July 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm

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