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Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe

Boris Kodjoe is a renowned Austrian-born American actor, producer, and former model. He has gained recognition for his versatile roles in films and television shows, earning him a dedicated fan following.

Biography of Boris Kodjoe:

Full NameBoris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe
Date of BirthMarch 8, 1973 (50 years; 1 Month as June 2023)
Place of BirthVienna, Austria
OccupationActor, Producer, Former Model
Notable WorksSoul Food, Brown Sugar, The Last Man on Earth, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Station 19

Early Life:

Boris Kodjoe was born on March 8, 1973, in Vienna, Austria. His parents separated when he was six years old, and he grew up near Freiburg im Breisgau. He has a brother named Patrick and two sisters named Nadja and Lara.


Kodjoe attended the Virginia Commonwealth University on a tennis scholarship. He excelled in tennis and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1996. However, a back injury cut short his tennis dreams.


After his injury, Boris Kodjoe turned to modeling and quickly found success in the industry. In 1995, he was featured in TLC’s music video for the song “Red Light Special.” His striking looks and charisma led to opportunities in acting.

In 2000, Kodjoe gained widespread recognition for his role as Damon Carter in the Showtime drama series Soul Food. He portrayed a professional football player and received critical acclaim for his performance. This role established him as a talented actor.

Throughout his career, Kodjoe has appeared in various films and television shows. Some of his notable works include the film Brown Sugar (2002), the science fiction film Surrogates (2009), the TV series Nip/Tuck (2003-2010), and a recurring role on The Last Man on Earth (2015).

He also co-starred in the reality television parody Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013-2016) and the Grey’s Anatomy spin-off series Station 19 (2018).

Personal Life:

Boris Kodjoe has been married to actress Nicole Ari Parker since 2005. The couple has two children together.

Boris Kodjoe continues to be an influential figure in the entertainment industry, captivating audiences with his talent, versatility, and magnetic presence on screen.

Family & Relatives

Father – Eric Kodjoe

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 1: Boris Kodjoe and his father Eric Kodjoe attend Day 8 of the 2014 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/GC Images)

Mother – Ursula Kodjoe


2000Love & Basketball
2002Brown Sugar
2004Doing Hard Time
2005The Gospel
2006Madea’s Family Reunion
2007All About Us
Alice Upside Down
2008Starship Troopers 3: Marauder
2010The Confidant
Resident Evil: Afterlife
2012Resident Evil: Retribution
2013Baggage Claim
Nurse 3D
UnreleasedNicole & O.J.


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